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Executive Director - Nevada Association of School Boards

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Closing date: 
Monday, May 23, 2022

Invites applications for the position of


Location: Throughout Nevada as needed
Organization: Nevada non-profit corporation
Membership: Seventeen public school districts in Nevada
Compensation: $80,000 to $115,000 (depends on relevant experience)
Closing Date: May 23, 2022 (or open until filled)
Start Date: Aug. 1, 2022
Reports to: NASB Board of Directors

About the Organization

The Nevada Association of School Boards (NASB) is a non-profit, service organization incorporated in 1963 providing legislative advocacy, leadership support, and quality, cost-efficient professional development to school board trustees. NASB’s mission is to support
success for all students through local school board leadership.

NASB envisions a state where the public schools are widely recognized as the foundation of a free democratic society, where local citizen governing boards are fully vested with the means to advance the best interests of their students and the public, and where the futures of all children are driven by their aspirations not bounded by their circumstances.

About the Position

The Executive Director is the chief management leader of NASB responsible for overseeing and performing supervisory, administrative, and analytical public advocacy work on behalf of the members of the NASB. This work is done under general direction from the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The Executive Director provides overall leadership for the Association’s professional development, website, directory, budgeting, personnel, and coordination with other public agencies, civic organizations, and public education advocates. Key duties include fundraising, information dissemination, and coordinating professional development for school trustees. The Executive Director conducts the operational responsibilities of the Association and implements directions from the Board of Directors within the limits of the Bylaws in order to provide high quality information, service, and leadership programs for the local school trustees of Nevada.

Minimum Requirements

• An advanced degree desired in education, public administration, political science or a related field and/or relevant experience as a reasonable substitute;
• 10-15 years of progressively responsible experience in public education, including public
policy advocacy;
• Any equivalent combination of training, education and/or experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities;
• Possesses or able to obtain a valid Nevada driver’s license;
• Work or educational experience in Nevada a plus;

Desired General Qualities & Characteristics

• Successful experience as a leader and administrator who is approachable and possesses a positive attitude;
• An understanding of and/or experience with the political process at the national, state and local level in connection with public education issues;
• Experience as a legislative advocate and development of legislative priorities;
• Skills as trainer for adults and presenter of education professional development;
• Ability to plan events and meetings effectively at the local, regional and state levels;
• An effective decision-maker experienced in budget development and financial management;
• Knowledge of current statewide and national challenges and opportunities facing public education;
• Ability to work effectively within the organizational structure of a voluntary association;
• Appreciation for diversity and the opportunities it presents from a staff level to the membership level;
• Possesses effective oral and written communication skills who is a strong advocate for improving learning and achievement for ALL public school students;
• Demonstrates the ability to build, motivate and direct an effective staff; and
• Demonstrates ability and dedication to long-range and strategic planning and evaluations.


NASB anticipates offering a compensation package with base compensation in the range of $80,000 to $115,000 depending on relevant experience plus stipends and reimbursement for certain expenses.

For a complete Job Description/Overview, contact the Search Consultant.

Submitting an Application

Required Application Materials are:

• Letter of Interest explaining why you are qualified for this position
• Completed Executive Director Application Form (online – see instructions below)
• Current Resume, Curriculum Vitae or Biography covering at least the last 10 years
• Letters of Recommendation (3 to 5 required – two of which must be from individuals who previously supervised the applicant or worked closely with him/her or are from individuals serving in Nevada’s public or high education communities – all of whom will be contacted as a part of the selection process.)

Apply online at: and submit an Executive Director Application, upload a Letter of Interest, a Resume, and 3-5 current Letters of Recommendation. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 4:00 pm on the deadline date.

Churchill County SD is assisting NASB with collection of applications through its Frontline (Applitrack) online application system. Access to submitted application materials will be limited to those persons involved with the NASB Executive Director search.

More Information

For questions regarding the position, contact:

Greg McKenzie, Search Consultant
NextUp Leadership
1470 Rosemont Road, West Linn, Oregon 97068
Phone: 503-752-2438; email:

For questions regarding the application process contact:

Kevin Lords, Director of Administrative Services
Churchill County School District
Phone: 775-428-7240, ext.1115

Nevada Association of School Boards is an Equal Opportunity Employer.