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Working at the Colorado Education Association can be incredibly rewarding. Each and every day, we work to elevate educator voices and build our organizing power to win campaigns and policies that improve the working and learning conditions of our educators and students.

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Paralegal/Legal Secretary

Colorado Education Association

Vacancy Announcement

PARALEGAL/LEGAL SECRETARY

 

Posting Date:  November 1, 2022

Closing Date:  November 30, 2022

Anticipated Starting Date:  January 9, 2023

 

 

The Colorado Education Association (CEA) is seeking qualified candidates who are passionate about helping elevate educator voices to improve working and learning conditions for educators and students. The Paralegal/Legal Secretary will provide support to the CEA Legal Program and General Counsel.

 

The Colorado Education Association is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  CEA will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

 

This position is currently a hybrid environment (telework and in-person) and based in Denver.

 

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or an ABA certified Paralegal Program Certification
  • Minimum 5 years paralegal-litigation experience
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications
  • Ability to gather and organize information, develop report formats,
  • Proficiency in various computer technologies in a Windows-based PC environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Effective records maintenance skills
  • Ability to expand knowledge and skills in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to complete multiple projects with shifting priorities and to meet deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to provide support to professional staff and/or manager as required by the assignment
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Colorado federal and state court system and litigation practices in criminal, administrative, and civil matters
  • High accuracy skills and attention to detail in all work performed
  • Working knowledge of Office 365, GSuite, Adobe ICCES, CM/ECF, or similar electronic filing system
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize workload
  • Work effectively and positively in high-pressure situations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of work and client files
  • Ability to multitask and proofread
  • Experience working in or with membership organizations or labor organizations
  • An understanding about issues related to systemic racism and social justice and a commitment to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

 

Responsibilities – General

 

  • Draft and file trial and appellate pleadings, correspondence, and discovery requests and responses
  • Timely respond to member or staff inquiries as appropriate
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain client communications regarding case status and coordinate meetings with attorneys
  • Create case timelines and organize discovery
  • Demonstrated experience in trial preparation and support including creating trial notebooks, subpoenas, coordinating witnesses, and assisting at trial
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain attorney calendars and follow courtroom procedures and timelines
  • Create, organize, and maintain accurate and up to date filing systems and client records
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to an evolving flexible work environment and technological advancements
  • Make travel and meeting arrangements for attorneys

 

Compensation and Benefits

 

This is a non-exempt position with a salary range of $48,000 – $93,360 based upon prior experience and qualifications.  A fringe benefits package is provided including health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid sick, personal and vacation leave.

 

Application Procedure

 

To complete an application, please visit:  https://form.jotform.com/223007938005147 .

 

Applications must be received at CEA by 5pm, MT, November 30, 2022.

 

Developmental Organizer - Aurora Education Association

Aurora Education Association

Vacancy Announcement

Developmental Organizer

(Temporary, grant funded bargaining unit position for 1 year)

 

 

 

Posting Date:   November 14, 2022          Closing Date:  November 28, 2022 (5:00pm MST)

 

The Aurora Education Association is recruiting an experienced and qualified candidate who is passionate about elevating educator voices, building membership capacity, and organizing and building collective bargaining power to improve working and learning conditions for educators and students in Aurora Public Schools. The ideal candidate will be passionate about our mission, thrive on overcoming challenges and have the skills to develop and implement bold strategies.

 

The Developmental Organizer will collaborate with the Association President, Association staff, and other Association leaders. Building capacity and member engagement will be the main focus of this organizer position. This position is a twelve-month NEA grant funded bargaining unit position, with the possibility for extension dependent on further grant funding.

 

Essential Qualifications for the Position:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully developing, implementing, and winning comprehensive organizing campaigns which have resulted in increased membership, leadership, and member engagement.
  • Demonstrated use of sound professional judgment.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Proven skills in organization, communication, collaboration, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Proficiency in basic computer technologies, databases, and social media platforms.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Understanding of membership-based organizations, especially unions.
  • Ability to plan and manage campaigns.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and manage time and financial resources.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Willingness and ability to expand knowledge and skills in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Willingness and ability to advocate for the membership and goals of the organization.
  • Characteristics including initiative, self-direction, drive, flexibility, engagement, and a positive attitude with a solution -oriented focus.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with staff and leaders.
  • Willingness and ability to drive and work long and/or irregular hours including some weekends.

