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Assistant Executive Director – Field

As a member of the Executive Management Team works collaboratively to lead the development, alignment, and implementation of operational strategies, organizing strategies and organizational systems that expand the OEA’s capacity to deliver high quality programs and services to the OEA and its affiliates.

1. Oversee the development and delivery of OEA’s field programs to its local affiliates with a strong focus on identifying and responding to the needs of affiliates and their members.
2. Directly supervise designated field operations managers in a collaborative team environment and ensure that high quality programs and assistance provided to the OEA’s affiliates and members are aligned with and successfully integrated into organizational operations.
3. Directly supervise assigned field staff and lead the development, alignment, and implementation of strategies to achieve strategies to achieve the operational priorities and goals. May serve as director of a designated Field region or department with job responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.
4. Works in partnership with the Executive Management Team and other appropriate managers to promote integration of operations.    
5. Focus the OEA’s staff on: (a) building affiliate capacity by assisting and encouraging local leaders to develop highly effective local affiliates; (b) building their own capacity as professionals to achieve the OEA’s mission; and (c) identifying and sharing “best practices,” in order to more effectively serve the OEA’s affiliates.  Promote the development, alignment, and operational implementation of the OEA’s organizing strategies and supporting systems that expand the capacity of the OEA to achieve its mission.
6. Address organizational and staff issues in accordance with the OEA’s strategic direction, governing policies, core values, budget, and staff contracts.
7. Establish and implement short- and long-term plans consistent with OEA’s strategic direction and operational priorities.
8. In collaboration with the Assistant Executive Director - Business Services, develop an annual budget for Field Operations; monitor expenditures and adjust expenditures to stay within budget.
9. Serve as a member of the OEA's management team and perform such management, supervisory, and administrative functions as may be assigned.
10. Perform other duties, as assigned.


Education, Experience and Training:
Bachelor’s degree in education, labor relations, public administration or a related field; Master’s degree or other advanced degree preferred; three years of management experience with demonstrated ability to manage staff and maintain positive working relationships; successful experience in conflict management, collective bargaining, group facilitation and community/labor organizing; demonstrated experience in strategic planning and the identification and implementation of best practices; ability to align business functions with strategic direction and foster organizational improvement; and five years of association staff experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Ability:
Knowledge of and ability to plan and coordinate activities and interactions within OEA for the purpose of increasing the capacity of OEA staff and members to achieve the organization’s policies and goals; thorough working knowledge and understanding of governance structures and operations; effective skills in supervision, decision-making, negotiations, oral/written communications, including effective presentation skills, policy analysis, interpersonal relations, team building, collaboration, and financial management; demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to a diverse and unionized workplace; proven ability to align policy with organizational strategy and initiatives to include collaborating with officers and stakeholders to develop/implement programs and policies and in advocating on behalf of members; high performance standards of excellence and personal integrity. Position may require occasional in-state and out-of-state travel to carry out essential functions.

Reports to the Executive Director.  Acts on behalf of the Executive Director to convene meetings, request progress reports and information, and facilitate the assignment of responsibilities and tasks to ensure the delivery of high quality programs and services.  Serves as a member of the Executive Management Team.  Supervises Field managers and the daily operations of staff and others, as required.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Fringe benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance, paid holidays and retirement plans, including 401 (k). This position is a management position, exempt from the bargaining unit.

For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and resume to OEA Human Resources,, or to OEA 225 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43216, by the close of business July 10, 2015.

The OEA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The Ohio Education Association (OEA) is seeking qualified candidates for projected Labor Relations Consultant vacancies located throughout Ohio. The ideal candidate approaches labor relations consulting from an organizing perspective and is able to demonstrate and communicate the connections between organizing and collective bargaining, member advocacy, building community relationships, media outreach, political action, public education, and professional issues.

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