Job Openings

I greatly valued the opportunity to work for an organization that is so committed to the crucial cause of ensuring that every child has access to great teachers. On a personal level, NCTQ enabled me to grow and advance professionally in an environment that promoted collaboration, curiosity, and excellence.

Autumn Lewis, former NCTQ employee

Open Positions

Executive Search: NCTQ President
Location:
Washington, D.C., or remote

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has retained Slesinger Management Services to recruit a visionary and innovative leader to serve as president.

NCTQ seeks a dynamic leader as it enters its next chapter. The organization offers a unique opportunity for a strategic individual to continue elevating teacher quality and educational equity while maintaining NCTQ's position of prominence in the education policy sector. This leader will have the opportunity to shape organizational strategy, and leverage partnerships and deploy major data assets to extend NCTQ's impact.

To Apply

NCTQ has retained executive search firm Slesinger Management Services to assist with the transition to new leadership. Learn more about the NCTQ Executive Search and how to apply.

The National Council on Teacher Quality is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NCTQ does not discriminate in its hiring and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.

Development Associate
Type:
contract, remote

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) seeks an organized and highly-motivated individual to support the organization's development function. Working on a part-time, contractual basis, the Development Associate will provide key operational support to the development team, maintaining NCTQ's funder database and assisting with portfolio development and diversification. The Development Associate will play an important role in identifying and qualifying new prospects including foundations and major donors.

NCTQ's mission is to ensure that every child has access to an effective teacher and that every teacher has the opportunity to become effective. We achieve this mission by bringing data to bear on key teacher quality issues and challenging the institutions with the most influence over the teacher workforce to improve. Our staff all work remotely which is well suited for the dynamic and fast-paced nature of our work. The Development Associate will work an estimated 20 hours per week and will report to the Director of Development. The hours are flexible, with limited meetings taking place during business hours in the EST time zone.

Responsibilities:

Prospect Research

  • Research and qualify individual and foundation prospects, leveraging various tools such as iWave, Inside Philanthropy, foundation websites, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Actively manage and build NCTQ's leads list, elevating qualified prospects to the portfolio
  • Develop prospect profiles and meeting briefings, leading to donor outreach
Stewardship

  • Draft grant reports and stewardship materials, ensuring customization based on donor interest and intent
  • Manage the timely acknowledgement of gifts
Development Operations

  • Oversee the input, maintenance, and reporting of development data in NCTQ's database (Airtable) including relevant information on prospects, grant deliverables and outcomes, and funder interactions
  • Develop and maintain grants calendar, with attention to key deadlines and deliverables
  • Participate in weekly development team meetings, capturing key insights, tasks, and upcoming deliverables
  • Coordinate development tasks in partnership with the Director, using a project management approach

Qualifications:

  • Acute attention to detail and demonstrated proactive approach to project and task management
  • Ability to execute projects independently while also contributing to team goals
  • Strong sense of judgement and professionalism with the ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality
  • Proficient with G-Suite including Docs, Sheets, Slides; experience managing Shared Drives a plus
  • Familiarity with research methods, databases, and network mapping
  • Interest in K-12 education reform and educational equity; knowledge of teacher quality or teacher preparation a plus

To Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit the following materials here by January 28th:

  1. Resume
  2. Research task (instructions here)

The National Council on Teacher Quality is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NCTQ does not discriminate in its hiring and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.