 

 

 

Essential Qualifications for the Assignment:

  • Ability to write a comprehensive organizing campaign plan that demonstrates an understanding of campaign messaging, strategy, structure tests, and data analysis and to work with leaders to implement such a plan.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully developing, implementing, and winning comprehensive organizing campaigns that have resulted in increased membership, leadership, member engagement, and worker power.
  • Demonstrated experience planning and implementing organizing blitzes including member/potential member list creation, development of organizing rap, assessment questions, tracking tools and follow-up plans.
  • Demonstrated experience in organizing and leadership identification and development including skills in utilizing data for targeting organizing campaigns and experience with organizing conversations, assessments and moving people to action.
  • Facilitation, training, and presentation skills including the ability to train leaders and members with the necessary skills and tools to recruit, retain and engage members and external partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to have structured one-on-one organizing conversations, and ability to have between two and five one-on-one conversations weekly with members and leaders.
  • Demonstrated experience with digital organizing tools, such as: Hustle, Signal, Thrutalk, VAN, MiniVAN, etc.

 

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with community, public education and labor groups and coalitions in Aurora.
  • Ability to demonstrate a basic understanding of, and advocacy regarding policies and strategies that impact public education professions and student learning.
  • Familiarity with state and local laws, district and city policy/landscape, and willingness to research as needed.
  • Experience organizing through one-on-one conversations, house visits, building visits, planning and implementing organizing tactics and strategies, including rallies, marches and other direct actions.

 

 

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as an organizer in order to increase membership numbers and member engagement, community engagement, planning, leadership identification and development, and other capacity building efforts.
  • Develop qualitative and quantitative reports related to assigned work.
  • Provide strategic support and content for communications both internal and external, related to AEA organizing campaigns.
  • Collaborate with chairs of both the Bargaining Support team and Organizing committee, provide input as needed.
  • Participate in strategy development and coaching meetings with NEA partners as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a bargaining unit position with a salary range of $ 65,000 to $ 79,000 based upon prior experience. Fringe benefits include auto allowance; liberal vacation and sick leave; holidays; health, dental, disability, and life insurance; and 401(k) plan with employer contribution of 16.5%.

 

 

 

Application Procedure

To complete the application, go to this link: https://form.jotform.com/223116580384050

 

The cover letter that you will be asked to submit should be addressed to Hiring Manager at:

 

Aurora Education Association

2851 S Parker Road Suite 690

Aurora, Colorado 80014

 

 

Applications must be received at AEA by 5:00 PM (MST) on November 28, 2022

 

Interviews will be in person the week of December 5, 2022, at the AEA office.

 

The address for the Aurora Education Association is:

2851 S Parker Road Suite 690

Aurora, Colorado 80014

 

Remote interviews, via Zoom, will be arranged for out-of-town interviewees.

 

Potential Start Date may be January 3, 2023.

 

www.auroraea.org

 

UniServ Director - Boulder/Westminster UniServ Unit

The Boulder-Westminster UniServ Unit (BWUU), a local option unit affiliated with the Colorado Education Association (CEA), seeks a UniServ Director. BWUU is comprised of four local affiliates containing over 2,600 members, approximately 700 of whom are education support professionals (ESPs). These locals span two school districts in suburban Boulder and Adams counties, northwest of Denver, Colorado. BWUU offices in the suburbs of Lafayette and Westminster house four release-time leaders, a full-time office manager, and another UniServ Director.

It is preferable that the person in this position live in proximity to the work in question.

Responsibilities
• help build strong local affiliates
• maintain and grow union membership
• promote a culture of member activism and ownership

Essential Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree or greater
• Exceptional written and verbal communications
• Experience with collective bargaining and contract administration
• Fundamental understanding of labor unions
• Capacity to work irregular hours (evenings, weekends)
• Understanding of K-12 education, including school finance and public policy
• Experience in K-12 education as a classroom teacher or support professional

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in UniServ work within a NEA state or local option affiliate
• Understanding of ESP issues and concerns
• Understanding of public sector labor law, especially Colorado Revised Statutes
• Understanding of basic precepts of relational and issue organizing
• Skills in leadership identification and organizational development
• Bilingual English/Spanish

Salary
$70,436-$127,488 annually, commensurate with experience

Non-salary compensation
Highly competitive benefits, leaves, and perquisites per the CLUSO-BWUU Agreement

Please send a letter of interest, résumé, and a minimum of three letters of recommendation to the following address:

David Stewart
Chair, Boulder-Westminster UniServ Unit
1345 Plaza Court North, Suite 4B
Lafayette, CO 80026

or: dstewart@coloradoea.org

Please submit applications through Monday, October 31st. Interviews will be held in the week November 14th. Expected start date is January 2nd, 2023.

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