2023 KEA Summer Organizing Program

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Deadline to apply is Friday, June 2

Our union is looking for motivated members to become part of our summer organizing program. Position qualifications include:

  • Be a dues-paying member of our union
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours for an entire 8-week program


Members will take the next step in developing organizing skills to build a strong, social justice union that advocates for the schools our students deserve. Members will also conduct organizing conversations with members and potential members to:

  • Recruit and engage members
  • Identify issues around which to organize our union
  • Identify leaders to become involved in the union
  • Plan events for members and potential members


Organizers will be provided a weekly stipend of $600 for eight weeks starting the week of July 10 and ending the week of August 28. Organizers will be expected to work 20 hours a week.


A 2-day training on July 10 and July 11 will be required in person at the KEA office.


Candidates interested in this position should possess the following:

  • Comfort having conversations with fellow educators
  • Skill in active listening
  • Ability to ask good questions
  • Motivation to organize for the schools our students deserve

Roles and Responsibilities: 

Organizers will be expected to spend 20 hours per week performing organizing activities. These activities will include:

  • One-on-one conversations
  • Phone Banking
  • Planning and executing events
  • Weekly team meetings
  • Attending new teacher orientation event(s)

This is a great paid summer opportunity for flexible hours, while learning and sharing more about your union!