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12 May 2021

Part-Time Coalition of Graduate Employees Operations Support Staff

CGE_6069 – Posted by CGE_6069 Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Coalition of Graduate Employees Operations Support

Are you interested in supporting a community advocating for collective issues? The Coalition of Graduate Employees (American Federation of Teachers, Local 6069) is a labor union representing graduate teaching and research assistants at Oregon State University with just this mission! We are hiring a permanent part-time operations support position at 0.5 Full Time Equivalency (i.e., 20 hours a week) to support the union in its day-to-day operations. Earliest review of applications will begin June 8th, 2021. The anticipated start date will be around September 1st, 2021.

Bookkeeping, including payroll, tax payments, and assistance with audit and budget.
Record organization and maintenance.
Assist Organizer with union member and leadership recruitment and material development.
Communication with OSU graduate employees and OSU administration.
Office management and other duties as needed.

Organizational and/or personal budgeting experience.
Comfortable with computers, software (like word processor and spreadsheets), and minor troubleshooting.
Communication with a diversity of people and organizations through multiple methods.

Union awareness and commitment to labor causes.
Familiarity with institutions of higher education.
Record keeping (electronic and hard copy).
Familiarity with Quickbooks or similar software.

COMPETENCY QUALIFICATIONS: Ideal candidates will demonstrate the following competencies.
Initiative and self-motivation.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Commitment to social justice.

The position requires manual dexterity, auditory and visual skills, and the ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.
The majority of the work is in the CGE office, with occasional travel around campus and Corvallis required.

This a half-time, permanent position covered under a collective bargaining agreement. Compensation is salaried depending on experience with a base salary of $30,500. Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation, holidays, and other leave.
The normal workweek is Monday-Friday, and the normal workday is four hours worked between 8 AM and 9 PM. Specific work hours within that range are flexible, based on the needs of CGE and its employees. Occasional evening or weekend work is required.

Affirmative Action Statement

CGE is an AA/EEO employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. CGE is committed to increasing the participation of women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals in all aspects of the union. For that reason, CGE encourages all applicants to use the cover letter, resume, references, or an additional info sheet in a format and length of your choosing, to disclose any information (voluntarily) as it relates to:
Any relevant facts about the applicant’s identity as it relates to the applicant’s experience working around racial, gender, and economic justice.
Any past experiences addressing issues of racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, etc, and how that experience empowered those people who are directly affected by institutionalized discrimination (women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, etc), and put those affected individuals at the forefront of organizing efforts in an empowering way.
Your potential future role as you see it as an employee with CGE and how you would address institutional forms of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc within the union, at OSU, and/or in the broader Corvallis community.

CGE has historically organized around social justice issues and is committed to continuing that tradition and increasing those efforts. Recent examples of issues around which we have organized include: affordable housing and employer-provided housing assistance, survivor-centered reforms, building anti-racist unions, remote work expense compensation, and others.

CGE encourages applicants to share similar organizing experiences and goals. Providing this information is voluntary. Preference will be given to applicants who exhibit experience, passion, and an ongoing desire to overcome institutional and interpersonal forms of racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, ableism, etc, and who have experience working in communities of color, with women, in queer communities, in low-income communities, etc.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to newboldc@oregonstate.edu. Please put the words "Operations Support" in the subject.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: Equity, Justice, labor organizing, POC, queer, Union, and women. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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