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Communications Specialist-Digital

We are looking for a Communications Specialist who believes strongly in educational and social justice, is deadline driven, and flexible with a positive attitude to join our dynamic Communications team at United Teachers Los Angeles, the nation’s second-largest teacher union local. UTLA’s award-winning Communications team educates and organizes our audiences around UTLA’s vision for a strong union and a strong public education system.

Please email Cristina Alfonso,, Confidential Executive Assistant to Diana Darty, Operations Director. Applications, cover letters, resumes and letters of recommendation must be received by September 14, 2021.

Communications Specialist-Digital 08.24.2021
Research Specialist

The Research Specialist is assigned to provide services for the officers, staff and members on a citywide basis.  The Research Specialist is responsible to the Strategic Research Director. 

Please contact Diana Darty, Operations Director, at for an application and details of documents to be submitted with the application.  Two letters of recommendation demonstrating experience and knowledge will be required when submitting application and other requested documents.  All required documentation including completed application, letters of recommendation, resume and requested documents must be received by UTLA no later than September 7, 2021.


UTLA Communications Director 

The UTLA Communications Director is a creative, strategic, collaborative leader who thrives in fast-paced, campaign-like environments; with a passion for building BIPOC leadership, a commitment to social justice, and strong cultural fluency.  This is a highly collaborative position in a fast-paced environment that responds to dynamic cultural moments. The Communications Director develops compelling messaging that shapes the local and national narrative around public education in support of our students, families, and communities.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to Diana Darty, Operations Director,  You will also receive an employment application for completion. The completed package must be received by Friday, October 1, 2021.





UNITED TEACHERS LOS ANGELES strives to create a spirit of teamwork that involves our elected Officers, Board of Directors, House of Representatives, Managers and employees who are represented by three collective bargaining groups. UTLA strives to develop a union that equally embodies collective action and accountability with personal growth and responsibility. Employment opportunities are extended first to the employees and our affiliates prior to the consideration of external applicants. Resumes are retained for six months.

Our comprehensive benefits package is among the most attractive in our industry. We offer medical, dental, vision, life and income protection coverage for all full-time employees and their eligible dependents. We also offer paid time off for vacation, illness and holidays. UTLA also provides a retirement plan in the form of a Money Purchase Plan. 



Applicants who require an accommodation should notify us in advance. Employment is subject to verification of eligibility under the INS regulation.



For questions or concerns related to employment with UTLA, please contact Diana Darty at or call 213.487.5560.