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NEO Coordinator and Trainer

AFSCME Council 28
Olympia, WA (CN28)
Starts at $76,685 - $88,773
Posting Date:
April 28, 2020

Who We Are:

The Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) has a long history of fighting for workers’ rights and employee benefits while tackling social justice issues with passion and energy. The WFSE, Council 28 has been operating in the state capital for over 75 years and our staff fight for fairness and equality as well as ensuring the hard working men and women of state government, higher education institutions, and public service workers get better pay, better health care, better retirement, and a healthy work environment. There’s more to accomplish, and with the right personnel, we believe we can accomplish it. Come join our team and be a part of a larger mission that will make an impact for years to come. Learn more about who we are at:

What We’re Looking For:

As an experienced coordinator and trainer, this position is responsible for implementing our New Employee Outreach (NEO) program for the members of WFSE, AFSCME Council 28. This position is responsible for coordinating with staff and member leaders to identify, train, develop and support member leaders to conduct successful New Employee Orientations using best practices. This position is also responsible for training initiatives that professionalize member skills and develops staff and member leaders to effectively carry out the strategy and purpose of the NEO program. 

May assist with internal organizing campaigns at worksites to include both in-person and video conferencing. Works with WFSE Leaders and staff to develop a comprehensive NEO program for new members joining our union. Leadership development, member organizing, new member/new leader orientation. Additional duties include:

  • Conducts effective on-boarding and NEO sessions and monitors and evaluates the training program’s effectiveness, success, and reports to WFSE Leadership on the status of the program. 
  • Trains staff and member leaders who are responsible for meeting with new members and explaining the benefits of our Union.
  • Researches and recommends changes or improvements to the program. 
  • Stays current on new trends and tools in employee development and adult learning.

Required Qualifications:

  • Proven work experience as a training coordinator or manager. 
  • Experience in Labor Education.
  • Track record in designing and executing successful training programs.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Experience conducting successful organizing campaigns.
  • Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in leadership development, education, human resources or related field.
  • Working knowledge in MS Office (especially Powerpoint).

Special Note:

This position is overtime exempt and may be required to work some weekends.  Travel is normally limited to the assigned area of responsibility.  Must have a valid driver’s license, use of personal vehicle, and valid vehicle insurance.  Release of driving record required prior to interview.  Out of state candidates must provide drive record at the time of interview.  Benefits include annual and sick leave, cell phone allowance, medical/dental, life, and long term disability insurance, and holidays. Salary range is $76,685 – $88,773 and will be determined commensurate with experience.  

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position(s), applicants must submit a resume, letter of interest, and at least three (3) professional references to: Your letter of interest should clearly explain how your experience, training, and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.

This position is open until filled; however, first round of application assessments will be conducted fourteen (14) days after the initial job posting date. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible.

The Washington Federation of State Employees is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and equal access in a non-discriminatory manner to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any real or perceived sensory, mental, or physical disability.
Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or for an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Director, Ben McDonald at (360) 352-7603 or Persons of disability or those who are deaf or hard of hearing can call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. The WFSE complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the Federal Form I-9. The selected candidate must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States consistent with the requirements of that form on the first day of employment.