Idaho Education Association

Idaho Education Association


For covering Idaho

Join IEA in the fight to win the schools our students deserve. We are Idaho’s education union, and we are a united group of educators and school support staff who are driven to build fair and equitable schools that deliver a high-quality comprehensive education to all of Idaho’s children. We are looking for talented, innovative people who can assist and support our members who are organizing to win a strong voice and respect at work. Come help build the movement for just public schools!

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.

Knowledge and Abilities

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


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

  1. Experience in community, student, labor, political or environmental activism or organizing
  2. Fluency in Spanish is a plus!

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

IEA is committed to equal opportunity, and to considering applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, religions, and other characteristics. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences related to our core organizational values and objectives to apply.

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