Massachusetts Teachers Association

Massachusetts Teachers Association

FTTE Environmental Health & Safety Representative / Organizer

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 Field & Organizing Division is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Environmental Health & Safety Rep/Organizer (FTTE).  This position is in response to the COVID public health crisis. The role will provide access to environmental health & safety resources, including health & safety training, to MTA staff and local leaders; assist MTA staff and local leaders to support existing local EH&S committees and/or assist MTA staff and local leaders to organize new local EH&S committees where none are in place.


  • Create and maintain a central repository of EH&S resources for the use of MTA staff and local leaders and local EH&S activists
  • In collaboration with the MTA EH&S committee, create fact sheets, checklists, and support materials for MTA staff and local EH&S committees
  • Assist MTA staff and local leaders in supporting local EH&S committees
  • Assist MTA staff and local leaders in creating & developing local EH&S committees in locals where none yet exist
  • Provide training on health and safety to staff and local leaders
  • Collaborate and/or facilitate H&S research projects within the MTA
  • Conduct periodic EH&S surveys
  • Facilitate the engagement of outside consultants to conduct health and safety assessments


  • Understanding of, and experience with, unions and collective bargaining
  • Experience providing EH&S services in the workplace – such as indoor air quality testing, HVAC assessments, asbestos assessments, ergonomics, etc
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to workplace EH&S
  • Experience providing EH&S training
  • Commitment to a vision of a labor movement that advances racial, social, and economic justice and a common good agenda
  • Effective writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and long hours when needed
  • Driver’s license and access to a car required
  • H&S certifications preferred

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a résumé and cover letter. Apply HERE!

The MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. We strongly encourage applicants from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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