Massachusetts Teachers Association

Massachusetts Teachers Association

Director of Governance

Based in Quincy, MA


The Director of Governance and Administration is responsible for the implementation of MTA governance policies, convenings, and programs; coordinating and supporting the activities of the MTA Leadership Team, consisting of the President, Vice President and Executive Director-Treasurer; overseeing and supporting the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and various membership committees to fulfill their governance responsibilities; and managing the Governance support staff.

The successful candidate will have strengths in some or all of the following areas:

  • Non-profit and/or union governance
  • Diplomatic solutions-based management of leadership and member needs
  • Researching and interpreting bylaws, policies, and other governance documents
  • Member communications
  • Project management
  • Commitment to a vision of a labor movement that advances racial, economic, and gender justice and a common good agenda

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensures the timely and efficient planning and preparation of agendas and supporting materials for MTA governance meetings, including meetings of the Board of Directors, meetings of the Executive Committee, the Annual Meeting, preconvention meetings for the MTA Annual Meeting and the NEA Representative Assembly.
  • Leads the cross-divisional team that plans and executes MTA’s Annual Meeting.
  • Leads the cross-divisional team that organizes delegate participation in the NEA RA, and plans and executes MTA caucus meetings held at the RA.
  • Maintains official records of MTA governance meetings, actions and policies and provides research, information and advice concerning the application of MTA and NEA bylaws and policies.
  • Develops and monitors committee/task force budgets and ensures adherence to the scope and responsibilities.
  • Advises the leadership team on the application of Robert’s Rules of Order and serves as the liaison with the Annual Meeting parliamentarian and other parliamentarians who are engaged from time to time.
  • Oversees election processes and ensures strict adherence to internal and external rules and laws.
  • Ensures appropriate processes and content for all governance communications to locals and the membership and, as the primary point of contact for members of the Board, Executive Committee, and various other committees, ensures that questions and concerns are addressed in a timely and professional manner.

Who we are:
The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) represents over 115,000 members and nearly 400 locals across the state and employs a full-time staff of over 150. Our members are public school teachers, faculty, professional staff, and education support professionals working at public schools, colleges and universities. As a member-driven organization and the largest union in New England, our collective power makes MTA an influential voice for educators, students, and their communities. We are proud to be an advocate for social, racial and economic justice and for a public education system that provides one of the cornerstones of a democratic society.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Understanding of and commitment to MTA’s mission and pro-labor, pro-public education agenda.
  • Five to ten years of related experience including non-profit or union governance, non-profit or union management, legal administration or practice, project management, event production, union representation or leadership.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of non-profit governance structures and operations; proficiency with Robert’s Rules of Order a plus.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented; able to manage implementation of multiple projects simultaneously and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Demonstrated dedication to diplomatic, solutions-based management of leadership and member needs in a demanding environment.
  • Ability to research, interpret, and clarify bylaws, policies, and other governance documents.
  • Understanding of and commitment to a vision of a labor movement that advances racial, economic, and gender justice and a common good agenda.

To Apply:
To apply and view the full job description go to Director of Governance and Administration.

*MTA reserves the right to waive any qualifications at its discretion*

The MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all staff.

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