Tennessee Education Association

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Coordinator of Instructional Advocacy
TEA is seeking applicants for Coordinator of Instructional Advocacy. A person employed in this position must maintain a residence in the Nashville area. All applicants should have successful teaching/classroom experience within the past five years and/or direct experience in instructional program development and delivery with a history of giving attention to details. Preference will be given to candidates with elementary school teaching experience and an understanding of student testing and use of related data in instruction. An understanding of teacher evaluation issues, direct experience in the development and recommendation of education and organizational positions and in dealing with a variety of education related issues, organizations and agencies are also important.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and conducting instruction-related workshops and seminars on the local and state levels; assisting local affiliates in the planning and implementation of professional development in the areas of instructional innovation, teacher evaluation and education issues; facilitating and serving as liaison for TEA’s Teacher Leader Organizer (TLO) Networks across the state. A full job description is available here.  

All applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree is preferred) and possess a valid driver's license as some travel is involved. A strong background and experience in instruction and association activities are important.
Preferred Competencies include:

  • Able to build strong relationships both internally and externally with a focus on exceeding Association expectations
  • Strong organization skills demonstrated by the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with an ability to follow through and meet deadlines
  • Able to organize and engage new career educators in Association goals and activities
  • Skilled at grasping education policy issues (i.e. ESSA, value-added measures), develop potential solutions, and articulate them effectively in understandable language both verbally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to deal with challenging issues in a courteous, professional and productive manner
  • Experience with and an understanding of instructional design, development, and delivery of education materials using instructor-led, e-learning, and synchronous (such as WebEx, Adobe Connect, etc.) learning methods

If interested, please submit an application, a letter of interest, a resume and at least three references to the Executive Director by emailing Jill Poss or fax to 615.242.8964.

TEA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, members of ethnic minority groups and adults with disabilities to apply.

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