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Senate District Coordinator

Massachusetts Teacher Association
Boston, MA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Part-Time
Job Description

The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) is a union, dedicated to improving the workplace and the quality of life for all education employees and to protecting their hard-won rights. Equally important, we are an association of highly qualified professionals, committed to establishing and maintaining optimal conditions for student learning from preschool through graduate school. The Grassroots Campaign Division is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Higher Ed Senate District Coordinator (part-time). Our ideal candidate will coordinate the activities of the Legislative Political Action Team (LPAT) and will be responsible for the development and execution of the local and regional LPAT plans.

The duties for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Recruits higher ed members and contributes to the development of statewide Legislative Political Action Teams.
  • Monitors, coaches, and assist LPAT members to achieve LPAT goals.
  • Coordinate ongoing training programs to ensure legislative professional development.
  • Collaborates with the Division of Higher Education on higher ed-specific campaigns and goals.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Recruit members for regional LPAT teams, utilizing resources such as the Voter Activation Network (VAN).
  • Build, update, and maintain a list of members interested in legislative and political action.
  • maintain ongoing recruitment efforts to ensure at least 25 regional LPAT members are available to lobby assigned elected officials.
  • Communicate regularly with LPAT members.
  • Convene a minimum of six LPAT member meeting per region per year.
  • Initiate contact with targeted state senators and representatives.
  • Collaborate with LPAT members to develop political action strategy for local state senate districts.
  • Provide ongoing feedback to the Director of Grassroots Campaigns and the Division of Higher Ed.
  • Participate in conference calls with DGC and maintain weekly contact with the Division of Higher Ed.
  • Identify and resolve any issues which arise with LAPT team effectiveness and development.

To be successful in the role you will need:

  • Proven effectiveness in political and legislative action.
  • Experience with organizing and recruitment.
  • Familiarity with the MTA.
  • Excellent small and large group presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to access and to use computers for common business applications.
  • Willingness to travel and work nights and weekends.

MTA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all staff.

Massachusetts Teacher Association


Boston, MA
02108 USA



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