The AFSCME Education Department ignites and fuels activism and leadership by creating a culture of collaborative learning; developing members, leaders and staff as educators and change agents; and using new technologies to expand the reach of our programs. The Field Education Coordinator is responsible for implementing this mission in assigned states in the region.
DUTIES: Plans, designs, coordinates, and conducts education and training programs, develops program content; develops and/or orders materials. Works with affiliate and national union leaders and staff to develop education plans. Prepares affiliate activists and staff to conduct training programs. Creates, modifies, and revises program materials to address specific needs. Includes appropriate examples, role-play scenarios, exercises, case studies, and discussion questions. Provides follow-up training in the field for participants. For new/special courses, researches subject area, designs curricula, and prepares/produces materials to be used. Field tests new material and seeks feedback from participants to refine curricula and materials. Makes logistical arrangements associated with educational programs, including turnout, contracting with training facilities, and requesting audio/visual and other equipment needs. Reconciles billing statements and approves for payment. Prepares weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports on all activities. Performs other duties as assigned in support of departmental activities.
REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in labor relations, education or organization development and five to seven years of related experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in union organizing and/or representation work. Thorough knowledge of adult teaching and learning techniques. Knowledge of labor unions and the associated training of activists, leaders, and staff. Ability to develop and conduct presentations in a variety of settings. Ability to select or develop appropriate teaching materials. Ability to use all forms of multi-media visual aids. Ability to use computer and associated software, including web-based applications. Ability to develop work plans, work with minimal direction and execute projects effectively within a prescribed plan of action. Ability to meet deadlines, measure progress, and evaluate program effectiveness. Excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively. Work is performed in an office environment, as well as in the workplace, training facilities and in the field. Must be able to drive and coach organizers conducting site and home visits. Travel and evening/weekend work are extensive and required. A valid driver’s license is required. Conducting a mock training is part of the interview process.
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Posting Date: May 28, 2014
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