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

Director of Communications
The Director of Communications works with the Chief of Staff/Executive Director of Strategic Communications, as well as the larger NIET leadership and communications team, to increase the visibility and reach of NIET in order to strengthen partnership development. The position is based in Nashville, Tennessee or remote. Download the job description.

Senior Research Associate
The Senior Research Associate position supports all aspects of NIET's research activities through conducting data analysis, writing reports and papers, and providing research expertise to other NIET projects and personnel. The position is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Download the job description

Executive-in-Residence, Higher Education Partnerships
The Executive-in-Residence for Higher Education Partnerships position  provides leadership, creates outreach opportunities, and facilitates development activities for higher education partnerships. This is a remote, contractor position. Download the job description.

Director of Business Operations
The Director of Business Operations position manages the organization's business management tools, systems, and policies, including maximizing the organization's use of tools like Salesforce, Mission Control, Concur, and Intacct; supports the organizations partnership development and project management functions; and ensures that business management policies are regularly reviewed and followed. The location of the position is Nashville, TN or Phoenix, AZ (preferred), but remote candidates are also encouraged to apply. Download the job description.

Human Resources and Payroll Generalist
The Human Resources and Payroll Generalist position supports NIET's efforts managing semi-monthly payroll and team member benefits along with recruiting team members and supporting team members across the organization to meet their maximum potential. The location of the position is TBD. Download the job description.

Finance and Business Operations Manager
The Finance and Business Operations Manager position supports day-to-day business operations functions of the organization, including invoicing, partnership management, and travel expense reimbursement processing. The location of the position is remote. Download the job description.

Senior Specialist - Midwest
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. While the role will primarily serve the Midwest, it is national and will have at-large responsibilities. The location of the position is remote. Download the job description.

Support Manager
The Support Manager position supports all aspects of the NIET Virtual and Learning Technology Services team, the NIET Services team, and NIET partners with support and access to all technology platforms, the NIET Archive, as well as support annual NIET filming capture project planning. The location of the position is remote. 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

The work we do at NIET helps to ensure that all students have access to an effective teacher in the classroom. Our work gives all students a fighting chance.
Davita Lancelin, Executive Director of Service Operations


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, Coordinator of School Services and Director of Louisiana BOLD


I am passionate about NIET because of its mission, vision, and values that align with mine as a leader and mentor. Providing support to a team that ensures all students have the greatest opportunities that they deserve is rewarding.
Christina Faas, Grants and Business Operations Manager