Must have a strong understanding of the Contract, Code and Statute and Past Practices. Be able to work with executive officers to consider all grievances solely on their merits; looking at only the facts and evidence. Investigate each grievance promptly and vigorously, interview the grievant, follow up on all leads, contact witnesses, and investigate all the evidence thoroughly. Write and present grievance at each stage of the process. Grievances must be filed and appealed to the next level within specific time limits. Keep records; notes from every stage of the grievance investigation and at every grievance meeting; notes of all meetings or phone discussions with the grievant; keep copies of all correspondence and keep the grievant informed. Make decision in representing a member on three criteria only: (a) the evidence from your investigation; (b) past successes or failures in similar cases; or (c) the importance of the grievance to the entire bargaining unit.
PUBLIC RELATIONS: PRIDE and COMMUNITY ACTION
Engage members and the Community by bringing the “Schools to the Community and Community to the Schools”. Help educate the community on what they can do to become more involved in the public schools. Create opportunities to interact with parents and the public, offer opportunities to illustrate the importance of family and community involvement in children’s education, the need to build stronger links between the community and the public schools. Work with NTEA executive board and the NJEA to apply for PRIDE grants. Coordinate activities and organize execution of event.
Work with Executive Officers and the NJEA to effectively communicate the Association’s message across multiple media platforms. With the NJEA and President or delegated Officer; create, design, maintain web-based communication. Receive reports from officers, committees and any special committees, format, organize and appropriately place information on specific areas (Public/Members Only) of web-based platform. Work with Committees to help publicize events or latest update; help gather data from membership via web-based platform.
LEGISLATIVE ACTION TEAM: (LAT) The LAT will work with NJEA, Government
Relations, Congressional Contact Committee and others to learn about legislative, political and regulatory goals at the state and federal levels, as well as issues at the local and county association levels. LAT members will share this information with their local associations, where they will assist members in taking action. LAT representatives will be responsible for organizing actions; which may include contacting elected or appointed officials, recruiting volunteers to work on campaigns, attending lobby days at the Legislature or the State Board of Education, and meeting with legislators. LAT members must become well versed in the impacts of proposed legislation on education and our members. Willing to speak for the collective and represent our profession, community and students.
BUDGET AND NEGOTIATIONS:
Review checks and payments (NTEA and BOE). Work with the Treasurer, Executive Officers and Chairpersons of Committees to review budget, processes, and implementation of committee tasks. Collect data on multiple metrics for use in negotiating conditions and compensations for membership. Conduct annual audit; Define, collect and process data concerning monetary compensation for negotiations.
PROFESSIONAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Gain knowledge of the evaluation system and the supports offered through the district and the NJEA, DEAC, and SCIP. Keep a record of programs and curriculums running throughout the district and the training and supports offered. Review Board Policies and Procedures, State and Federal Code and Statute. Gain a deep understanding of contractual language and practices within the district.
Committee reports – All Association Committees~
Must state the purpose and scope of Committee, Committee members, Accomplishments for present year, outcomes of actions; recommendations for growth and best practices.