National Association for Gifted Children represents a powerful and passionate community of advocates who work together to build awareness and support for the needs of high ability and high-potential learners throughout the country. NAGC is an organization of more than 3,000 members – K-12 educators, higher education professionals, parents, community leaders and others -- dedicated to addressing the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents, as well as children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences. A 501(c)(3) organization, NAGC was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Words that describe you include accessible, collegial, diplomatic, respectful of different viewpoints, poised, responsive and tactful in dealing with both internal/external audiences and policymakers.
You are a collaborative and consensus building phenom who will translate our mission and strategic plan from words to action with internal and external constituencies. As Executive Director, you will function as the CEO reporting to the President of NAGC and the Board of Directors. You will be responsible for the day to day management of the association, including staff recruitment and development, financial management, convention management, legislative and government affairs, and development, all in support of the association’s mission. As the Executive Director, you are the spokesperson of the association on official positions taken by the Board and general information about the association and gifted and talented education.
You are able to work full-time in close-knit office located in downtown Washington, DC. You have a willingness and ability to travel as this role requires in-person attention to promoting membership, professional learning and the needs of gifted children.
You are exceptionally intelligent with a unique combination of highly honed interpersonal skills, tenacity, courage and eye for innovation. Additionally, you have the following qualifications and experience:
- Providing responsible and effective stewardship of financial resources and assets;
- Thinking and planning strategically and implementing operations effectively;
- Developing, supervising and mentoring a professional staff in implementing the strategic plan;
- Communicating in effective oral and written form to internal and external audiences;
- Developing and maintaining effective relationships with related organizations and audiences;
- Speaking publicly and effectively serving as the spokesperson for an organization;
- Diversifying and increasing sustainable revenue sources, including fundraising efforts and grant opportunities;
- Developing, supporting and managing an effective Board of Directors and organizational entities;
- Cultivating, engaging and managing organizational equity, diversity and inclusiveness; and
- Advancing an organization’s advocacy and policy agenda on behalf of its membership.
Together we will advocate and support the needs of gifted and talented children by:
- Promotion of legislative agendas with appropriate audiences;
- Development of collaborative partnerships with other national organizations, foundations, corporations and other entities relevant to the mission;
- Oversight of planning and implementing a robust annual convention for a wide audience;
- Development of marketing and public relations strategies targeted to the strategic plan objectives;
- Oversight of membership recruitment and retention and strategic planning to meet member needs;
- Development and stewardship of an annual budget that reflects a proper balancing of annual needs and long-term planning;
- Support and development of a Board in fulfillment of its governance functions, including strategic planning.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are excited by this opportunity, please should provide a cover letter, including salary expectations, and an updated resume/curriculum vitae electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. with a subject line: NAGC – Executive Director.
- Please attach resume, titled as: Last Name – First Name NAGC Resume
- Please attach cover letter, titled as: Last Name – First Name NAGC Cover
- Please attach other documents, titled as: Last Name – First Name NAGC Additional
NAGC is an equal opportunity employer, which does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran’s status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.
About National Association of Gifted Children
NAGC's mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. We aim to help parents and families, K-12 education professionals including support service personnel, and members of the research and higher education community who work to help gifted and talented children as they strive to achieve their personal best and contribute to their communities.
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