Employment Opportunities
Executive Director


Full-Time Position

Full Employee Benefits Provided

(including membership in the Kentucky Teacher’s Retirement System)

The Kentucky School Boards Association is dedicated to improving student achievement through advocacy, leadership, information sharing, training and service to locally elected, volunteer public school boards. This membership-based association’s core purpose is to support school board members and the districts in which they serve in their efforts to provide the best possible education for students.

Job Functions

The Executive Director guides KSBA’s work through planning, implementing, assessing and continuously improving strategies, services and programs consistent with the association’s mission and vision; developing and assessing a budget that meets member needs and aligns with association priorities; establishing sound working relationships and collaborations with external agencies; developing strong member relations; developing and maintaining a positive climate that attracts, keeps and motivates a diverse staff of top-quality people; representing the programs and point of view of the association to stakeholders and the general public; and supervising and evaluating KSBA’s internal operations. This requires a highly engaged and enthusiastic leader, partner, communicator, advocate, administrator, and manager.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities)

Minimum of a Master’s degree in education or related field. Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential required. Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant work history in a membership-based organization that demonstrates senior-level, non-profit and/or association management leadership experience. Must have direct experience in working with local boards of education. Must have a record of creatively leading strong professional teams and motivating/empowering staff to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Association. Must have strong financial management, analysis and budgeting skills. Must be attentive to details. Must have the ability to analyze various statistical information. Must have polished presentation skills, excellent and timely written and verbal communications, and diplomacy. Must have the ability to build and maintain partnerships that further the mission of KSBA through cooperative efforts and strategic relationships. Must be highly skilled in exercising leadership with diverse groups of employees, membership, and the general public. Must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish relationships with association members and the general public, as individuals or groups, in structured or unstructured settings that positively impact KSBA’s reputation as a valuable and trusted resource by promoting KSBA’s activities, programs and goals. Must have the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities. Must be able to make sound management decisions, have the ability to educate, assist, delegate, and work collaboratively with all staff to ensure internal controls are functioning appropriately. Must be committed to the principles of local governance and the importance of local boards of education.

Applicants for this position must lead by example to promote the core values and goals of KSBA while developing a vision to achieve results and improve performance. He or she must be able to work effectively with each staff member to problem solve, communicate clearly, prioritize their respective responsibilities and develop new ways to accomplish results.

Interested individuals may submit a cover letter, resume, current references with email addresses, and salary history/requirements to:

David Webster, President

Kentucky School Boards Association

[email protected]

Filing Deadline: 7/30/17

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