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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.

OEA Executive Director

The member-led Oregon Education Association (OEA) seeks an innovative, dynamic and collaborative individual for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director will work in partnership with the Association's governance and staff to provide administrative leadership for OEA to fulfill the vision of OEA of “improving the future of all Oregonians through quality public education.”

OEA is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and employs the Executive Director who manages 6 Associate Executive Directors, 4 Directors, 41 Professional and 36 Administrative Bargaining Unit Staff as well as 4 Non-Bargaining Unit Confidential Executive Assistants.  Employees work out of the headquarters office or one of the 15 statewide UniServ field offices. The Oregon Education Association is at an exciting point in its history as it moves through its vision for the 21st century and toward an expanding recognition as the preeminent advocate for and champion of public education in Oregon.    Read more about this opportunity in the job description and application guidelines


To be considered for this position please provide the following

  • A current resume reflecting qualifications for this position.
  • A letter of application which specifically addresses how accomplishments in your career have prepared you to meet the challenges and opportunities presented in this position.

All materials must be sent electronically to the following: Margolies and Potterton, OEA Search Consultants: jpotterton@sbcglobal.net.

UniServ Consultant – Southern Oregon (Medford)

The employee in this position will help the Oregon Education Association achieve its Mission, Vision, and Core Values by carrying out a variety of tasks related to membership growth, bargaining, advocacy, organizing, training, recruiting and retaining members in assigned local(s). Working under the general direction of the Executive Director, Assistant Executive Director of the Center for Advocacy and Affiliate Services and/or designee, the employee will work with colleagues, UniServ Councils, leaders and members to integrate elements of OEA and the local organizing, bargaining, political, advocacy, and membership plans.

Please send notice of intent to apply with letter of interest, current resume and application to jobs@oregoned.org and include in the Subject Line "UniServ Consultant – Southern Oregon (Medford)". This posting will close October 30, 2016.

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.

Please send notice of intent to apply with letter of interest, current resume and application to jobs@oregoned.org and include in the Subject Line “Communications PR/Media Consultant”. This posting will close October 2, 2016.

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