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Executive Director

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Public Interest

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Non-practicing Attorney

Date Last Verified

Oct 02, 2020

Valid Through

Jan 15, 2021

Posted on

Sep 02, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Seattle, WA, United States

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Executive Director
Duties: Manage and oversee the administration, communications, budgeting, governance, organizing and member outreach, legislative advocacy, and general operations for the Locals. Negotiate, administer and enforce the Union’s collective bargaining agreements covering Seattle and Portland Local members working at television and radio stations and regularly coordinate and report to the National News & Broadcast Department on this work. Administer collective bargaining agreements for performers employed in commercials, feature and independent film, corporate/educational programs, interactive games, and other work that may be covered under agreements. Administer Local Board meetings. Provide clear and concise reporting to the Local Boards as well as the locals’ leadership. Ensure compliance with local and national constitutions, all policies and adopted procedures. Provide support and guidance to member leadership. Develop and carry out internal and external policies, procedures, programs and outreach efforts. Provide leadership training and other programming for member leaders, including work with local and national committees and liaisons. Serve as a liaison to all relevant local member committees, either directly or through supervision of appropriate staff. Develop and maintain internal and external relationships. Work collaboratively with all departments to further strategic mission. Work with external stakeholders and industry partners within the Locals jurisdictions. Monitor staff performance to ensure successful operations and activities. This includes engagement, training and development. Ensure local office compliance with all People & Culture and organizational policies. Promote a culture of excellence and collaboration within the Local office. Perform other duties as assigned or as the situation dictates.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in relevant field from an accredited college/university and five years applicable experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Juris Doctor or advanced degree in labor relations preferred. 5+ years' management/supervisory level experience, preferably in labor, entertainment, or non-profit. Experience in labor negotiations, collective bargaining, labor organizations, union organizing, or non-profit administration preferred. Knowledge of entertainment and/or news and broadcast industry, as well as issues affecting creative artists a plus. Advanced level of management experience and demonstrated leadership skills required to effectively manage and develop a team and individual contributors. Negotiation and/or collective bargaining skills: proven ability to mediate disputes and negotiate with tact and diplomacy, and general knowledge of federal and state labor law. Exceptional communication skills in English, both oral and written; consultative skills to gain the respect and trust from staff and leadership alike in building impactful solutions. Expert interpersonal skills: high degree of patience and tact, and must be able to cultivate relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and with varied skill sets, both internally and externally. Able to use sound judgment, discretion, and maintain confidentiality on sensitive matters. Able to organize, prioritize and coordinate multiple assignments and projects; able to thrive in a highly dynamic work environment; able to develop creative solutions. Have the self-confidence to take an unpopular position, if appropriate, as well as the judgement to know when to back away from an issue and support a consensus perspective. Proficient in PC applications and Internet-based systems. Working knowledge of publications and social media. Must be available and willing to work extended hours per day or per week, including weekends and holidays, as determines is necessary to meet its business needs. Must be willing to travel as necessary for to meet its business needs.

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Job ID: 2020-1504

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