CWA 1168 Special Director Position Openings

The Executive Board presently has two Special Director positions open and seeking applicants for both Organizing/Mobilizing Director & Education/Communications Director. Enclosed is the job descriptions for each of the positions that are bargaining units of Teamsters Local 264. 

Please take the time to review the job descriptions and apply to become a member of our team.

If interested, please contact the Union office at office@cwa1168.org or call (716) 639-1168 by 1/31/21. The Executive Board will conduct interviews shortly after receiving a list of candidates.

DIRECTOR OF ORGANIZING/MOBILIZATION

Includes:   I.         Position

II.        Report to

III.      Position Definition

IV.      Function

V.        Qualification

I.             POSITION:  Director of Organizing/Mobilization

II.            REPORT TO:  Local President and Executive Board

III.          POSITION DEFINITION:  A position within the Local structure appointed by the President and Executive Board.

IV.          FUNCTION:  The responsibilities of the Director of Organizing/Mobilization will be as follows:

(1)           Perform all duties as required by the CWA Constitution and Local By-laws.

(2)           Carry out all decisions rendered by the Executive Board.

(3)           Chair regularly scheduled organizing and mobilization committee meetings.

(4)           Assume all duties to coordinate the Local’s organizing campaigns.

(5)           Assume all duties to coordinate the Local’s mobilization campaigns.

(6)           Assist Executive Board in establishing a mobilization structure for each bargaining unit.

(7)           Attend Executive Board meetings as a non-voting member as requested.

(8)           Participate in other union committees; WNY-CWA Council, AFL-CIO Council, Coalition for Economic Justice, Jobs with Justice etc.

(9)           Prepares updates and reports to CWA International Staff Representative and/or Organizer.

(10)         Establish and maintain records that are accessible to all members of the Executive Board.

(11)         Be knowledgeable of the various bargaining unit contracts.

(12)         Be knowledgeable of the current National Labor Relations Act and Rights to request via Freedom of Information Act.

(13)         Be knowledgeable of the National Labor Relations Board processes.

(14)         Be knowledgeable of various statutory, licensing and regulatory agencies.

(15)         Be knowledgeable of CWA International resources and personnel; Research Department, Legal Department and Organizing Personnel.

(16)         Be knowledgeable of local community resources; Buffalo Public Library, County Clerks offices, other labor organizations, citizen organizations and politicians.

(17)         Be knowledgeable of use of the media.

(18)         Be knowledgeable in writing and handling hand bills, leaflets, and correspondence.

(19)         Participate actively in the political and legislative processes on a city, state, and national level with special regard to legislation affecting the welfare of the members.

(20)         Support and promote social and economic issues that are in the best interest of the membership.

(21)         Participate in related Union activities as deemed necessary by the Executive Board.

(22)         Educate and train replacement when position vacated.

(23)         Failure to perform the above functions may result in removal from the position.

V.            QUALIFICATIONS:

(1)           Member in good standing.

(2)           Member of the Union.

(3)           Belief in the principle of Unionism.

(4)           Willingness to give of one’s time and energy.

(5)           Attendance at meetings. (6)           Expectation to participate inPAF.

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION/COMMUNICATION

Includes:   I.         Position 

II.        Report to

III.      Position Definition

IV.      Function               

V.        Qualification

I.                                             POSITION:           Director of Education/Communication

II.                                            REPORT TO:       Local President and Executive Board

III.          POSITION DEFINITION:  A position within the Local structure appointed by the President and Executive Board.

IV.          FUNCTION:  The responsibilities of the Director of Education/Communication will be as follows:                 

(1)           Perform all duties as required by the CWA Constitution and Local By-Laws.

(2)           Publication of the local’s newsletter as directed by the Local President and Executive Board.          

(3)           Maintain the local’s web site.           

(4)           Assistance with the local’s written communications as directed by the Local President and Executive Board. 

(5)           Carry out all decisions rendered by the Executive Board.                                          

(6)           Chair and conduct Education/Newsletter Committee meetings.    

(7)           Participate actively in the political and legislative processes on a city, state, and national level with special regard to legislation affecting the welfare of the members.

(8)           Support and promote social and economic issues that are in the best interest of the membership.

(9)           Participate in related Union activities as deemed necessary by the Executive Board.

(10)         Will be responsible to attend and record minutes at all Area Vice President meetings as deemed necessary by the Area Vice Presidents.

(11)         Attend and report on events important to the International Union and Local.

(12)         Educate Executive Board and the membership on social, economic, and political issues important to the International Union and Local.                       

(13)         Develop education seminars as deemed necessary by Executive Board.

                (14)         Responsible for coordinating and/or attendingunion orientation of new hires as directed.

(15)         Be knowledgeable of local community resources, citizen organizations and politicians.    

(16)         Be knowledgeable of use of media.        

(17)         Be knowledgeable in writing and handling hand bills, leaflets and correspondence.            

                (18)         Coordinate Chief Steward/Steward training sessions in collaboration with Executive Board.

(19)         Attend Executive Board meetings as a non-voting member as requested.

(20)         Participate in the planning of the annual Labor Day parade as the Local’s representative.

(21)         Educate and train a replacement when the position is vacated.

                (22)         Failure to perform the above functions may result in removal from the position.

V.            QUALIFICATIONS:

(1)           Member in good standing.                                                                

(2)           Member of the Union.

(3)           Belief in the principle of Unionism.

(4)           Willingness to give of one’s time and energy.

(5)           Attendance at meetings.                                                                                   

(6)           Demonstrated writing, editing and desktop publishing abilities.

(7)           Expectation to participate inPAF.

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