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Michigan Education Association

Michigan Education Association


Organizer

Based in East Lansing, MI

 

Michigan Education Association is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, and other minorities are encouraged to apply.

This is a TEMPORARY position in accordance with Article 8.1.A.3 of the MEA PSA Contract. Duration is approximately one year.

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS: Per MEA-PSA contract

STAFF RELATIONSHIP: Responsible to Marcy Kamienecki, Associate Executive Director

EMPLOYMENT DATE: As soon as possible

TO APPLY:
Send application and résumé to:

Human Resources Department
Michigan Education Association
1350 Kendale Blvd., P.O. Box 2573
East Lansing, MI 48826-2573
EMAIL: BHitchcock@mea.org

GENERAL SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Organizer position will assist with a new unit organizing campaign on the campus of Michigan State University. Working with the campaign lead, the Organizer will engage potential members in organizing conversations and engage potential leaders in organizing activities. The ability to hold and model organizing conversations, including providing constructive feedback is essential.

ASSIGNED DUTIES:

  • Hold organizing conversations with potential members;
  • Train and model organizing conversation with potential member leaders:
  • Coordinate an evolving series of organizing activities;
  • Record data from conversations and provide to campaign lead;
  • Complete Power Mapping for different departments, extension campuses and track on a regular basis;
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of creative campaign strategies and organizing approaches;
  • Campaign coordination experience;
  • Culturally competent;
  • Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in advocacy and issue organizing;
  • Ability to develop strategy around issues and to communicate those strategies;
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds;
  • General computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office and database skills;
  • Fluency in oral and written communication;
  • Ability to listen actively and frame issues;
  • Good driving record and valid driver’s license.

PREFERRED REQUIRMENTS:

  • Experience working with higher education staff;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Michigan State University;
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

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