NCAE - North Carolina Association of Educators

North Carolina Association of Educators

Organizing Manager

For covering North Carolina


Position: Organizing Manager with North Carolina Association of Educators

The Organizing Manager will lead an organizing team to develop field plans, help develop local strategic plans, and achieve targeted membership growth and engagement goals that transform our locals and communities.

The Position
The North Carolina Association of Educators seeks a talented, dedicated, and experienced union, community, or electoral organizing manager to fill the position of Organizing Manager. The Organizing Manager will, with other Organizing Managers, lead a multi-level organizing team to develop field plans, help develop local strategic plans, and achieve targeted membership growth and engagement goals that transform our locals and communities. The Organizing Manager will report to the Deputy Director in the Local Strength or the Growth and Campaigns Department.

About North Carolina Association of Educators
The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) is building a movement to protect and transform public education in our state. In the last year, NCAE members developed and passed an historic strategic plan for the next four years that includes unprecedented investment to organize and grow our union.

In recent years, our locals have also fought for and won historic pay increases for custodians and other staff and harnessed the momentum from those wins to propel themselves into ranking among the fastest-growing National Education Association affiliates in the country.

We're on the cusp of building strong local unions that restore the promise of public education from the Sandhills to the mountains.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Hire, train, coach, and manage a team of organizing staff and members in targeted locals across the state, including overseeing day-to-day assignments, frequent worksite visits, meeting facilitation, debriefs, shadowing and on-the-job organizing demonstration, and leading trainings as needed
  • Design, implement, manage, and evaluate plans, campaigns and programs designed to grow membership, worksite leadership structure and local union power
  • Evaluate programs using data collected by field staff and ensure adherence to data collection standards across field teams
  • Support an organizing team culture that is innovative, hungry to learn, and inspired to fight to defend and transform our public schools
  • Develop, design, and maintain resources, trainings, and systems to improve the functioning of the organizing team

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least 4-5 years of organizing experience in labor organizing or comparable environments in electoral, community, or movement organizing
  • At least 2-3 years of management experience; experience managing in an organizing context and experience managing managers preferred
  • At least 2-3 years of experience designing political accountability, legislative, electoral, or issue-based campaigns
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a deep understanding of trust-building, and the ability to communicate with people from different backgrounds
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to be adaptable and flexible in a fast-paced environment
  • An understanding of and commitment to the kinds of trainings, resources, and organizing management support systems that set organizers up for success
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, meeting frequent and tight deadlines
  • An excellent collaborator and team player
  • A willingness to work nights and weekends when needed

In particular, we’d be thrilled about an Organizing Manager who:

  • Experience collaborating with local member leaders in strategic planning
  • Shares our core commitment to building power through supporting, investing in, training, and empowering member leaders
  • Believes that rank and file members are the core of our union and are best positioned to lead our work and is deeply committed to member leadership
  • Believes in deep investment in training and professional development for organizing staff
  • Is invested in the political project of rebuilding our union and reclaiming our state
  • Is fueled by a desire to learn and grow as an organizer, manager, and leader
  • Is committed to equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in organizing
  • Is creative, solutions-oriented, and excited about designing a unique and innovative program and adapting it to fit locals across the state

How to Apply:

Location: Must live in North Carolina with ability and willingness to travel

Salary: $75,000 - $90,000/year based on experience

Benefits include:

  • 100% employer paid healthcare coverage for the employee
  • 100% employer paid dental and vision coverage for the employee and family
  • Employer provided FSA/HRA monies
  • 401k Plan
  • Pension Plan (if a temp. position-not eligible until 1/1 or 7/1 after 1 year of service
  • Cell phone and internet reimbursement
  • Mileage reimbursement for work-related travel
  • Relocation costs
  • Paid holidays, employer paid life and LTD coverage, voluntary life insurance
  • A generous personal, sick, and annual leave policy

NCAE is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected.

Current and former/retired NCAE members and applicants committed to a strong public educators’ association who meet many, but not all, of the qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call Angela Schell in Human Resources @ 919-755-5541.

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