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NCTE is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and language arts at all levels of education.  Since 1911, NCTE has provided a forum for the profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers, and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.

Our headquarters is located in Urbana, Illinois, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Berkley, California.   

Human Resources
National Council of Teachers of English
1111 W. Kenyon Road
Urbana, IL 61801-1096
Phone:  (217) 278-3646(217) 278-3646
Fax:  (217) 328-0977
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We are seeking applicants for the following positions:

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), a professional organization for English educators, is seeking a qualified individual to fill a Program Support Specialist position. The Program Support Specialist will serve as the primary staff liaison for designated sections (Secondary and College) and other constituent groups (Conference on English Leadership) of the Council membership.

In this capacity they must:

  • Support Council leaders associated with their constituent groups.
  • Serve as a two-way communications link to group constituents or participants/users of the core administrative functions they support.
  • Actively collaborate with the Executive Director’s office on administrative policy questions/matters with legal or strategic consequences for the Council.
  • Maintain vital administrative records, minutes, or other accounts of key decisions and programmatic outcomes of initiatives engaged in by their constituency or central to their administrative function.
  • Monitor grants databases regularly and circulate calls for proposals and grant award announcements that present opportunities for future funding.

The qualified individual will possess:

  • Direct experience as a literacy educator at the high school or college levels.
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Education, or Business-related field.
  • Experience monitoring grants databases and a record of successfully distributing opportunities that led to funding for programming and services.
  • Experience working in an administrative role with a nonprofit membership organization, a learned/scholarly society, or publisher/entertainment media company targeting high school or college educators.
  • Experience in orienting and supporting volunteer group leaders, documenting decisions, or interpreting governance policies.
  • Experience designing presentations, articles, or invitational messages for teachers based on interpretation of research trends or audience feedback.
  • Experience and expertise working in a social network environment for professional purposes.
  • Functioning as a consistent contributor and effective decision maker in a collaborative, goal-focused, team-centered work environment.

To receive consideration, please submit cover letter and resume to or to:

Lynn Neal
Senior Developer, Human Resources
National Council of Teachers of English
1111 W. Kenyon Road
Urbana, Il  61801-1096


The National Council of Teachers of English, a 503(c) professional organization serving 30,000+ members with an annual budget of $10MM, is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Controller.  Primary responsibilities include: overseeing accounting operations, including supervising accounts payable, payroll, order entry, and bookkeeping functions; assisting with the preparation of the annual budget and monthly/quarterly reporting; and assisting other members of management with cost projections, accounting reports, and statements.

Requirements include: experience in creating financial statements and budgets; experience with grants and financial reporting. The qualified individual will have a CPA, and experience working with diverse and dynamic management teams.  Also, experience working with Microsoft Excel, accounting software, and database management software.  They will have up-to-date knowledge of financial regulations that apply to non-profit organizations and the ability to travel.

The National Council of Teachers of English offers a competitive starting salary and an exceptional benefit package.  To receive consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume complete with salary history to Lynn Neal at

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