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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: UNISERV DIRECTOR

The Idaho Education Association is seeking applications for the position of UniServ Director in the IEA’s Western Region Organizing Center.

 

Position Description

 

The person selected for this position will serve as one of three (3) UniServ staff organizing the 29 local Associations located in IEA Regions 3, 7, 8 and 9.

 

IEA Western Region Organizing Center

 

The IEA Western Region Organizing Center offices are located in the IEA headquarters in downtown Boise, less than a block from the State Capitol and the State Department of Education.  The UniServ Director, in partnership with other UniServ Directors and an Associate Staff, will be working with four regions comprised of: 1 very large local Association (1700 members) 1 large local Association (700 members) five medium-sized local Associations (memberships between150-500) four smaller-sized local Associations (memberships between 50 and 100) and 18 small local associations (memberships less than 50).

 

Qualifications

 

The successful candidate should have a background in organizing work and a passion for public education and the work of the Association.  The candidate should have experience in advocacy, building local infrastructure and capacity, organizing members for action, membership recruitment and retention, political action, and facilitating and demonstrating collaborative approaches to problem-solving.  The candidate should have knowledge and experience in both traditional and collaborative bargaining and be able to work closely with their colleagues and the leadership and bargaining teams from each of these local associations.

 

Salary and Benefits

 

The salary and benefit levels will be in accordance with the negotiated agreement between the IEA and the IEA Staff Organization.

 

To Apply

 

Applications will consist of a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of at least three references and should be submitted to:

 

Sue Scott, IEA Associate Executive Director

PO Box 2638
Boise ID 83701

Or via email to sscott@idahoea.org

 

Application Deadline

Applicant screening will begin May 10, 2014.  However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

UNISERV DIRECTOR – JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

It is preferred, but not required, that a candidate for the position of UniServ (Region) Director possess the following threshold qualifications: BA or BS degree in an educationally related field; teaching certification and five (5) years of professional education experience in an institution of public education; substantial participation in the national, state and local associations; leadership experience.

 

It is required that a UniServ (Region) Director work effectively both independently and in team relationships with professional colleagues, and, where appropriate, members of communities, demonstrate continuing commitment to the association’s objectives, and apply the appropriate effort to advance those objectives through advocacy.

 

Knowledge and Abilities:

 

1.         Effective skill in verbal and written communication, public speaking and interpersonal relationships;

 

2.         Basic understanding of media relations and public relations;

 

3.         Knowledge of basic research techniques and application, information retrieval, and utilization of computer technology;

 

4.         Understanding of techniques and strategies for the promotion of membership;

 

5.         Understanding of organizing principles and strategies;

 

6.         Ability to assume advocacy responsibilities and functions;

 

7.         Expertise in conflict management and group and individual facilitation skills;

 

8.         Ability to manage time efficiently;

 

9.         Maintenance of a valid driver’s license.

 

Duties:

 

1.         Promotes the goals and objectives established by the governance of the United Education Profession and coordinates and administers the activities necessary to carry out the association program;

 

2.         Advises and assists local associations in the negotiations of collective bargaining agreements and the processing of member grievances;

 

3.         Advises and assists members and local associations in the exercise and maintenance of legal and contractual rights and obligations;

 

4.         Provides training for local association leaders in the areas of bargaining, grievance processing, organizing, political activity, legislative activity and other program areas as may be established by the IEA;

 

5.         Provides training for general membership in the areas of leadership development, professional rights and obligations, advocacy, instructional leadership, and other program areas as may be established by the IEA;

 

6.         Assists local associations in crisis management;

 

7.         Advises and assists local associations in the production of publications such as newsletters, announcements, notices and correspondence for effective internal and external communications;

 

8.         Advises and assists local associations with projects to enhance the prestige and image of the teaching profession and public education in the community;

 

9.         Ensures the development and implementation of a membership promotion program for each local association within the region or with other regions, as appropriate;

 

10.       Works cooperatively with directors from other regions to enhance services to members.

 

11.       Seeks cooperative relationships with other organizations and individuals on behalf of public education.

 

12.       Regularly updates his/her education through a program of continuing personal and/or professional education and consultation with Association personnel and other resources.

