Sr. Program/Policy Analyst/Specialist (Early Career Educator Professional Practice), #0146
This position supports NEA’s strategic objective to focus the energy and resources of its 3 million members toward the promotion of public education by providing professional skills to support the Professional Educator Supports (PES) Department in the Center for Great Public Schools.
Position Summary: The essential functions of this position include working in collaboration with staff and departments within the Center for Great Public Schools to identify, develop, modify and/or improve a full range of products and services for NEA affiliates designed to meet the professional growth needs of early career educators. Knowledge and skill of teacher quality, school quality, education improvement, and/or union-led education reform is required, along with extensive experience in education and/or education associations. The incumbent will work to bridge NEA Professional Educator Support services to NEA organizing efforts, to NEA Affiliate needs, and directly to NEA member interests. The incumbent also work with affiliates and NEA field staff to identify the needs, interests and opportunities for NEA to lead efforts to improve student outcomes by supporting, engaging, and retaining early career educators. The incumbent will work with CGPS to identify existing programs/services and/or develop new products/services to address identified needs. Other essential functions for the position include working with the PES Outreach team to develop robust and meaningful pathways for dissemination, expansion, and scaling of programs/products. To carry out responsibilities, the incumbent uses a personal computer, associated software, other office technology, and travels frequently.
Qualifications: Minimum Education Requirement: Master’s degree in education, public policy, or discipline related to the position, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge or skills may be obtained. Terminal degree preferred. Minimum Qualifications: Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in education, teaching, mentoring and/or coaching. Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and/or promoting teacher quality and/or teacher support programs that positively impact the quality of teaching in pre-K-through-12 classrooms. Other Requirements: Samples of work products, e.g., presentation materials and/or educational program documentation, required at time of interview. Must be able to occasionally work extended hours on evenings and weekends. Frequent travel required (21-45 overnights per year).
Tier 1 (Essential): Demonstrated experience with management of complex projects. Proven experience in strategic activities that advance high standards for public education at the national, state, and local levels. Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of educational programs, products or services designed to advance early career educator practice, improve schools and/or advance student learning. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively toward organizational objectives. Skill in working independently and within a team environment. Effective verbal, organizational, written, and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated effectiveness in working under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions. Successful references. Tier 2 (Significant): Demonstrated instructional or administrative experience in a public school/district(s). Knowledge of other organizations which impact the accomplishment of NEA’s goals. Knowledge and experience in effectively and persuasively communicating, orally and in writing, with potential partners to design partnerships that address strategic goals. Demonstrated ability to coordinate and facilitate meetings and events. Ability to coordinate multiple simultaneous assignments. Positive attitude and openness toward continuous learning, self-improvement and development. Tier 3 (Desirable): Knowledge of NEA’s Center for Great Public Schools activities and goals.