VEA seeks applicants for Executive Director – Chief Administrative Officer position

The Vancouver Education Association is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director – Chief Administrative Officer.  A detailed job description can be found via this link. This position is anticipated to begin January 9, 2023.

Click Here to access the Application Form

A completed VEA application is required. Applications should include all pertinent information which will be useful in determining the candidate’s qualifications for the position, and should minimally include:

  • Cover Letter to include how you will support the mission of VEA as well as actions you have taken to support these values.
  • Updated résumé reflecting qualifications for this position.
  • Signed VEA application form that includes:
    • A statement demonstrating history and/or experience working with communities of color and/or with historically underrepresented groups to enhance civil rights; experience with union activism and/or political engagement on behalf of civil rights issues.
    • A list of three additional professional references (names, address, and phone).
  • Two samples of applicant’s written communication skills (any documents are acceptable e.g. letters, newsletters, flyers, event arbitration briefs, solely authored by the applicant); and
  • Two written professional reference letters (at least one of these should be a letter from your current employer if possible).

Applications may be obtained via the link above, email cbrown@washingtonea.org or by contacting VEA at (360) 695-3397.  The deadline for receipt of the application and requested supporting documents is on or before 5:00 PM on December 5, 2022.

The application and supporting documents may be submitted via e-mail, fax, or mail to:
Vancouver Education Association
2509 Broadway Street
Vancouver, WA 98663
Phone:  360-695-3397
Fax: 360-694-8337
cbrown@washingtonea.org

 The Vancouver Education Association is an equal employment opportunity employer. It is the desire of the Vancouver Education Association to interview applicants from an applicant/interview pool that reflects the diversity of the greater community for each vacancy as it occurs.

 

Adidas Employee Store Pass

VEA members and their guests (up to 4 additional friends or family) can purchase items at the Adidas Employee Store November 23 through January 1.  You will need to bring your work identification,  business card or pay stub, photo ID, and the invitation letter (click here). Store hours are:  Sunday – Thurs 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.  Fri-Sat 9:00 am – 10 pm.  Closed 11/24 and 12/25.  Special hours 12/24, 12/31, and 1/1  10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

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National Board Certification Information

VEA National Board Candidate Support Cohort Program

In 2022-23 VEA will provide facilitated support for candidates going through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process. Candidate support is optional for teachers completing their National Boards; however, teacher candidates who are part of a support program show a significantly higher passing rate.

As part of a cohort, candidates receive support, instruction, and feedback from their trained facilitators who are VEA colleagues. Examples include: “unpacking” the National Board component prompts, finding evidence of National Board standards, and ensuring alignment.  To participate in the cohort, please complete the survey monkey found under “news flash” AND the registration form found under the documents tab above.   Clock hours will be available.

Details on the 2022-23 cohort:  Here! Please note the location of the Foundations course will be in person at Roosevelt Elementary.

Please check out the registration information here

Are you interested in working in public education?

Do you know someone who would be a great addition to the (Vancouver Public Schools) VPS team?

VPS is hiring substitute employees in the following areas:

  • Substitute Teachers
  • Substitute Paraeducators (instructional and special education)
  • Substitute Bus Drivers

To view a complete job posting and apply, visit the district website; www.vansd.org, select VPS Jobs.

If you need assistance, please contact Human Resources (hrdesk@vansd.org or (360)313-1080). Vancouver Public Schools is an equal opportunity district in education programs, activities, services and employment.

VEA calls for Racial Justice

Through ongoing conversation with our VEA Equity Team and Executive Board, VEA is eager to share a specific CALL FOR RACIAL JUSTICE in VPS, presented to VPS School Board Directors and Superintendent Webb via email on June 11, 2020.

VEA looks forward to collaborating with VPS, alongside other key stakeholders, through intentional dialogue and transparent communication moving forward. Thank you to VEA members for your sharing the commitment to doing better for Vancouver students, colleagues, and our greater community!

VEA Equity Team Mission

The mission of the VEA Equity Team is to empower educators and students to be actively anti-racist by dismantling systemic barriers and injustice in the VEA, our schools, our community, and our profession. We acknowledge that painful racial inequities and injustices exist and persist in our community. We strive for safe, welcoming and affirming schools for all educators, students, and families, inclusive of the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ2IA+, people with disabilities, people of all ages, people with any citizenship status or socioeconomic status and their intersectionalities.

Supporting those who supported us

The VEA received an overwhelming level of community support during our labor action in 2018.  We encourage using the following businesses and services who supported VEA directly as a way to pay it forward and support them during these difficult times.

Don’t be taken in

The Freedom Foundation (previously called the Evergreen Freedom Foundation), a known anti-union group, is trying to put a wedge between members. They have been contacting members to encourage them to drop their union membership. This is not a coincidence. They are funded by groups that are not for public education. And who is the largest advocate for public education? The Union!Read More

The Purpose of the Vancouver Education Association

The preeminent purpose of the Vancouver Education Association shall be to work for the improvement of the schools of the state and nation in general, and particularly for the improvement of the Vancouver public schools to the end that these institutions become progressively better places for the students and teachers to carry out the educational activities that are necessary for the attainment of a quality education of the children they serve.