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|Job Title:||Associate Director of the Center for Governance, #H006|
|Organization:||The 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, 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, namely, to prepare 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 an Associate Director of its Center for Governance. The Associate Director serves as a member of the senior management team of the Center, provides strategic counsel to the Director of the Center, and plays an integral role in the development and administration of the programs and initiatives of the Center. This position reports directly to the Center Director, oversees staff and will work directly with NEA governance.
Applications are now being accepted. Internal applicants must apply by May 29, 2012. External applicants may apply until the position is filled. Interested candidates should apply online as soon as possible at www.nea.org/jobs. A r?sum?, writing sample, references and written test are required of all applicants.
The National Education Association is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.
-Bachelor's degree required.
-Relevant graduate degree and/or certification preferred.
-A minimum of seven years NEA state association or equivalent experience required, with at least one year of management-level experience preferred.
-Proven experience successfully managing individuals, teams, projects, budgets, and strategies.
-Effective skills in collaboration, interpersonal relations, team building, negotiation and consensus building.
-Ability to manage multiple high-impact, high-profile projects/task forces at once, and under compressed timelines.
-Demonstrated crisis management, problem solving, and consultation abilities. Ability to handle sensitive political matters with discretion and diplomacy.
-Advanced knowledge of domestic and international labor issues and organizations.
-Experience and skill in managing large-scale meeting logistics.
-Expertise and proven skill in administering, developing, implementing, interpreting, and evaluating organizational policies.
-Effective skills in supervision, decision-making, oral/written communications, presentation, policy analysis, interpersonal relations, team-building, and collaboration.
-Knowledge of the Association's policy, history, operations, governance, and decision-making structures preferred.
-Politically savvy, with the ability to navigate sensitive and complex organizational and affiliate issues.
-Frequent travel required.
-Coordinates and supports the work and decision-making of the Association's official governing bodies and the Executive Officers.
-Oversees coordination of the work of official committees, special task forces, as well as constituency councils, and ensures that this work is aligned with NEA's goals and mission.
-Ensures that the Association's governing policies serve the contemporary and future needs of the organization and are in compliance with the Association's governing documents.
-Develops new proposed policies and practices to meet the changing needs and objectives of NEA.
-Ensures that affiliates meet NEA's procedural and operational standards for affiliation.
-Provides strategic guidance, training and consultation to affiliates on financial, governance, program, and operational matters as needed. Such guidance may be extensive, particularly for affiliates now under Financial Oversight or in Trusteeship.
-Assists in managing NEA's affiliations with international and/or domestic labor unions; facilitates and supports NEA leadership initiatives to build allied strength with U.S. labor through well-cultivated relationships.
-Assists in the development and implementation of a comprehensive leadership development program to provide current and new leaders with the skills and opportunities they need to lead NEA in a complex and fast-changing environment.