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Massachusetts Teachers Association

Massachusetts Teachers Association


Regional Organizer

Based in Auburn, 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 a qualified applicant for the position of Regional Organizer who will be responsible for providing strategic leadership, planning, resources, and direct assistance to a) advance regional and statewide solidarity, coordination, and power building, and b) link statewide organizing bargaining, and political campaigns to local and regional initiatives that connect members to the life of the union, and c) strengthen local organizing, including membership growth and rank and file leadership development. A person with a deep commitment to the mission and strategic goals of the MTA and the organized education profession will flourish in this role.

The primary focus will be supporting, organizing and the growth of regional networks to foster solidarity and coordination in the region and around the state including:

  • Create regional organizing and capacity-building programs, in collaboration with other divisions, including training, events, and materials focused on achieving bargaining, internal organizing, common good, and political campaign goals.
  • Assist regional councils/networks/county associations and locals to build relationships with students, parents, and the community, including the formation of labor-community and campus coalitions, and to pursue common good initiatives.
  • Partner with field staff and locals to establish robust systems for membership sign-up, new hire orientation, building/campus communication networks based on 1:1 contact, and collection and tracking of data to connect members to the life of the union.
  • Develop and coordinate the Summer Member Organizing program, including coaching and mentoring SMOs, canvassing, cutting turf and compiling and analyzing data, alert Field Managers to any SMO performance or other supervisory issues.
  • Support organizing and growth of regional networks to foster solidarity and coordination in the region and around the state.
  • Support initiatives that engage and empower marginalized groups, such as educators of color and ESPs, and center social and racial justice in local and regional organizing.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters/advanced college-level classes preferred.
  • Deep commitment to the mission of the MTA and to the organized education profession.
  • Understanding of and commitment to a vision of a labor movement that advances social, racial, and economic justice and a common good agenda.
  • Substantial experience with grassroots community or rank and file union organizing including one-on-one organizing conversations, assessments, leadership identification and development, and moving people to action.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and long hours when needed.
  • Driver’s license and access to a car required.

MTA has a competitive compensation program with a robust benefits package that includes: a defined benefit plan, 401k, medical, dental, STD, LTD, paid holidays and a generous time off program.

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MTA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all staff.

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