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Careers

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

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

JOB TITLE: ATTORNEY

Location: Based anywhere in the U.S. and would be working from his/her home.

Salary: To be determined at the time of hire based on experience and placement on existing salary schedule.

Closing Date: July 21, 2021

Position Summary: FEA seeks a full-time attorney to represent DoD Education Activity (DoDEA) educators employed in the Pacific Region (South Korea and Japan, including Okinawa). This role provides advice, representation and guidance to bargaining unit educators on a diverse array of legal matters under federal labor law and representation. This full-time attorney will also provide training, advice, and guidance to FEA elected leadership.

Caseload will primarily involve independently representing FEA and its members in all stages of the grievance arbitration process. Attorney will also work in coordination with another attorney representing Pacific Region bargaining unit employees. Attorney will provide advice and assistance in disciplinary/adverse actions and with individual grievances filed by bargaining unit employees. Attorney may also represent the Association in grievance appeals or Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) filings before the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). Work may also include discussions with DoDEA management and coordination with the FEA General Counsel and/or the FEA Deputy General Counsel.

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

Please forward a letter of interest in the FEA full-time attorney position, a resume, citations to or copies of two arbitration decisions in which the applicant was either the lead attorney or participated in the arbitration, if available, or two recent writing samples, to FEA Deputy General Counsel, Deputy Executive Director Suzanne Summerlin at FEALegal@nea.org or by regular mail to:

Suzanne Summerlin

Deputy General Counsel, Deputy Executive Director

Federal Education Association

1201 16th St., N.W., Suite 117

Washington D.C. 20036

All applications must be postmarked/emailed by the close of business (5:00 PM Eastern Time) on July 21, 2021

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

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

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

JOB TITLE: UNISERV DIRECTOR

Location: Hays, Kansas

Salary: Salary Range is between $73,900 to $119,150, based upon experience.

Closing Date: August 23, 2021

Position Summary: The responsibilities of the UniServ Director will be to support KNEA’s strategic focus by developing and coordinating programs designed to promote the Association and develop stronger locals. The Director will be responsible for working with local leaders to develop member skills in successful organizing, negotiations, leadership, membership recruitment and retention, goal setting, and program implementation. The Director will assist members in the exercise of their constitutional, statutory, and contractual rights and provide 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 be flexible working with and facilitating 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 a variety of 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.

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to Julie Wilson, KNEA Associate Executive Director, at julie.wilson@knea.org. Applications must be received 5:00 p.m. CDT on August 23, 2021.

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

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

JOB TITLE: UniServ Assistant 

Location: South Portland, ME

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Maine Education Association is a professional education association/labor union that represents nearly 24,000 public school educators in 278 locals statewide. The MEA is an affiliate of the National Education Association.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing and filing
  •  Meet and greet members/visitors
  • Advanced data entry skills
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Maintain hard copy and electronic filing system
  • Computer proficiency required, including advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Maintenance of operations during work hours
  • Assists with other staff to facilitate delivery of a full-service program to our members
  • Assist with the preparation and scheduling of meetings
  • Assist UniServ Director with sending out email communications (Newsletters) to their locals
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the goals of the MEA/NEA
  • Knowledge of Association practices and procedures
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Skills in gathering and articulating information
  • Advanced skills required for providing support services
  • Ability to be flexible and handle multiple tasks
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

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

Send letter of application to:
Maine Education Association
Attn: Erin Noyes
35 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

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/.

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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.

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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

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

JOB TITLE: Uniserv Director

Location: South Dakota

Salary: Excellent salary, fringe benefits and leave provisions.

Closing Date: July 25, 2021

Position Summary: SDEA is looking for a full-time staff member to support education employees in the central part of the state. The UniServ Director assists local education associations with member organizing and recruitment, labor/management disputes, collective bargaining, leader and professional development, member benefits and other SDEA programs and services.

Responsibilities

  • Advocating for the rights of unified SDEA/NEA Active members of the local affiliates through collective bargaining, grievance processing, and other means.
  • Developing and/or implementing local affiliate programs and activities to increase and maintain unified SDEA/NEA Active membership.
  • Developing and/or implementing local affiliate political action, community/public relations, legislative support, and professional development activities and programs.
  •  Developing and/or implementing local affiliate programs in member rights and human relations.
  • Improving and maintaining the organizational health of local affiliates through leadership training and development, internal communications, business management, and conflict resolution.
  • Coordinating and advocating NEA and state affiliate programs and priorities with local affiliates and the unified SDEA/NEA Active members of local affiliates.
  • Performing other duties as assigned or necessary to carry out the strategic goals of the Association.
  • Performing one or more of the following assignments as determined by the Executive Director:

                    *Membership Coordinator
                    *Student Program Coordinator
                    *Retired Program Coordinator
                    *NEA RA Coordinator
                    *HCR Committee Staff Liaison
                    *ESP Coordinator
                    *YESS Liaison

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree minimum or a combination of related experience and/or training; familiarity with association work as a teacher leader and/or staff. Broad background in all association programs. Enthusiasm for working with people. Knowledge of small rural local concerns preferred. SDEA/NEA is an equal opportunity affirmative employment employer.

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

Applicants should submit a cover letter, current resume, SDEA employment application form and three references on or prior to July 25, 2021.

For additional information please contact: Ryan Rolfs, 411 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501, (605) 224-9263 or by emailing him at ryan.rolfs@sdea.org.

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

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

JOB TITLE: Union Organizer

Location: San Antonio, TX

Closing Date: July 23, 2021

Position Summary: The Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) is looking for a seasoned organizer to build strong locals through recruiting and member retention, identifying, activating, empowering, and supporting local leaders in the greater San Antonio, TX area.

Here's what you can expect:

  • Advocate for and protect association rights for TSTA members and its local affiliates, as assigned.  
  • Facilitate the local association strategic planning process, so as to allow each local with which the staff person is working to maximize its local capacity and power.
  • Assist locals and local leaders in identifying issues for organizing campaigns and facilitate the creation and execution of campaign strategy around those issues.
  • Facilitate organizing for the purpose of membership growth in locals within the assigned area(s), emphasizing organic recruitment and retention of members through efforts fully integrated with the local’s issue organizing and advocacy program.
  • Facilitate organizing for the purposes of building capacity and effectiveness in locals and developing local leadership.
  • Develop strong working relationships, wherever possible, with the leaders of locals with which the staff person works.
  • Deliver and/or facilitate the delivery of a range of training opportunities for local leaders, potential leaders, activists, and members. While staff will at times need to build relationships with members, communities, district administration, etc., the fundamental relationship for the organizer is the one with local leaders.
  • Manage member and other data and strategically analyze that data.
  • Facilitate the integration of local leaders and members into the broader work of the association and its statewide leadership structure.

Here's what you bring to our team:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, social science, public policy, political science, communications, law, labor relations, or equivalent combination of education and experience as a professional organizer in social justice projects or areas. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Five years of experience in grassroots organizing and membership recruitment and retention, preferably in the field of public education or a similar field. Experience in building local infrastructure, local capacity, direct action organizing, leadership development, political and organizing campaign planning and action a plus. Experience in adult training desirable.  
  • Exceptional skill in multi-tasking, negotiation, conflict resolution, and interest-based problem-solving.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, persuasively, concisely, logically, and coherently (both verbally and in writing) with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and competing priorities while interacting productively with internal and external customers in a demanding and complicated environment.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and, at times, stressful environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a contributing team member; effectiveness of work depends on ability to gain active cooperation and involvement from appropriate stakeholders.  
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and related software.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

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

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to Neocha Campbell at hr@tsta.org. Please no phone inquiries regarding the position.

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

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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