WEA Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

The Wyoming Education Association is currently seeking qualified candidates for the Government Relations/UniServ Director.

Position Posting:         Government Relations/UniServ Director

Position Category:      Professional Staff

Position Location:       WEA Headquarters Office, Cheyenne, WY 

Position Description:  The essential functions of the Government Relations portion of this position include communicating closely and building relationships with members of the Legislature and Executive branch of Wyoming Government in order to educate these policymakers about issues in Wyoming public education. This person is the lead lobbyist for WEA, working closely with the WEA President and other members of the lobby team. This person works to organize lobbying efforts at the local level by training local leaders and identifying members who share an interest in legislative and political action.  This person is the lead staff member for the Wyoming Education Association Political Action Committee for Education (WEA-PACE). This person coordinates the WEA-PACE endorsement process including the Candidate Interview Teams.

The essential functions of the UniServ portion of this position include assisting local affiliates and WEA members in organization and program development through visitation, diagnosis, and planning of programs designed to implement the goals of the organization, strengthen and improve the welfare of members and enhance the educational climate.  Advocacy and representation for members on a wide array of issues; developing and executing local association programs for membership, public relations, political action, member rights, organizational and leadership development; working collaboratively with governance and staff to implement national and state association programs and priorities. 

Education Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree

Other Requirements: The position requires superior verbal and interpersonal skills, a high standard of responsiveness to member needs, a commitment to teamwork, and demonstrated problem solving abilities.  Willingness to work nights and weekends and the ability to travel are essential.  The position also requires a rapid learner who is adaptable to changing circumstances and competing priorities and has the ability to interact productively with diverse constituencies in a demanding and complicated environment.  Lobbying, political action, UniServ, organizing and advocacy experience is strongly preferred.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Tier 1 (Essential):  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written).  Strong personal and professional characteristics such as flexibility, integrity, assertiveness, decisiveness and a sense of responsibility.  Ability to motivate and organize individuals to action.  Ability to build a consensus around issues.  Demonstrated capacity to analyze complex issues, develop and implement programs, write appropriate reports, and make prudent recommendations.  Demonstrated capacity to adapt effectively to education and organizational change.  Effective organizational, teamwork and time management skills.  Advocate for public education.  Knowledge of current education environment, structure, and issues.  Effective training and presentation skills.

Tier 2 (Significant):  Experience in Wyoming public education, such as working in a Wyoming school district. Experience an advocacy organization with similar goals and objectives as the WEA.  Experience in any of the following areas of association work; organizing, member advocacy, collective bargaining and collaboration, conflict management and consensus building, political action and legislative activities, coalition building.  Positive attitude and openness toward continual learning and self-development.

Salary/Benefits:   Commensurate with experience, Salary Range Starting at $62,981 plus competitive benefits

Pursuant to the WEA/WEASO 2015-2017 Negotiations Agreement

Closing Date: May 18, 2017, 10 AM (MST)

Please submit a letter of application/resume and 3 references to Ron Sniffin, Executive Director, Wyoming Education Association, 115 E. 22nd Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82001. E-Mail: rsniffin@wyoea.org

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Please submit a letter of application/resume and 3 references to Ron Sniffin, Executive Director, Wyoming Education Association, 115 E. 22nd Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82001. E-Mail rsniffin@wyoea.org