The Grievance Coordinator will solicit member concerns to determine
which are contract violations, and which are issues to organize around.
When the University violates the contract, the procedure for seeking
redress is the grievance process; in conjunction with the UAW2322
Servicing Representatives, the GEO Grievance Coordinator is responsible
for managing this process.
Successful applicants will need to have a detailed familiarity with the
GEO contract, be comfortable with administrative and legal procedures,
and have a commitment to upholding the contract. Attention to detail,
strong research and interpersonal skills, assertiveness and diplomacy in
relations with University administrators, and persistence and ability to
follow-through are essential for this job. Experience working with union
contracts and knowledge of state labor laws is preferable.
Strong preference will be given to GEO members that have previous GEO
experience, including active participation with campaigns and
committees. All members in good standing of GEO-UAW 2322 for the two
consecutive semesters prior to applying are eligible to apply.
Applicants must be committed to the principles of social justice and
collective action. All GEO employees should also demonstrate willingness
to work towards the union’s collective goals and a commitment to being
part of an organization that is fighting for progressive change on the
UMass campus and beyond.
The core responsibilities for this position are investigating potential
contract violations, working with to GEO members who feel their rights
have been violated, filing grievances, attending grievance hearings, and
monitoring the resolution of grievances. The Grievance Coordinator works
closely with UAW2322 Servicing Representatives in the performance of
these duties. The Grievance Coordinator is directly supervised by the
UAW2322 President and the GEO Steering Committee.
Additional duties include, but are not limited to:
1. Educating members about the grievance procedure and providing
training and support to stewards so they can handle the first step of
2. Organizing around grievances by working with stewards as well as
Servicing Reps and GEO-UAW elected leadership.
3. Assisting with the process of publicizing successful grievances.
4. Contributing content to the GEO website and other media as
All employees are expected to devote a portion of their paid working
hours to office management tasks (i.e. holding office hours, answering
phones, taking messages, in-taking grievances, greeting members who come
into the office, etc.) and to attend meetings as required, including
regular weekly staff meetings. Some night and weekend hours may be
This position is for 20 hours per week for 2017-2018 for 52 weeks with
a June 1 start date. The salary is the same as the average campus-wide
stipend. GEO/UAW Local 2322 will provide training. People of color,
women and transgender and gender nonconforming candidates are encouraged
In order to apply, please submit:
1. A resume.
2. A cover letter stating the reasons you are interested in the position
and your qualifications.
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday,
April 14, 2017. Interviews will be on a rolling basis.
The GEO Hiring Committee