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Virginia Education Association

Virginia Education Association


Organizing Specialist
Organizing And Field Support

Based in Northern Virginia
 

Date of Posting: October 14, 2020  
Deadline for Applying: November 14, 2020
Reports to: Director, Organizing and Field Support

Position and Area Description
The primary focus of the Organizing Specialist position will be the Fairfax Education Association, facilitating strategic planning, targeting and training, recruitment and retention of members with locals of Northern Virginia.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of related work experience.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, database management and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated membership organizing skills. 
  • Successful work experience in public schools or associations advocating. for public schools preferred. 
  • Highly developed and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated positive collaborative working relationships. 
  • Experience in developing and delivering training to adults.
  • Self-starter able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Core Job Functions

  • Assist member leaders in targeted locals with the creation and implementation of membership recruitment plans and ensuring accountability for those plans.
  • Promote member activism around identified local association goals.
  • Provide support and advice in conjunction with member leaders and UniServ Directors.
  • Provide training in one-on-one relational engagement.
  • Develop a culture for using data and systems for recording data, and analyzing and acting on data acquired from these engagements.
  • Assist members in recruitment and retention of new members.
  • Provide training support in targeted locals to sustain membership recruitment, engagement and activism around relational and issue organizing campaigns.
  • Identify and develop potential new activists.
  • Assist member leaders with the creation of enhanced local infrastructure.

Salary and Benefits
This is a position covered by the VEA/Staff Master Contract.  Salary is negotiable depending upon applicant’s experience and qualifications. The hiring range for this position is $68,000 to the low $70s.  The contract also includes an excellent benefits package.  

To Apply
Please visit veanea.org/about/vea-careers/

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