The Journalism Education Association is seeking applicants for its executive director. This position as the association’s chief administrative officer consists of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization management, including budgeting, fundraising, managing events, including national conventions for teachers and students, developing and maintaining relationships with partner organizations, managing a small staff and working with a board of directors. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, mentoring, and serving a diverse population. Candidates may work remotely or at JEA Headquarters.
Responsibilities of this role include:
Financial Management - Construct and monitor Journalism Education Association (JEA) budget; Coordinate the preparation of income tax and insurance coverage reports; Review and analyze financial reports and send to appropriate JEA personnel; Oversee funds and pay bills; Pursue grants, revenue sources and endowment opportunities.
Strategic Planning: Develop and articulate a shared vision for the organization; Identify program needs and assessment procedures; Collaborate with president to plan and implement initiatives in line with association's core values.
Event Management: Coordinate National High School Journalism Convention with convention partner National Scholastic Press Association; Organize Advisers Institute; Co-host board meetings, retreats and budget meetings with the president.
Screening begins immediately and continues until Nov. 30, 2021.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, media, strategic communications, education, business administration or other related fields
Professional experience in organizational management and/or education
Seven years of relevant experience
Experience and/or knowledge in managing a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
This position is eligible for remote work and must be located within the United States in order to comply with all Federal, State, and local payroll withholding taxes and wage requirements.
All K-State employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless granted an exemption by the university) by December 8, 2021 or their first day of employment, whichever is later, pursuant to the federal executive order for federal contractors. To learn more about this requirement and potential exemptions, please visit K-State’s COVID-19 website.
Founded in 1924, JEA supports free and responsible scholastic journalism by providing resources and educational opportunities, promoting professionalism, encouraging and rewarding student excellence and teacher achievement, and an atmosphere which encompasses diversity yet builds unity. It is headquartered at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.