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.

Partnership and Outreach Director

The Partnership and Outreach Director will provide leadership, management and oversight for partnership, outreach and business development activities. This position has an option of being based in Nashville, Tennessee, or Phoenix, Arizona. Download full description.


The Controller supports the Chief Financial Officer in carrying out the financial and accounting functions of the organization. The Controller must meet deadlines and perform a multitude of accounting activities. The position is to be based in Nashville, Tennessee. Download 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 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.

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