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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. 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

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: Organizational Consultant, Government Relations

Location: AEA headquarters office in Phoenix.

Salary: $66,306 to $102,865 per year (commensurate with experience and training)

Closing Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Position Summary: This opening is for the Government Relations Organizational Consultant position at the AEA headquarters office in Phoenix.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Knowledge of Arizona’s legislative process;
  • Knowledge of state budget and education funding;
  • Knowledge of campaigns and elections;
  • Minimum of three (3) years prior state legislative experience as an agency, nonprofit, contract lobbyist or three (3) years legislative staff experience;
  • Effective writing and oral presentation skills; and
  • Skills necessary to fulfill the job responsibilities as listed below.

Desired:

  • Knowledge of public education issues and school finance systems;
  • Working relationships with legislators and legislative staff;
  • Experience in navigating the legislative process, including knowledge of how a bill becomes law, analyzing legislation and drafting bills and amendments;
  • Experience in developing and implementing candidate and ballot issue campaign strategies;
  • Understanding of advocacy roles and responsibilities;
  • Work with local associations in organizing, membership, bargaining and grievance processing; and,
  • BA/BS/Masters Degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Legal Studies

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

Please submit your résumé and 3 reference names to:

Arizona Education Association
Attn: Sheryl Mathis
345 E. Palm Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85004
fax: 602-240-6887
email: Sheryl.mathis@ArizonaEA.org

Should your résumé generate further interest, AEA will send you an Employment Application. This completed application must be submitted for any further employment consideration.

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

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

Hawaii

For more information about this affiliate, please visit Hawaii State Teachers Association.

JOB TITLE: UniServ Director

Closing Date: 10/17/2021

Position Summary:

We have an opening for a UniServ Director position located on the island of Oahu and are looking for a strong advocate to represent State of Hawaii Department of Education K-12 teachers. If you are a professional with an understanding of the operations of a labor union, and have direct experience in union advocacy representation, organizing, program coordination and bargaining in support of the Association’s goals, we’d like to talk to you.
 

Baccalaureate degree required and will substitute substantial experience in comparable work. Some travel is required. This is an exempt, full-time position located on the Island of Oahu. Starting salary is $77,312. Experience in conducting investigations, grievances, arbitrations and mediation desirable.

Qualifications Requirements:

A. Graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in education, psychology, sociology, industrial relations, or a related field; and
B. Three years of experience in education, counseling, or technical labor relations work. In addition, some experience in collective bargaining, either on a volunteer or paid basis, is desirable.
C. Or, any reasonable combination of the above.

 

Knowledge and Abilities Required:

Knowledge of human relations, and methods of interrelating with various types of individuals; contract administration, principles and trends in collective bargaining; sources of labor relations information.
Ability to work under frequent stress and mental pressure; listen to and understand teachers’ complaints and problems and assist in their resolution; deal tactfully and effectively with various types of individuals; operate in a confrontationist capacity when required; interpret and explain contract provisions, policies, and other written matter; develop programs; communicate ideas effectively, orally and in writing.                

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

Apply: https://www.indeed.com/job/uniserv-director-oahu-5a08cad9789eb331

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

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.

Highlighted Postings

Maine

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

JOB TITLE: UniServ Director

Location: Bangor, Maine

Closing Date: September 30, 2021

Responsibilities:

  • Works with local associations to provide organizational and leadership development training & support.
  • Serves as an expert consultant to local associations during the collective bargaining process.
  • Speaks to community groups on subjects related to the work, the philosophy, and the interests of MEA.
  • Advocates for the interests of the MEA and local associations during mediation, fact-finding, and arbitration hearings, before Maine Labor Relations Board, and with other agencies as appropriate.
  • Initiates and leads community organizing activities with local associations in support of collective bargaining goals, political/legislative goals, and other interests of the MEA.
  • Initiates and leads an active and progressive program in public and community relations.
  • Takes responsibility for activities in the event of a local or state association crisis.
  • Assures that local associations are effectively represented in the processing of grievances.
  • Promptly responds to requests for services within the area of assignment.
  • Works collaboratively with other MEA and NEA staff to facilitate delivery of a full service program to local associations.
  • Encourages active participation of local associations and members in the political and legislative activities of MEA/NEA.
  • Implements all activities consistent with MEA/NEA policy in his/her area of assignment.

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

Send cover letter, resume and 3 letters of reference to:

Rachelle Johnson, Executive Director
Maine Education Association,
35 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

Or email rjohnson@maineea.org

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/.

 

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: Data Analyst

Location: Latham, New York

Salary: To Be Determined

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Position Summary: This professional position reports to the Director of NYSUT Field and Affiliate Services and works at NYSUT Headquarters in Latham, New York.
NYSUT is transforming its data management processes to maintain an interactive platform that will be utilized by headquarters and field-based staff alike to support their respective needs.
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. The position is open until filled.

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

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/.

West Virginia

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

Wisconsin

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

JOB TITLE: UniServ Director, WEAC Region 7

Location: Brookfield, WI

Salary: Competitive salary as negotiated between United Employers
Association and the United Staff Union Professional Staff (Category 3). Fringes include, but are
not limited to, health, dental, life, vision and long-term disability insurance; retirement package;
vacation/sick/personal leave; training funds.

Closing Date: October 1, 2021

Position Summary:

WEAC Region 7 is seeking applicants for the position of full-time UniServ Director. Minorities
and females are encouraged to apply.

Background on the UniServ Unit

WEAC Region 7 represents more than 3,900 public school employees in southeast Wisconsin,
excluding the cities of Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee. The UniServ headquarters building is
located in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

 

WEAC Region 7 is made up of 100+ locals (teacher and ESP), and currently employs three
UniServ Professional Staff and one Associate Staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with the following types of employers is highly significant: labor unions, progressive issue advocacy organizations, community organizations, educational institutions, political campaigns and staff of elected officials
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including exhibiting and promoting open, honest, and direct communications
  • Ability to practice and encourage teamwork, collaboration, and consensus decision-making
  • Experience as an association leader in education (local, UniServ, state or national) or other public or private sector unions is preferred but not required
  •  Experience in grievance processing/rights arbitration including case presentation (preferred)
  • Knowledge of school law, school finance, and educational issues (preferred)
  • Computer literacy and Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to promote and adhere to the policies adopted by the WEAC Region 7 Board and Representative Assembly
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of individual member(s) concerns in a professional and confidential manner
  • Willingness and ability to commit the time and energy necessary to meet the extensive demands of the job, including working long, irregular hours on evenings and occasional weekends
  • BA required (MA preferred)
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel as necessary

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

Submit Applications To:

WEAC Region 7
ATTN: Rachel Swick
13805 West Burleigh Road Suite 200
Brookfield, WI 53005
               or  
Region7@weac.org
(Reference: WEAC Region 7 UniServ Director)

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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The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, 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.