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  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
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  • Paid vacation, sick, and personal leave
  • Paid holidays
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  • 403(b) retirement (TIAA/CREF)
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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
Fax:  (217) 328-0977
NCTE is an EEO/AA Employer


We are seeking applicants for the following positions:


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


Journal Editor
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), a professional organization for English educators, seeks a qualified individual to assume the position of Journal Editor.  The primary function of this position is to oversee editing and production of assigned journals from receipt of manuscript to final printed copy.

Position responsibilities include: create and monitor production schedules; develop and maintain positive and professional working relationships with field editors and facilitate smooth transitions between outgoing and incoming field editors; read, edit, and proofread materials according to recommended level of edit to ensure that content and images follow house style and Council policy; ensure that necessary permissions are secured; direct the work of inhouse and freelance designers, typesetters, copyeditors, proofreaders, and the printer to resolve questions or problems; assist with creation and maintenance of journals-related Web content; serve on a team with other Publications staff to proofread and edit Council membership and promotional materials; and report status of issues in production to Senior Developer for Publications.

The successful candidate must have an excellent command of written English and sensitivity to audience and writing style; the ability to organize and prioritize tasks for multiple projects simultaneously and within deadlines; knowledge of computer software for word processing and online editing; a working knowledge of journal production procedures; a strong sense of initiative and demonstrated experience working both independently and as a team member; and the ability to incorporate new technology and procedures to maximize efficiency of production methods. A college degree in English or a related field and a minimum of two years’ experience in editing and production are required.

Position is available November 3, 2014.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit resume, salary history, and cover letter to or:

Lynn Neal
Director of Human Resources
National Council of Teachers of English
1111 W. Kenyon Road
Urbana, IL 61801

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