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|Job Title:||Associate Director of Human & Civil Rights, #H005|
|Organization:||National Education Association (NEA)|
|Region:||DC Metro Region|
|Description:||The National Education Association (NEA) is America's oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the NEA proudly claims more than 3 million members devoted to the following mission: to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education by preparing every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world. Our vision is a great public school for every student. We strive to improve the quality of teaching, to increase student achievement, and to make schools safer and better places to learn.
NEA seeks applications for its Associate Director of Human and Civil Rights. The Human and Civil Rights Department advocates for social justice, equity, and equal access for public school employees and students in order to achieve the goal of a great public school for every student. The Associate Director reports directly to the Director. The Associate Director of Human and Civil Rights serves as a member of NEA's Center for Advocacy management team, participates in the development and administration of the Association's strategic plan/initiatives/core services and budget; provides leadership in developing the social and economic justice agenda for the NEA; coordinates closely with the organization's leadership and organizing development teams; advises and guides Association leaders and staff in policy and strategic decision making on human and civil rights issues.
-Works collaboratively with other NEA departments, affiliates, and outside groups to monitor and analyze emerging human and civil rights issues, national trends, and public policies of other organizations.
-Helps oversee the department's efforts to train and support activists and leaders in the area of social justice advocacy and community organizing.
-Helps oversee the department's professional development training programs in the areas of bullying, diversity/cultural competence, ELL, LGBT, safety/bias/sexual harassment, and social justice.
-Works collaboratively with other departments to enhance and support leadership development, particularly of women and ethnic minority members of the Association.
-Participates in the Center of Advocacy management team.
-Helps create an effective, high-performing, collaborative team among the department staff.
-Helps oversees the department's budget, staff development and performance, and departmental operations.
-Bachelor's degree required.
-Relevant graduate degree, and/or certification preferred.
-A minimum of seven years of NEA state association or equivalent Human and Civil Rights experience required, with at least one year of management-level experience preferred.
-Proven skill in developing, coordinating and implementing programs and policies that help NEA members promote gender equity, advocate for human and civil rights, and improve the effectiveness of public education employees.
-Demonstrated experience in effectively managing staff resources and budget to support the integration of efforts to promote HCR content into all aspects of NEA.
-Proven ability in working collaboratively with other NEA departments to organizing, and sustaining partnerships and alliances for public education with parents, community, minority, education and intergovernmental organizations, the private sector and other advocacy groups.
-Proven experience in effectively managing staff resources and budget to support the promotion of HCR content into all aspects of NEA.
-Proven ability in working collaboratively with other NEA departments to organize and sustain partnerships and alliances for public education with parents, community, minority, education, and intergovernmental organizations, the private sector, and other advocacy groups.
-Experience as an advocate for an organization that advances public, parental, or business support for public education.
-Proven ability to create successful work teams, and to develop and implement team action plans.
-Proven expertise in developing and implementing cooperative partnerships with state affiliates and other key organizations
-Effective skills in supervision, decision-making, oral/written communications, policy analysis, interpersonal relations, team building, and collaboration.