Employment

NIET comprises a diverse staff of educators, researchers and policy experts, who work together with our state, university, 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.
Read NIET's Commitment to Equity and Diversity.

Current Employment Opportunities

Executive Director of District Services and Innovation
The Executive Director of District Services and Innovation position connects the work of Strategy and Innovation with the ongoing development and delivery of district services. This position supports the design and implementation of new products and services within NIET's work with states, districts, and schools, with a focus on district leadership support. The role is based in Nashville, Tennessee. Download the job description.

Accelerating Character Education and Development (ACED) Director
NIET is seeking a director to champion, lead, and manage the development of new character education tools and resources for school leaders. This a remote position reporting to NIET's senior vice president of strategy and innovation. Download the job description.

Senior Specialist - Indiana
The Senior Specialist position supports all aspects of NIET's implementation and management of district and school improvement services to include professional development, trainings, coaching, general partnership support, the school review process and evaluation, and special projects, as assigned. The role is based in Indiana and will primarily serve Indiana, but is a national role and will have at-large responsibilities. Download the job description.

Senior Specialist - Louisiana
The Senior Specialist position supports all aspects of NIET's implementation and management of district and school improvement services to include professional development, trainings, coaching, general partnership support, the school review process and evaluation, and special projects, as assigned. The role is based in Louisiana and will primarily serve Louisiana, but is a national role and will have at-large responsibilities. Download the job description.

Senior Specialist - Tennessee 
The Senior Specialist position supports all aspects of NIET's implementation and management of district and school improvement services to include professional development, trainings, coaching, general partnership support, the school review process and evaluation, and special projects, as assigned. The role is based in Tennessee and will primarily serve Tennessee, but is a national role and will have at-large responsibilities. Download the job description.

Virtual and Learning Technology Services Systems Analyst
NIET is seeking a Systems Analyst to support all aspects of the organization's Virtual and Learning Technology Services. This position will support NIET leadership, field staff, and partners with implementing computer technology and support the development and monitor the quality of technology services for NIET virtual and learning platforms. This is a remote position reporting to the vice president of virtual and learning technology services. Download the job description.

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.

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