State Office Executive Director - Arizona

Phoenix, AZ
Full Time
Admin
Experienced

About Us:

Solution Tree delivers comprehensive professional development to schools and districts around the world. We empower K–12 educators to raise student achievement through a wide range of services and products including educator conferences, customized district solutions for long-term professional development, books, videos, and online courses. Our headquarters is located in beautiful downtown Bloomington, Indiana, home of Indiana University and some of the best cultural, educational, and natural resources in the area. When you join Solution Tree, you join a highly regarded team that is dedicated to providing quality and excellence in professional development. Guided by our mission, vision, and values, our team is united under one goal – to transform education worldwide to ensure learning for all. If you have the passion and skill to help further Solution Tree’s mission, we want to hear from you!    

       Employees Enjoy

  • Innovative, team-oriented environment
  • Working with leading voices and rising stars in staff development
  • A compensation package that includes competitive pay and benefits such as medical, dental, and vision insurance plans, 401k, paid time off, and more.
  • Doing work that matters

Position summary:

The State Office Executive Director - Arizona will oversee the strategic and operational implementation of our programs and will lead staff in Arizona. This seasoned leader not only understands current trends in education, but also 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)

  • Reports to senior leadership by maintaining open communication and disclosure of the conditions, operations, and needs of the state office.
  • Drafts, presents, and recommends organizational policies and programs to senior leadership.  Builds the business in the state and operationalizes the business plan.
  • Builds relationships with stakeholders, partners, and internal leadership along with education decision makers.
  • Serves as the face of the organization and actively participates in external events in the state, both increasing visibility, credibility, and brand in the market, and developing strategic partnerships to grow the business.
  • Build and lead an effective team dedicated to fulfilling the organization’s mission through highly successful program implementation, community engagement, and sales targets.
  • Builds a state-wide business offering our print resources, events, and professional development for educators.
  • Continually monitor progress towards established revenue goals and providing strategic guidance in leveraging market conditions to exceed those targets.
  • Operationalizes the state office within parameters established by the company.
  • 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 Office Executive Director - Arizona 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 organization’s 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.

Disclaimers:

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.  

Solution Tree is committed to the health and safety of its employees and the customers we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and onboarding processes to maintain everyone’s safety. The Human Resources team will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage of the recruiting process, including if this role will require the selected candidate to be vaccinated.

Solution Tree is an Affirmative Action - Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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