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Wed, November 01, 2023

We’re Hiring – Temporary UniServ Director

Position: 1 Year Temporary UniServ Director

Salary Range: $90,382-$104,628 Depending on Experience

Unit Description and/or Conditions Unique to the Assignment:

NEA-Alaska is a 11,000+ 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.

This position is assigned to the Anchorage office and will be a direct report to the Executive Director. 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, membership recruitment and retention, 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.
  • Carry out the strategic plan of NEA-Alaska.
  • 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:

Apply by email: zachary.mannix@neaalaska.org

By mail:

Zachary Mannix
4100 Spenard Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99517

Applicants must submit a completed NEA-Alaska application and a current resume. A reference and background check will be completed if you are considered a potential candidate for employment.

Position open until filled.

This position is in a bargaining unit represented by NSO-Alaska. Salaries are established by a collective bargaining agreement. Step placement and benefits are determined by the NEA-Alaska/NSO-Alaska Agreement. Generous benefits package, including family health insurance, retirement plan, sick and annual leave, and paid holidays.

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