 

13.       Manages the daily business affairs of the region (UniServ) office;

 

14.       Provides administrative and consultant services to region leadership and governance;

 

15.       Assists the IEA executive and management staff in the implementation of association program, projects and activities;

 

16.       Serves as assigned liaison to IEA program committees.

 

Supervisor:  Executive Director or designee.

 

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Idaho Education Association

Vacancy Announcement: Director of Business and Finance

 

The Idaho Education Association is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Business and Finance.  The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and direction to the Business Office and the overall Association in matters of financial management and administrative operations.

 

Posting Date:  April 14, 2014                                   Closing Date:  Applicant screening on April 22, 2014; interviews April 25, 2014

EDUCATION

The candidate should have attained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field.  The ideal candidate possesses a Certification in Public Accounting or Management Accounting, or a Master’s degree in Business Administration or related field.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  1. A minimum of three years’ experience with accounting, business administration practices and functions.
  2. Demonstrated successful experience in broad administrative and general office manager responsibility.
  3. Proven written and oral communication skills.
  4. Proven mathematical skills.
  5. Experience working in a non-profit and/or union environment.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1.         Department Management: Supervise and manage the administrative and financial activities of the Association to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of services. Provide logistic and data support for the Executive Director, Board of Directors, budget and other appropriate committees.

2.         Staff Management: Supervise business office employees, providing guidance, direction, training and evaluation. Develop a team environment that works cohesively to achieve Association objectives.

3.         Governance Support: Provide support and advice to Association committees as assigned.

4.         Property Management: Manage all Association properties, including financing, leasing, construction, tenant relations, maintenance and record keeping.

5.         Financial Management: Manage all accounting, budgeting, cash management, auditing and financial reporting functions. Manage the updating and maintenance of all automated and manual accounting systems.

6.         Personnel Management: Manage employee benefit programs and payroll processing. Manage the administration of pension, 401(k) and medical insurance plans for all Association employees. Provide financial support necessary for staff union bargaining, and manage the implementation of employment agreements.

7.         Membership Processing: Manage the updating and maintenance of Association membership records, including the monitoring of dues payments to IEA and NEA.

8.         Data Processing: Manage the coordination of all business office data processing, including planning, purchasing, implementation, maintenance, program development and training.

9.         Purchasing: Manage the purchasing of all equipment for the headquarters and regional offices.

10.       Other: Perform other appropriate duties as necessary, approved and assigned by the Executive Director.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  1. Extensive knowledge and experience in accounting and financial management functions; planning, budgeting, general ledger, cash management, accounts payable, audit, financial reporting and automated accounting systems.
  2. Good working knowledge of IEA’s goals and objectives.
  3. Knowledge of concepts relating to the development and maintenance of effective organizations, and the management and development of people. Effective team leadership skills. Creative problem-solving ability.
  4. Property management expertise relative to leasing, construction, contract negotiations, tenant relations and building maintenance and administration.
  5. Knowledge and experience in managing employee benefit programs and payroll and personnel functions.
  6. Knowledge and experience in managing a broad range of administrative functions.
  7. Superior interpersonal skills including consensus building, conflict and change management, and the ability to deal effectively with many different types of people in a wide variety of situations.
  8. Ability to manage multiple diverse functions simultaneously, effectively   responding to constantly changing priorities.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

The Director of Business and Finance reports to the Executive Director.

SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include liberal annual leave; health, life, and disability insurance; defined benefit retirement plan; and 401(k) plan.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and references to:

Business and Finance Director Search Committee

c/o Robin Nettinga, Executive Director

Idaho Education Association

PO Box 2638

Boise, ID  83701-2638

OR email to careers@idahoea.org

For more information call 208-344-1341 or 1-800-727-9922.

 

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE

 

Education: The candidate must have attained at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or finance (Certified Public Accountant, or Certified Management Accountant or MBA preferred).

 

JOB FUNCTION AND PURPOSE

 

The incumbent in this position manages the department that has responsibility for all administrative, personnel and financial functions of the Association including property management, accounting, budgeting and reporting, payroll and employee benefits management, membership processing.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

  1. A minimum of 3 years of successful experience with accounting, business administration practices and functions, including Window-based automated accounting systems, spreadsheet usage and word processing.
  2. Demonstrated successful experience in broad administrative and general office manager responsibility.
  3. Proven written and oral communications skills.
  4. Proven mathematical skills.
  5. Experience working in a non-profit and/or union environment.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

1.         Department Management: Supervise and manage the administrative and financial activities of the Association to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of services. Provide logistic and data support for the Executive Director, Board of Directors, budget and other appropriate committees.

