Virginia Education Association

Virginia Education Association

Organizing Specialist
Organizing and Affiliate Support

Based in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area


Date of Posting: January 12, 2023
Deadline for Applying: Open until filled
Reports to: Director, Organizing and Affiliate Support

The Virginia Education Association (VEA) is seeking applicants for the position of 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.

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:
Effective September 1, 2022 the VEA/Staff Master Contract has a salary range of $71,740 to $107,555 for 2022-2023. The contract also includes an excellent fringe benefits package. Starting salary depends on experience and qualifications.

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


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