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Organizational Specialist
Association Leadership and Organizational Development

MSEA Headquarters, Annapolis, MD


ABOUT MSEA: Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) is the Maryland affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA). MSEA is a union and professional association headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland representing more than 72,000 educators and school employees working in Maryland’s public schools. MSEA is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning experience; negotiating professional compensation, and advocating for increased education funding and working conditions for public school employees; promoting academic achievement for all students; and protecting labor, civil and human rights for all.

Job Summary:
MSEA is seeking applicants to fill the vacancy of Organizational Specialist – Association Leadership and Organizational Development in the Annapolis, Maryland headquarters. The Organizational Specialist coordinates the development and implementation of various MSEA conferences, training programs, events, and debriefings, such as the Summer Leadership Conference, committee training programs, and educator appreciation day. This position is responsible for designing and conducting presentations, seminars, and workshops, and providing adult learning theory, facilitation and training techniques. This is a bargaining unit position that reports to a manager in the Center for Affiliates and Advocacy.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serves as staff liaison to the Leadership Development, Minority Affairs, and Women’s Concerns Committees.
  • Coordinates the MSEA Student Program and establishes relationships between college student chapters and neighboring MSEA K-12 affiliates (e.g., Towson University and TABCO, Bowie State University and PGCEA, etc.).
  • Promotes and works for the implementation of and adherence to the policies and programs adopted by MSEA/NEA.
  • Develops a collegial and professional relationship with staff and members to move association programs forward.
  • Negotiates contracts for training facilities and submit drafts for approval by the field, legal, financial, and executive departments.
  • Works extended hours, including evenings and weekends when necessary, in order to perform assigned responsibilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Baccalaureate Degree required.
  • Undergraduate or graduate training in labor relations, organizational development, adult learning, or equivalent job experience in a related field strongly desired.
  • Successful candidate should possess:
    • demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to public education;
    • practical knowledge and skill as an adult trainer and facilitator with a wide range of technical methods, strategies, principles, and practices;
    • excellent speaking, writing and database management skills;
    • an in-depth understanding of diversity and ethnic minority concerns;
    • demonstrated ability to write articles, talking points, reports, and produce products that inform or persuade targeted audiences or promote action in support of complex issues;
    • demonstrated ability to perform duties with a high level of efficiency and accuracy, while handling multiple and complex tasks simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions;
    • demonstrated ability to exercise independent and expert judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness;
    • demonstrated ability to work independently, in a team environment, and as a team leader;
    • demonstrated ability to work with confidential data of major importance and maintain confidentiality;
    • demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize complex data into a coherent story;
    • demonstrated ability to plan and carry out work projects while altering and refining the methods, strategies, and techniques utilized;
    • demonstrated ability to develop productive and sustained relationships with diverse groups and individuals inside and outside the organization;
    • demonstrated ability to influence, motivate or lead persons or groups in gaining compliance with Association objectives by persuasion or negotiation;
    • demonstrated ability to negotiate on behalf of the organization; and
    • Has or is able to obtain and maintain a valid US driver's license that complies with the State of Maryland.

This position offers a generous benefits package.

Application Procedure: To be considered for this position, complete the MSEA employment application, it can also be found on the career site of www.marylandeducators.org/careers-msea and submit along with a cover letter and your resume to careers@mseanea.org by February 13, 2017.

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