North Orange County United Teachers UniServ (NOCUT) provides support and services for approximately 1,900 bargaining unit members in North Orange County. NOCUT is located in Brea and centrally located to the five locals that make up the UniServ Unit. The office houses one primary contact staff and 3 associate support staff (1 full-time and 2 part-time). The five chapters comprising this unit consists of the Brea Olinda Teachers Association, Buena Park Teachers Association, Fullerton Secondary Teachers Organization, Fullerton Elementary Teachers Association and La Habra Education Association. The locals range in size from approximately 230 to 620 members and include both elementary and secondary school districts. The local units within NOCUT work well together. Clear and consistent communication is a necessity. The ability to address a variety of bargaining styles is needed. The successful candidate will need the ability to work with multiple locals in a UniServ setting.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Primary responsibility is to serve as an organizer that develops strong leaders who advocate for themselves, their students and public education. Responsibility to assist recruiting and supporting members to lead the union and profession through strategic campaigns that promote the mission of CTA and local affiliates.
- Responsibility to support leaders in developing and implementing strategic organizing plans and to train members and leaders on all aspects of organizing, including the relationship between organizing and power, the importance and effectiveness of relational organizing based one-on-one and small group meetings.
- Responsibility to support and organize local leaders in membership recruitment, retention and engagement campaigns.
- Responsibility to foster coalitions between local chapters, community organizations, other labor unions and organizations.
- Serve as staff resource to local leaders on local programs, including negotiations, contract maintenance, political campaigns and influencing elected officials, organizational capacity building and communication systems, including electronic systems.
- Responsibility to promote and secure the implementation of CTA policies and programs.
- Represent the local chapter’s position and policies to lay and professional groups.
- Performs such other related duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director or his designee.
Qualifications - Minimum Required
- A BS/BA or higher degree.
- Experience with and broad understanding of labor organizations and/or education-related associations/programs and services at local, state and national levels.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with members, leaders, professional groups and/or labor organization, and staff colleagues.
- Demonstrated organizing and coordinating skills necessary to successfully recruit members and potential members.
- Demonstrated organizing, negotiating and coordinating skills necessary to successfully complete complex group projects and activities.
- Ability to use social media web platforms, Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) and learn programs necessary to support the Region’s work.
- Demonstrated ability in written and oral communications.
- Broad understanding of the critical issues and problems facing the public schools and public school employees in California.
- Ability to obtain a valid California driver’s license.
* This position is in a bargaining unit represented by CSO. Salaries are established by a collective bargaining agreement. Step placement is also determined by the CTA/CSO Agreement.