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Office Assistant - Boulder Valley Education Association

Boulder Valley Education Association (BVEA)
Associate Staff Administrative Assistant
Job Description

Posting Date: June 4, 2024                                                               Closing Date: Upon Until Filled

The Boulder Valley Education Association, a local public education employee association located in Boulder, Colorado, is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, Associate Staff position. The position involves managing the BVEA office, performing administrative and complex secretarial work,
and supporting and serving as executive assistant to the BVEA President and Vice President. Tasks and necessary requirements for this position are as follows:

Job Tasks

  • Maintain membership records
    • NEA database
      • Enter all information for new members/BVEA and associated locals (BVCEA
        & BVPA)
      • Maintain accurate records for ongoing members including current contact
        information and teaching assignment of BVEA and associated locals (BVCEA
        & BVPA)
      • Contact members directly when IMS information is missing or incorrect
    • NEA “home” and “school” email lists
      • Enter new members into listservs throughout the year
  • Prepare regular membership reports
    • Provide BVEA President, Vice President, and UniServ directors with a quarterly
      updated membership roster complete with all IMS information.
    • Provide each AR an electronic building list (in Excel) with building member contact
      information each semester.
    • Year-end report detailing new members and exiting members during the school
      year as queriable in the NEA database.
  • Maintain payroll deductions, EFT, and individual dues payments
    • In June, send dues amounts, updated by the appropriate UniServ Director, to the
      District (before August payroll deadline).
    • Report new member payroll deductions to the District each month
    • Verify District payroll deposit each month
    • Verify District dues deduction report with membership list each month
    • Verify and track EFT deposits and check payments through CEA for members
      choosing to pay dues this way
  • Maintain BVEA budget receipts and disbursement in an accounting program
    • Track and record receipts for BVEA; dues, grants, etc.
    • Track and disburse payment for BVEA budgeted expenses via check and online
      banking
    • Provide monthly income and expense reports for Exec Board and AR meetings
  • Maintain BVEA website through Content Management System program
    • Collaborate with BVEA leadership to make website content changes
    • Prepare photos and graphics for optimal web publication
    • Maintain BVEA Website Calendar
  • Prepare information and reports for tax preparation and send to tax accountant in
    November with assistance from the appropriate UniServ Director
  • Greet members and the public in person to provide assistance; screen incoming calls to
    provide assistance; direct questions/requests to association leadership/staff as needed.
  • Coordinate appointments and meetings for the BVEA President and Vice President as
    needed and assist with reports, correspondence, etc. as requested.
  • NEA “home” and “school” email lists
  • Maintain office master calendar and conference room scheduling
  • Oversee day to day operations of the BVEA office
    • Sort and distribute mail
    • File and maintain records
    • Arrange services for the office i.e. utilities, cleaning services, maintenance, etc.
    • Manage payment of all office bills i.e. rent, above-described services, etc.
    • Order and maintain office supplies
    • Prepare and print materials for BVEA meetings, projects, or initiatives
    • File yearly Articles of Incorporation with the Colorado Sec. of State’s Office
    • Coordinate tech support as needed
    • Prepare office space for various meeting
    • Assist with school visits
    • Maintain and organize office and program materials

Skills, knowledge, and abilities

Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred
Accounting skills with bookkeeping and data entry experience
Knowledge in working with QuickBooks and Google documents/presentation
Proficiency with personal computers with an advanced level of skill using a variety of software
including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Operating knowledge and experience with typical office equipment phones, copiers, etc.
Willingness to serve as a Notary Public
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Coordination and management of projects
Ability to compose and send correspondence
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Ability to take initiative, be self-directed, and to develop and modify work procedures
Effective customer service techniques in responding to member/public inquiries and
complaints
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with leaders and staff, the
public, and other agencies and organizations
Assist with calls and membership records
Accuracy, attention to detail and deadlines
Information management and filing skills (traditional and electronic)
Ability to manage priorities

Reports to: BVEA President and Vice President and the Financial Review Committee
Projected Start Date: July 22, 2024


Compensation and Benefits
This is a bargaining unit position with a salary range of $41,000 $74,500 based upon prior experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is provided as defined in the collective bargaining agreement.

Application Procedure
A letter of interest, resume with (3) references and the attached application form must be received by June 14, 2024.

Mailing Address

John Whetzel
Boulder Valley Education Association
1345 Plaza Court North
Suite 4B
Lafayette, CO, 80026
OR email all information to:
jwhetzel@coloradoea.org


The Boulder Valley Education Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

UniServ Director - Northern Colorado UniServ Unit

UniServ Director
Job Posting
Northern Colorado UniServ Unit (NCUU)

The Northern Colorado UniServ Unit is seeking qualified candidates for the position of UniServ Director. This position works with the northern area of Colorado with an office located in Greeley.

Date of Posting: May 31, 2024    Closing Date: June 21, 2024   Start Date: August 1, 2024

UniServ Unit Description:
The Northern Colorado UniServ Unit (NCUU) is a coalition of 9 Colorado Education Association affiliates across Weld County. We operate under the belief that we are stronger together, and that each of our member
associations has more power when our collective voices, knowledge, and resources are brought together. With over 1,700 strong teachers, education support professionals (ESPs), and other school employees, we are the
union in Northern Colorado. All nine locals have a voice in district decision-making. 3 locals have Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA)/contracts that are negotiated each year using different styles of bargaining. 4
locals conduct meet and confer sessions annually.

Greeley is a diverse and growing community of over 110,000 residents. Surrounding Greeley, are many small industry and agricultural rural communities. These smaller communities house the remainder of the locals
from the school districts in Eaton, Fort Lupton, Highland (Ault, Pierce), Johnstown-Milliken, Platte Valley (Kersey), Valley (LaSalle, Platteville, Gilcrest), Weld Central (Keenesburg, Hudson, Lochbouie), and
Windsor-Severance.

