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NEA is a great place to work!

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest labor union, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA’s 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

As an employee, you will enjoy a highly competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package designed to take care of the whole you and to keep you and your family healthy – financially, physically, and emotionally.  

To see current vacancies and apply for a position, visit the NEA Career Portal.

Take a look at vacancies in our state affiliates below.

Alabama

For more information about this affiliate, please visit the Alabama Education Association website.

JOB TITLE: UNISERV DIRECTOR

Location: UniServ District 12 (Alabama School of Fine Arts, Bessemer, Birmingham, Fairfield, Midfield, Tarrant,
DYS/Vacca and Lawson – All Campuses)

Salary: Salary as per established negotiated agreement.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Position Summary: Provide leadership and assistance for the local association(s) which comprise the UniServ District. Advance the programs and promote the goals of the local associations, the AEA, and the NEA consistent with applicable policy.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to develop and implement/coordinate an effective membership recruitment and retention program
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative/team environment
  • Effective consulting, training and presentation skills
  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizing skills
  • Ability to relate to and work well with people
  • Interest in and ability to become involved in legislative and political action activities
  • Basic understanding in the use of computer software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets and data base applications
  • A valid Alabama Driver’s License

Please click here to view the full job description, including duties and qualifications.

For Application and Further Information Contact:
Darryl R. Sinkfield, Assistant Executive Director for Field Services
Alabama Education Association
P. O. Box 4177
Montgomery, AL 36103-4177
Telephone: 334-834-9790 FAX: 334-263-5913

JOB TITLE: UNISERV DIRECTOR

Location: UniServ District 9 (Attalla, Cherokee County, Etowah County, Gadsden and Gadsden State Community College)

Salary: Salary as per established negotiated agreement.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Position Summary: Provide leadership and assistance for the local association(s) which comprise the UniServ District. Advance the programs and promote the goals of the local associations, the AEA, and the NEA consistent with applicable policy.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to develop and implement/coordinate an effective membership recruitment and retention program
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative/team environment
  • Effective consulting, training and presentation skills
  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizing skills
  • Ability to relate to and work well with people
  • Interest in and ability to become involved in legislative and political action activities
  • Basic understanding in the use of computer software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets and data base applications
  • A valid Alabama Driver’s License

Please click here to view a full job description, including qualifications and requirements. 

For Application and Further Information Contact:
Darryl R. Sinkfield, Assistant Executive Director for Field Services
Alabama Education Association
P. O. Box 4177
Montgomery, AL 36103-4177
Telephone: 334-834-9790 FAX: 334-263-5913

JOB TITLE: UNISERV DIRECTOR

Location:

UniServ District 28 (Jefferson County, Leeds City, Pell City, St. Clair County, Trussville City and University of Alabama-Birmingham)

Salary: Salary as per established negotiated agreement

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Position Summary: Provide leadership and assistance for the local association(s) which comprise the UniServ District. Advance the programs and promote the goals of the local associations, the AEA, and the NEA consistent with applicable policy.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to develop and implement/coordinate an effective membership recruitment and retention program
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative/team environment
  • Effective consulting, training and presentation skills
  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizing skills
  • Ability to relate to and work well with people
  • Interest in and ability to become involved in legislative and political action activities
  • Basic understanding in the use of computer software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets and data base applications
  • A valid Alabama Driver’s License

Please click here to view the full job description, including duties and qualifications.

For Application and Further Information Contact:

Darryl R. Sinkfield, Assistant Executive Director for Field Services

Alabama Education Association

P. O. Box 4177

Montgomery, AL 36103-4177

Telephone:  334-834-9790   FAX:  334-263-5913

Alaska

For more information about this affiliate, please visit the NEA-Alaska website.

Arizona

For more information about this affiliate, please visit Arizona Education Association.

JOB TITLE: Executive Director

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Closing Date: July 23, 2021

Position Summary: The Arizona Education Association (AEA) seeks an experienced, dynamic, senior-level executive who has demonstrated success in leading staff and directing resources. Our next Executive Director will leverage the energy and member engagement from the grassroots RedforEd movement through the successful passage of the Invest in Education Act to continue building AEA’s organizational power. The ideal candidate would possess strong, collaborative management skills with a background in education, public policy, organizing, and labor relations.

