Assistant Executive Director
Full Time Job
POSITION PURPOSE: The Assistant Executive Director, Dallas-Fort Worth, works closely with the Executive Director, Dallas-Fort Worth, to provide administrative, operational, educational and outreach support to the Locals served through the Dallas-Fort Worth Local office. This person will be expected to work productively with performers, agents, producers, various members of the industry, and Local and National staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
(This section provides a general summary of the most significant job duties performed. It does not explain in detail every single duty performed.)
• Works to support and cultivate member leadership, including work with Local boards and committees.
• Fields questions about contracts. Supports the administration and enforcement of collective bargaining agreements. Conducts research and creates reports related to contract initiatives.
• Assists in managing and projecting locals' budgets and other related financial matters.
• Performs administrative work as it relates to relevant locals, projects and other work as assigned.
• Establishes and maintains regular communications with SAG-AFTRA members including outreach, composing newsletters, print and email communications, and training and guidance.
• Helps to facilitate programming or workshops for members.
• Develops and maintains SAG-AFTRA's relationships with selected industry stakeholders and strategic partners, including SAG-AFTRA members and staff, entertainment unions, labor and community organizations (e.g., state and local affiliates of the AFL-CIO), etc.
• Works closely with member leadership and staff to help facilitate internal and external organizing efforts.
• Liaises or otherwise takes part in legislative advocacy efforts in connection with the state's film tax credit program and other legislative matters that may affect SAG-AFTRA members.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
(The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.)
• Advanced level of management experience and demonstrated leadership skills required to effectively manage and develop team and individual contributors.
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills in order to explain complex subject matter, promote collaboration and teamwork, build consensus, and persuade others
• Responsible; self-directed; pro-active; excellent follow-through.
• Fast learner to acquire sufficient, broad-based understanding of all relevant SAG-AFTRA contracts, and of the key priorities in the Locals to be served.
• Ability to communicate persuasively and effectively with various constituencies, including local members, Locals' and National staff.
• Excellent listening skills.
• Understanding of teamwork.
• Must have high level initiative and ability to work independently to handle responsibilities that are often unsupervised.
• Must be able to work creatively in a challenging environment where constructive suggestions/directions are encouraged.
• Ability to develop and make presentations.
• Superlative interpersonal skills: High degree of patience and tact, and must be able to cultivate respectful, strategic and collaborative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds both internally and externally.
• Hold yourself and others accountable for a high level of performance and integrity.
• Have an understanding and awareness of worker rights impacting SAG-AFTRA members.
• Must be available and willing to work extended hours per day or per week, including weekends and holidays, as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary to meet its business needs.
• Must be available and willing to travel to such locations and with such frequency as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.
• Undergraduate degree in relevant field from an accredited college/university and 5 years' applicable experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
• 5 -7 years' management/supervisory experience, preferred.
• Knowledge of entertainment industry, as well as issues affecting creative artists and professional workers, strongly preferred.
• Knowledge and experience with problem solving and teamwork in an organizational setting.
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