The University Council – American Federation of Teachers is a statewide Council of nine Locals representing approximately 4,000 Librarians and Non-Senate Faculty (most of whom are Lecturers) at the University of California’s ten campuses and five medical centers. We are currently seeking a:
75% time Field Representative and 25% time Floater to support the UC San Diego campus.
(Contingent upon funding and the Harris vs. Quinn decision)
THIS PERSON MUST RESIDE IN SAN DIEGO OR THE IMMEDIATE AREA.
Field Representative Responsibilities: The Field Representative will report to the statewide Executive Director, while working closely with the President of the UC San Diego Local 2034. The Field Representative will help build the San Diego campus-based Local 2034 and assist Local 2034 Union Officers with recruiting new members, organizing, contract enforcement (through formal contractual grievances and unfair labor practice charges, as well as informal mechanisms), and program development (e.g., coordinating events, political activity, and working on newsletters).
Additionally, the Field Representative will assist the Executive Director with a variety of tasks such as communicating information to the Local and maintaining a database of academic employees.
Floater Responsibilities: The Floater will report to the statewide Executive Director, while working closely with the Director of Communications and Education, the Field Representatives assigned to the other Locals, and the Executive Board. The Floater will obtain sufficient mastery of the Unit 17 Librarian and Unit 18 Non-Senate Faculty contracts to conduct steward trainings and mentoring stewards in both bargaining units and at all campuses, at all levels of proficiency. Additionally, the Floater will assist the Field Representatives at all campuses with meet and confer and meet and discuss negotiations about Local issues, and research to support Local or Statewide negotiations.
· Experience in the labor movement and/or community organizing
· Experience in higher education, optimally with librarians and non-tenure-track faculty
· Experience handling grievances and/or unfair labor practices
· Demonstrated ability to work independently in the context of a general plan
· Good interpersonal and group communication skills
· Good research, writing and computer skills
· Enthusiasm, flexibility, and a sense of humor
· Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience as a Union staff person
· Driver’s license
Starting Date: July 2014 (Contingent upon funding and the Harris vs. Quinn decision)
Deadline for Application: June 15, 2014
Initial interviews: the week of June 16th through 20th
Salary: Pursuant to UFRE staff collective bargaining agreement; minimum full-time starting salary is currently $61,120 and maximum is $82,038. Salary placement will be commensurate with experience.
This position is exempt and requires travel and attendance at evening/weekend events. It includes employer paid health benefits, a 401(k), and 5 weeks paid vacation.
Please send a résumé, contact information for three references, and a cover letter via e-mail to:
Statewide Administrative Assistant