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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.

OEA Controller and Membership Director

The Controller and Membership Director (“CMD”) supervises the day-to-day activities of the accounting and membership specialists. The CMD is responsible for the preparation of financial statements, management reports on financial and membership matters, budget and union bargaining analysis. The CMD also oversees and coordinates the administration of benefit plans including 401(k) and Pension Plans, medical and other insurance benefits. The position requires ability to think independently and take initiative, while working under minimal supervision.

The CMD has regular/daily interaction with the Assistant Executive Director for Business & Finance and other Managers on financial and membership matters.

School and System Transformation Strategist, Center for Great Public Schools

The Institute for Education Innovation serves to implement OEA’s Strategic Action Plan goal of educator- driven innovation and policy-making. The Institute provides a sound foundation for educator leadership and transformation through new research, innovative policy and direct strategic and technical support at the state and local level. The Institute works directly with OEA local unions, school districts and community colleges, state agencies, higher-education and research institutions, and education advocacy and stakeholder groups, to build capacity around education quality initiatives, school improvement and system effectiveness strategies that are student-centered and shaped by educators.

This position is responsible for assisting local union leaders, members and staff with research and support on the development and implementation of quality education initiatives, federal and state grant programs, accountability systems, supports and interventions. This position supports the development and promotion of evidence-based policy research and data-based analysis, systems assessment, school and district-wide continuous-improvement strategies, and coordinate cross-functional teams of educators and stakeholders.

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