Careers at OEA


[Click here to download this posting] The Ohio Education Association (OEA) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Labor Relations Consultant with an immediate need in the Zanesville, Ohio area.

We are also accepting resumes for placement in the OEA Employment Pool. The ideal candidate approaches labor relations consulting from an organizing perspective and is able to demonstrate effective skills in organizing, member advocacy and collective bargaining, community engagement, and political action. In addition, a candidate needs to understand public education and professional issues.


  • Plans, assists, and/or serves as a consultant to the local association in the collective bargaining process
  • Assists members and locals in member rights advocacy
  • Advises leaders in dealing with local operations and assists in local association program development
  • Assists in the development and dissemination of general communications and may serve as public spokesperson as assigned
  • Assists local associations in developing effective internal and external public relations programs
  • Uses OEA/NEA resource personnel and participates in providing programs and support to local associations and members through learning and engagement opportunities such as workshops and trainings
  • Assists locals with political advocacy at the local, state and national levels
  • Provides assistance in crisis situations as assigned
  • Assists existing, new and potential locals in internal and external organizing activities.
  • Collaborates with UniServ Organizers as required
  • Assists members and locals with professional issues advocacy
  • Plans, develops, and provides training for leaders and members
  • Serves in field operations as assigned
  • Serves as a liaison/advisor and subject matter expert as assigned
  • Attends major conferences, workshops, etc. in areas of assignment and disseminates relevant information obtained at said approved professional training
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor within the job description.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s
  • Demonstrated competency and proficiency in organizing, consulting skills, political action, member advocacy, and collective bargaining among others
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing productive relationships using strong interpersonal skills
  • High proficiency in exercising good judgment and reasoning skills
  • Ability to creatively solve problems in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to interact and consult effectively with diverse groups including local leadership and association members
  • High proficiency in verbal and written communication including drafting proposals, developing presentations and producing materials and reports for a variety of specific audiences
  • Familiarity with education policy, practice and political environment
  • Proficient in technology including Microsoft Office Suite and other online platforms including Skype among others
  • Demonstrated ability to pursue projects with energy, drive, and perseverance
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed to achieve the goals of the OEA
  • A valid driver’s license is required
  • Must be willing to relocate, if needed


  1. Position Location: OEA – Westerville Office, 5026 Pine Creek Drive, Westerville, OH 43081
  2. Position Location: OEA — Canton Office, 220 Market Avenue S, 3rd floor, Canton, OH 44702
  3. Position Location: OEA — HQ, Columbus, 225 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Essential Duties:

  • Uses computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.
  • Provides clerical and administrative support for organizing plans and practices for engaging members.
  • Sets up and maintains paper or electronic filing systems; recording information, updating paperwork, and composing and maintaining documents, spreadsheets, records, correspondence, or other material.
  • Maintains confidential records and files.
  • Composes, prepares, and distributes meeting notes, presentations and reports.
  • Reviews and proofreads material for accuracy and completeness.
  • Answers telephones and gives information to callers, takes messages, or transfers calls to appropriate individuals.
  • Operates electronic mail systems and coordinates the flow of information.
  • Opens, reads, routes, and distributes incoming and outgoing mail or other materials.
  • Operates office equipment, such as fax machines, copiers, or phone systems.
  • Greets visitors or callers and handles their inquiries or directs them to the appropriate persons according to their needs.
  • Prepares for and makes arrangements for meetings and conferences.
  • Communicates information to managers, co-workers and others in person, by telephone, in written form, or e-mail. Provides back-up to receptionist / clerical assistant.

Please submit notice of application to Employer paid social security. Fringe benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance, paid holidays, and retirement plan.

Benefits Overview and Application Information

This is a bargaining unit position that offers outstanding benefits to employees and eligible family members, including health, dental and vision insurance; retirement plan and 401(k); paid vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays. OEA provides liberal training and professional development opportunities and a year-long mentoring program for new employees. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to or send by mail to: OEA, Attn: HR, P. O. Box 2550, Columbus, OH 43216.

Qualified applicants are expected to share a portfolio demonstrating individual experience with each of the competencies outlined above, specifically highlighting organizing experience. Additional information to be provided upon selection for consideration.

The OEA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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