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State Office Executive Director

Position Summary

The executive director of the State Office will oversee the strategic and operational implementation of our programs and will lead the staff in one state. This seasoned leader not only understands current trends in education but has proven experience developing a business plan and implementing it. Prior experience managing and hiring staff is essential, and established relationships with local community groups is a plus. Above all, he or she will be comfortable in a leadership role that demands clear communication and decisiveness.

 

Summary of Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Reports to senior leadership by maintaining open communication and disclosure of the conditions, operations, and needs of the state office.
  2. Drafts, presents, and recommends organizational policies and programs to senior leadership.  Builds the business in the state and operationalizes the business plan.
  3. Builds relationships with stakeholders, partners, and internal leadership along with education decision-makers.
  4. Serves as the face of the organization and actively participate in external events in the state, both increasing visibility, credibility, and brand in the market, and developing strategic partnerships in order to grow the business.
  5. Build and lead an effective team dedicated to fulfilling the organization’s mission through highly successful program implementation, community engagement, and sales targets.
  6. Builds a state-wide business offering our print resources, events, and professional development for educators.
  7. Oversees preparation of the annual state-office budget.
  8. Meets financial goals as determined by the company
  9. Operationalizes the state office within parameters established by the company.
  10. Executes other duties as requested by senior leadership.

 

Competencies

Strong Business Acumen

Sales Leadership

Leading through Vision & Values

Strategic Decision Making

Developing Others

Building Partnerships

Collaboration.

Organizational Skills

Communication Proficiency

 

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers and phones.  The state Executive Director lives in the state and maintains an office in the capital city.   

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic). 

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

 

Travel

Some travel is expected

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required; Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • At least three to five years of business administration and/or experience related to the education industry required with supervisory and leadership experience preferred.
  • Proven experience as executive director or in other managerial position
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the organizations mission and vision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of corporate finance and measures of performance
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with schools, school districts, government agencies, community leaders, and the general public.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • An analytical mind capable of “out-of-the-box” thinking to solve problems.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times, stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

 

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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