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Regional Director -Temporarily remote

Company: United Farm Workers of America
Location: Hermiston
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

The United Farm Workers is seeking a talented and motivated Regional Director to be part of the Farm Worker Movement in the Pacific North West (PNW) and be based at the UFW's Oregon office
The Regional Director develops, coordinates, and executes operational plans to meet or exceed the needs of union members while actively involved in membership growth initiatives, develops or adopts organizational strategies that support benefit programs, membership growth and renewal of contracts and directs programs that support the development of the membership worker board and stewards under the direction of the Fund Manager.This is not an office job. KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, direct, and execute operational plans adhering to the UFW vision using adopted management by results methods.
  • Establish processes to identify and maximize financial resources and use technology to control cost.
  • Design and implement procedures to maintain accurate information including grievance, arbitration and other membership records.
  • Implement training models for worker boards and execute strategies that encourage effective problem solving among staff, workers and employers under contract.
  • Cultivate a philosophy of membership growth and participation by creating effective partnerships, communicating effectively and empowering workers.
  • Use of cutting edge technologies and databases.
  • Identify ways UFW relationship can bring value to contract employers.
  • Renegotiate current contracts prior to expiration
    • Supervise staff
    • Represent and communicate the UFW's policies in the Pacific Northwest with workers, press, community
    • Must have good organizational skills and ability to work independently. Must be familiar with the history and mission of the UFW and be willing to make long-term commitment. QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION:
      • HS Diploma or GED and equivalent experience. Associates Degree preferred but not necessary.
      • Five (5) years' experience in contract organizing and representational organizing including one (1) year experience in campaign management
      • Ability to design and implement creative and innovative strategies which result in membership growth.
      • Must be proficient with MS office applications (Word, Excel, E-mail and Internet).
      • Ability to speak, write, read Spanish and English . COMPENSATION: Starting salary of $62,000 a year depending on experience. Benefits package that includes family medical, dental, vision, pension, 401k, 5 Paid Sick Days, 10 paid holidays & paid vacations. PI192001901

Keywords: United Farm Workers of America, Yakima , Regional Director -Temporarily remote, Executive , Hermiston, Washington

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