Organiser – Recruitment, Training and Campaigning Unit (RTC)

Australian Education Union Vic Branch
General Overview
There are two full time permanent vacancies for the role of the Recruitment, Training and Campaigning Unit (RTC) is to build AEU workplace strength by increasing membership levels and developing activism and involvement in the union.
The organiser works as part of a team to recruit new members, find and develop activists, build union structures, and encourage involvement in union campaigns in order to implement the goals of the AEU articulated through the organisation’s Strategic Vision.
Annual Salary of $99,818
Applicants must address the Selection Criteria to be considered.
Position Description and Selection Criteria can also be found on the AEU website www.aeuvic.asn.au

Job Description
• To recruit, retain and activate union members from all occupations/sectors of membership.
• To promote membership awareness of and involvement in, the formulation and implementation of the union’s objectives with a particular emphasis on effective interaction with members at sub-branch and regional levels.
• To activate formal union structures at the sub-branch and regional levels including identifying and recruiting new representatives.
• To be actively involved in the union’s industrial campaigns including encouraging representative and member involvement and activity.
• To participate in the development, and implementation of AEU representative and membership education activities.
• To engage in the resolution of collective disputes and grievances.
• To establish and maintain liaison with employer representatives and with education and industrial groups or organisations, and other stakeholders where appropriate.
• To assist with the preparation of union publicity of educational and industrial matters.
• To provide information, analysis, advice and support to Union Committees, Branch Executive and Union Councils, as required.
• To identify emerging issues of concern which require further action and to bring them to the attention of Leadership.
• To visit workplaces regularly as part of implementing the Team’s Organising Plans.
• To participate, when required, in the formulation, case preparation, negotiation and advocacy of the union’s claims and provide back up, when agreed/necessary, for individual member cases.
• To maintain up-to-date knowledge and resource materials pertaining to all aspects of members employment.
• Maintain relevant files in relation to required duties including input of data on to the AEU Membership Data Base
• Liaise with their Team Leader and the RTC Manager regarding the management of individual cases where it is agreed this should occur
• For RTC organisers based in the country, to manage the Union’s regional office
• Undertake other duties as required by the Branch Secretary.

Essential Experience and Qualifications
• An understanding of organising theory, strategy and practice and application of the principles and techniques of organising
• Demonstrated ability to conduct successful organising campaigns that build membership and sustainable union structures
• Ability to develop, implement and analyse organising plans
• Ability to provide advice, mentor, coach and develop AEU representatives and activists
• High level verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including:
- the ability to communicate with a diverse audience
- the ability to communicate complex matters clearly, objectively, and calmly
- the ability to organise and recruit over the phone and in person
- the ability to write clear, accurate and concise documents
• Ability to build and maintain effective professional relationships with key stakeholders including working as part of a team
• Ability to show initiative and demonstrate high level organisational skills including being able to work to deadlines, prioritise work, and manage multiple matters concurrently
• Demonstrated active commitment to unionism
• An understanding of and commitment to Public Education
• Current Victorian Drivers Licence

Desired Experience and Qualifications
Highly Desirable
• Relevant tertiary qualifications
• Ability to provide advice, mentor, coach, and develop other staff in undertaking RTC work
• Understanding of gender and employment issues as they apply to a union in which the majority of the members are women.

• Demonstrated skills and experience in handling member questions and cases including development of materials and documents, negotiation and advocacy of cases to resolution including before tribunals


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Australian Education Union Vic Branch

Closing Date

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Closing Time

12:00 PM


112 Trenerry Cres
Abbotsford, Victoria 3067

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Contact Name

Jenny Evans, HR and Organistational Development Manager

Contact Email

Contact Phone

03 9417 2822

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