Idaho Education Association

Idaho Education Association


For covering Idaho


Join IEA in the fight to win the schools our students deserve.

IEA seeks Organizers that desire to organize and assist building strong local unions. The applicants selected for the position will have a passion for building union power and capacity to win. This work will often be in strategically complicated, deeply conservative communities, around educator issues and values that unite us all.

This position reports to the Organizing Coordinator or Region Director.

IEA is willing to work with and train the right individuals that have comparable experiences, knowledge and skills.

This position involves often long and irregular hours, some weekend work, and travel.

JOB OPENING: Organizer

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and résumé to: jobs@idahoea.org, and include “Organizer” in the title of the email

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Until position is filled

Knowledge and Abilities

  1. Understanding of the labor movement and the role of public education in our democracy
  2. Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal relationship
  3. Efficient time management and organizational skills
  4. Ability to work independently


  1. Organize and mobilize educators
  2. Identify, recruit and develop workplace leadership
  3. Provide on-the-job training for member leadership, particularly worksite leadership, on one-on-one organizing and recruitment conversations
  4. Conduct and train/coach member leadership on how to conduct effective large-scale organizing and membership recruitment meetings
  5. Conduct and train/coach member leadership on how to build an effective Organizing Committee
  6. Identify workplace organizing issues, develop worksite organizing plans and collective action plans and execute plans with broader leadership team
  7. Assist Region Directors and local leadership in local and region-wide organizing plan implementation
  8. Assist in the implementation of state-wide organizing initiatives and programs
  9. Make appointments for site/school visits, one-on-one visits, and other interactions with current and potential members
  10. Enter assessments and other data, analyze data and track progress toward reaching goals
  11. Occasional short-term travel to other parts of the state or country
  12. Report supervisors progress on planned activities and goals to appropriate colleagues and supervisor
  13. Create and effect a personal development plan
  14. Solicit assistance to achieve goals
  15. Create workplans that reflect both the goals of the IEA and local association(s) assigned
  16. Participate in regular team meetings

Required Qualifications

  1. Work independently and in team relationships with colleagues
  2. Ability to work with a diverse set of individuals
  3. Demonstrated commitment to social, racial, economic and educational justice
  4. Maintenance of a valid driver's license and insured vehicle
  5. Willingness to work long and irregular hours, often with extensive travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in community, student, labor, political or environmental activism or organizing

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