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Assistant Executive Director – Field

JOB OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE STATEMENT
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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
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.

QUALIFICATIONS (PURPOSE SPECIFICATIONS)

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.

AUTHORITY AND RELATIONSHIPS
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.

OTHER INFORMATION
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, hr@ohea.org, 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.
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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.


Click here for job description.

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Notification of Position Vacancy – August 21, 2015
Regional Director – Region 2


JOB OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE STATEMENT
As a member of the OEA Management Team, the Regional Director works collaboratively to lead the development, alignment and implementation of operational strategies and organizational systems that expand the capacity of the OEA staff to deliver high quality programs and services to its affiliates and members.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Directly supervise an assigned team of Professional and Associate staff employees located in designated field offices and ensure that high quality services are provided to the OEA’s affiliates and their members that are aligned with and successfully integrated into organizational operations.
2. In collaboration with other OEA managers, ensure that assigned staff are aware of all responsibilities associated with their positions, have access to appropriate training for all aspects of their jobs, are issued clear performance expectations and performance feedback, and perform at satisfactory levels.
3. In collaboration with assigned staff, focus on:
• Building staff capacity as professionals to achieve the OEA’s mission;
• Identifying and sharing best practices in order to more effectively serve the OEA’s affiliates; and,
• Promoting the development, alignment and operational implementation of the OEA’s organizing approaches and strategies, and the supporting systems that expand the capacity of OEA to achieve its mission.
4. In conjunction with the assigned staff, lead the development of highly effective local affiliates and local programs that are aligned with the OEA’s strategic mission.
5. In collaboration with other managers, assist in the development, alignment and implementation of a coordinated operation that supports the achievement of the OEA mission and strategic goals.
6. In collaboration with the appropriate OEA managers and staff, participate in the development of the OEA budget for the field operations and manage the expenditures for the assigned region and/or responsibilities.
7. Provide leadership and advice to assigned staff regarding the resolution of operational problems that align with the OEA strategic goals, governing policies, core values, budget, and staff contracts.
8. In collaboration with the other field managers, oversee the development and implementation of the OEA service delivery system that is aligned with OEA’s strategic mission, strategic goals, core values, and policies at regional and field offices.
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.


QUALIFICATIONS (PURPOSE SPECIFICATIONS)
Education, Experience and Training:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, labor relations, public administration or a related field.  Successful experience in community/labor organizing, conflict management, member advocacy, collective bargaining and group facilitation. Experience in a managerial or supervisory role. Five years of Association and/or advocacy staff experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Ability:
Knowledge of effective organizing strategies and the ability to lead staff in the incorporation of those strategies in their daily work interactions; Demonstrated high-level interpersonal relations and oral and written communication skills, and ability to work independently and collaboratively on cross-functional and diverse teams (internal and external) on complex issues; Demonstrated effective team building skills and sensitivity and commitment to a diverse and unionized workplace; Experience with and ability to use project management tools; Ability to, in collaboration with the appropriate OEA managers, develop and manage an annual budget for assigned departments, and monitor expenditures on a regular basis; Ability to effectively supervise, engage and manage staff; Position requires occasional in-state and out-of-state travel to carry out essential functions.

Physical Requirements:  
Ability to maintain physical condition and stamina appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting for extended periods of time and operating assigned office equipment, and other duties as assigned.  This position is a high level staff position whose primary duty consists of the performance of office work directly related to the management of OEA, and is not a production position.

AUTHORITY AND RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to the Assistant Executive Director-Field.   Supervises the daily operation of the assigned regional staff and others as assigned.

OTHER INFORMATION
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.

Location: Region 2

For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and resume to OEA Human Resources, hr@ohea.org, or to OEA 225 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43216, by the close of business September 4, 2015. The position remains open until filled.

The OEA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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OHIO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
Administrative Secretary - Field


The Ohio Education Association (OEA) is seeking a person for a challenging and rewarding position as an Administrative Secretary - Field.  This position demands a variety of secretarial skills, and is located in Boardman, Ohio. Please see below for the required qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities. For additional information please visit our website at:  www.ohea.org.  

Essential Duties:
1. Uses computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.
2. Provides clerical and administrative support for organizing plans and practices for engaging members.
3. Sets up and maintains paper or electronic filing systems; recording information, updating paperwork, and composing and maintaining documents, spreadsheets, records, correspondence, or other material. Maintains confidential records and files.
4. Composes, prepares, and distributes meeting notes, presentations and reports.
5. Reviews and proofreads material for accuracy and completeness.
6. Answers telephones and gives information to callers, takes messages, or transfers calls to appropriate individuals.
7. Operates electronic mail systems and coordinates the flow of information.
8. Opens, reads, routes, and distributes incoming and outgoing mail or other materials.
9. Operates office equipment, such as fax machines, copiers, or phone systems.
10. Greets visitors or callers and handles their inquiries or directs them to the appropriate persons according to their needs.
11. Prepares for and makes arrangements for meetings and conferences.
12. Communicates information to managers, co-workers and others in person, by telephone, in written form, or e-mail.
13. Opens and closes the office.

Significant Duties:
• Processes invoices for payment.
• Orders and maintains office supplies and acts as liaison with vendors.
• Completes forms in accordance with OEA procedures.
• Operates in a collaborative team environment.
• Attends staff meetings and trainings.
• Provides input into decision-making that impacts Associate Staff functions.
• Performs duties related to job description.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• High school diploma or equivalency; Associate’s Degree preferred.
• Three (3) years of administrative office experience required.
• Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, spreadsheets, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures.
• Ability to effectively compose, proofread and revise business correspondence.
• Ability to communicate effectively and professionally.
• Intermediate skill in use of computer office software.
• Internet research abilities.

Other Information:
This is a bargaining unit position with a starting salary of $34,464 with employer paid social security. Fringe benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance, paid holidays, and retirement plan.

Position Location: OEA, 945 Windham Ct., Ste. 1, Boardman, OH 44512

Please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@ohea.org or to OEA, Attn: Administrative Secretary – Boardman, PO Box 2550, Columbus, OH 43216, no later than the close of business on August 31, 2015. Selected candidates will be contacted to set up skills assessment testing.

The OEA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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