Executive Director Search

An invitation to apply for the position of Executive Director for the Vermont Superintendents Association

The Vermont Superintendents Association (VSA) Board of Trustees is seeking highly qualified and experienced candidates to apply for the position of VSA Executive Director. Candidates should have proven leadership and administrative skills, along with a management style that is collaborative, supportive of staff and responsive to the needs of VSA members.

A ten member Board of Trustees functions as the governing body for VSA and has responsibility for the overall oversight of the organization. Trustees are Vermont public school Superintendents. VSA, Located in Montpelier, VT, currently has 55 voting members (plus 20 additional non-superintendent members), and three full time staff members.
VSA works to ensure that Vermont public education supports each and every student in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for success in a rapidly changing world. To achieve that result, the Association:

  • Promotes improvements to statutory law, regulations and practices.
  • Engages partners to support a framework for transforming public education to meet the needs of 21st century learners.
  • Supports superintendents through transparent, proactive analysis and communications specific to educational issues at the local, state and federal level.
  • Supports superintendents through high quality professional development and supporting the work of superintendents within the districts they serve.

Candidates should have:

  • At least 5 years of demonstrated organizational leadership.
  • Strong fiscal management skills.
  • Public policy development and legislative advocacy experience.
  • Knowledge of equity issues facing public education.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate, build and maintain constructive relationships.
  • Knowledge of Vermont law and institutions (would prove helpful).

Interested candidates applying for the Executive Director position must include:

  • (1) a cover letter with a brief description of how their qualifications and experiences align with the requirements of being an Executive Director;
  • (2) a current resume which includes education and job history;
  • (3) a minimum of three, but no more than five, recent letters of recommendation.

A complete application package must be submitted in PDF format to jwconsultvt@gmail.com Please forward any questions to this same email address.

The VSA Board of Trustees is prepared to offer a multi-year contract with a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and qualifications. The salary range is $130,000 – $160,000. It is anticipated that the new Executive Director will begin work on July 1, 2024.

Resumé reviews will begin on January 17, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

VSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.