Service Unit Director – United Faculty of Florida (UFF) : Florida

Service Unit Director
United Faculty of Florida (UFF)

Central and South Florida – Extensive Travel Required

Job Title: Service Unit Director – United Faculty of Florida (UFF)
Job Classification: Professional A – FSO Bargaining Unit
Supervisor: UFF Executive Director

Location: North and Central Florida – Extensive Travel Required.

Position Summary: The Service Unit Director reports to the Executive Director of UFF and assists in the day-to-day operations and programs of several UFF higher education chapters that are the certified bargaining agents, including contracts covering higher education faculty and graduate assistants. Assist in coordinating the service operations of the assigned chapters and makes reports to the UFF Executive Director. The Service Unit Director will have primary responsibility for bargaining support inclusive of special magistrate hearings and other labor relations assignments such as grievance consultations, trainings, and arbitration representation in his/her assigned region. The Service Unit Director shall provide consultation and assistance to elected leaders and members in the areas of bargaining, contract administration/ grievance, membership development, leadership and organizational development, internal and external communications, governmental and political advocacy, member and human rights, and other areas of interest or concern to the organization and its members. The Service Unit Director is expected to establish and maintain a good relationship with the professional and associate staff at UFF and in the FEA Organizing and Field Service Department.

COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK – Incumbent must embrace, exhibit and possess the following effectiveness competencies:

  • Oral Communication – Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; makes clear and convincing presentations, listens to others; attends to nonverbal cues.
  • Self-Management/Initiative – Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.
  • Teamwork – Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust; fosters commitment; works with others to achieve goals.
  • Written Communication – Recognizes and uses correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information in a succinct and organized manner, produces written information that is appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Planning and Evaluating – Organizes work, sets priorities, determines resource requirements, determines goals and strategies; coordinates with other organizations, monitors progress; evaluates outcomes.
  • Integrity/Honesty – Contributes to maintaining the integrity of the organization; displays high standards of ethical conduct and understands the impact of violating these standards on an organization, self, and others; is trustworthy.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Shows understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy; develops and maintains relationships; deals with difficult people; relates well to people from varied backgrounds; is sensitive to individual differences.

General Responsibilities:

  • Acknowledge and support the advancement of FEA’s and UFF’s vision, mission, and strategic goals.
  • Identify, contribute to, and support new opportunities to advance FEA’s and UFF’s vision, mission, and strategic goals
  • Perform all work assignments in a manner that effectively and efficiently utilizes UFF and FEA resources.
  • Contribute to and support the development and implementation of departmental and interdepartmental programs and services and especially all aspects of bargaining and member representation.
  • Perform all duties, responsibilities, and assignments within the guidelines outlined in the FSO/FEA Collective Bargaining Agreement, in accordance with FEA, UFF, and Chapter Policies and Procedures.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and coordinate local association program implementation including communications, training, employee relations, minority concerns, instructional and professional development, membership promotion, political concerns, legislation, etc.
  • Assist with internal and external organizing as required.
  • Provide services to chapter leaders as required.
  • Plan, participate and present site based training to the extent possible.
  • Conduct regular visits to work sites to meet and advance membership growth and the training of site leadership.
  • Assist leaders in developing bargaining proposals, budget analyses, and analyzing contractual violations.
  • Assist in chapter program development, political action/legislative initiatives and any other areas where chapters seek assistance.
  • Assist with chapter and program evaluation.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with other organizations and groups within assigned areas.
  • Maintain a continuous positive relationship with chapter leaders and UFF governance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the UFF Executive Director, the Director of Organizing and Field Services, or their designee.

Compensation & Benefits: The salary for this position is determined by the negotiated agreement between the Florida Education Association and the Florida Staff Organization based on credited experience. FEA provides medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term-disability insurance to its employees with no employee premiums. Additionally, FEA provides employer-paid retirement options, vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé by clicking on the link provided below –

Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates that apply on or before October 14, 2019 will receive preferential treatment.

Consistent with the FEA Affirmative Action Plan, minority, female, and physically challenged applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please contact FEA’s Office of Human Resources at 850-201-3215 or to request an accommodation during the application process.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.

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