Please click here to view the full job description, including duties and qualifications.

Candidates interested in the position should submit a résumé or professional vitae; a letter of interest which specifically addresses how your career accomplishments have prepared you to meet the challenges and opportunities presented in this position; and three (3) professional references in confidence to:

Patricia Johnson
Unionsearch.org
Margolies, Potterton & Associates, LLC
patjohnson@unionsearch.org
972-824-3750 (Central Time Zone)

Selected applicants will be invited for an in-person interview on August 27-28, 2021. We will try to accommodate candidates if they are unable to interview in-person due to special circumstances.

The anticipated start date is October 2021.

Arkansas

To view all current vacancies with the Arkansas Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://www.aeaonline.org/careers/.

California

To view all current vacancies with the California Teachers Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://phh.tbe.taleo.net/phh04/ats/careers/v2/jobSearch?act=redirectCwsV2&cws=39&org=CTA.

Colorado

To view all current vacancies with the Colorado Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://www.coloradoea.org/career-opportunities/.

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Connecticut

To view all current vacancies with the Connecticut Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://cea.org/jobs/.

Delaware

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit Delaware State Education Association.

Federal

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit Federal Education Association.

Florida

To view all current vacancies with the Florida Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://feaweb.org/.

Georgia

For more information about this affiliate, please visit Georgia Association of Educators.

JOB TITLE: Executive Assistant to GAE Executive Director & GAE President/Meeting Planner/Governance Relations

Location: Tucker, GA

Salary: Negotiated

Closing Date: July 06, 2021

Position Summary: The Executive Assistant provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship with the Executive Director and President. The Executive Assistant:

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the President
  • Serves as liaison to the Board of Directors and Management team; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects
  • Must exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities
  • Must be able to work independently on projects, from conception to completion
  • Assists GAE with membership promotion and retention
  • Must maintain confidentiality on all personnel, GAE/GSO, and financial matters

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate's degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Proficient technological skills necessary to perform data entry, manage team calendars, and create reports.
  • Strong verbal & written communication.
  • Experience organizing team schedules, events, and files within system.

Please click here to view the full job description, including duties and qualifications.

To apply for the Executive Assistant to GAE Executive Director & GAE President/Meeting
Planner/Governance position, send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Craig Carter at craig.carter@gae.org.

 

 

JOB TITLE: GAE’s Chief Lobbyist and Program Manager

Location: Tucker, GA

Salary: Negotiated

Closing Date: July 06, 2021

Position Summary: As Chief Lobbyist and Program Manager, the employee directs staff engaged in the following program areas: 1) legislative strategy and its organizational implementation; 2) political, campaign, and fundraising strategy and its organizational implementation; and 3) Aspiring Educators, Early Career Educators, Higher Education, and Lobbyists. The manager ensures effective execution of these programs in support of the association’s mission, as well as the cross-organizational integration necessary for effective results and consistency. In addition, the manager is responsible for overseeing the inclusion and involvement of GAE leaders and members in the legislative and political program. This position provides oversight to the appropriate related committees of GAE and serves on various workgroups from time to time in relation to development of strategies, policies, and procedures that relate to the areas directed, including as a representative of the association with outside coalition partners and other legislative and political allies.

