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Massachusetts Teachers Association

Massachusetts Teachers Association


Political and Community Organizer

Based in Quincy, MA

 

Company Name: Massachusetts Teacher Association
Position Title: Political & Community Organizer
Location: Quincy, Massachusetts 02171 United States
Salary range: $105,733 - $119,572 Yearly Salary

The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) represents over 115,000 members and nearly 400 locals across the state and employs a full-time staff of over 150. Our members are public school teachers, faculty, professional staff, and education support professionals working at public schools, colleges, and universities. As a member-driven organization and the largest union in New England, our collective power makes MTA an influential voice for educators, students, and their communities. We are proud to be an advocate for social, racial, and economic justice and for a public education system that provides one of the cornerstones of a democratic society.

The Political and Community Organizer 1) organizes MTA members to advance the MTA legislative/policy priorities; and, 2) builds relationships with members, local leaders, and community organizations to advance a common good agenda so that educators, students, and communities can thrive; and, 3) organizes electoral support for MTA and local endorsed candidates at the local, state, and national levels. In collaboration with other field staff, the Political and Community Organizer develops member organizers and regional action teams to advance these goals.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinates initiatives and campaigns in legislative and electoral space in collaboration with MTA staff, member organizers, community organizations/coalitions, and other stakeholders.
  • Recruits new, and develops existing, member organizers and leaders through organizing trainings, one-on-ones and group meetings.
  • Organizes new, and develops existing, member action teams by establishing organizing structures with clear objectives, benchmarks, and timelines.
  • Strategizes and plans actions, working collaboratively with other MTA divisions, to engage MTA members, locals, and allies in direct action with local, state, and federal elected officials and government agencies.
  • Supports management in creating structures for communication and collaboration between MTA divisions, local unions, member leaders, coalition partners, and campaign teams.
  • Uses data strategically to assess progress and needs on various projects and campaigns.
  • Carries out responsibilities with a positive, cooperative spirit.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Trains SDCs, LPAT teams, members, and allies on political action.
  • Works with SDCs to build LPAT teams, develop strategies to achieve their goals while centering the social, racial, economic justice work of the union.
  • Collaborates with appropriate MTA staff to develop political and organizing strategies for all campaigns and initiatives.
  • Creates and coordinates (predictive dialer) phone banks, text banks, and canvases.
  • Creates scripts, pulls voter data (cuts turf), tracks results, and provides training and materials for canvases and phone/text banks.
  • With support of manager, maintains familiarity with all relevant MTA division programs, activities, and procedures and prioritizes work accordingly.
  • With support of manager maintains proficiency in VAN, Everyaction, Mobilize, and other campaign and organizing databases and tools.
  • Partners with NEA staff on MTA involvement in national campaigns.
  • Provides support to MTA committees, task forces, and other teams as assigned.
  • Carries out other related duties as needed or as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the vision and goals of the MTA and rank & file unionism.
  • 2+ years of experience on political, legislative, or organizing campaigns.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and conscientious attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork, and ability to effectively work with members, staff, elected officials, and consultants.
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and to create written materials and plans in a rapid fashion.
  • Proficiency in VAN is essential along with common computer applications including MS Suite, Google Drive, Zoom, etc
  • High energy, demonstrates initiative and positive cooperative attitude.

*MTA reserves the right to waive any qualifications at its discretion*

The MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all staff.

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