Limited Term Staff - Up to 12 month assignment based in Monroe, LA
Posting Period: September 22, 2014 – until filled
This position supports the NEA’s strategic objective to focus the energy and resources of its 3 million members toward the promotion of public education by with a strong emphasis on membership and organizing for the Center for Organizing.
Position Summary: The incumbent will work on a specific project mobilizing and engaging NEA members and potential members. The incumbent will partner as assigned with state and local affiliates to implement membership recruitment/retention campaigns. The incumbent will also engage in routine worksite visits; identifying, recruiting and assisting in developing worksite leaders; as well as collecting, maintaining, and entering field data. The employee uses effective interpersonal skills and an understanding of group/human dynamics to develop and promote organizing/capacity-building strategies. To carry out these responsibilities, the incumbent submits regular reports and uses a personal computer, associated software, and other office automation technology and travels extensively within the area(s) of assignment by various conveyances, including driving a car.
Minimum Education Requirement: Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Minimum Qualifications: Experience in one or more of the following areas: organizing, strategic planning, crisis management, collective bargaining, public relations, and communications. Other Requirements: Writing samples (training, facilitation, strategic planning, reports, etc.) may be required at time of interview. Must be able to work weekends and late evenings. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Selection Criteria: Tier 1 (Essential): Basic field experience as an organizer. Excellent communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and analytical skills. Demonstrated high motivation level and willingness to take risks by experimenting with new techniques to organize. Positive openness toward continual learning and self-development. Demonstrated proficiency using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Demonstrated ability to participate as a professional team member in collaborative activities, including demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with team members and with external partner organizations. Successful references. Tier 2 (Preferred): Training experience in the basics of organizing. Demonstrated use of data analytic tools to support campaigns. Demonstrated experience and accomplishments in working with leaders, members, and community organizations in member mobilization, member engagement, membership growth (recruitment and retention), problem solving, conflict management, and creative and critical thinking. Demonstrated ability to support NEA and affiliate partnership and coalition efforts with other organizations.
Interested candidates should apply online at www.nea.org/jobs. NEA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND ENCOURAGES WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES TO APPLY.