Significant in this role is the ongoing counseling and advice to the Executive Director, officers of the Association, the Board of Directors, local governance and staff, and management on the full breadth of government relations and electoral matters.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct, supervise, and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
  • Manages the planning, budgeting, and controlling of political action committee (PAC) operations ensuring that administrative activities and tactical efforts are consistent with and supportive of the overall mission and goals of the association.
  • Prepares reports for submission to the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and the Representative Assembly.
  • Responsible for the design, recommendation, and implementation of association legislative and regulatory programs.
  • Directs and oversees the analysis, tracking, and monitoring of relevant General Assembly legislation, initiatives sought by the Governor, and select Federal legislation, and the development of recommended legislative positions and tactics.
  • Manages the development of strategies and coordinates tactical plans to form coalitions with external organizations that share GAE’s philosophies, interests, and goals.
  • Collaborates with colleagues throughout the association to ensure a unified and consistent voice in the review and development of legislative and political agenda and strategy.
  • Directs the development of programs, position papers, messages and mailings, talking points, testimony, etc. to communicate effectively and present Association positions and programs to Association constituency and government officials.
  • Oversees the delivery of government relations-related training programs to better prepare leaders, members, and staff on political and legislative matters.
  • Speaks before and makes presentations to government officials, education organizations, and GAE members regarding political issues and legislative strategy.
  • Responsible for the design, recommendation, implementation, and oversight of GAE’s political programs.
  • Oversees the support and consultancy provided to the GAE Fund for Children and Public Education PAC, including activities, fundraising, campaign and election initiatives, and ensures coordination with NEA.
  • Mobilizes election strategies targeting members and the general public to meet GAE’s political objectives.
  • Works with public opinion pollsters to help shape political and legislative strategy.
  • Ensures that GAE’s political program is interwoven and coordinated with GAE’s legislative strategy and efforts.
  • Responsible for the design, recommendation, and implementation of association political fundraising programs.
  • Directs the planning and administering of all PAC fundraising programs.
  • Respond to inquiries from leaders, staff, affiliates, and members in a timely and competent manner.
  •  Work extended hours including weekends and evenings, when necessary, in order to perform assigned responsibilities.
  • Work with GAE committees, as assigned.
  •  Perform other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

Please click here to view the full job description, including duties and qualifications.

To apply for the GAE’s Chief Lobbyist and Program Manager position, send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Craig Carter at craig.carter@gae.org.

JOB TITLE: UniServ Director

Location: UniServ Director, Unit 5: Chatham, Bryan, Evans, Tatnall, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Glynn, Camden, Toombs, Montgomery, Wheeler, Telfair, Ben Hill, Irwin, Berrien, Lanier, Lowndes, Echols, Clinch, Charlton, Ware, Brantley, Pierce, Wayne, Atkinson, Coffee, Jeff Davis, Appling, Bacon, Vidalia, Valdosta and Wilcox

Salary: Negotiated contract between GSO and GAE

Closing Date: July 06, 2021

Position Summary: The qualified individual’s job duties will include organizational and program development to increase/maintain association membership. GAE UniServ Directors support the organization’s articulated programmatic priorities in order to fulfill the mission, vision, and strategic goals of the Association.

QUALIFICATIONS: The basic personal, educational, and experience qualifications for the position of GAE UniServ Director are as follows:

  1. Completion of Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred);
  2. Two (2) years of field organizing experience (campaigns, members/constituents/community engagement) or successful completion of PreUniServ Training Institute;
  3. Ability to work independently and self-directed;
  4. Effective oral and written communication skills;
  5. Knowledge of word processing and publisher software applications;
  6. Ability to adapt actions to needs under strenuous and/or adverse circumstances;
  7. Strong, interpersonal and social skills to work with a wide range of individuals and personalities
  8. Dedication to the values, philosophy and mission of the Association;
  9. Can travel and work flexible work days and work weeks as determined by the needs of the Association; and
  10. Analyze and provide creative solutions for educational issues.

Please click here to view the full job description, including duties and qualifications.

To apply for the GAE Unit 5 UniServ Director position, send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Craig Carter at craig.carter@gae.org

JOB TITLE: UniServ Director/Election & Campaign Specialist

Location: UniServ Director, Unit 7: Aspiring Educators, Early Career Educators, Higher Education, Lobbyist

Salary: Negotiated contract between GSO & GAE

Closing Date: July 06, 2021

Position Summary: The qualified individual’s job duties will include organizational and program development to increase/maintain association membership. GAE UniServ Directors support the organization’s articulated programmatic priorities in order to fulfill the mission, vision, and strategic goals of the Association. This UniServ Director will also be responsible for organizing higher education faculty and serve as the Coordinator for the Aspiring Educators program for Georgia. GAE’s Aspiring Educators Program supports, develops, and empowers diverse, pre-service teachers with the resources, networks, and opportunities to lead in their schools, communities, and in all phases of their career. This UniServ Director will serve as the Election & Campaign Specialist for GAE and as an Assistant Lobbyist assisting GAE’s Managing Director of Government Relations.

