Virginia Education Association

Virginia Education Association

Temporary Organizing Specialist
Organizing and Field Support

Primary focus will be the local associations in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater, VA area


Date of Posting: August 26, 2021
Deadline for Applying: Open until filled
Reports to: Director, Organizing and Field Support

The Virginia Education Association (VEA) is seeking applicants for the position of Temporary Organizing Specialist. VEA is a statewide community of more than 40,000 teachers and school support professionals working for the betterment of public education in the Commonwealth. VEA is the state affiliate of the National Education Association with more than 3.2 million members. Visit our website.

Position and Area Description:
The primary focus of the organizing specialist position will be the local associations in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area, facilitating strategic planning, targeting, and training, recruitment and retention of members with locals of that area.

This position is funded until August 31, 2022, with no guarantee of employment beyond that date.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of related work experience.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, database management and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated membership organizing skills.
  • Successful work experience in public schools or associations advocating. for public schools preferred.
  • Highly developed and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated positive collaborative working relationships.
  • Experience in developing and delivering training to adults.
  • Self-starter able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Core Job Functions:

  • Assist member leaders in targeted locals with the creation and implementation of membership recruitment plans and ensuring accountability for those plans.
  • Promote member activism around identified local association goals.
  • Provide support and advice in conjunction with member leaders and UniServ Directors.
  • Provide training in one-on-one relational engagement.
  • Develop a culture for using data and systems for recording data and analyzing and acting on data acquired from these engagements.
  • Assist members in recruitment and retention of new members.
  • Provide training support in targeted locals to sustain membership recruitment, engagement, and activism around relational and issue organizing campaigns.
  • Identify and develop potential new activists.
  • Assist member leaders with the creation of enhanced local infrastructure.

Salary and Benefits:
The hiring range is from $68,000 to the low $70,000s, depending upon the applicant’s experience and qualifications. The position is covered by the VEA-VPSA Master Contract, which includes an excellent fringe benefits package.

Application Procedure:
To apply, please visit www.veanea.org and click on the link under About/VEA Careers.


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