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Careers at NEA

NEA Is a Great Place To Work

Working Mother magazine has named the National Education Association as one of its 100 best companies for family-friendly benefits.

More than 58 percent of NEA's workforce of roughly 500 employees at its Washington, D.C. headquarters is female. NEA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of paid health and dental insurance options; paid maternity and parental leave for newborns and newly adopted children; up to five days each year for parents and grandparents to participate in a student's school activities; back-up childcare; telecommuting; and flexible work schedules.

Positions at NEA include executive, managerial, professional, technical, administrative/clerical and trades/crafts. Vacancies may involve skills in communications/media relations, information technology, education policy analysis, research, lobbying/political advocacy or secretarial/office administration.

NEA complies with all federal, state and local employment laws including the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) and the American with Disabilities Act. New hires must show proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States on or before the first day of employment as required by IRCA.

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How to Apply

NEA Benefits Package

Because our employees are our most valuable resource, NEA provides excellent salaries and benefits, including:

Health Care

Retirement and Welfare

Paid Leave Programs

Employee Programs


If You Are Currently Under Consideration for an NEA Staff Vacancy

Only follow this process if you have been contacted by NEA for testing or an interview: Save this NEA Application Form (MS Word, 84k, 5 pages) to your computer. Open saved file in Microsoft Word. Complete the application form. E-mail the completed form as an attachment to Human Resources.