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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.  

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Take a look at vacancies in our state affiliates below. For affiliates submitting positions, please send your communications to the HR Service Center (hr_service_center@nea.org). 

Alabama

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

JOB TITLE: UniServ Director

Location: UniServ District 2 (Huntsville City, Alabama A & M, Drake Technical College and University of Alabama Huntsville)

Salary: Salary as per established negotiated agreement

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

General Duties: 

  • To provide leadership and assistance for the local association(s) which comprise the UniServ District
  • To 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

There are no job postings available at this time. For more information about this affiliate, please visit the NEA-Alaska website.

Arizona

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

JOB TITLE: Executive Director

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

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

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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.

Educational and Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Public Policy, Management, or related field is required. Master’s Degree in Education Leadership, Management, Administration, Organizational Development, Finance or other graduate or professional studies in a related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years successful experience in the management of professional staff is required, with a preference toward experience in the education or labor field, or in a membership-based association.
  • Demonstrated oversight of financial and budgetary matters is required.
  • Experience reporting to a Board of Directors or governing body is required.
  • Experience in the public education system and/or in an advocacy organization such as a national association, state association, labor organization, or community organization is required.
  • Background in labor relations and collective bargaining is preferred.

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)

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 California Teachers Association, you can visit their Careers Center website.

Colorado

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

 

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.

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.

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Iowa

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

Kansas

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

JOB TITLE: UniServ Director

Location: The position offices at the Eastern Regional Office in Shawnee, Kansas.

Salary: Salary $73,900 - $119,150, commensurate with experience

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Position Description: The UniServ Director supports KNEA’s strategic focus by developing and coordinating programs to build stronger locals and promote the Association. The Director is responsible for working with local leaders in developing member skills in successful organizing, negotiations, leadership, membership recruitment and retention, goal setting, and program implementation. The Director will assist members in exercising their constitutional, statutory, and contractual rights and providing locals guidance for school redesign.

Qualifications:                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

  • Baccalaureate Degree
  • Experience as an educator
  • Active involvement in NEA or staff experience, including K-12 and Higher Education
  • Experience in the exploration of education reform efforts (e.g., quality mentoring programs, peer assistance and peer review, alternative compensation)
  • Knowledge of issues currently faced by K-12 and Higher Education employees
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and facilitate groups with diverse viewpoints
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups and individuals in managing change
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills that foster independent and group interaction
  • Skills in gathering and articulating information used as a basis for developing specific strategies
  • Skills in using various problem-solving techniques, including interest-based problem solving
  • Demonstrated skills in using adult learning theory in planning, presentations, and training
  • Ability to use available technology for research, presentations, training, and communications
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and organize work to ensure the completion of multiple tasks
  • Willingness and ability to work long hours, including evenings and weekends, as necessary

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

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to the attention of Julie Wilson, Associate Executive Director, at julie.wilson@knea.org. Interviews will be held in Shawnee, KS the weekend of December 18-19, 2021.

Kentucky

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

Louisiana

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

 

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/.

 

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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/.

 

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

To view all current vacancies with the Mississippi Association of Educators, you can visit their careers website at: http://maetoday.org/about/job-opportunities/.

Missouri

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

JOB TITLE: Regional Office Administrative Assistant

Location: Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area

Salary: Competitive salary based on experience

Closing Date: December 6, 2021

Qualifications: Experience and Education Two to four-year degree preferred. Two or more years of Administrative Assistant or related
work, to include strong editing skills, knowledge, demonstrated experience and proficient use of Microsoft Office 365 – with advanced knowledge and experience in EXCEL. Experience with the use of databases to manage multi-faceted information, experience with web-based programs preferred and some experience with publishing software helpful. Basic accounting skills required.

Job Description:

1. Provide office and clerical support to the professional and managerial staff to whom assigned, including support for locals at the direction of the UniServ Director(s) or manager.
2. Provide office management support to the state headquarters, including maintaining the petty cash account, supply inventory, and postage.
3. Develop and maintain proficiency in the use of the computer including association software.
4. Perform necessary routine duties including answering the phones, processing incoming/outgoing mail, the timely submission of expense vouchers, daily activity reports and leave requests.
5. Work cooperatively with fellow employees.
6. Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.

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

Application Procedures: Any person wishing to be considered for this position should send (1) a letter of application
covering their experience, knowledge, and skills regarding the job description/qualifications listed, (2) a completed
application, and (3) a current resume with two letters of recommendation and three references.

All materials must be sent electronically to Patrick Layden - Missouri NEA Field Director East at patrick.layden@mnea.org.

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: Labor Relations Specialist

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office

Salary: To Be Determined

Closing Date: December 7, 2021

Position Summary: The primary responsibilities of the Labor Relations Specialist are to promote the image and vision of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT, NEA-AFT) and the American Labor Movement, advocate on behalf of affiliates and members and the institutions in which they work, support the growth and strength of NYSUT locals, and to provide services to local affiliates of NYSUT.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills, including public speaking
  • Pro-union and advocate for the rights of working people
  • Energetic self-starter
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive work relationships with supervisor, co-workers and others
  • Flexible regarding work responsibilities and working conditions
  • Willing to travel and work irregular hours
  • Bachelor’s degree or appropriate experience
  • Ability to deal with electronic communications and social media

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

Qualified applicants should submit resume and cover letter to hr@nysut.org.

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.

 

Pennsylvania

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

 

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

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

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 .

 

Vermont

For more information about this affiliate, please visit: vtnea.org.

JOB TITLE: General Counsel

Location: Montpelier, Vermont

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

Closing Date: December 13, 2021

Position Summary: The successful candidate will have unusually strong and broad skills, including: unlimited dedication to the interests of both public education and public school educators in Vermont; excellent interpersonal skills; extensive ability to work collaboratively as well as individually; thorough working knowledge of employee rights as well as education and labor laws and processes; excellent oral and written communication skills; understanding of public policy issues and trends affecting labor unions, public education, and educators; and an ability to advocate in public policy settings, including the statehouse and before state agencies.

Applicants for the position of General Counsel must have been engaged in the practice of law for at least 7 years, with extensive experience performing senior-level legal work at a law firm, union, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity. Preference in the selection process will be given to applicants who have litigation experience, expertise in constitutional, labor, or education law, a relationship with organized labor, and strong academic credentials.

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

Inquiries pertaining to job description should be made to Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, at jfannon@vtnea.org.
 

Applications may be submitted by mail at 10 Wheelock Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05602, or electronically to kferguson@vtnea.org. Applications should include a cover letter, resume with reference to labor, litigation, and lobbying background, two writing samples, names, and contact information of 3 references.

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: Help us build stronger Washington public schools (washingtonea.org).

 

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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