Senior Vice President, Professional Development and Research
National Business Officers Association
December 18, 2017
Full Time - Experienced
Deputy Executive/Num. 2 Executive, Meetings/Expositions/Events, Project Management/Program Development
NBOA is seeking a Senior Vice President, Professional Development (SVP), who will be charged with oversight, development and delivery of NBOA's full line of professional development offerings including the NBOA Annual Meeting, Business Officer Institute, webinars and online courses, as well as the entire suite of professional development communication products and publications.
The SVP plays a key role in identifying volunteers or personally delivering professional development programs and workshops to national and regional independent school audiences that include business officers, heads of school and trustees. Additionally, the SVP works with content experts in the industry, including staff subject-matter experts, to deliver professional programs and services to independent schools.
The SVP oversees NBOA's research agenda and industry-related data collection activities, including, but not limited to, the association’s Business Intelligence for Independent Schools data collection platform, analyses and reports. In this role, the SVP provides oversight for all research-related activities and plays a staff liaison role with NBOA’s data collection partner.
This role serves as a strategic partner with the President and CEO in the development and delivery of NBOA’s broad and diverse portfolio of professional development and learning offerings across multiple association channels, to advance the mission and priorities of NBOA and provide exceptional service to its members, and position and support NBOA as an industry thought leader.
In all areas, the SVP provides dynamic leadership and strategic vision and direction to ensure high-quality, relevant, and member-responsive programs and services to NBOA’s key stakeholders. The incumbent either possesses or develops and maintains knowledge currency of issues for independent schools and business office operations, as well as contemporary and future competencies needed by business officers and other key finance and administrative staff roles that support business operations at independent schools.
This position is a senior-level management position reporting directly to the President and CEO. This position also works with members of the NBOA Board of Directors and provides direct support to Board-level committees and task forces.
Provide primary leadership for NBOA’s professional development offerings, communications products and data collection efforts.
Lead all aspects of content development and speaker identification and selection processes for NBOA’s professional development programs, including the Annual Meeting, Business Officer Institute and the portfolio of online courses.
Provide direct oversight and strategic direction for the association’s communications products and research activities.
Responsible for identifying emerging topic areas, developing appropriate programs and/or content materials as they relate to independent school business operations and leveraging their delivery across multiple channels, and new opportunities for relationships with educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and strategic education partners
Possess, develop or maintain knowledge and understand member priorities for accounting, finance, tax, human resources, facilities, information technology, risk management, and regulatory and compliance issues relevant to nonprofit independent school business operations.
Develop or oversee the development of written materials including articles for Net Assets, briefings for the association’s e-newsletter, research summaries and analysis reports, and other communications.
Foster collegial and productive working relationships with other independent school associations and leaders across the country.
Speak on behalf of NBOA at external meetings as needed.
Identify and build relationships with strategic partners, including other associations and business partners, to identify emerging issues and potential opportunities for collaboration and program development.
Assist with the identification of additional member services that may be developed by the association’s strategic plan, member needs and/or data.
Maintain daily and ongoing involvement in the association's programs.
Contribute to the development and management of the association’s strategic plan and fulfill goals and strategies in support of the plan and in alignment with staff responsibilities.
Develop, implement and achieve mutually agreed annual performance goals and objectives.
Develop, maintain and manage multiple program and research budgets.
Manage outside consultants as needed to support the delivery of the association’s professional development programs and research efforts.
Manage special projects, and contribute to and participate in additional projects and tasks as assigned.
Serve as a staff liaison to the NBOA Board of Directors and provide staff support to board committees.
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred.
A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience in either an independent school environment, or other nonprofit organization focused on the delivery of adult education.
A minimum of five years working in a nonprofit membership organization environment managing professional development and training programs.
Prior supervisory/leadership experience required.
Demonstrated success in developing and delivering effective professional development programs that provide consistent quality and a superior attendee experience.
Experience with compliance issues and regulations impacting independent schools and independent school business operations.
Exemplary public presentation and writing skills, including the ability to summarize issues and articulate positions and strategies concisely, in a manner that is useful and easily understood by a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, organize time and identify project resources within compressed timelines and with limited support.
Experience interacting with Boards, committees and volunteers, including preparation of materials for Board meetings and staffing Board committees.
Must possess a strong customer service orientation and the interpersonal skills to communicate comfortably, courteously, tactfully and effectively with a broad spectrum of professionals, and must enjoy meeting with people, networking and developing strong professional relationships.
Computer proficiency and expertise with Microsoft Office Suite applications, including excellent skills in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and familiarity with recent technologies and tools.
Ability to travel to NBOA conferences, meetings and member events.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: To be considered, the prospective candidate must include a cover letter with salary requirement.
Founded in 1998, the National Business Officers Association is the only national membership organization focused on the needs of the independent school business office and business operations staff in the country. Its mission is to develop, deliver and promote best business practices to advance independent schools. Through its annual meeting, magazine and newsletter, webinars, research initiatives... and websites, NBOA advances business excellence to help independent schools achieve educational excellence in the 21st century.
NBOA employs 17 full-time staff and operates an annual budget of $5.5 million. The association is headquartered in Washington, DC, with some staff operating in home offices located across the country. Since 1998, NBOA has grown and expanded its membership, programs and services, currently serving over 1,360 member schools in the United States, 110 corporate members, and schools in Canada and across the globe.