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 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

Communications Manager
This position will lead the execution of communications, be the contact for media and press, collaborate and execute on NIET’s marketing strategy. This position is located in Scottsdale, AZ. Download the job description.

Digital Content Manager
This position manages the NIET website, email newsletters, social media platforms, and develops graphics and visuals. Download the job description.

Senior Research Associate
NIET is seeking a Senior Research Associate to support all aspects of NIET’s research activities. The Senior Research Associate will conduct data analysis, write reports and papers, as well as provide research expertise to other NIET projects and personnel. Additionally, this position will support grant evaluations. 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.

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)

2023 NIET National Conference AV RFP

NIET is accepting proposals to serve as the AV vendor for our 1,200-person annual conference on March 23-24 in Indianapolis. Please review the attached RFP, and submit the required documents and forms by Oct. 12 at 5:00 p.m. CT.. For additional information, please contact: mhegarty@niet.org

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 Valdes, Grants and Business Operations Manager