NORTH DAKOTA UNITED
Executive Director Vacancy Announcement
The Executive Director is the Chief Administrative Officer of North Dakota United (NDU). The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that the full scope of policies, procedures and programs of NDU are implemented through effective management of all human, financial, physical, and technological resources. Primary functions including facilitating a strategic direction with the vision to assess the educational and economic climate in order to advise governance on changes necessary to better position NDU for success, budgeting, directing programs and staff, and providing advice and counsel to the President, Executive Committee, and officers.
NDU is a merged state affiliate of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers and serves approximately 10,000 members who are K-12 teachers, public employees, education support professionals, higher education faculty, students and retired. It provides professional leadership, legal services, legislative and political involvement, a membership benefits program, and professional and personal development for NDU members throughout the state. NDU is governed by an elected 20-member Board and a statewide Delegate Assembly.
The NDU’s field staff includes six UniServ Directors who serve as organizers and advocates and work directly with members on the local level. Additional program, management and support staff include: Director of Teaching and Learning, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Communications, Field Communications Staff, Assistant Executive Director of Advocacy Programs, Manager of Administrative Services and six associate staff.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Knowledge and Skills Required:
Thorough knowledge, understanding, and demonstrated ability to implement the principles of effective leadership, management and direction of staff.
Thorough knowledge of educational and public employment issues and trends.
Demonstrated success in strategic planning, budgeting and financial management, negotiations and program development, and implementation.
Thorough knowledge and experience with collective bargaining, labor relations and union operations from the dual perspective of local affiliates and members, as well as internal NDU operations.
Highly proficient oral and written communication and technology skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively with individuals and groups with diverse points of view and wide varieties of backgrounds and experiences.
The Executive Director is an employee of NDU, hired by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director reports to and is responsible to the Board of Directors through the President of NDU.
Position requires extensive travel, evening and weekend work.
Master’s Degree and a record of life-long learning including recent professional development work.
North Dakota United provides a liberal fringe benefit package, travel costs and a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To be considered for this position, please provide the following:
All materials must be sent electronically to the following:
Margolies and Potterton, NDU Search Consultants
For all questions regarding this search including confidential inquiries please contact:
Ken Margolies (East Coast)--(845) 499-6636
Jim Potterton (West Coast)--(831) 332-9324
North Dakota United is an equal opportunity employer.