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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.   

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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 position:

The National Council of Teachers of English is looking for a highly motivated Policy and Alliances Associate to work in our Washington, DC, office. The Policy and Alliances Associate will work with the Director to forward NCTE/NCLE-related initiatives, particularly around policy issues, coalition building and participation, and communications. This position is responsible for attending and reporting out on meetings and  briefings; coordinating the Policy Analysis Initiative; establishing relationships with key legislative staffers; assisting in preparing briefing materials for policymakers; and assisting in the planning of NCTE Advocacy Day and month.

The qualified applicant will possess previous experience with comparable policy work; proven strategic thinking; familiarity with education issues; excellent communication skills; and the ability to work independently and collaboratively.

To receive consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume, including salary
history, to:

Darren Cambridge
Director, Policy, Research, and Development
National Council of Teachers of English
1015 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Application materials may also be submitted electronically to:


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

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