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The Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA) is the voice of public education and educators in Indiana. Our nearly 40,000 members — from college students to retired educators — comprise the Association. ISTA membership offers a collective voice for the education profession and public schools in our communities.

ISTA is an affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA). The resources from NEA and ISTA enable the hundreds of local associations across the state to advocate for their members on issues such as compensation, working conditions, professional development and the well-being of their students.

As an affiliate of NEA, ISTA adheres to a code of ethics that guides our members and our policies.

Thank you for your interest in advancing the mission of the Indiana State Teachers Association. Current openings will be posted below. 

Racial and Social Justice Organizer 

This position is primarily responsible for advancing the Indiana State Teachers Association's commitment to racial and social justice and expanding BIPOC member organizing, increasing overall membership, and fostering a sense of community and empowerment among our educators. It will be located at the headquarters office in Indianapolis and reports to Jerell Blakeley, Director of Government, Community, and Racial and Social Justice. The starting salary for this position is $82,315, the job description is attached. 

Please send your resume, letter of interest and three professional references to Nicole Wise at nwise@ista-in.org. The estimated date for filling this vacancy is June 28. 

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UniServ Director

The Indiana State Teachers Association is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of UniServ Director in Area 2-2. The UniServ area encompasses approximately 10 locals. UniServ Area 2-2 is located in the northern portion of Indiana, in the general South Bend area, and is assigned to the Valparaiso office. This position is under the direction of Corey Kern, Director of UniServ and Organizing, Northern Region.

Please send your resume, letter of interest and three professional references to Nicole Wise at nwise@ista-in.org. The estimated date for filling this vacancy is June 28. 

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UniServ Assistant

This position provides administrative and skilled secretarial assistance to the ISTA Field Staff (UniServ Directors, UniServ Organizers, and the Research Specialist) as assigned. The position reports to Sandy Steele, Director of UniServ and Organizing - South. 

Applications will be accepted until filled. Please send a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to Nicole Wise at nwise@ista-in.org. 

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Executive Director 

The Executive Director is the Association’s chief administrator who leads a staff of 65 in coordination with ISTA’s President to ensure implementation of the full scope of policies, procedures, and programs approved and adopted by the ISTA Board of Directors. The Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA) seeks a strategic, motivational, passionate leader for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director works in partnership with the Association's governance and staff to provide operational leadership for ISTA to fulfill ISTA’s mission “to sustain quality public education, improve students’ educational opportunities and advance the professional status of educators.”

Applications will be accepted until filled. Please send a resume and letter of application to Patricia Johnson at patjohnson@unionsearch.org. The application deadline is June 28.  

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