Executive Director, Texas Association of School Administrators
Updated application deadline The profile of the next executive director will be posted on this website
Arrow Educational Services, Inc., is assisting the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) in the search for an executive director to replace Dr. Johnny L. Veselka, who is retiring in 2018.
Applications began on December 1, 2017, and will continue to be accepted through January 26, 2018.
The development of a profile for the next executive director came from membership responses to the survey as well as discussions with the TASA office staff. Final selection of an Executive Director will be made by the TASA Executive Committee.
The search is being led by Dr. Russell Marshall, president of Arrow Educational Services, Inc., assisted by Mr. Jim Dunlap, chief operating officer, and lead consultant.
What is TASA?
The Texas Association of School Administrators is a 501(c)6 nonprofit professional association established in 1925. Today, TASA is the premier professional organization for education leaders in Texas. Serving nearly 3,000 members, TASA provides networking and professional learning opportunities, legislative advocacy, and targeted communications to support the work of superintendents and other school leaders. The TASA membership includes more than 90 percent of the superintendents of schools and more than 1,500 district-level and campus administrators and other key education leaders throughout the state.
The organization’s mission is to promote, provide, and develop leaders who create and sustain student-centered schools and develop future-ready students.
We believe that:
A quality public education is critical to a healthy democratic society and vital to our state and nation.
The development of leadership capacity is critical to the success of Texas public schools.
Dynamic partnerships are necessary to carry out our work.
We must cultivate a broad network of allies committed to strengthening public education in our state and nation.
The participatory nature of the organization is vital to the success of our mission.
The ideals described in Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas are the compelling principles that guide our pursuit of these enduring aspirations.
The primary function of the executive director is to provide overall leadership and direction in the implementation of the vision, mission, and goals of the association.
Essential Functions/Physical Requirements
Frequent travel is required, including participation in regional meetings and conferences throughout Texas. Occasional national travel is required in conjunction with meetings and events conducted by the American Association of School Administrators and other educational leadership organizations.
Qualifications and Skills -- The formal profile is under development and additional details will be posted at a later date.
Earned BS or BA degree plus a master’s degree from an accredited university required
Excellent communication skills
Ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships
Strong speaking and writing skills and ability to speak to large groups
Ability to exercise good and timely judgment in complex situations
Ability to develop and sustain strong partnerships with other education, business, and lay organizations
Ability to function in an environment that requires flexibility and multi-tasking to achieve objectives in rapidly changing circumstances
Supplementary Information: FLSA Employee Status: Exempt Compensation: Competitive (TBD)
Contacts: Dr. Russell Marshall, Mr. Jim Dunlap
Jdunlap125@gmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone contact: Jim Dunlap, 903-746-4392
Closing Date: January 26, 2018
The Texas Association of School Administrators is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
All applicant information is the property of Arrow Educational Services, Inc. and will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.