WVEA Employment Opportunities

WVEA is currently accepting applications for the following positions:
     1.  Communication Division Administrative Assistant - application deadline May 1
     2.  Organizational Development Specialist - applicant pool
Director of Field Services - open until filled


Communication Division Administrative Assistant

WVEA is accepting applications from individuals interested in employment as an Administrative Assistant in the Communications Division. Individuals interested in applying for the position should send a letter of interest and resume to:

     Kym Randolph, WVEA Communications Director
     1558 Quarrier Street
     Charleston, WV 25311-2497

All inquiries will be kept confidential.  Application deadline is May 1, 2014. 

General Assignment and responsibilities  The person holding this position will serve as a member of the Communications Division Team and will work under the supervision of the Director of Communications. This position requires extensive knowledge of publications, printing, writing skills, graphic design and web editing.  A Bachelors Degree in a related field is required. The successful applicant must be knowledgeable of current publication, design and web trends.

Job Responsibilities and Qualifications

• Design, create and layout print materials such as publications, brochures, logos, newsletters, PowerPoints and other printed pieces; and be able to adapt designs for web site use.

• Knowledge of art-and design-related software and hardware is essential: Abobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office.

• Responsible for the timely maintenance of all Association Internet sites. This includes but is not limited to updating the web site with new content as well as making sure links are functional and the web site is user-friendly.  Must also be available to work on web design projects as opportunities arise.

• Ability to learn WVEA’s current web content management system (Kentico CMS 5.5)

• Must have knowledge of the printing process and ability to work with print vendors. The ability to assist in the in-house production of publications, brochures and printed materials is required.

• Use of PC and Windows operating system is required.

• Demonstrate attention to detail.

• Effective verbal and written communication skills required. Must be able to collaborate and conceptualize new projects while working as part of a team.

• Skills to assist in proofreading WVEA documents and publications.

• Will stay abreast of design trends, software advancements and technological advances in the design field and be able to identify areas of possible use for the Association.

• Excellent time management skills and an understanding of deadlines.

• Ability to manage multiple projects while meeting all deadlines in a productive and punctual timeframe.

• Assist in efforts to ensure the Association effectively uses new technologies to communicate with internal and external audiences.

• Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Communications Director.

Compensation  Compensation is commensurate with experience in accordance with the current staff agreement. Health care and liberal benefits package provided.

Classification  Associate Staff (hourly position)

WVEA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



WVEA is accepting applications from interested individuals for future positions as an Organizational Development Specialist. You will be notified as openings occur. Please send your letter of interest along with a resume to :

                WVEA Executive Director David A. Haney
                1558 Quarrier Street
                Charleston, WV 25311-2497

           General Assignments and Relationships:

          The organizer will perform a wide variety of membership recruitment and organizing services   
           for the WVEA and local affiliates, as well as assisting local leaders in building local capacity.
          The organizer shall work under the direct supervision of the WVEA Director of Field Services.
          Specific Responsibilities:
·         Identify, recruit and retain members and leaders in the local and state organizations.
·         Provide organizing assistance to build local Association’s capacity.
·         Maintain liaison between the membership and leadership at the local and state levels.
·         Serve as consultant to the officers of local Associations in their effort to strengthen program, organizational structure and procedure.
·         Motivate and maintain membership and achieve organizational goals.
·         Take an active role in organizational development to create strong locals.
·         Perform other responsibilities assigned by the Director of Field Services and/or Executive Director.
·         Must have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
·         Prior organizing experience or Association elected leadership experience preferred.
·         Experience with membership recruitment, organizing and organizational development preferred.
·         Ability to perform duties listed above.

·         Willingness to travel extensively and relocate when necessary. A valid driver’s license is required.
·         Ability to comply with and implement directives.
·         Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
·         Demonstrated ability to transfer organizational goals and objectives into programs. Experience in developing strong locals preferred.
·         Demonstrated ability as an advocate.
·         Demonstrated ability to develop and present proposals to boards of education with supportive back-up data.
·         Experience in newsletter production is preferred.
·         Strong writing and oral communication skills.
·         Ability to handle personal stress and confrontation.
·         Ability to devote long hours to the position. Hours may include evening and some weekend work.
·         Demonstrated ability to identify and implement alternative (organizing) solutions.
·         Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and other computer applications preferred.
Compensation:  Salary and benefits package (health, life, dental insurance, 401k etc.) in accordance with negotiated staff contract.


The West Virginia Education Association is seeking applications for the position of Division of Field Services Director.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A letter of application, resume and three letters of recommendation required. The posting will remain open until filled. All correspondence should be addressed to:
David A. Haney
WVEA Executive Director
1558 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25311
JOB DESCRIPTION:  This is a management position in the Headquarters office, Charleston, West Virginia. This person will be directly responsible to the Executive Director. The Director of Field Services will play an expanding role in organizing for membership growth and field services supervision. This position will have a dramatic impact on the future growth and development of WVEA. The successful candidate will have to demonstrate knowledge of field organizing, local association development, problem-solving and employee relations as well as be able to plan, implement and supervise the membership organizing program.

ASSIGNMENT: The person employed will: plan, coordinate and direct seven regional field staff and operations to achieve the Association’s goals and objectives and to maximize membership growth in all levels (national, state and local) of the educational community.

• Supervise and annually evaluate seven ODS staff
• Develop, plan and coordinate the Association’s programs for membership and building effective locals.
• Monitor and report on the implementation of the Association’s programs for membership and building effective locals.
• Plan the development and implementation of programs to identify, recruit and train leaders/advocates and potential leaders/advocates of the Association.
• Plan, implement, supervise and evaluate the service deliver, organizing, training and membership development programs in the seven ODS regions.
• Function as part of the management team inclusive of attending regular meetings called by the Executive Director.
• Provide lobbying assistance where and when appropriate.
• Other duties as assigned…

• Master’s Degree desirable
• Successful experience in developing and implementing membership organizing program, including ESP, communications, public relations, grievance processing, arbitrations and negotiations
• Demonstrated ability to design and implement complex plans to recruit and retain members and develop and sustain effective local associations.
• Successful experience in personnel/program management desirable
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Good working knowledge of WVEA/NEA program and objectives
• Knowledge of training principles and techniques
• Prior staff experience require, preferably organizing experience
• Demonstrated ability to transmit information and knowledge to others in oral and written communications
• Basic computer and telecommunications (email) skills
• Willing to relocate to the Charleston area

• Ability to work long hours
• Ability to work well under pressure

SALARY: Commensurate with managerial staff, complete fringe benefits package including all employee-paid insurance.