To be the most influential Wisconsin organization for state and national school business management and leadership.
To provide professional development, to foster a network of support and to advocate for funding that ensures outstanding educational opportunities for all children in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) was founded in 1947 and has been an affiliate of the Association of School Business Officials International since 1964.
In order to legally meet the Vision and Mission, WASBO has two legal identities. The Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials, Foundation, a 501 c (3), provides for professional development, professional networking and charitable purposes. The Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials, Incorporated, a 501 c (6), provides for day to day operations, governmental relations services and an advocacy voice for children’s educational opportunities.
Our membership consists of approximately 1,400 District Professional, Service Affiliate, Student and Retiree members. District Professionals are employees in Wisconsin school districts and other educational institutions who serve in areas of business administration, accounting, facilities/buildings and grounds, transportation, food service, purchasing, and many other responsibilities needed on the non-instructional side of school district operations. Service Affiliates are individuals from businesses that provide goods and services to educational institutions in Wisconsin. WASBO also has memberships for graduate students and retirees.
A 13-member board serving three-year terms governs both WASBO Boards independently. One of the seats on the board is appointed by the President to be filled by a Service Affiliate member. The Board has embraced and is utilizing Policy Governance (Coherent Governance). The WASBO Constitution, Vision, Mission, Code of Ethics, Beliefs and Board Policies can be found here: www.wasbo.com/governance
ABOUT THE POSITION
Headquartered in Madison, WI, the Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer and leader, whose responsibility is conducting the affairs of the Association. The Executive Director recommends and participates in the formulation of all Board policies as decided by the Board. The Executive Director is responsible to provide implementation of the Vision, Mission, Board Policies, Strategic Plan, and SMART Goals for WASBO as directed through Board Policies and Board meeting monitoring discussions. The Executive Director also organizes, directs, and coordinates the staff and all aspects of the organization’s work. The Executive Director annually develops a Strategic Plan and SMART Goals with the input of the Board to ensure member needs are met.
The Executive Director is expected to travel for WASBO Conferences and Regional meetings, ASBO events, professional development, advocacy, and other membership related activities. Travel can be anticipated to be approximately 25-50% of the time in support of the mission, strategic plan and SMART Goals of WASBO.
The job description is available at: https://bit.ly/2TIMEbA
The Association offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of providing leadership and execution in the areas of strategic development, organizational leadership, goal setting, communications, financial management and planning.
Strategic Development: The Executive Director (ED) will annually provide a Strategic Plan and related SMART Goals, including measurements, to implement the Strategic Plan. The board will be included in the development of the SMART Goals.
Develops useful programs and services to meet member needs. The Board expects leadership that provides positive changes for the members, such as the possibility of new programs and services.
Develop clear roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities for staff, as well as measures of success.
Leadership: The Executive Director provides dynamic organizational leadership and management to ensure the Association’s smooth and efficient operation, growth, and achievement of planned goals.
With Board oversight, the Executive Director is responsible for staffing decisions including the development of staffing plans, hiring, promotion, salaries, and terminations.
Ensures WASBO complies with all statutory laws, organization’s Constitution, and Board Policies. Provides the Staff with Operating Procedures.
Recommends updates and changes to the Board on Vision, Mission, Beliefs, Code of Ethics, Policies, Strategic Plans and SMART Goals in accordance with leading-edge and industry business practices.
Communication & Influence: Advances all efforts to a broad array of audiences, to include the appropriate organizations, on behalf of the Association’s Mission.
Serves as chief spokesperson for the Association, including representing WASBO to other organizations, agencies, and businesses, etc.
Fosters collaboration and establishes operational procedures, expectations and goals with WASBO committees, members, sponsors, exhibitors, and other collaborative associates and organizations with similar goals.
Financial Management and Planning: Provides credible financial planning that aligns with the WASBO vision, mission, SMART Goals and Board’s Ends policies within the context of multi-year planning assumptions and rationale.
Exercises prudent financial management relative to all aspects of the organization.
Develops and implements appropriate financial strategies to support the organization’s priorities.
Master’s Degree required.
Five years’ experience in school administration preferred.
Must demonstrate eligibility to possess an Administrator’s license, preferably 08 School Business Manager’s License, preferred, from the State of Wisconsin.
HOW TO APPLY
For confidential consideration, interested candidates should provide a cover letter including salary expectations, an updated resume/curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference electronically to Jeanne Deimund at Jeanne.firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applying is February 11, 2019.
WASBO embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations. All employment-related decisions are based upon merit and business need.