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.

Analyst, Reading Foundations Standard
Type:
Contract, remote

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) is seeking Expert Analysts to support the work on the Reading Foundations Standard of the Teacher Prep Review. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who is detail-oriented and analytical, and highly versed in the science of reading, including current research and instructional practices. You'll be a key element of our Reading Foundations Standard by reviewing teacher preparation programs' materials and scoring critical data points on the status of reading preparation. Ideal candidates for this role will have a strong commitment to advancing educational equity.

This is a contract position and will require a minimum of 5-6 hours weekly between January 2022 and January 2023. We will be training analysts starting December 2021, with up to 6 hours of training prior to analysis. You may also be asked to attend online meetings related to analysis and training during the analysis period.

Hours are flexible based on your desired schedule, but deadlines for project completion must be met. Pay for this position is $35/hour.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze key documents submitted by universities regarding their teacher preparation on Elementary teacher preparation Reading Foundations courses, including syllabi, class time (includes lectures), tests and quizzes, assignments and practicums.
  • Contribute to NCTQ Teacher Prep Review publications through analysis.
  • Serve as a Reading Foundations expert and help advance our efforts to strengthen the teacher workforce.

Qualifications:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge and expertise in the science of reading and prior experience in higher education or K-12 education; experience working in central office or state education agency is a plus
  • Proactive, independent worker committed to meeting deadlines
  • A passion for promoting equitable access to effective teachers for all students

To Apply

If you are interested in this position, please email Christie Ellis at cellis@nctq.org with a copy of your resume and a short (3-4 sentences) answer to one of the following questions:

  • What do preservice teachers need to know in order to be prepared to effectively teach students to read?
  • Why is it important to ensure preservice teachers have been equipped with the most current understanding of how best to teach students to read?
  • What is your understanding of the most effective ways to teach students to read?

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.