Higher Education Field Representative

The Massachusetts Teachers Association is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Higher Education Field Representative. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please notify Human Resources in writing.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Higher Education Field Representative

DIVISION: Higher Education

DESIGNATION: FSO Unit

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY: The Higher Education Field Representative will be responsible for the delivery of the full services of the MTA/NEA in the areas for which the Field Representative is responsible.

REPORTS TO: Director of Higher Education

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Organizes members to actively participate in work of locals and their chapters statewide and in the political and legislative activities of the MTA/NEA.
  • Pursues active and aggressive program of public relations with civic and community groups and leaders in the Field Representative's region.
  • Conducts periodic assessments of membership needs and appropriately periodic evaluations of the quality of regional services and recommend to the Director of Higher Education program activities to improve the quality of services to better meet the needs of the members.
  • Directs all activities of the MTA/NEA in the event of crises related to collective bargaining, employment security, professional quality, organizational integrity, legal rights, or legislative activity in areas to which the Field Representative is assigned by the Director of Higher Education.
  • Insures effective representation in collective bargaining and contract enforcement.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implements MTA/NEA policy in the area of the Field Representative's assignment.
  • Expedites all requests for services of members in the area to which the Field Representative is assigned.
  • Designs and conducts programs and activities with the appropriate program divisions of MTA/NEA to improve local association leadership development and organizational improvement.
  • Pursues an ongoing internal organizing program in locals to which the Field Representative is assigned.
  • Designs and conducts programs and activities with the appropriate program divisions of MTA/NEA to insure widespread understanding of the activities of MTA and NEA.
  • Works in cooperation with members and staff of MTA/NEA outside of the Field Representative's region, from time to time as the need arises, if such activities are required to assist the achievement of the goals of the members within the Field Representative's region.
  • Works in concert and in cooperation with all other members of the MTA staff in the development and implementation of a full service program for the members within the Field Representative's region.
  • Performs such other duties within the Field Representative's areas of responsibility as may be assigned by the Director of Higher Education.
  • Implements MTA/NEA policy in the area of the Field Representative's assignment.
  • Performs such other duties within the Field Representative's areas of responsibility as may be assigned by the Director of Higher Education.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred.
  • Effective writer and speaker.
  • Collective bargaining experience.
  • Organizing experience.
  • Evidence of interest in personal professional growth.
  • Commitment to the goals of the organized teaching profession.
  • Evidence of ability to function harmoniously with a wide variety of groups and individuals.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and e-mail.
  • Willingness to travel and to work nights and weekends.
  • Experience with or active participation in local, state, and national professional associations.
  • Automobile or personal transportation required.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To apply for this opportunity, submit your cover letter, resume and three professional references, to:

MTA Human Resources
2 Heritage Dr., 8th Floor
Quincy, MA 02171
FAX: 617-570-4961
jobs@massteacher.org

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