The office is centrally located in Greeley. It is staffed with one Associate Staff in addition to the UniServ Director. Both are responsible to the UniServ Unit Council. The office also houses the full-time release president
of the Greeley Education Association. The UniServ Director’s position involves regular travel to meet with local leaders and members. Staff in NCUU regularly attend statewide meetings, conferences, actions, and events
hosted by the Colorado Education Association and other locals.

UniServ Director Duties & Responsibilities:
● Working with the NCUU Unit Council, local presidents, and members to develop and execute a plan to recruit new members using a variety of tactics and strategies
● Tracking leaders and member engagement
● Developing the skills of emerging worker leaders
● Working with members to identify key workplace issues
● Prepping member leaders to speak with press, elected officials, and partner organizations
● Leading members to take direct action to win on the issues that matter to our members most
● Training facilitation
● Supporting or leading local strategic planning
● Supporting or leading local bargaining campaigns
● Supporting or leading local election planning, candidate recruitment, campaign and GOTV member engagement
● Supporting and advocating for members in disciplinary meetings
● Supporting filing of grievances to protect and strengthen our CBAs

Qualifications:
● Knowledge of the public education system and the issues facing public educators today
● Minimum 2 years experience as a base building organizer, worker organizing experience preferred
● Familiarity with developing, launching, and executing new campaigns
● Strong written and oral communication skills
● Competency with video communication platforms, online design platforms like Canva, other digital platforms like VAN, Action Network, Hustle, and Action Builder, and social media platforms
● Demonstrated experience in member leadership development
● Understanding of issues facing preK-12 public education workers and low wage workers
● Strong facilitation skills
● Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, especially folks from rural communities
● Self-starter with the ability to balance multiple projects at once and set priorities based on long-term strategy and short-term goals
● Willingness to experiment with a variety of member recruitment strategies
● Ability to frame issues and fights as well as articulate organizational values, strategy, and priorities to diverse audiences
● Solid commitment to the principles of social and economic justice and strong union values
● An understanding of the labor movement
● Flexible schedule and ability to work some nights and weekends as necessary
● Ability to drive and access to a reliable vehicle

Compensation & Benefits:
This is a bargaining unit position with a competitive salary range and is linked to the 2022-2025 collective bargaining agreement. Salary range for this position is $65,258 – $110,252 with generous paid time off and medical benefits including health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation, sick and personal leave.

Application Process:
Please include a letter of interest and a resume with 3 references.
Application materials may be submitted by June 21, 2024, via email to the Unit Chair, Erin Snyder: ncuu@coloradoea.org.
For more information on NCUU please visit www.northerncoloradouniservunit.org or call the office at 970-353-4187.

NCUU is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Women, People of Color, and LGBTQIA+ Individuals are Strongly Encouraged to Apply

NCUU is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees with a work environment
free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at NCUU are based on Unit needs, job
requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national origin, sex,
age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or disability.

UniServ Director - Pikes Peak Education Association

Colorado UniServ Director Vacancy
PIKES PEAK EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

The Pikes Peak Education Association is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of full-time UniServ Director.

Date of Posting:          June 3, 2024
Closing Date:              Applications must arrive in the Pikes Peak Education Association office by Monday, June 17, 2024. Interviews for final candidates are scheduled to be held the week of June 24 with employment to begin July 15, 2024.

 

Responsibilities:
This position will focus on building Association presence and power. Consequently, the successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills. Particular requirements of the position include demonstrated ability to cultivate and work with members and leaders, identify and develop new leaders, and to organize within locals to increase and retain membership. Other responsibilities include providing training, support, and intervention to locals; and handling employee rights, political action, and bargaining. This position will also require involvement in the management of NEA grants and programs.

Unit Description:
The Pikes Peak Education Association office is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a community of approximately 750,000 and is an extension of the Front Range Metro Area, south of Denver. This local option UniServ unit encompasses the Pikes Peak region. It includes the counties of El Paso (excluding School District #11), Teller, and Fremont. The office staff includes one UniServ Directors and one Administrative Assistant.

The variety of locals represented challenges a wide range of the UniServ Director’s programmatic and organizing skills. The unit consists of 21 diverse locals, including ESP and teachers, one state deaf and blind school, and one state college. The current membership is approximately 1,300 and the potential for membership is approximately 11,000.
The position involves considerable travel time, evenings and some weekend work.

Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s Degree
2. Communication Skills
3. Valid Driver’s License and Vehicle

Critical Attributes and Qualities Preferred:
● Education background: knowledgeable about employees in school setting
● Bargaining and negotiating skills
● Membership and organizing background
● Leadership development experience
● Knowledgeable about employee rights
● Organized; good time management
● Ability to prioritize and manage workload independently
● Familiar with local area and its challenges
● Strong relationship building skills
● Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with other staff and Unit leadership
● Strong community organizing skills
● Ability to articulate and support union values and history
● Grant management experience

Supervisory Authority:
The director will be under the direct supervision of the Unit Chairperson and the Board of Directors. The current UniServ Director and the Associate Staff will provide support.

Salary and Fringe Benefits:
Contingent upon placement on the negotiated salary schedule between the Unit and the Union (range beginning at $71,760.14). Benefits defined in the Master Agreement include a health insurance stipend, retirement contribution, car allowance, and expense reimbursement.

Application Procedure:

A letter of application, resume, and a list of professional references should be sent to:
The PPEA UniServ Director Hiring Committee
ATTN: Maryann Barrett
mbarrett@coloradoea.org

 

The Pikes Peak Education Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Ethnic minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Jobs with the National Education Association

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