QUALIFICATIONS: The basic personal, educational, and experience qualifications for the position of GAE UniServ Director are as follows:

  1. Completion of Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred);
  2. Two (2) years of field organizing experience (campaigns, members/constituents/community engagement) or successful completion of PreUniServ Training Institute;
  3. Ability to work independently and self-directed;
  4. Effective oral and written communication skills;
  5. Knowledge of word processing and publisher software applications;
  6. Ability to adapt actions to needs under strenuous and/or adverse circumstances;
  7. Strong, interpersonal and social skills to work with a wide range of individuals and personalities
  8. Dedication to the values, philosophy and mission of the Association;
  9. Can travel and work flexible work days and work weeks as determined by the needs of the Association; and
  10. Analyze and provide creative solutions for educational issues.

Please click here to view the full job description, including duties and qualifications.

To apply for the GAE Unit 7 UniServ Director position, send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Craig Carter at craig.carter@gae.org

JOB TITLE: UniServ Director

Location:UniServ Director, Unit 10: Buford City, Gwinnett, Richmond, and United

Salary: Negotiated contract between GSO and GAE

Closing Date: July 06, 2021

Position Summary: The qualified individual’s job duties will include organizational and program development to increase/maintain association membership. GAE UniServ Directors support the organization’s articulated programmatic priorities in order to fulfill the mission, vision, and strategic goals of the Association.

QUALIFICATIONS: The basic personal, educational, and experience qualifications for the position of GAE UniServ Director are as follows:

  1. Completion of Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred);
  2. Two (2) years of field organizing experience (campaigns, members/constituents/community engagement) or successful completion of PreUniServ Training Institute;
  3. Ability to work independently and self-directed;
  4. Effective oral and written communication skills;
  5. Knowledge of word processing and publisher software applications;
  6. Ability to adapt actions to needs under strenuous and/or adverse circumstances;
  7. Strong, interpersonal and social skills to work with a wide range of individuals and personalities
  8. Dedication to the values, philosophy and mission of the Association;
  9. Can travel and work flexible work days and work weeks as determined by the needs of the Association; and
  10. Analyze and provide creative solutions for educational issues.

Please click here to view the full job description, including duties and qualifications.

To apply for the GAE Unit 10 UniServ Director position, send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Craig Carter at craig.carter@gae.org.

Hawaii

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit Hawaii State Teachers Association.

Idaho

To view all current vacancies with the Idaho Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://idahoea.org/about-iea/employment/.

Illinois

To view all current vacancies with the Illinois Education Association, you can visit their careers website at:https://ieanea.org/about/employment/.

Indiana

To view all current vacancies with the Indiana State Teachers Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://www.ista-in.org/employment-opportunities.

Iowa

To view all current vacancies with the Iowa State Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://isea.org/careers/.

Kansas

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit Kansas National Education Association.

Kentucky

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit Kentucky Education Association.

Louisiana

To view all current vacancies with the Louisiana Association of Educators, you can visit their careers website at: https://www.lae.org/home/668.htm.

Maine

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit Maine Education Association.

Maryland

To view all current vacancies with the Maryland State Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://www.marylandeducators.org/careers/.

Massachusetts

To view all current vacancies with the Massachusetts Teachers Association, you can visit their careers website at: Jobs at MTA (massteacher.org).

Michigan

To view all current vacancies with the Michigan Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://mea.org/about-us/employment/.

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Minnesota

To view all current vacancies with the Education Minnesota, you can visit their careers website at: https://www.educationminnesota.org/about.aspx#careers.

Mississippi

For more information about this affiliate, please visit Mississippi Association of Educators.

Missouri

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit: Missouri National Education Association.

Montana

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit Montana Federation of Public Employees.

Nebraska

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit Nebraska  State Education Association.

Nevada

To view all current vacancies with the Nevada State Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://www.nsea-nv.org/job-opportunities.

New Hampshire

To view all current vacancies with NEA-New Hampshire, you can visit their careers website at: https://neanh.org/about/employment-opportunities/.

