North Idaho Organizer

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Idaho Education Association is looking for an enthusiastic organizer to help recruit, engage and retain IEA educator members in North Idaho. They will be based in the Lewiston-Moscow area or in IEA’s Coeur d’Alene office. The successful candidate is engaging, outgoing, eager for results and familiar with union organizing and/or education issues. The superior candidate is tenacious, has an intimate understanding of issues facing educators today and has proven experience as a union organizer.

Job Function and Purpose:

The person in this organizer role works under the supervision of the associate executive director and is a primary face-to-face member recruiter and member retention expert for the association in North Idaho. They work closely with IEA headquarters staff and staff members in our Region 1 (Coeur d’Alene) and Region 2 (Lewiston) offices to increase the association’s membership rolls in their area.

Required Qualifications Include:

  • Ability to work independently and in team relationships with colleagues
  • Ability to work with a diverse set of individuals
  • Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal relationship
  • Demonstrated commitment to social, racial, economic and educational justice
  • Maintenance of a valid driver’s license and insured vehicle
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, often with extensive travel

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Experience in community, student, labor, political or environmental activism
  • Understanding of the labor movement and the role of public education in our democracy
  • Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal relationship
  • Efficient time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently

Duties:

  • Organize and mobilize educators
  • Identify, recruit and develop workplace leadership
  • Provide on-the-job training for member leadership, particularly worksite leadership, on one-on-one organizing and recruitment conversations
  • Conduct and train/coach member leadership on how to conduct effective large- scale organizing and membership recruitment meetings
  • Conduct and train/coach member leadership on how to build an effective organizing committee
  • Identify workplace organizing issues, develop worksite organizing plans and collective action plans and execute plans with broader leadership team
  • Assist region directors and local leadership in local and region-wide organizing plan implementation
  • Assist in the implementation of state-wide organizing initiatives and programs
  • Make appointments for site/school visits, one-on-one visits, and other interactions with current and potential members
  • Enter assessments and other data, analyze data and track progress toward reaching goals
  • Occasional short-term travel to other parts of the state or country
  • Report supervisors progress on planned activities and goals to appropriate colleagues and supervisor
  • Create and effect a personal development plan
  • Solicit assistance to achieve goals
  • Create workplans that reflect both the goals of the IEA and local association(s) assigned
  • Participate in regular team meetings

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the opening and a current resume to jobs@idahoea.org.

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