Manager, Collective Bargaining and Compensation, #0104
National Education Association (NEA) - Washington, DC

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The position supports the NEA’s strategic objective to focus the energy and resources of its 3 million members toward the promotion of public confidence in public education through management of NEA’s program and policy activities related to collective bargaining, member advocacy, and compensation, including pay, health care benefits, and retirement security for all education employees.

Position Summary: The primary responsibilities of this position involve management, planning, coordination, assessment, and evaluation of a comprehensive collective bargaining and compensation program and related activities in support of professional compensation, workplace rights, and policies that support students and educators. Essential functions include overseeing the development of policy analysis and advocacy strategies on salary compensation and health care and retirement issues; consultation and support to state and local affiliates regarding current issues, in-depth analysis of emerging bargaining issues, and coordination of efforts to promote effective collective bargaining. Current work focus includes implementation of the Affordable Care Act, defending public education pension plans, and developing advocacy tools for affiliates pursuing a student-center advocacy agenda. In addition, the incumbent provides support to the Employee Advocacy Committee by serving as the liaison between the department and the committee. This position manages a team of professionals that analyzes trends and issues related to collective bargaining and compensation, conducts advocacy research, tracks legislative developments, and advocates for improvements for education employees. Other responsibilities include developing publications, providing training programs, and planning conferences. The incumbent develops and uses computerized data systems, provides technical support to governance and cross-unit teams in the formulation and implementation of organizational policies, and works in coalition with other organizations to further the goals of the Association. To carry out responsibilities, the employee uses a variety of NEA-endorsed software and travels frequently.

Required Skills

Qualifications: Minimum Education Requirement: . Master’s degree or professional certification in Labor Relations, Public Policy, Economics, Human Resources, Employee Benefits or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills may be acquired. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in collective bargaining or labor relations advocacy research, preferably in the field of public sector education employment. Experience must include in-depth analysis of collective bargaining and compensation issues and policy, strategy, and program development and implementation. Supervisory or management experience required. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to work extended hours on evenings and weekends. Writing exercise required at time of interview. Regular travel required (approximately 20 overnights a year).

Required Experience

Selection Criteria: Tier 1 (Essential): In depth knowledge of collective bargaining and compensation principles and processes. Demonstrated knowledge of collective bargaining and legislative advocacy techniques and agreements and public sector compensation, including health and retirement benefits. Demonstrated high-level advocacy, interpersonal, and collaboration skills to consult with affiliates, members, NEA staff, and outside organizations and networks. Proven high-level skills in training, advocacy research, and analysis. Effective written and oral communications skills, including writing and editing publications and developing and delivering presentations. Proven record in developing collective bargaining and compensation strategies consistent with organizational objectives. Substantial management experience with a broad background in program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. Demonstrated skill in supervising, motivating, coaching, and mentoring/developing staff. Demonstrated effective policy analysis skills. Successful strategic planning, budget management,and project management skills. Demonstrated flexibility and ability to handle multiple and complex tasks simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions. Successful references. TIER 2: (Significant): Knowledge of NEA and its strategic priorities, programs, and affiliate policies and practices. Comprenhensive knowledge of current and emerging education issues and management theories and practices. Knowledge of data sources, literature, legislation, laws, and policies as they relate to collective bargaining and compensation issues at the national, state, and local levels. Demonstrated effective organization and project management skills. Tier 3: (Desirable): Proficiency in the use of computer applications, including spreadsheet, word processing, database and related software for research, data analysis, and presentations.

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