NEA-Alaska is seeking two UniServ Directors (located in Anchorage) to provide statewide support to our members. Qualified candidates will have general knowledge of public education issues and the labor movement, the ability to work effectively with a variety of people, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must be able to demonstrate internal and external organizing skills, expertise in delivering professional development and training, and significant experience with collective bargaining and contract maintenance, including grievance processing through binding arbitration. Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred.

Application open until February 28, 2017 (see details below).

Position: UniServ Staff – Anchorage Regional Office
Salary Range: $79,106 – DOE

Unit Description and/or Conditions Unique to Assignment

NEA-Alaska is a 12,000+ member association that represents K-12 teachers and education support professionals across the State of Alaska. NEA-Alaska has three regional offices in Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks.

Due to the geographical area serviced by the position, the successful applicant should expect substantial overnight travel by jet and small aircraft.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Broad understanding of the critical issues and problems facing the public schools and public school employees in Alaska.
  • Skilled in capacity building using organizational/political relational organizing techniques.
  • Skilled at engaging organizational capacity to effectively achieve organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated consultation, facilitation and organizational skills necessary to successfully complete complex group projects and activities.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in working with professional groups and/or labor organizations.
  • Experience working in labor organizations and/or education-related associations/programs and services at local, state and national levels.
  • Experience and commitment to team approaches, to program support activities, and willingness to share responsibility for local affiliate support with colleagues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A BS/BA or higher degree.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) and learn programs necessary to support local affiliate bargaining, organizing, and communications.
  • Ability to obtain a valid Alaska driver’s license.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a consultant to NEA-Alaska and local affiliates for political organizing, organizational development, local affiliate programs, leadership recruitment and development, contract negotiations, and contract maintenance.
  • Provide staff assistance and support to affiliate leadership and to members in negotiations, grievances, organizational development, relational organizing and local affiliate communications.
  • Serve as consultant and staff resource to the NEA-Alaska Board of Directors for issues related to Alaska public education.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


  • Experience with building community coalitions
  • Understanding of local, state and federal education finance policy issues and the ability to provide fiscal policy analysis.
  • Development and/or implementation of database technology to enhance organizing/political campaigns
  • Organizational development
  • Leadership development
  • Traditional and interest-based bargaining
  • Grievances and case representation through arbitration
  • Effective use of technology to communicate with diverse audiences
  • Education/Classroom experience desired

Application Instructions

Submit cover letter, application, resume with at least three letters of reference to:

Apply by email:

By mail:

Mark Jones, UniServ Program Director
4100 Spenard Road
Anchorage, AK 99517.

By fax: (907) 274-0551

Applicants must submit an NEA-Alaska Application completed, a current resume and three (3) letters of reference.

*This position is in a bargaining unit represented by NSO-Alaska. Salaries are established by a collective bargaining agreement. The NEA-Alaska/NSO-Alaska Agreement determines step placement and benefits.

NEA-Alaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.