Starting base salary: to be negotiated; participation in cafeteria plan - $12,800 annual allowance for insurance premiums; 4% SEP (employer) contribution. NOTE: MEMSPA does not participate in Michigan’s Public School Retirement System.
Do you have a passion for lifelong learning and an interest in supporting Michigan’s school leaders? Do you want to join a mission-driven organization that makes a difference in the education landscape? The Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Associations is seeking an outstanding individual for the position of Associate Executive Director.
The MEMSPA Associate Executive Director is responsible for:
Professional Learning – designing, organizing, coordinating, and executing all of the association’s professional learning programs regionally and state-wide. This includes planning the annual learning calendar, budgeting, developing presenters, preparing event marketing plans, and coordinating on site and online logistics.
Executive Liaison– as directed by the Executive Director, represents MEMSPA to various state-wide educational organizations and MDE meetings/committees.
Member Support – regional leadership guidance/assistance, assist executive director with member legal support services, miscellaneous member counseling and support, and regular member communication content.
Professional Program Oversight – mentoring/coaching arrangements; evaluation tool implementation; alternative pathway to certification; MEMSPA Ambassadors program; and miscellaneous grant management.
Governance Support – assist executive director with meeting direction for board of directors, executive committee, regional leadership retreat, and strategic planning.
This individual will be an important member of the MEMSPA team and serve as staff liaison to the professional development and annual conference committees while also providing support to region leaders.
Key Performance Indicators
Key performance indicators include:
Increased number of individuals served through MEMSPA learning offerings – state-wide and regionally
Consistent quality in MEMSPA professional learning offerings as measured via participant evaluations
Meeting or exceeding budgetary expectations set forth by the executive director
MEMSPA offers a modern, comfortable, professional office environment. Remote working is permitted – occasional face-to-face office time may be required. Physical demands are minimal but necessary in event facilitation. Travel required for conferences and workshops that will involve nights/weekends.
Masters degree (preferred) in a relevant field
A minimum of five years professional experience in education or the association industry
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to handle multiple projects under time and resource pressure
Detail and results-oriented
Possess strong knowledge of budget processes
Proficient in use of technology platforms and programs
Willingness to learn about the latest advances in effective use of digital and social media for learning and communication
Talent for developing and maintaining strategic networks of people and institutions
The Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association is a community of principals dedicated to advocating, leading and learning. We recognize the evolving nature of the principal’s role and support those committed to this important work.