Director of Operations

Our Organization

For more than 100 years, NCTE has worked with its members to offer journals, publications, and resources; to further the voice and expertise of educators as advocates for their students at the local and federal levels; and to share lesson ideas, research, and teaching strategies through its Annual Convention and other professional learning events.

Our Mission

The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. This mission statement was adopted in 1990: “The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.”

The Opportunity

The position of Director of Operations will be a principal problem solver, change agent, and leader within the organization. The internal Operations leader will collaborate with leaders of each department to promote collaboration throughout the organization and to help ensure internal alignment and organizational continuity. This position serves the organization by spearheading all key functions related to customer service, information technology, publications (production focus), and special projects.

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Governance Assistant

Our Organization

For more than 100 years, NCTE has worked with its members to offer journals, publications, and resources; to further the voice and expertise of educators as advocates for their students at the local and federal levels; and to share lesson ideas, research, and teaching strategies through its Annual Convention and other professional learning events.

Our Mission

The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. This mission statement was adopted in 1990: “The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.”

The Opportunity

NCTE seeks a Governance Assistant to work with and support the liaison to our Executive Director’s office and Affiliated Groups team. The GA will thrive in a fast-paced, very detail-oriented environment that requires high levels of efficiency and accuracy. The GA will organize and assimilate data in collaboration with the liaison for the Executive Director’s office on a regular basis and will develop and maintain established systems that support NCTE volunteer and staff leadership and create positive experiences for all. This role reports directly to the Director of Affiliated Groups and requires strong communication skills, attention to detail, and a customer service orientation, as well as commitment to confidentiality. The Governance Assistant will administer important processes and coordinate outreach for up to 25 NCTE member groups and committees.

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Membership & Marketing Manager

Our Organization

For more than 100 years, NCTE has worked with its members to offer journals, publications, and resources; to further the voice and expertise of educators as advocates for their students at the local and federal levels; and to share lesson ideas, research, and teaching strategies through its Annual Convention and other professional learning events.

Our Mission

The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. This mission statement was adopted in 1990: “The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.”

The Opportunity

The Membership & Marketing Manager will play a key role in helping to drive future growth of NCTE membership and non-dues-revenue products and services. The person hired for this position will create and manage marketing initiatives, maintain NCTE brand standards, and track and analyze the performance of marketing campaigns. The MMM plans, implements, and evaluates membership recruitment and retention campaigns that effectively position the value of NCTE products and services, including but not limited to membership, books, journals, the NCTE Annual Convention, and live events. The MMM will also manage administrative activities such as budget and expense management and maintain an archive of all marketing initiatives.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Builds marketing programs to support specific marketing objectives across different channels and segments in support of our overall marketing plan.
  • Manages the implementation of the NCTE Membership Marketing Plan and maintains steady focus on increasing sales of non-dues-revenue products and services.
  • Leads the execution of marketing programs from start to finish and drives collaboration among NCTE staff.
  • Designs and implements marketing campaigns, including copywriting and working with graphic designers and vendors to implement electronic, direct mail, or other communications strategies.
  • Plays critical role in the creation of the member onboarding and engagement strategy and helps to connect membership with engagement in other NCTE products, services, and events.
  • Manages suite of member benefits and oversees vetting process for new benefit offerings.
  • Evaluates trends, applies market research results to help inform marketing strategy, and has hands-on experience with web/other analytics tools.

The Membership and Marketing Manager will have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or a related field; 4–8 years of related experience
  • Experience building marketing programs and reporting on results
  • Proven success in designing and executing membership marketing strategies and campaigns
  • Knowledge of current industry membership trends
  • Ability to think creatively and analytically
  • Capacity to continuously multitask, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and hit tight deadlines
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and thrive in a fast-paced, independent work environment
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong problem-solving and project-management skills
  • Experience with website content management systems and email marketing tools
  • Experience within an association, nonprofit, or education-related organization is preferred.

National Council of Teachers of Education has retained CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP to spearhead our search efforts.

To Apply: Send resumes to Bob Pavao, Search Leader, at robert.pavao@claconnect.com.

NCTE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We strongly encourage diversity in our environment.