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|Job Title:||Director of Priority Schools, #H003|
|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, 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 a Director of Priority Schools. The Priority Schools department, in partnership with state and local affiliates, provides support and advocacy for low performing schools, builds organizational capacity to support school improvement efforts, fosters Association and member led school transformation, and advocates for state and district level policies that support these efforts. The Director reports to the Senior Director of the Center for Great Public Schools, oversees staff, and works in close coordination with all of the Directors in the NEA Center for Great Public Schools.
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 at www.nea.org/jobs. A resume, writing sample, references, and written test are required of all candidates.
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 of NEA state association or equivalent experience required, with at least three years of executive-level experience preferred.
-At least five years of experience as a teacher in a public school.
-Demonstrated knowledge of school site, district and state level policies necessary to transform low-performing schools.
-Experience as an advocate for an organization that advances public, parental, and 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, federal officials, nonprofit foundations, consultants, and other key organizations.
-Effective skills in supervision, decision-making, oral/written communications, policy analysis, interpersonal relations, team building, and collaboration.
-Leads a team of professionals to advance the turnaround of low performing schools; provides research, policies, program models, and other quality content to NEA departments, field offices, affiliates, and members to help build organizational capacity to deliver programs that advance the Priority Schools Campaign.
-Creates programs and products to expand the impact of NEA and its affiliates in Priority Schools.
-Provides regular updates to the Director of the Center for Great Public Schools, as well as to governance; conducts regular JLMC meetings and managers the Department in a manner consistent with the relevant Association-staff union contract(s).
-Ensures collaboration with other NEA departments in furtherance of the Association's strategic goals and core functions.
-Managers the Departments budget and operations in a fiscally responsible manner, including negotiating vendor contracts, overseeing compliance, as well as compliance with all relevant legal requirements.