Executive Director opening at Natl Council of Teachers of English

National Council of Teachers of English (www.ncte.org )

Urbana, IL and Washington, DC

Search underway for the Executive Director of this $12.7 million membership organization headquartered in Urbana, IL with a second office in Washington, DC.  Forty-eight staff in two locations implement programs and services for more than 30,000 members and subscribers nationwide.  Founded in 1911, the NCTE is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and language arts at all levels of education and working in national policy circles to improve capacity for literacy and learning.  This high-profile leadership position requires a strong communicator with a collaborative style, who will manage multiple complex relationships with other national education organizations, funding agencies, governing bodies, the media, volunteers and members. 

The Executive Director’s key roles and responsibilities include:  working with the Executive Committee and staff to develop strategies to advance the mission of the Council; implementing public relations and public information campaigns that position the Council to influence national policy and public opinion; building programs and services that deliver value to members; and overseeing the operations and financial management of the organization.

Qualifications:  An advanced degree in English, education or a related field is highly desirable for NCTE’s next executive director. Candidates should have at least 5 years of experience in a management or leadership role in an education organization or setting, with 6-10 years preferred, preferably as the chief executive.   At least 5 years in a nonprofit management position and the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation are also preferred. Candidates should have strong leadership skills, a deep understanding of education policy and its influence on teaching and learning, a track record for building partnerships and visibility, and an understanding of individual membership organizations. 

Search by Association Strategies, Inc., 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (www.assnstrategies.com).  Interested candidates may apply online at:  http://www.assnstrategies.com/current_searches.php

Application deadline is July 13, 2015.

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