Arizona Education Association

Arizona Education Association

Organizational Consultant
Region D-3

For covering North Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ


Position: Organizational Consultant D-3 (North Phoenix, Maricopa County)
Date of Posting: March 20, 2024
Close of Posting: Until filled
Staff Relationship: Responsible to the AEA Director of Organizing and Growth Strategies

Please submit your résumé to:

Arizona Education Association
ATTN: Briana Pina
345 E. Palm Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85004
email: briana.pina@arizonaea.org

Should your résumé generate further interest, AEA will send you an Employment Application. This completed application must be submitted for any further employment consideration.

This opening is for an Organizational Consultant position in Region D-3 which consists of four (4) local associations in school districts in the North Phoenix (Maricopa). The local associations include: Peoria Education Association, Glendale Union Education Association, Glendale Education Association, & Washington District Education Association. More local associations may be added to align with the vision and strategic goals of the Arizona Education Association.

The office is located at AEA Headquarters Office, 345 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the Organizational Consultant is to help locals build organizational capacity and learn organizing skills through training and support in the areas of advocacy, bargaining, political action, communications, membership growth, and leadership identification and development.

Responsibilities shall include but not be limited to working with members and local associations individually or in regional teams to:

  • Grow membership to majority status.
  • Promote local organizing opportunities.
  • Develop and support local association and activities to maintain and increase membership.
  • Develop and support local association programs for bargaining and member rights.
  • Develop and support local association political action, community networks/coalitions, legislative support, and professional development activities and programs.
  • Maintain and improve the organizational health of the local association through training and development in leadership, internal communication, business management, and conflict resolution.
  • Coordinate and advocate national and state association programs and priorities with local associations and members.


  • Experience in organizing
  • Teaching, association staff experience, and/or public sector labor relations/labor law experience (preferred)
  • BA/BS (preferred)
  • Knowledge of Arizona law, school finance, and educational issues (preferred)
  • Experience in training and adult learning
  • Experience in organizing
  • Commitment to the labor movement and to the Arizona Education Association
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours

AEA/NEA program implementation, adaptation, and coordination in the following areas:

  • Membership organizing and recruitment
  • Experience in issue and relational organizing
  • Organizational development
  • Leadership identification and development
  • Professional development, peer assistance, and mentoring
  • Conflict resolutions, grievance adjudication, and employee rights
  • Bargaining economic and employment standards – both traditional and collaborative
  • Political action and lobbying
  • Public relations and communications
  • Adult training

Salary Range: $69,664-$108,652 per year, commensurate with experience and training

Benefits: Consistent with the AEA/AEASO Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Arizona Education Association is an equal opportunity employer with an affirmative action employment program. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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