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|Job Title:||Director of Organizing, #H004|
|Organization:||The National Education Association (NEA)|
|Region:||DC Metro Region|
|Description:||The National Education Association (NEA)is America's oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. Headquartered in Washington, DC, NEA proudly claims more than 3 million members devoted to the following mission: to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education by preparing every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world. Our vision is a great public school for every student. We strive to improve the quality of teaching, to increase student achievement, and to make schools safer and better places to learn.
NEA seeks a Director of Organizing. The Director, which is a new position at NEA, will manage field-based and headquarter staff, financial resources and programs, in order to recruit, retain, engage and empower NEA members and create a culture of organizing within the NEA and its affiliates. The Director must be able to move NEA's organizing objectives forward in a highly complex environment constantly balancing the competing needs of various stakeholders. The Director will report to the Senior Director for the Center for Organizing and will oversee all of NEA's organizing efforts.
Applications are now being accepted. Internal applicants must apply by May 29, 2012. External applicants may apply until the position is filled. Interested candidates should apply online as soon as possible at www.nea.org/jobs. A r?sum?, references, writing sample and written test are required of all candidates.
The National Education Association is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.
-Bachelor's degree required.
-Relevant graduate degree and/or certification preferred.
-A minimum of seven years of NEA association or equivalent experience required; with at least three years of executive level experience preferred.
-Management experience within a union environment preferred.
-Proven skills as an organizer and in overseeing successful organizing efforts.
-Proven experience successfully managing individuals, teams, projects, budgets, and campaigns.
-Experience as an organizational advocate for education, labor and/or social justice issues.
-Effective skills in supervision, decision-making, oral/written communications, policy analysis, interpersonal relations, team building, and collaboration.
-Established high standards of performance to ensure accountability for work results.
-Experience working collaboratively across a complex organization to ensure effective integration and alignment of resources and programs.
-Frequent travel required.
-Develops and oversees NEA's organizing campaigns by managing the development, execution, evaluation and continuous improvement of targeted, innovative organizing programs.
-Identifies and moves to scale successful organizing programs.
-Develops and implements cooperative partnerships with affiliates and other key organizations to move shared organizing priorities.
-Assesses and co-designs innovative and effective learning experiences for staff and leaders to become dynamic organizers focused on empowering members.
-Acts strategically in rapidly changing internal and external environments, advising staff and elected leaders on effective membership and organizing strategies.
-Expands the intelligent use of technology to recruit, retain, and engage staff, leaders, members and communities to advance the organizing goals of the organization.
-Drives sophisticated use of data to enhance organizing decisions related to members' values and activism.
-Manages field-based staff carrying out organizing campaigns, often under demanding timelines and with multiple stakeholders.
-Implements budgets that ensure strong stewardship of members' dues, concentrating on a return on investment for all programs.
-Manages effectively by shaping roles and assignments in ways that leverage and develop people's capabilities.