Associate Director of Research - Negotiations Assistance

NJEA announces an opening for an associate director in the Research and Economic Services Division.

The responsibilities of this position include:  analyzing and developing school employee salary schedules; analyzing school district budgets and audits; preparing and presenting information related to school employee contract negotiations, fact-finding and/or arbitration; and analyzing legislation and developing position papers on economic issues related to school district operations.

Candidates should possess advanced training in and/or knowledge of existing practices and trends in school employee contract provisions and negotiations.  Familiarity with the components of school employee salary schedules and how they are modified is essential as is a working knowledge of mathematics and computer technology.  Advanced understanding and practical familiarity with Microsoft Excel is a must.  Effective writing skills are also essential.

While not required, experience in public education, knowledge of statistics, training or experience in business administration or familiarity with the principles of finance will all be considered favorably.

The position requires extensive travel within the state of New Jersey and a schedule which frequently requires non-traditional work hours.

A competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package including excellent pension benefits, health insurance, and paid vacation are provided.

Interested candidates should submit an expression of interest along with a resume via e-mail no later than January 19, 2015 to:

Dawn Goatley
Administrative Assistant to the Director
Research and Economic Services Division

An application will be forwarded for completion based on a review of the submitted resume.  Completed applications must be returned no later than February 2, 2015

NJEA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.