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Field Representative
Metro area

Based in Quincy, MA


The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) is a union, dedicated to improving the workplace and the quality of life for all education employees and to protecting their hard-won rights. Equally important, we are an association of highly qualified professionals, committed to establishing and maintaining optimal conditions for student learning from preschool through graduate school.

The Affiliate Services Division is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Field Representative, who will be responsible for the delivery of the full services of the MTA/NEA in our Metro area. Our ideal candidate will ensure the active participation of local associations and their members in the political and legislative activities of the MTA/NEA.

The duties for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Pursue active and aggressive program of public relations with civic and community groups, and leaders in the Representative's region.
  • Conduct periodic assessments of membership needs and appropriately periodic evaluations of the quality of field and recommend to the Regional Manager program activities to improve the quality of services to better meet the needs of the members.
  • Direct all activities of the MTA/NEA in the event of crises related to collective bargaining, employment security, professional quality, organizational integrity, legal rights, or legislative activity in areas to which the Representative is assigned by the Regional Manager.
  • Ensures effective representation in collective bargaining and contract enforcement.  
  • Expedites all request for services of members.
  • Designs and conducts programs and activities with the appropriate program divisions of MTA/NEA to ensure widespread understanding of the activities and to improve local association leadership development and organizational improvement.
  • Pursues an ongoing internal organizing program in locals.

To be successful in the role you will need:

  • Bachelor's and Master's degrees are preferred. 
  • Commitment to the goals of the organized teaching profession. 
  • Proven ability to be an effective writer and speaker.  
  • Collective bargaining experience. 
  • Organizing experience. 
  • Evidence of interest in personal professional growth.
  • Evidence of ability to function harmoniously with a wide variety of groups and individuals.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and e-mail systems.
  • Experience with or active participation in local, state, and national professional associations. 
  • Willingness to travel and to work nights and weekends. 
  • Automobile or personal transportation is required. 

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