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Join Us as Advocates for Public Education

We believe public education is America's most vital institution. We work with our state school board associations to advocate for equity and excellence in public education through school board governance. At NSBA, you'll help secure America's future while also building your own.

Core Values

Strong values guide behavior — for both individuals and organizations. NSBA employees are united by their commitment to work towards a set of core values that emphasize empowerment, excellence, collaboration, service, respect and credibility. 

A typography graphic displaying NSBA's core values


  • Flexible Work Schedules

    At NSBA, a 35-hour week constitutes fulltime employment. Core business hours are between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., but you may vary your work hours to start as early as 8 a.m. or as late as 10 a.m. with supervisor approval.
  • Remote Work

    Recognizing the many benefits of remote work, NSBA has moved to a nearly 100% work-from-home operation. However, please be aware that NSBA does require occasional on-site work, whether for staff retreats or fun office get-togethers. For this reason, remote candidates should be able to easily travel to Washington, D.C., sometimes with only a day or two notice.

  • Vacation Time

    Hard work earns well-deserved breaks. New employees receive 15 days of vacation and four paid personal days per year. NSBA also observes 11 paid holidays and gives employees generous paid sick leave.

  • Location, Location, Location

    Located in the historic Old Town neighborhood of Alexandria, the NSBA office enjoys close proximity to numerous dining, cultural and retail opportunities. After on-site meetings, many employees walk around the Alexandria African American Heritage Park, relax on a park bench in Carlyle Square, or grab a bite at a nearby restaurant.

    Our office is near the King St-Old Town Metro Station and Alexandria Union Amtrak Station.


Our employees bring expertise and experience in different areas  law, advocacy, equity, communications, operations, member services  to ensure NSBA champions public education and offers exceptional service to our state associations. When we work together, we create something greater than the sum of our parts. It’s evident in the work we do and the feeling you get when you meet us.

Open Positions

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

How to Apply

See yourself here? If your skills and experiences match an open job position, email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to