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 five core values central to our work supporting educators to provide opportunities for all students: excellence, teamwork, enthusiasm, agility 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-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.

Events Manager
The Events Manager works to support and guide all team members as they lead events, as well as support on special projects and initiatives. Specifically, the events manager will be responsible for the planning and execution of the organization's events and convenings across the country. Download the job description.

Communications Manager 
The Communications Manager works with Digital Content Manager and the Senior Vice President of Policy, as well as the larger NIET team, to increase the visibility and reach of NIET. This position leads the planning of major communications moments, is the lead contact for media and press, and creates messaging to support the development of graphics and visuals, including flyers and materials needed for partnership development. Download the job description.

Senior Specialist Arkansas 
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 specialist has primary responsibility for ensuring educator effectiveness is improved and outcomes are met in our varied partnerships. This position reports to a director appointed by the CEO or designee. 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.orgNo 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, Vice President of Services


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 Valdes, Grants and Business Operations Manager