The North Carolina School Boards Association, a member-driven
professional organization that
represents and supports local boards of education in North
Carolina, is seeking an Executive
Director to lead the organization following the retirement of
the previous Director. NCSBA provides
advocacy and policy analysis on behalf of public education and
children. Serving as a unified voice
for school districts, NCSBA fosters effective relationships with
the legislature, the governor’s office,
Congress, administrative agencies and educational organizations.
Please see NCSBA’s website for
additional information regarding its history and mission.
Job Title: Executive Director
General Job Description: The Executive Director performs
administrative, and analytical public policy advocacy work on
behalf of NCSBA’s members in
collaboration with the Board of Directors and staff. The
Executive Director is also responsible for
serving as primary staff to the Board and as the primary liaison
between NCSBA and public officials
or other policy-making individuals and groups at the local,
state, and federal levels. Work involves
supervising and leading a staff of in excess of 30 people in an
overall strategy of advocacy to further
the goals and objectives of NCSBA’s members in federal, state,
and local legislative and public
policy decisions and actions, and to provide various other
educational services to members.
• Health insurance, vision insurance, dental reimbursement, and
• Company car
• Paid membership dues for applicable professional
• Annual leave and sick leave
Essential Job Responsibilities:
• Develops long-range plans and other justifications for budget
proposals and makes oral and/or
written presentations of plans to Board, as appropriate.
• Serves as chief liaison between NCSBA and public officials and
agencies, media, and various
other policy-making individuals and organizations at local,
state, and federal levels.
• Develops and administers annual NCSBA, NCSBT, and NCSBAC
budgets and reserve policies.
• Plans, develops, directs, coordinates, and supervises overall
strategies and work plans for
advocacy and education programs
• Develops and implements proper investment strategies for
NCSBA, NCSBT, and NCSBAC funds.
• Directs selection, employment, training and supervision of
professional, technical, and clerical employees.
• Serves as primary liaison between the NCSBA Board of Directors
and NCSBA staff.
• Creates and promotes a positive work environment that supports
and motivates staff.
• Coordinates NCSBA's cooperation with National School Boards
Association (the national
organization that supports the state associations) and
participates in the National School Boards
Association's activities as appropriate.
• Directs the activities of the NCSB Action Center and serves as
its Secretary and Treasurer.
• Makes oral presentations to a variety of groups and
organizations on local education topics and
other public policy issues pertinent to the NCSBA and its
• Attends seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, and
lectures as well as reviews professional
journals as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of
trends and developments in
public policy pertaining to local education.
Candidate must demonstrate successful leadership qualities and
experiences in education or public
administration work, including responsible experience in public
policy advocacy; or any equivalent
combination of training and experience which provides the
required skills, knowledge and abilities.
Doctoral level degree in education, public administration,
political science or a related field is
preferred, but not required.
Successful Candidates will possess the following knowledge,
skills, and abilities:
A. Public Policies, Principles, Philosophies and Operations
• Knowledge of goals, objectives, and structure of NCSBA.
• Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, and policies
pertaining to the operations,
authorities, responsibilities, and administration of education
at the local level.
• Knowledge of policies, practices, procedures, and organization
of the NC General Assembly
and the State Board of Education.
• Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural
guidelines, and to formulate, develop
and present recommendations to resolve problems and
• Knowledge of personnel and management principles, practices
and techniques as they
relate to the administration of workforce resources and
planning, position management,
staff development and training, policy development and
• Ability to organize disparate groups of professionals into
cohesive working groups.
• Ability to establish and maintain working relationships as
necessitated by work assignments.
• Skilled in the development and implementation of public policy
advocacy strategies and
• Ability to work in a consulting capacity with educators and
public officials at various levels of
authority and influence.
• Knowledge of the activities, organization, and practices of a
variety of groups engaged in
governmental lobbying efforts, with emphasis on those pertaining
to local education and/or
D. Fiscal Management
• Ability to establish and maintain standard accounting and
fiscal control measures.
• Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, rules and
regulations governing insurance
coverage and administration, including self-insurance pools and
• Knowledge of federal, state, and local law pertaining to the
fiscal operations of local