The National School Boards Association is seeking an individual who has strong program development, evaluation and execution skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze program returns on investment and gap analysis to improve programs outcomes. Ensures equity-focused programming, content and publications designed to promote best practices for providing safe and supportive school environments. Through advocacy, collaboration, community awareness and public engagement, directs projects to support and enhance services to the state associations, work-a-like groups, and School Safety Center subscribers. Provides specific support for Safety Center programming at annual conference and other NSBA events. Leverage external relationships to corporations, nonprofits and influencers to support NSBA’s leadership role in school safety.
Responsible for bringing people together through a collaborative leadership process to convene representatives from multiple sectors to discuss and determine best practices around issues, problems and opportunities of school safety.
-Planning and coordination of the school safety center program and its activities.
-Ensuring implementation of policies and practices. Maintaining budget and tracking expenditures/transactions.
-Develops and directs National School Safety Center programming in various forms including but not limited to annual conference and other NSBA event programming, publications, webinars, podcasts, newsletters, surveys and other forums.
-Collaborates on departmental budget development to ensure effective benefit offerings for state associations and subscribers of the school safety center programming, while also ensuring efficient operations of the School Safety Center program for maximum effect.
-Ensures programming, content and publications around the issues of school safety are comprehensive in nature including but not limited to best practices relative to trauma-informed practices, mental health, bullying, as well as target hardening and mitigation practices.
-Represents NSBA at public forums on safety for schools, including speaking engagements, serving on advisory boards, meeting with policy makers or vendors, and collaborating with other organizations as directed by Chief, Equity and Member Services Officer.
-Supports Work-Alike Groups through NSBAConnect or other NSBA community forums.
-Initiates the development of school safety center services to support state association members.
-Initiates the development of school safety center services to support subscribers.
-Project management skills and keen knowledge of project management best practices.
-Knowledge of project management principles.
-In depth information about the project area.
-Effective Interpersonal and Communication skills
-Influence and negotiation skills.
-Incumbent will be required to travel.
-Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field to include but not limited to either Education, Psychology/Counseling, Public Policy or other relevant field of study.
Minimum five years of experience in program development/program management with demonstrated ability to assess program benefits, conduct program evaluation/gap analysis and develop implementation strategies.
Experience in/with either of the following areas:
Public education (PreK-12 setting)
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred: Master’s degree in Education, Psychology/Counseling, Public Policy or other relevant field of study.
Qualified applicants should send resume, cover letter & salary requirements to: NSBA, Attn: HR/Manager/Coordinator, Communications, 1680 Duke Street, 2FL, Alexandria, VA 22314-3493. Resumes may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
About National School Boards Association
Founded in 1940, NSBA is a not-for-profit organization representing state associations of school boards and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the United States, virtually all of whom are elected. These local officials govern more than 13,600 local school districts serving the nation’s 50 million public school students. NSBA achieves that mission by representing the school board perspective in working with federal government agencies and national organizations that impact education, and provides vital information and services to state associations of school boards throughout the nation.