New Growth Organizer

Website Colorado Education Association

Colorado Education Association

Colorado Education Association

New Growth Organizer

(Temporary, Grant Funded position for up to 3 years)

Date:   August 29, 2022             Closing Date:   September 19, 2022 (5:00pm MST)

The Colorado Education Association is recruiting experienced and qualified candidates who are passionate about helping elevate educator voices and building organizing and collective bargaining power to improve working and learning conditions for educators and students. The ideal candidate will be passionate about our mission, thrive on overcoming challenges and have the skills to develop and implement bold strategies.

The New Growth Organizer will support educators to organize to form a union, win first contracts and grow existing union membership.  The New Growth Organizer is also responsible for developing and expanding bargaining for the common good strategies and other creative strategies throughout the state.

CEA is an equal opportunity employer.  We actively encourage people of color, women, individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, or gender non-conforming, people living with disabilities, veterans, and bilingual people to apply for open external positions at CEA.

Essential Qualifications for the Position:

■ Bachelor’s degree

■ Demonstrated use of sound professional judgment

■ Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills

■ Knowledge of organizing principles and ability to develop and implement organizing plans

■ Proficiency in basic computer technologies

■ Ability to work in a team environment

■ Conflict resolution skills

■ Understanding of membership-based organizations, especially unions

■ Ability to plan and manage campaigns

■ Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and manage time and financial resources

■ Ability to work with minimum supervision

■ Willingness and ability to expand knowledge and skills in a rapidly changing environment

■ Training and presentation skills

■ Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with staff and leaders

■ Willingness and ability to advocate for the membership and goals of the organization

Essential Qualifications for the Assignment:

■ Ability to write a comprehensive organizing campaign plan that demonstrates an understanding of campaign messaging, strategy, last to first planning, and data analysis and to work with leaders to implement such a plan.

■ Demonstrated experience in successfully developing, implementing, and winning comprehensive organizing campaigns that have resulted in increased membership, leadership, member engagement, and worker power.

■ Demonstrated experience planning and implementing organizing blitzes including member/potential member list creation, development of organizing rap, assessment questions, tracking tools and follow-up plans.

■ Demonstrated experience in organizing and leadership identification and development including skills in utilizing data for targeting organizing campaigns and experience with organizing conversations, assessments and moving people to action.

■ Facilitation, training, and presentation skills including the ability to train leaders and members with the necessary skills and tools to recruit, retain and engage members and external partners.

■ Ability to use organizing techniques to prepare locals for bargaining, policy, and legislative issues.

■ Willingness and ability to travel and work long and irregular hours including some weekends.

Desired Qualifications

■ Familiarity with community, public education and labor groups and coalitions in Colorado.

■ Ability to demonstrate a basic understanding of, and advocacy regarding policies and strategies that impact public education professions and student learning.

■ Familiarity with collective bargaining including bargaining for the common good strategies.

■ Experience organizing through one-on-one conversations, house visits, planning and implementing organizing tactics and strategies, including rallies, marches and other direct actions.

■ Ability to design, produce and manipulate database reports, spreadsheets, and presentation software.

■ Spanish proficiency.

Job Responsibilities

■ Serve as trainer of leaders and staff in new growth organizing, community engagement, planning, leadership identification and development, scratch organizing and other capacity building efforts.

■ Serve as a resource to staff and leaders with growth organizing, particularly new growth, including: providing training, creating and sharing materials, coordinating events focused on growth, and more.

■ Engage in new growth organizing and capacity building efforts with leaders, members, and staff.

■ Provide strategic support and content for communications both internal and external, related to statewide new growth organizing campaigns.

■ Support the development and implementation of the CEA bargaining program.

■ Work with local affiliates and units to implement the CEA strategic plan within designated units, locals, and constituency groups.

■ Develop qualitative and quantitative reports related to the assigned work.

■ Partner with existing staff in the field to build collaborative approaches to the work.

■ Perform other duties as assigned.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a bargaining unit position with a salary range of $68,218 to $123,475 based upon prior experience.  Fringe benefits include auto allowance; liberal vacation and sick leave; holidays; health, dental, disability, and life insurance; and 401(k) plan with employer contribution of 16.5%.

Application Procedure

To complete an application, go to this link: .

Applications must be received at CEA by 5pm(MST), September 19, 2022, but will be considered on a rolling basis.  The letter of interest that you will be asked to submit should be addressed to Hiring Manager at:

Colorado Education Association

1500 Grant Street

Denver, Colorado 80203




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