National Association of Secondary School Principals
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Competitive salary with excellent benefits package.
Telecommuting is allowed.
The Director, Community Events is responsible for enhancing and growing the value proposition of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) membership by engaging existing and future members through the planning and enhancement of in-person and virtual experiences for school leaders (principals and assistant principals) and student leaders. Community Events should provide a sense of belonging and ongoing opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and support. As NASSP is entering a new strategic plan that prioritizes growing, servicing and engaging school and student leaders, the Director of Community Events will serve as an innovative and collaborative member of the larger Engagement Team, working closely with directors of school leader and student leader programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Works with the Chief Engagement Officer to define and design NASSP's approach to engagement across legacy and emergent communities.
Directs development and growth of NASSP Leadership Networks for student and school leaders, ensuring focus aligns with strategic objectives of the organization and addresses the unique needs of each member group.
Oversees the goals, priorities, budget, and administration of all engagement efforts- virtual and in person Student and School Leader events (development, logistics, implementation).
Prepares reports on the efficacy of community engagement activities to guide improved practice and community member value creation" in collaboration with the engagement streams.
Manages programming content for events in collaboration with Student and School Leadership Directors.
Identifies the needs of student and school leaders from Leadership Networks.
Collaborates with Membership team to identify and expand membership value for school and student leaders and improve recruitment, renewal and retention of membership, as well as develop an acquisition strategy for Leadership Networks.
Works with the leads of Marketing and Communications team to ensure the positioning and alignment of engagement, communications, and programs/services around member and future member needs and lift student and school leader stories.
Works with other teams across the organization, as needed, to ensure event and network participants are served with targeted outreach, engagement, and resources that are consistent with their interests and professional learning needs of school leaders and student leaders.
Works with vendors and other teams across the organization, as needed, to manage events logistics and ensure experiences produce dynamic and engaging content and programming.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
Recruits, coaches, mentors, and develops team members towards achieving strategic goals.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Responsibilities
Minimum of ten years of experience with event operations or program management for associations or P-20 education systems required.
Demonstrated experience working in a leadership role, managing the work of others, and guiding a multi-disciplinary organization to meet the organization’s mission.
Demonstrated experience and commitment in DEI as part of the organization's mission.
Preferred background and understanding of K12 education, especially education membership organizations and nonprofits.
Demonstrated problem solving skills, anticipating needs, determining priorities and meeting deadlines.
Demonstrated experience overseeing budgets.
Ability to execute strategy while aligning work to organizational priorities while collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to multitask under tight timelines and high pressure.
Ability to prioritize and follow through effectively.
Strong organizational skills with a natural attention to detail.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with a customer service focus.
Creative thinker with a solutions-oriented approach.
About National Association of Secondary School Principals
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and all school leaders from across the United States and more than 36 countries around the world. The association connects and engages school leaders through advocacy, research, education, and student programs. NASSP advocates on behalf of all school leaders to ensure the success of each student and strengthens school leadership practices through the design and delivery of high quality professional learning experiences. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils.