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Thank you for your interest in the Oregon Education Association. Positions at OEA include executive, managerial, professional, technical, and administrative/clerical. Vacancies may involve skills in contract negotiations, communications, government and public relations, political advocacy, information technology, accounting, data input, and office administration.
 

PLEASE NOTE: When applying for a position, send current resume and application to: jobs@oregoned.org or mail to ATTN: Hiring Manager, Oregon Education Association, 6900 SW Atlanta Street, Portland, OR 97223-2513.

Current employment opportunities:

Assistant Executive Director, Center for Greater Public Schools

The Oregon Education Association is seeking a dynamic, creative and strategic thinking leader to be our next Assistant Executive Director for the Center for Great Public Schools (CGPS).  The Oregon Education Association, which represents 42,000 public school teachers, community college faculty and education support professionals in every corner of the state. The mission of the OEA Center for Great Public Schools is to support the success of each and every Oregon student through educator-driven leadership and innovation in teaching and learning and education policy.

The OEA Center for Great Public Schools serves as a hub for policy, practice and research, providing leadership training and professional development for educators.  The CGPS has a strong focus on developing teacher leader-activists, locally and statewide, to lead and organize in our schools, communities and at the state level.  The CGPS also works in partnership with other education organizations to develop and implement quality education initiatives, locally and statewide.


Public Affairs - Lobbyist Consultant

The Oregon Education Association is currently in the process of hiring an experienced Public Affairs Consultant - Lobbyist. The OEA Public Affairs Consultant (Lobbyist) will be able to demonstrate growing experience and responsibility in both legislative and electoral work. The successful candidate will take a lead role in lobbying OEA’s legislative platform, participate in policy development, and its communication to members, leaders, and staff. The Consultant will also provide internal and external political campaign support and organizing. Member engagement is central to this position to ensure that OEA members are informed and participating in OEA’s legislative policy and political agenda. Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary. Collaborative strategic planning with the Public Affairs team will be routine. To begin the application process, download the:


OEA Assessment Organizer - Temporary position: through Aug. 2015

The Oregon Education Association seeks an OEA Assessment Organizer. This position will help to implement the goals of the OEA Strategic Action Plan.  The Assessment Organizer (AO) will work with the Field Organizing and Campaigns Director and the Director of the Center for Great Public Schools to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to educate and organize OEA leaders, members and staff around Assessments that work best for students and educators. The Assessment Organizer will also staff the OEA Assessment Work Group in their efforts to develop a new assessment system for Oregon’s public schools.

The AO will work collaboratively with OEA leaders, members and staff on member engagement, organizing and the development of structures to assist local education associations in advocating and organizing around Assessment. Also, the AO will help develop and implement a plan to build and activate a coalition of parents, organizations and individuals to promote a new approach to assessment. The AO will also be responsible for: coordinating a statewide network of member organizers; the development and delivery of member and staff training; and, training-of-trainers programs. This position is a statewide position and will involve significant travel. To begin the application process, download:


OEA Communications PR/Media Consultant

The Communications PR/Media Consultant for the Oregon Education Association leads the Association’s effort to provide a strong and unifying voice for education with OEA members and the public. The Communications PR/Media Consultant works on statewide internal and external communications covering a variety of OEA organizational work, including politics, policy, organizing and advocacy; trains leaders, staff and coalition partners; and ensures the interests of members are given as much public attention as possible.

This position provides strategic leadership to OEA leaders and staff in guiding effective overall communications that will move OEA’s priorities focused on its mission, vision, and core values. A key element in this work is developing and driving an organization wide strategic communications plan, complete with systems of measurement and accountability. Working collaboratively with all of OEA’s Centers, the PR/Media Consultant works to ensure that OEA’s brand is well represented through empowering local leaders as spokespersons and purposeful promotion of OEA’s priorities through integrated media strategies. Strong planning, prioritization and organizational skills are key elements to success in OEA’s large organization.

Advanced written, verbal and social media communication skills are necessary. Collaborative strategic planning within the Center for Public Affairs and other OEA Centers will be routine. Also, demonstrable ability to work well as a team and to be responsive to OEA members, leaders and staff are critical.


To learn of open positions at the National Education Association or other state affiliates, go to NEA’s list of staff and affiliate vacancies.