Employment

NIET comprises a diverse staff of educators, researchers and policy experts, who work together with our state, district and school partners to build educator excellence.

Our team holds four core values central to our work supporting educators to provide opportunities for all students: excellence, teamwork, enthusiasm, and a focus on student outcomes.

We believe in the potential of all students to reach high levels of academic achievement. We are unwaveringly student-centered in our decision-making and prioritize the needs of students as we work in states, universities, districts, schools and classrooms.

Read NIET's Mission, Vision and Values.

Current Employment Opportunities

To apply for open positions at the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@niet.org. No phone inquiries please.

Research Associate or Senior Research Associate

NIET is seeking a Research Associate or Senior Research Associate to support all aspects of NIET’s research activities. The Research Associate or Senior Research Associate will conduct data analysis, write reports and papers, as well as provide research expertise to other NIET projects and personnel. The position will be based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Download the full description.

Grant Specialist

The Grant Specialist will support the Senior Director of Grant Management and Business Operations in identifying funding opportunities, writing and submitting proposals, reviewing expenses, preparing progress and financial tracking reports, and other day-to-day operations and administration as necessary. The position will be based in either Nashville, Tennessee, or Scottsdale, Arizona. Download the full description.

Learning Technology Coordinator

The Learning Technology Coordinator will support all aspects of the NIET Learning Technology Services. In addition, this position will maintain the NIET Video and Training Archive that will host all video assets and training materials. This position is to be based in Phoenix, Arizona. Download the full description.

Digital Communications Coordinator

The Digital Communications Coordinator would work as a part of a larger communications team to support NIET's messaging, share partner school stories, highlight results and research, and provide recommendations and thought leadership in the education community. This position is to be based in Nashville, Tennessee. Download the job description.

TEAM Coach – South Central

The South Central TEAM Coach will support districts with the implementation of the Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM) evaluation system, including portfolios, leadership development, and strategic decision-making in order to achieve the goal of an accurate, fair, credible, rigorous, and transparent evaluation model. The position will be based in the South Central CORE Region, Tennessee. Download the job description.

TEAM Coach – Southwest

The Southwest TEAM Coach will support districts with the implementation of the Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM) evaluation system, including portfolios, leadership development, and strategic decision-making in order to achieve the goal of an accurate, fair, credible, rigorous, and transparent evaluation model. The position will be based in the Southwest CORE Region, Tennessee. Download the job description.

Audio/Visual (A/V) RFP for 20th Annual NIET National Conference

NIET seeks to partner with an audio/visual vendor who can support production needs for general sessions and breakout meetings during the 20th Annual NIET National Conference. Interested vendors should submit a detailed proposal addressing costs for the following services: audio, projection, video and computer equipment; staging and lighting; conference theme creative, set design and engineering; stage scenery and setting, sets and soft goods; show management/production, and labor; travel and expenses. Deadline: October 10, 2019. Download the RFP.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)

Staff Testimonials

Working alongside educators across the nation, in many different settings, to ensure that ALL kids have the greatest opportunity to learn and grow in their school is the reason I am most passionate about working at NIET. There is no better moment than when I'm with a group of educators and our collective problem-solving and new learning allows us to positively impact teaching and learning. It's that moment that makes this work so rewarding.
Laura Roussel, Director of Services

I have always believed that teaching is a noble and important profession. Teaching is part of who I am. I truly appreciate the opportunity to be part of an organization that acknowledges the value of teachers and enhances the entire teaching profession. My passion for our work is grounded in the belief that teachers are worthy of our efforts and that teachers can make a difference for so many children and young adults.
Sheila Talamo, Senior Program Specialist

As a former teacher in high-need schools, I understand how challenging and humbling this work can be. I’m constantly impressed by the passion and expertise that our staff has for supporting teachers and students. Learning from their innovative work and using those lessons of practice to inform and shape policymaking is a deeply meaningful and fulfilling professional opportunity for me.
Austin Reid, Senior Policy Advisor