This position requires the ability to work effectively with CTA staff, leaders and members in CTA’s Region 1. Although the primary assignment will be in Region 1, requests for service and assistance may require travel to other regions. Additional regional and statewide responsibilities include assistance in the planning and delivery of statewide conferences and other statewide programs and projects.
A strong background in organizing, member engagement, negotiations, advocacy, and organizational development is important. Additionally, strong interpersonal communication skills with specific expertise in dealing with difficult situations, as well as the ability to be an effective trainer are important components of this job. Excellent oral and written communications skills along with competency in using technology will be essential assets in this position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides program resources, consultation, coordinating assistance, and training to the primary contact staff.
Upon request, provides continuing consultations and/or bargaining assistance to staff and/or chapter leaders as requested by the primary contact staff.
Develops and conducts, where appropriate, in consultation with primary contact staff and chapter leaders, training programs that are consistent with the minimum training goals of CTA and the needs of the chapters.
Analyzes and explains school district budgets, including the legislative process that drives school funding.
Serves as consultant and resource to leadership and staff on all matters relating to collective bargaining, CTA training programs, and CTA program goals.
Provides organizing leadership in the development and implementation of bargaining goals, regional and statewide training, and CTA programs and goals.
Organizing and membership recruitment, as assigned.
Performs such other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director or his/her designee.
A BS/BA or higher degree.
Broad understanding of the critical issues and problems facing the public schools and the education profession in California.
Demonstrated knowledge of state and other laws/regulations/procedures relating to the collective bargaining process and to school finance.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with members, leaders, professional groups and/or labor organization, and staff colleagues.
Demonstrated organizing and coordinating skills necessary to successfully recruit members and potential members.
Ability to analyze information, identify issues and problems, and develop strategies and solutions.
Experience and demonstrated skill in contract negotiations.
Experience and demonstrated skill in organizing.
Experience and demonstrated skill in developing and conducting training programs.
Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Proficiency in the use of computer technology, Microsoft Suite and the ability to learn and use the Association’s software programs.
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California driver’s license.
* This position is in a bargaining unit represented by CSO. Salaries are established by a collective bargaining agreement. Step placement is also determined by the CTA/CSO Agreement.