COGS is hiring two office positions for 2013-2014

COGS-UE Local 896 would like to hire two positions, a Office coordinator and a Local Organizer, for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Please see below for position information and job descriptions.  Interested parties should submit a hard copy of their cover letter and resume to the COGS office by May 3rd, 2013.

Further details on the job description can be obtained by contacting Harper Haynes (harper-haynes@uiowa.edu (mailto:harper-haynes@uiowa.edu) ), Michael Winslow (michael-winslow@uiowa.edu), and Eric Zimmer (eric-zimmer@uiowa.edu).  If interested, please send a letter of application outlining your qualifications and a resume to: COGS Hiring Committee, COGS-UE Local 896, 20 E. Market St., Ste. 210, Iowa City, IA 52245.  The application deadline is May, 3 2013, at 5:00pm.

2013-2014 Local Organizer Job Posting

COGS-UE Local 896 would like to hire a part-time Organizer (10 hours/week averaged over the employment period) to assist with various critical tasks related member organizing.

The Organizer’s responsibilities include regular one-on-one member organizing, including office and house visits; participating in and coordinating group organizing activities; using the COGS member database to provide information to officers and stewards; and other organizing duties. The Organizer will work under the direction of the Vice-President for Organizing.

The position will begin August 1, 2013 and run through May 15, 2014.  The salary is $8,398.00 for the period, to be paid in monthly installments at the end of each month worked.

Required qualifications include union awareness and commitment to labor causes; union and grassroots organizing experience; excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and motivational skills; self-motivated, detail-oriented worker able to manage multiple ongoing tasks; and familiarity with graduate employee working conditions.

Previous work as a steward or organizer a plus, but not required. Candidates for elected office (including trustee) for 2013-2014, and members of the ad-hoc hiring committee, are ineligible to apply.

This position is not a University appointment.  Depending on visa status, international students may not be eligible for employment under federal regulations.  Further details on the job description can be obtained by contacting Harper Haynes (harper-haynes@uiowa.edu (mailto:harper-haynes@uiowa.edu) ), Michael Winslow (michael-winslow@uiowa.edu), and Eric Zimmer (eric-zimmer@uiowa.edu).  If interested, please send a letter of application outlining your qualifications and a resume to: COGS Hiring Committee, COGS-UE Local 896, 20 E. Market St., Ste. 210, Iowa City, IA 52245.  The application deadline is May, 3 2013, at 5:00pm.

2013-2014 Office Coordinator Job Posting

COGS-UE Local 896 would like to hire a part-time Office Coordinator (10 hours/week averaged over the employment period) to assist with various critical tasks related to membership records, organizing, and office management.

The Office Coordinator’s responsibilities will include: maintenance of the COGS membership database; processing of new member information; bulk mailing responsibilities; and other organizing and office duties. The Office Coordinator will work under the direction of the Vice-President for Organizing.

The position will begin July 15, 2013 and run through May 15, 2014.  The salary is $8,840.00 for the period, to be paid in monthly installments at the end of each month worked.

Minimum qualifications are: 1) a strong commitment to the mission and members of COGS; 2) strong organizational skills; 3) some experience with Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Approach, Access or other database programs; and 4) excellent writing skills.

Previous experience with basic office management, and work as a steward or organizer a plus, but not required. Candidates for elected office (including trustee) for 2013-14, and members of the ad-hoc hiring committee, are ineligible to apply.

This position is not a University appointment.  Depending on visa status, international students may not be eligible for employment under federal regulations.  Further details on the job description can be obtained by contacting Harper Haynes (harper-haynes@uiowa.edu (mailto:harper-haynes@uiowa.edu) ), Michael Winslow (michael-winslow@uiowa.edu), and Eric Zimmer (eric-zimmer@uiowa.edu).  If interested, please send a letter of application outlining your qualifications and a resume to: COGS Hiring Committee, COGS-UE Local 896, 20 E. Market St., Ste. 210, Iowa City, IA 52245.  The application deadline is May, 3 2013, at 5:00pm.