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Part-time field program allows for next step in union advocacy

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Applications for Education Minnesota’s part-time field staff program are now open.

The program serves as a step for members to increase their union activism by taking on a part-time Education Minnesota staff role. Part-time staff continue their current employment while participating in this program.

The work assignment starts on Sept. 1 and consists of about 300 hours of Education Minnesota employment per year. Participants are assigned to a field office near their current residence.

Program participants learn about how to support locals and members, and they are paid for their work alongside a current field staff who serves as a mentor. They work with local unions and help them with bargaining, member rights issues and more.

The field program is the largest portion of Education Minnesota’s work and this program is an avenue to bring new perspectives to field work. The inclusion of new, different and diverse voices helps to strengthen the field program, as different experiences and perspectives build a stronger field team.

Applicants should have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • High degree of motivation, integrity, and leadership.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of organizing, collective bargaining, member rights, member promotion, education issues, legislative and political action.
  • Ability to write and speak effectively.
  • Ability to analyze and use research data.
  • Ability to work long hours and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to apply anti-racist principles in a variety of ways.
  • Work cooperatively with Education Minnesota leaders and staff.
  • Commitment to and knowledge of Education Minnesota goals and issues.
  • Availability for assignments after normal work hours, such as evenings and weekends.

The union encourages all members, and especially members of color, to apply.

To apply for this and other open Education Minnesota jobs please visit educationminnesota.org/about-us/careers/#edmn-jobs.

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