COGS Job Postings for 2014/2015

COGS-UE Local 896 is hiring for two positions, an Organizer and an Office Cooridinator, for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Please see below for position information and job descriptions.  Interested parties should submit a copy of their cover letter and resume to the COGS office by May 3rd, 2014.

Further details on the job description can be obtained by contacting Harper Haynes ([email protected]), [email protected], or [email protected].  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 and/or [email protected]  The application deadline is May 3, 2014, at 5:00pm.

In Solidarity,
Harper Haynes
VP for Organizing

2014-2015 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, 2014 and run through May 15, 2015.  The salary is $8,588.00 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 2014-2015, 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 ([email protected]), [email protected], or [email protected].  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, 2014, at 5:00pm.

2014-2015 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, 2014 and run through May 15, 2015.  The salary is $9,040.00 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 2014-15, 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 ([email protected]), [email protected], or [email protected].  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, 2014, at 5:00pm.