National Education Association

National Education Association

Associate Director of State Affiliate Relationships
Office of the Executive Director

Based in Washington, DC


Associate Director of State Affiliate Relationships, #112020OED
Office of the Executive Director
National Education Association
Washington, DC
Posting Period:
February 5, 2020 – Open Until Filled
Salary: $175,722

The National Education Association (NEA) is America’s oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. Headquartered in Washington, DC, NEA proudly claims more than 3 million members devoted to the following mission: to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education by preparing every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world. Our vision is a great public school for every student. We strive to improve the quality of teaching, to increase student achievement, and to make schools safer and better places to learn.

NEA seeks an Associate Director of State Affiliate Relationships. The Associate Director must be able to support state affiliate presidents’ and executive directors’ professional development while simultaneously moving NEA’s strategic priorities forward in a highly complex environment. The Associate Director will assist with the coordination of professional development, topical convening’s, coaching, organizational development training and support. The Associate Director will report to the NEA Director of State Affiliate Relationships.


  • Assess and co-design innovative and effective learning experiences for state affiliate staff and leaders to support their development as leaders.
  • Assist with the new state affiliate presidents’ year 1 orientation.
  • Assist with the new state affiliate executive directors’ year 1 orientation.
  • Assist with the new state affiliate leadership team (presidents and executive directors) trainings.
  • Provide organizational development support to state affiliate presidents and executive directors.
  • Act strategically in rapidly changing internal and external environments, advising staff and elected leaders on opportunities and challenges that they are facing.
  • Implement budgets that ensure strong stewardship of members’ dues, concentrating on a return on investment for all programs.
  • Partner with the Center for Governance to develop high functioning governance leadership teams, including state governing boards, through the NEA Leadership Competencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required (Relevant graduate degree and/or certification preferred).
  • A minimum of seven years of NEA association or equivalent experience required.
  • Management experience within a union environment preferred.
  • Experience creating trainings for adult learners and strong facilitation skills.
  • Proven skills as an organizer and in overseeing successful organizing efforts.
  • Proven experience with mediation and conflict resolution.
  • Proven experience successfully managing projects, and budgets.
  • Experience as an organizational advocate for education, labor and/or social justice issues.
  • Effective skills in supervision, decision-making, oral/written communications, policy analysis, interpersonal relations, team building, and collaboration.
  • Established high standards of performance to ensure accountability for work results.
  • Experience working collaboratively across a complex organization to ensure effective integration and alignment of resources and programs.
  • Extensive travel required.

To Apply:
Applications are now being accepted. Interested candidates should apply online at: www.nea.org/jobs. A résumé, references, writing sample and written test are required of all candidates.

The National Education Association is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.

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