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Director of Board Services
Vermont School Boards Association

 

The Vermont School Boards Association (VSBA), a non-profit membership organization serving school boards in Vermont, is seeking a Director of Board Services. 

 

Essential functions of this position:  

  • Manages all aspects of the VSBA’s programs directed to school boards for improving understanding and execution of their work. 

  • Designs an annual curriculum of training for school board members including the development of new curricula in emerging areas of need for school boards. 

  • Delivers educational workshops in multiple formats and through varied media, including evening onsite workshops, daylong seminars, webinars and conferences.

  • Coordinates efforts for member engagement, publication of member updates, and newsletters.

  • Confers with education partners in developing programs and responding to the needs of school boards. 

  • Ensures up-to-date content on the website, YouTube video library, and in all VSBA publications.

  • Manages contracts with external consultants.

  • Develops, conducts, and facilitates board development, retreats, and goal setting.

  • Provides school board members with comprehensive information and guidance in response to inquiries made by telephone, in writing, and/or email. 

  • Works with education partners to ensure boards engage in exceptional governance and community engagement and provide equitable opportunities for all students. 

  • Supports the executive director in the completion of assignments and/or the participation in committees assigned by the legislature and/or Agency of Education.

  • Provides services for superintendent evaluation and superintendent search.

  • Frequent in-state travel and evening work required. 

  • Reports to the VSBA Executive Director.

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; advanced degree preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of school board roles and responsibilities, particularly in Vermont.

  • Commitment to support the VSBA’s effort to promote education equity, both internally and externally.

  • Knowledge of adult learning methodology and experience in developing and delivering instruction to adults.

  • Excellent facilitation skills with knowledge of group dynamics and experience building consensus. Proven ability to build rapport and engagement with and among individuals with diverse viewpoints and interests.

  • Experience in developing curricular frameworks and materials.

  • Experience with strategic planning.

  • Experience in using technology to deliver instruction.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Public speaking experience required.

  • Collaborative work style with a commitment to teamwork.

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.

 

To apply: submit resume, cover letter and list of three references to Kerri Lamb by February 15 at klamb@vtvsba.org.

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