A.C.C.E.S.S. Consultant vacancies

NJEA announces two (2) vacancies for part-time A.C.C.E.S.S. Consultant in the Professional Development and Instructional Issues Division.

COVID-19 Considerations:  NJEA has developed a detailed set of safety protocols in connection with the return to in-person employment, including that all new hires must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated including up-to-date with boosters or willing to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to the start of employment.


  1. Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Professional Development and Instructional Issues (or designee); ACCESS Consultants along with other members of the ACCESS Schools team shall assist with the ACCESS program designed for the local/district where they are assigned.
  2. As appropriate within the parameters of the local ACCESS organizing plan, identify professional development opportunities at NJEA ACCESS Schools to assist members in meeting instructional and programmatic goals.
  3. Provide coaching and consultation assistance to local association leaders with respect to various ACCESS program activities such as:
    • Effective learning engagement for all students
    • Building and implementation of culturally responsive curriculum and instruction
    • Building Professional/Collaborative Learning Communities
    • Using and analyzing data
    • Collegial coaching/mentoring
    • Engaging parents and the community in conducting needs assessments to inform goal setting
    • Support local affiliate leaders in navigating NJEA supports and community organizing
    • Healing-centered restorative practices
    • Developing systemic local structures to support labor-management collaboration
    • Instructional strategies for inclusion
    • Core Curriculum Content Standards/Common Core State Standards
    • Instructional strategies
  4. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. Active Retired member
  3. Experience in, or demonstrated capacity to learn, the governance and advocacy structures of a union
  4. Availability for assignments during and/or outside of school hours seven days per week.
  5. Personal experience and /or background which demonstrate a high degree of intelligence, integrity, and imagination.
  6. Skillful collaborator as evidenced by:
    • Communication skills
    • Collaboration skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Time management
    • Planning and organizational skills
  7. Skillful in curriculum implementation and evaluation as evidenced by:
    • Knowledge of New Jersey Student Learning Standards
    • Knowledge of effective/research based instructional practice
    • Knowledge of assessment
    • Data analysis skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Experience providing/facilitating professional development/learning
    • Knowledge of pedagogy
    • Research Based Ideas
  8. Experience in initiating, planning and executing training activities.
  9. Demonstrated ability to write and speak effectively.
  10. General knowledge of and experience with communication skills and public relations.
  11. Understanding of adult learning needs within teacher training context.
  12. High level of energy and enthusiasm.
  13. Ability to work long hours and under great pressure.
  14. Ability to work cooperatively with people.
  15. Demonstrated ability to train and motivate people.
  16. Flexibility to adjust to the individual circumstances of individual schools and varied groups of educators.

Special Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of current educational trends.
  2. Dedication to the advancement of public education and racial, social, economic, and climate justice.
  3. Demonstrated experience and skill in literacy development/teaching, reading and various other curricular content areas (math, reading, science, etc.).
  4. Knowledge of learning styles, models of teaching, and advances in pedagogy .
  5. Ability to communicate effectively about research based instructional practices and student achievement between and among teachers, within and across grade level.
  6. Ability to facilitate professional learning activities in the areas of curriculum, instruction, as well as on New Jersey Student Learning Standards.


Interested members should forward a letter of interest and resume no later than 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 to: 

Chrissi Miles, Ed.D., Director
Professional Development and Instructional Issues Division

An application will be forwarded for completion based upon review of the submitted résumé.


NJEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of any kind. All aspects of employment decisions including but not limited to the application process, the decision to hire, promote, discipline or discharge without regards to race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or breastfeeding, sex, gender identity or expression, disability or atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of any individual, or because of the liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States or the nationality of any individual.