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Work at the Association of Texas Professional Educators

ATPE’s state office is located in Austin, Texas. We employ a paid staff to deliver members a wide range of support services, including professional liability insurance and employment rights protection, staff attorney services, lobbying in both Austin and Washington, informative publications, professional learning opportunities, and exclusive discounts. All Texas public school employees are invited to join ATPE.
ATPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in our workplace. ATPE provides the following generous benefits for its employees: 
  • Employer-paid Medical, Dental, LTD, Life and AD&D
  • Generous Paid Time Off package
  • Seven paid holidays plus 10 paid winter holidays
  • 401(k) with up to an 8 percent match
  • Section 125 (Cafeteria plan) with Dependent Care Reimbursement
  • Telecommuting and Flexible schedules available
  • Casual attire Monday - Friday
The Association of Texas Professional Educators, Texas' largest professional association for public school employees, seeks an experienced, goal-driven, dynamic professional for our Regional Membership Specialist position for Austin/San Antonio and the surrounding area.
The Regional Membership Specialist responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Serve as the primary field staff focused on recruiting and retaining association members in the territory assigned. Monitor the activity indicators of active local units using various reports. Identify and proactively assist local units in recruiting new members.
  • Initiate contact with non-members, school campus and independent school districts personnel, and others, in assigned ISDs with no active local unit to prospect and promote interest in organizing prospective local units.
  • Work with internal association support staff to outline annual metrics and incentive-based numerical goals related to recruitment and retention of members.
  • Work with assigned active local volunteers to identify and train new volunteer leaders who will represent the association at the local district level.
Additionally, the Regional Membership Specialist may provide organizational support to assigned local units in the areas of communication, school board relations, and general local unit operational logistics.

Minimum requirements include a college degree along with proven sales experience and the ability to close the sale; superior communication, presentation & organizational skills; and, excellent PC skills (proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook). The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of Texas education issues; will be detail-oriented with a strong work ethic and will be flexible and comfortable with shifting priorities. The position requires extensive travel within the territory and the ability to home office. The Regional Membership Specialist position will be based within the Central Texas location.

Our association offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefit package and a pleasant work environment. To apply, submit a cover letter with resume & salary requirements. EOE


Texas' largest professional association for public school employees seeks a full-time, detail-oriented Payroll and Benefits Specialist with 5 or more years of processing payroll and managing the life cycles of employee documentation. This person will be responsible for providing all necessary reporting within the department. A high school diploma is required, an associate degree is preferred. Basic knowledge of accounting principles is key.

Functions will include but are not limited to:

  • Create and maintain employee records, prepare new hire and terminations packets
  • Processing bi-weekly payroll
  • Assist the HR/Operations Director with reports for budgeting
  • Reconcile monthly insurance billing
  • Reconcile payroll tax reports with vendor reports to ensure accuracy
  • Reconcile and report EOM, EOQ and EOY processes
  • Preparing support documentation for federally required testing
  • Assist employees with payroll and benefits questions
  • Assist the HR Director with open enrollment
  • Maintain and update HR policies, procedures and checklists related to employee records and payroll processing
  • Minimal back-up receptionist duties
  • Other duties as assigned

The Payroll & Benefits Specialist should have:

  • Good analytical, data gathering and attention to detail skills.
  • Good organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Basic working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • 10-key by touch.
  • 5 years plus experience with a payroll processing software such as PAYCOM a plus.
We are looking for a team player who will embrace our core values of Service, Communication, Teamwork, Professionalism and Excellence. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a pleasant, team-oriented work environment. If you are interested in joining the best educator's association in Texas please send us your current resume with a cover letter that includes your salary requirements and via EOE.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • Do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers.

Questions? Send us a message or call the ATPE state office at (800) 777-2873.