 

2.         Staff Management: Supervise business office employees, providing guidance, direction, training and evaluation. Develop a team environment that works cohesively to achieve Association objectives.

 

3.         Governance Support: Provide support and advice to Association committees as assigned.

 

4.         Property Management: Manage all Association properties, including financing, leasing, construction, tenant relations, maintenance and record keeping.

 

5.         Financial Management: Manage all accounting, budgeting, cash management, auditing and financial reporting functions. Manage the updating and maintenance of all automated and manual accounting systems.

 

6.         Personnel Management: Manage employee benefit programs and payroll processing. Manage the administration of pension, 401(k) and medical insurance plans for all Association employees. Provide financial support necessary for staff union bargaining, and manage the implementation of employment agreements.

 

7.         Membership Processing: Manage the updating and maintenance of Association membership records, including the monitoring of dues payments to IEA and NEA.

 

8.         Data Processing: Manage the coordination of all business office data processing, including planning, purchasing, implementation, maintenance, program development and training.

 

9.         Purchasing: Manage the purchasing of all equipment for the headquarters and regional offices.

 

10.       Other: Perform other appropriate duties as necessary, approved and assigned by the Executive Director.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

 

  1. Extensive knowledge and experience in accounting and financial management functions; planning, budgeting, general ledger, cash management, accounts payable, audit, financial reporting and automated accounting systems.
  2. Good working knowledge of IEA’s goals and objectives.
  3. Knowledge of concepts relating to the development and maintenance of effective organizations, and the management and development of people. Effective team leadership skills. Creative problem-solving ability.
  4. Property management expertise relative to leasing, construction, contract negotiations, tenant relations and building maintenance and administration.
  5. Knowledge and experience in managing employee benefit programs and payroll and personnel functions.

 

  1. Knowledge and experience in managing a broad range of administrative functions.
  2. Superior interpersonal skills including consensus building, conflict and change management, and the ability to deal effectively with many different types of people in a wide variety of situations.

8.  Ability to manage multiple diverse functions simultaneously, effectively   responding to constantly changing priorities.

RESPONSIBILITY

 

1.         Supervisory Controls: IEA governance determines the overall goals and objectives of the Association. The IEA Executive Director and Director of Business and Finance determine the overall performance expectations of the business office, establish the general time frame in which the work is to be accomplished, and provide guidance and support in the handling of unusual situations. The incumbent, having developed a thorough knowledge of the organization’s policies, programs and operations, initiates and carries out all assignments with minimum supervision.

 

2.         Guidelines: Limited guidelines are available for some phases of the work, e.g., Board of Directors Policy, Committee guidelines, budgets, Strategic Plan, accounting principles and practices. The incumbent uses judgment to locate, select and apply the appropriate guide(s) to achieve the best possible results. In addition, based on knowledge and training, makes recommendations for improving existing guidelines.

 

3.         Complexity: The incumbent in this position performs a variety of managerial functions ranging from complex to routine (developing and maintaining vendor and tenant relationships, supervising business office staff, conducting meetings, negotiating contracts, developing plans, budgets, reports and correspondence).

 

4.         Scope and Effect: The purpose of the Director of Business and Finance is to provide leadership and direction to the Business Office and the overall Association in matters of financial management and administrative operations. Accuracy, timeliness and acceptability of the work performed affects the entire organization, the members and other staff. The incumbent is expected to keep current with information and professional skills through continued self-development activities.

 

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

 

1.         Personal Contacts

 

The incumbent in this position has direct contact with a broad variety of individuals including other IEA and NEA staff, members, vendors, service providers, tenants, bankers, attorneys, and other outside organizations with which the business office transacts business.

 

2.         Purpose of Contacts

 

Contacts are to transact business dealings, and to give and receive information regarding the financial and administrative operations of the Association.

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

1.         Physical Requirements: The work requires evening and weekend work and some travel.

 

2.         Work Environment: The work is generally performed in the office and in meeting settings.

 

3.         Supervisor: IEA Executive Director.