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The Two Rivers UniServ Unit is a local-option UniServ Unit comprised of just two local associations. Currently serving approximately 3,000 active members, the unit includes certified staff and additionally some classified staff in St. Vrain. St. Vrain Education Association currently engages in traditional bargaining, while Poudre Education Association currently engages in interest-based bargaining.

The Unit offices are divided between both the St. Vrain office in Longmont and the Poudre office in Fort Collins. The office is staffed currently with one UniServ Director and looking to expand to two UniServ Directors. Both UDs are responsible to the UniServ Council, which is co-chaired by the full-time release presidents of St. Vrain and Poudre.

This position involves occasional evening and weekend work, most heavily during the fall for the election cycle and the CEA Fall Bargaining Conference, and spring, due to negotiations, the state’s legislative session, teacher evaluations, and grievances that arise. Each association has an Association Representative body that meets once per month, an executive board that meets regularly, and a TRUU council that meets quarterly. Both locals have negotiations committees that meet frequently during the negotiations season for planning, strategy and implementation. The UniServ Director is expected to attend those meetings and is also expected to accompany the local presidents when they meet with representatives of the districts’ human resources departments, or with the districts’ superintendents. The UniServ Director’s attendance at occasional school board meetings may be requested, when appropriate.

The essential functions of this position includes:

§ consistent collaboration with the local presidents regarding representation and advocacy for members,

§ provide training for leaders and members to strengthen their organizing and advocacy skills

§ engage in organizing and capacity building efforts with leaders, members and staff

§ negotiations strategy and support

§ writing of grievances and teacher evaluation appeals

§ advising each local’s small donor committee

§ consult, advise and assist members with employee rights and legal assistance as necessary

§ perform other duties as assigned

Essential (Tier 1) Attributes/Characteristics/Strengths:

-         bachelor’s degree

-         superior skills in organization, communication, collaboration and interpersonal relationships

-         characteristics including initiative, drive, flexibility and engagement

-         intrinsic willingness to be challenged and learn new knowledge and skills

-         professionalism in appearance, judgement and tone

-         knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, Colorado’s teacher evaluation system, fiscal challenges, political landscape, and charter/innovation school issues

-         ability to provide sound advice, then commit to governance’s chosen path

Significant (Tier 2) Attributes/Characteristics/Strengths:

-         experience in public education, such as working in a school district

-         union experience and knowledge preferred

-         ability to begin work in July 2021, preferably between July 21 and August 1

Compensation and Competitive Benefits:

-         starting annual salary of $65,000 to $100,000, commensurate with experience

-         annual retirement contribution, paid monthly

-         health/dental/vision/life/disability insurance benefits

-         monthly vehicle stipend

-         cell phone allowance

-         paid vacation, sick, and personal leave days

-         one-time negotiated moving expenses for a new employee who must relocate for this position

The Two Rivers UniServ Unit is a local-option UniServ Unit comprised of just two local associations. Currently serving approximately 3,000 active members, the unit includes certified staff and additionally some classified staff in St…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    July 21, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 15, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$65,000 - $100,000

Benefits

-         annual retirement contribution, paid monthly

-         health/dental/vision/life/disability insurance benefits

-         monthly vehicle stipend

-         cell phone allowance

-         paid vacation, sick, and personal leave days

-         one-time negotiated moving expenses for a new employee who must relocate for this position

-         annual retirement contribution, paid monthly

-         health/dental/vision/life/disability insurance benefits

-         monthly vehicle stipend

-         cell phone allowance

-         paid vacation, sick, and…

Location

On-site
Denver, CO

How to Apply

Please follow the Google Link below to fill out the online application. If you have any questions or issues, you can email the documents (Cover Letter, Resume and References) to Natalie Thomason at nthomason@coloradoea.org or call the SVVEA office at 303-772-3666. The application deadline will be 5:00 p.m. MST on Thursday, April 15th, 2021.

Online Application Form: https://forms.gle/i4fpzPWxML4TdRNX7

Please follow the Google Link below to fill out the online application. If you have any questions or issues, you can email the documents (Cover Letter, Resume and References) to…

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