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Jobs

The jobs section provides descriptions and applications for any TEA employment opportunities that may be available and links to other job opportunities in the education field. 

Jobs with TEA:

Teaching Fellow for Professional Practice and Instructional Advocacy

The Tennessee Education Association (TEA) is seeking applicants for a Teaching Fellow for Professional Practice and Instructional Advocacy. The Fellow will be the catalyst for building capacity in TEA affiliates to create teacher led professional practice experiences. This is a grant-funded position through the National Education Association (NEA) for one (1) year that may be extended beyond the first year pending the success of the program.

All applicants should have successful teaching/classroom experience within the past five years, direct experience in program development and delivery, and a willingness to travel and work long, irregular hours while embracing other duties when assigned. Preference will be given to candidates with K-12 teaching experience, knowledge of professional development tools for remote teaching, and an awareness of instructional planning. An understanding of local association structures, adult learning theories, the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process, and in dealing with a variety of education related agencies are also important.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating and creating member cadres that deliver teacher-led professional development; developing and conducting instruction-related workshops and seminars on the local and state levels; assisting local affiliates in the planning and implementation of professional development in the areas of instructional innovation, teacher evaluation, and education issues; interpreting rules and regulations related to instructional outcomes; and facilitating and serving as liaison to create professional development partnerships between local associations and administrative leadership.

All applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree is preferred). A strong background and experience in managing change to solve problems for a team or organization are important.

Competencies

  • Ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally with a focus on exceeding Association expectations
  • Effective communication skills through a variety of mediums
  • Attention to detail and strong organization skills demonstrated by the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with an ability to follow through and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Contributions to innovation and continuous improvement activities by generating ideas and initiatives in support of TEA’s racial and social justice goals
  • Skill at comprehending education policy issues, developing potential solutions, and articulating them effectively in understandable language both verbally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to deal with challenging issues in a courteous, professional, and productive manner.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. An excellent fringe benefits package will be offered. The Teaching Fellow position will remain open until filled.

Application Procedure

  1. Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and at least three references to TEA Interim Executive Director, Terrance J. Gibson by emailing Jessica Holmes.
  2. All applicants must also complete a TEA employment application.  Applications may be completed and submitted online and sent to the attention of Jessica Holmes.

UniServ Coordinator/Field Organizer in District 7

TEA is seeking applicants for the position of UniServ Coordinator/Field Organizer in UniServ District 7.  All applicants should have successful classroom teaching experience in the field of education or previous UniServ experience with a history of giving attention to details. The primary responsibilities of the applicant filling this position will be issue organizing, membership development, organizational development and representation of members. Membership recruitment and retention, as well as leadership identification/recruitment will also be key expectations for the employee serving in this position. Field Organizers work as a team and interdependently to build their capacity in problem solving, member advocacy, and collective action.

A bachelor’s degree is required (master’s degree preferred). The coordinator will be required to reside in or near the District 7 area and must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. The coordinator must be able and willing to travel to assigned areas, work long, irregular hours in and across the District to organize and carry out diverse job functions of a UniServ Coordinator/Field Organizer. Click here for a detailed job description.

Preference will be given to applicants who have public school teaching experience, demonstrated creativity and skill in organizing local affiliates in urban areas, understanding teacher evaluation systems, direct experience in the development and recommendation of local organizational positions impacted by local/state educational policies, knowledge of the collaborative conferencing process and thorough understanding of Association structures and governance.

Application Procedure

  1. Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and at least three references to TEA Interim Executive Director, Terrance J. Gibson by emailing Jessica Holmes.
  2. All applicants must also complete a TEA employment application.  Applications may be completed and submitted online and sent to the attention of Jessica Holmes.

TEA employment application

TEA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, members of ethnic minority groups and adults with disabilities to apply.

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