Massachusetts Teachers Association

Massachusetts Teachers Association

Labor Education and Leadership Development Director

Based in Quincy, MA


The Labor Education and Leadership Development Director (Training and Professional Learning Division) will be an experienced labor educator and project manager who understands the role of union skills training and leadership development in building the power of a rank and file union.

The successful candidate will have strengths in some or all of the following areas:

  • Project management
  • Labor education and training
  • Union or community organizing
  • Leading on racial, social, and economic justice
  • Professional development for public school educators, preK-16
  • Event production

The Labor Education and Leadership Development Director manages the Training and Professional Learning Division. The Director is responsible for collaboratively planning, coordinating the delivery of, and evaluating high-quality training, leadership development, and professional learning programs for MTA leaders, members, and staff to advance the goals set forth in MTA’s Blueprint Strategic Priorities.

The Director will:

  • Manage staff responsible for program content and logistical support for all MTA trainings, conferences, and meetings,
  • Coordinate and direct other MTA employees and members participating in developing MTA training and professional learning programs, and
  • Collaborate with MTA governance and members to produce programming that meets the needs and strategic goals of the MTA and its members: connecting members to the life of the union, cultivating leadership at all levels of the union, and leading on social, racial, and economic justice.

Who we are:
The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) represents over 115,000 members and nearly 400 locals across the state and employs a full-time staff of over 150. Our members are public school teachers, faculty, professional staff, and education support professionals working at public schools, colleges and universities. As a member-driven organization and the largest union in New England, our collective power makes MTA an influential voice for educators, students, and their communities. We are proud to be an advocate for social, racial and economic justice and for a public education system that provides one of the cornerstones of a democratic society.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Understanding of and commitment to MTA’s pro-labor, pro-public education agenda.
  • Understanding of and commitment to a vision of a labor movement that advances social, racial and economic justice and a common good agenda.
  • Five to ten years of related experience, including project and staff management, event planning, program design and implementation, union skills training, leadership development, dismantling systems of oppression, educator professional development, and/or staff professional development.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theories, especially a popular education approach to adult learning.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines, as well as delegating responsibility to successfully manage planning and implementation of logistics for many and varied training venues and conferences.
  • Ability to design, implement and analyze data-driven evaluation of effectiveness of programs to achieve goals.
  • Proven effectiveness in team leadership and ability to foster a working environment that is highly professional, open, constructive and collaborative and provides high-quality work and results.
  • Proficiency in current computer applications for use in office management, program analysis, and training; ability to develop command of emerging technologies and concepts related to training and organizational development.
  • Experience as a union member, representative, or organizer preferred.
  • Willingness to work long hours, nights and weekends when needed.
  • Car and license (or other personal transportation) required for travel throughout Massachusetts.

*MTA reserves the right to waive any qualifications at its discretion*

The MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value our diverse workforce and welcome applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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