New Jersey

To view all current vacancies with the New Jersey Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://www.njea.org/about/jobs/.

New Mexico

To view all current vacancies with the National Education Association New Mexico, you can visit their careers website at: https://nea-nm.org/job-opportunities/.

New York

For more information about this affiliate, please visit New York State United Teachers.

JOB TITLE: Research Specialist in Field Services

Location: Latham, New York

Salary: To Be Determined

Closing Date: June 15, 2021

Position Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible for interacting with the IT department to define the departmental, business related needs to capture and report field data in the development of a robust and interactive database focused around collective bargaining and the Local union environment. This role purposefully does not reside in the IT department, it is a business role facilitating the use of technology and data across the state.

Responsibilities:

  • Understanding of business processes combined with project management elements and what role they play meet deadlines and apply critical thinking to ask questions and help problem solve when needed.
  •  Data visualization expertise and the ability to translate data from multiple data sources into a compelling story.
  • Has a collaborative mindset, is willing to work with others and take direction as well as to offer suggestions for alternative approaches.
  • Applies sophisticated analysis to datasets to discern and identify patterns and recommend relatable actions.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Ability to ask the right questions to understand business problems and identify measurement or research objectives, and to offer suggestions for alternative approaches.
  • Responsible for managing the Field Services SharePoint page and ensuring information is timely, relevant, and useful. Coordinate with NYSUT Regional Offices to develop a common SharePoint cataloging system for information.
  • Responsible coordinating with field regions to maintain appropriate data hygiene practices.
  • Serve as liaison with all departments to ensure that databases are functioning as intended and provide support when other departments seek information, e.g. legislative, research, communications.
  • Other ad hoc assignments may become the priority, the ability to shift focus and deliver quality data and analytics is essential.

Please click here to view the full job description, including duties and qualifications.

Qualified applicants should submit resume and cover letter to hr@nysutmail.org by June 15, 2021.

North Carolina

To view all current vacancies with the North Carolina Association of Educators, you can visit their careers website at: https://www.ncae.org/.

North Dakota

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit North Dakota United.

Ohio

To view all current vacancies with Ohio Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://www.ohea.org/about/careers-at-oea/.

Oklahoma

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit Oklahoma Education Association.

Oregon

To view all current vacancies with the Oregon Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://www.oregoned.org/contact/employment.

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Pennsylvania

To view all current vacancies with the Pennsylvania State Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://www.psea.org/.

Rhode Island

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit NEA Rhode Island.

South Carolina

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit South Carolina Education Association.

South Dakota

For more information about this affiliate, please visit South Dakota Education Association.

JOB TITLE:  UNISERV DIRECTOR: UNIT

Location:  South Dakota
Salary:  Excellent salary, fringe benefits and leave provisions.  
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  Applicants should submit a cover resume, SDEA employment application form and three references to Fran Linn. 

Fran Linn
411 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Ph:  (605) 224-9263
Email:  Frances.Linn@sdea.org

Click here for a detailed Job Description

Click here for the application

JOB TITLE:  FINANCIAL ASSISTANT (PIERRE OFFICE)

Location:  South Dakota
Salary:  Excellent salary, fringe benefits and leave provisions.  
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of and background in accrual accounting. 

Fran Linn
411 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Ph:  (605) 224-9263
Email:  Frances.Linn@sdea.org

Click here for a detailed Job Description

Click here for the application

Tennessee

To view all current vacancies with the Tennessee Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: http://www.teateachers.org/jobs.

Texas

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit Texas State Teachers Association.

Utah

To view all current vacancies with the Utah Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://myuea.org/employment .

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Vermont

To view all current vacancies with The Union of Vermont Educators, you can visit their careers website at: vtnea.org.

Virginia

To view all current vacancies with the Virginia Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://www.veanea.org/.

Washington

To view all current vacancies with the Washington Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: https://www.washingtonea.org/membership/job-opportunities/wea-job-openings/.

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West Virginia

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit West Virginia Education Association.

Wisconsin

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit Wisconsin Education Association Council.

Wyoming

To view all current vacancies with the Wyoming Education Association, you can visit their careers website at: http://wyoea.org/join-our-team/.

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