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

Louisiana Team Director 
The Louisiana Team Director position supports new and current state, district, and Institution of Higher Education (IHE) partnerships in Louisiana by implementing strategic partnership development goals. Specifically, the role provides assistance with strategic projects, which could include but are not limited to: development of training/support protocol, designing virtual or hybrid professional development and training resources, supervising grant or philanthropic-funded projects, and other general NIET initiatives. The position is based in Louisiana. 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.

Senior Specialist - West
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 either in Phoenix, Arizona, or is remote. While the role will serve the West, it is national and will have at-large responsibilities. The location of the position is remote or in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. 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.

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 - South Carolina
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 South Carolina 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 position is based in Tennessee and will primarily serve Arkansas, but is a national role and will have at-large responsibilities. 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, Louisiana and LA BOLD Director


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


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, Grant Specialist