VERMONT-NEA STAFF POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
NEW - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT OPENING
Vermont-NEA is seeking a highly qualified Administrative Assistant/Receptionist to provide administrative support to our professional staff.
In addition to the specific qualifications below, this position requires exceptional interpersonal skills, careful attention to detail, proofreading abilities, excellent oral and written communication skills, strategic thinking, conference planning, managing multiple ongoing projects, a commitment to confidentiality, all within the context of a highly professional and advocacy-oriented membership organization.
Specific qualifications: This is not an entry-level position. BA or higher degree preferred; at least 3 years’ experience in administrative/assistant capacity; appreciation for the role of labor unions and for the work of public school educators; advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required. Paralegal experience a plus, but not a requirement.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume, including names and contact information for at least 3 references to Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont-NEA, at 10 Wheelock Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05602, or electronically to email@example.com by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2017.
uniServ DIRECTOR OPENING
Vermont-NEA is seeking to fill its UniServ Director position to serve local Associations in Addison and Rutland counties. We are accepting applications until Monday, October 30 (or until the position is filled), and we will interview finalist candidates soon thereafter. Starting date is approximately January 1, 2018.
Please send application letter, resume, two or three writing samples, and names/contact information of three references to Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont-NEA, 10 Wheelock Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05602-3737. Direct phone and email inquiries to (800) 649-6375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duties include assisting local educator unions with organizing, collective bargaining, and grievance processing around working conditions and professional issues, engaging with Association members, and participating in some anticipated policy advocacy activities. Our UniServ staff constitute half our professional staff and work in concert with our organizing, legal, communications, program benefits, and professional development personnel.
The successful candidate will have unusually strong and broad skills, including: unlimited dedication to the interests of both public education and public school educators in Vermont; excellent interpersonal skills both with groups and with individuals; extensive ability to work collaboratively as well as individually; thorough working knowledge of employee rights as well as education and labor laws and processes; appreciation for the role of labor unions; excellent oral and written communication skills; understanding of public policy issues and trends affecting public education and educators; interest and involvement in political action activities as they relate to public education and educators; good computer, math, and typing abilities; a willingness to work many evenings and some weekends on Association business; and adaptability.