Executive Vice President of Programs and Strategic Initiatives

The NEA Foundation is a national nonprofit and philanthropic organization that achieves its mission by investing in educators’ leadership, shared learning and collaboration; supporting partnerships that advance the best in teaching and learning; and sharing improvements in education policy and practice resulting from educators’ and organizational partners’ thought leadership. The Foundation’s aims are furthered through grants programs, strategic initiatives, fellowship and awards programs, and numerous collaborative efforts.



The NEA Foundation seeks a collaborative, creative, equity-focused, outcomes-oriented, deeply knowledgeable, and passionate trailblazer to lead the Foundation’s Programs and Strategic Initiatives Group. Reporting to the President & CEO, the new Executive Vice President of Programs and Strategic Initiatives (EVP) will develop, design, and implement grant programs, awards, and strategic initiatives. Additionally, they will cultivate strategic partnerships and investments to advance the Foundation’s mission: to promote the best in public education. This leader will also be deeply engaged in national conversations regarding educational equity and justice, and will prioritize the sharing of best practices related to impact, sustainability, and scalability with the field writ large.


The ideal candidate should be a nimble, outcomes-driven thinker, as well as a leader with a collaborative spirit and the willingness to take smart risks in order to advance knowledge of effective educational practice. They should bring a deep personal commitment to, and experience with, education practice and policy, and an appreciation for the challenges that practitioners face in the field with an eye towards justice and equity.  Successful candidates may also bring prior classroom or system-level leadership experiences.


The individuals filling these positions will report to the President & CEO and will be based in Washington, D.C.



The salary range for this role is $160,000-$180,000 based on years of experience and ensuring pay equity within the organization.



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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-10-04 17:30:46 -0400