San Diego Education Association

UniServ Field Organizer

Based in San Diego, CA

The San Diego Education Association (SDEA) is the union of certificated educators in the San Diego Unified School District. SDEA has an immediate opening for a Field Representative/Organizer.

Position: UniServ Field Organizer
Location: San Diego Education Association
10393 San Diego Mission Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA  92108
(619) 283-4411
(619) 282-7659 fax

Contact: Abdul Sayid, Executive Director sayid_a@sdea.net
: Competitive salary, with a generous benefits package including: healthcare coverage, pension, vacation, sick leave and car allowance.
Starting Date:  August 1, 2019


  • Primary responsibility to serve as organizer and field representative in union organizing, advocacy, and bargaining activities.
  • Provide assistance, and consultation, in the development of training programs for SDEA members, leaders, committee chairs and officers.
  • Collaborate with the community, political establishment, labor unions and other stakeholders to support public education.
  • Ability to think critically in planning for future actions and activities of the union.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.


  • BS/BA or higher degree. Teaching experience in pubic schools preferred.
  • Experience with, and a broad understanding of, professional teacher organization programs and services at local, state and national levels.
  • Demonstrated ability in effective oral and written communications, development of internal/external publications, and media relations.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in working with educators.
  • Successful experience with and demonstrated skill in organization and coordination of complex group projects and activities.
  • Documented experience with, and a broad understanding of, labor unions in general, and education/teacher unions in particular.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in working with union members and other groups.
  • Successful experience with and demonstrated skill in the organization and coordination of complex projects and activities.
  • Broad understanding of the critical issues and problems facing public schools and labor unions. 

To Apply
Applications must be received no later than 5:00 P.M. on May 3, 2019. Applications must be e-mailed to SdeaCareerOpportunity@sdea.net and must include the following items:

  • Cover letter.
  • Current résumé, including contact information for at least three (3) references.
  • A two-page (maximum) explanation of what you consider to be the biggest challenge facing public school unions, and how those unions can respond to that challenge.

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