Monday, August 13, 2007

CSUEU Administrator/Chief of Staff job posting

Ever wondered what CSUEU's job postings and job descriptions look like? Here's one which was put out as part of our recent search for a new administrator. This post is from the Union Jobs Clearinghouse site; it looks as though there was one on which has already been taken down.


California State University Employees Union (CSUEU)
1129 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


The CSUEU, SEIU Local 2579, an affiliate of California State Employees Association (CSEA), is the exclusive representative for 16,000 employees in the California State University System (CSU). CSUEU represents a diverse workforce, including more than 200 classifications working in administrative, health care, technical, and facilities support positions. The CSU includes 23 campuses, from Humboldt to San Diego, and the Chancellor's Office.

The CSUEU Administrator/Chief of Staff is responsible for the supervision and direction of all staff in the implementation of the policies and programs of CSUEU. The current staffing includes administrative support staff, senior labor relations representatives and an attorney in CSUEU headquarters in Sacramento, and an additional 10 field staff assigned to campuses throughout California

Duties include:

  • Managing, directing and supervising all staff assigned to CSUEU.
  • Supervising all CSUEU programs pertaining to collective bargaining, organizing, representation, research, communications, legal services, legislative programs, financial and administrative support
  • Building positive, productive and cooperative relationships with elected CSUEU leaders and members, CSEA Central Support managers and other labor organizations
  • Implementing and supporting programs and services determined by the CSUEU Board of Directors and/or the CSUEU Executive Officer Committee
  • Monitoring and assuring compliance with current budgeting and financial management procedures as determined by the CSUEU Board, the Vice President for Finance, and the CSEA Chief Financial Officer ($5 million+ budget)
  • Working out of Sacramento and traveling/attending board meetings, and other meetings as required


Education: Graduation from a 4 year university

Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of experience in administration and supervision within organized labor in a management position


  • Ability to speak and write effectively
  • Familiarity with common software programs (Microsoft) and electronic mail
  • A working knowledge of spreadsheets and the ability to analyze budgets
    Ability to assist leadership with the development/implementation of long-term goals
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with a diverse staff and membership

Education: Graduate degree in related field


  • Familiarity with both public and private sector labor law
  • Experience in a higher education environment
  • Demonstrated success in public and private sector organizing campaigns
  • Proven leadership in management and direction of a diverse organization

Dependent on Experience

Exceptional Benefits Package

Cover letter and résumé should be sent to:

Pam Smolich
CSEA HR Director
1108 "O" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 326-4221
(916) 326-4215 (fax)

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