Statewide Member Organizer

Idaho Education Association is looking for an enthusiastic organizer to help recruit, engage and retain IEA educator members statewide. 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. They will be based out of IEA’s headquarters in downtown Boise.

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. They work closely with IEA headquarters staff and staff members across the state to increase the association’s membership rolls in their area.

Required Qualifications Include:

  • Work independently and in team relationships with colleagues 

  • Ability to work with a diverse set of individuals 

  • 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 

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • 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 


  • 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 of 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  IEA and local association(s) assigned 

  • Participate in regular team meetings 


  • $53,414 to $64,895 depending on experience

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the opening and a current resume to

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