Job Title: Deputy Executive Director

Reports to: Executive Director/CEO
Location: Trenton, New Jersey


As the Deputy Executive Director at the New Jersey School Boards Association, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing internal operations, allowing the Executive Director to be the front-facing leader of the association. Working closely with the executive team, you will contribute to the strategic planning, efficient management, and continuous improvement of the organization.

Key responsibilities include:

Executive Leadership & Communications:

  • Provide support to the Executive Director in communicating the organization’s strategic plan, objectives, and performance to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist in formulating and implementing internal policies, guidelines, procedures, and programs, making budget recommendations.
  • Act on behalf of the Executive Director during their absence, ensuring seamless continuity in leadership.

Supervision & Administration:

  • Serve as supervisor and administrator for all departments (excluding General Counsel and Internal Control’s offices).
  • Oversee staff and leadership meetings, professional development, evaluations, association budget development, and leadership training.
  • Uphold NJSBA guidelines, regulations, policies, and procedures, offering relevant analysis of legislation and regulations.

Leadership & Training:

  • Provide leadership to departments/staff, fostering healthy relationships, inclusive decision-making, and respectful conflict resolution.
  • Design and implement professional development activities, workshops, and learning initiatives.

Assessment & Reporting:

  • Assess leaders quarterly and provide updates to the Executive Director on progress towards association strategic priorities (as designated by the Executive Director).

Profile of the Successful Candidate:

We seek a leader with a blend of human resource, supervisory, administrative, and management experience. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to implement strategic visions, and a commitment to public education.

Key attributes include:

  • Professional background reflecting effective collaboration, influence, and commitment to public education.
  • Understanding of New Jersey K-12 and public higher education systems, current education issues, and business implications.
  • Appreciation for diversity of people and ideas.
  • Operational capacity to gather, assess, and use information skillfully for problem-solving and improving workflow.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, professional presentation style, and high emotional intelligence.
  • Five years cabinet-level leadership experience and a graduate degree in education, public administration, human resource management, business, or a related field.
  • Willingness to travel extensively throughout the state and accommodate evening and weekend schedules (as requested by the Executive Director).

Start Timeframe: NJSBA aims to have someone in place by July 1, 2024.

Commencing with a competitive salary of $200,000, the comprehensive benefits package includes enrollment in the State Health Benefits Program covering medical, prescription, and dental, participation in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, generous paid time off, a flexible hybrid work schedule, and a company vehicle. NJSBA is dedicated to fostering a healthy work-life balance and actively encourages applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

How to Apply:

All applications are held in strict confidence and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Early applicants may receive priority consideration. An application will only be considered complete when a cover letter, resume and introductory video are submitted. To be considered promptly, submit your cover letter, resume, and introductory video application in the Dropbox link below:

Upload Video and Application Materials Here


Introductory videos aim to offer a brief introduction, showcase 5 professional highlights, share 2-3 hobbies, and address the questions, ‘Why NJSBA?’ and ‘Why now?'”

If you have any questions, please email them directly to Dr. Christopher Tienken, Go Teach Consultants, LLC at

Job Overview

Closes:March 15, 2024
Location:Trenton, NJ
Job Title:Deputy Executive Director of New Jersey School Boards Association