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COVID-19 Update: NSBA is committed to the safety and security of our team and our members. To safely and effectively meet the public health challenge presented by COVID-19, except for essential team members to help us process mail and other business operations, the NSBA team is currently working remotely. Regardless of where our team is located, we are passionately dedicated to serving our members with products, services, and support to improve the lives of our children through public education. 

Join Us on the Front Lines of Advocacy for Public Education

We believe public education is America's most vital institution. We work with and through 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


NSBA cares about the health and well-being of our staff and their families, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous medical plans, dental benefits and matching retirement contributions. For more information, review our 2020 Benefits Summary.

In addition to the standard benefits you'll find at most jobs, we also offer some perks that make working at NSBA even more enjoyable.

  • 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.
  • Teleworking

    Avoid D.C. area traffic and work in the comfort of your own home. Most employees are eligible for teleworking privileges after six months of continuous employment.
  • 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. Many employees use breaks to walk around the Alexandria African American Heritage Park, relax on a park bench in Carlyle Square or grab lunch at a nearby restaurant.

    Our office is near the King St-Old Town Metro Station and Alexandria Union Amtrak Station. We also subsidize public transportation and off-site parking costs. If you prefer to travel by two wheels instead of four, take advantage of the bike rack in our building's parking lot.

  • Casual Dress Fridays

    We always mean business, but on most Fridays we encourage a more casual dress code. Various periods throughout the year also allow for business casual dress.


Our more than 50 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 step inside the door.

A collage of NSBA workers

Open Positions

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:


Senior Associate, Human Resources


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 or send the information to NSBA, Attn: HR, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.