The Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) is seeking an executive director who is a creative, strategic thinker with exceptional communication, analytical and entrepreneurial skills.

Located in Frankfort, Ky., KSBA is a nonprofit association serving 173 elementary and secondary public boards of education in Kentucky. KSBA’s mission is to enhance school board leadership in maximizing student achievement through superior support and services.  KSBA’s membership consists of public boards of education in Kentucky and provides a wide range of programs and services that support the needs of its members.

KSBA is governed by a 27-member board of directors composed of local school board members from across the Commonwealth. The board is responsible for making decisions vital to the interests of all local school boards served by the KSBA staff.

The executive director’s salary will be commensurate with experience. Required qualifications include a minimum of a master’s degree in education or related field; a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in the management of a school district, education-related agency or a private not-for-profit association; and working knowledge of key issues related to public education.  A working knowledge of Kentucky’s new assessment and accountability system (Unbridled Learning) is a plus.  The ideal candidate shall also have knowledge and skills to:

  • create and strengthen critical partnerships;
  •  develop new services that meet member needs and generate additional revenue; and
  •  use association resources to enhance members’ ability to promote student achievement, including college/career readiness across the      Commonwealth.

Applications may be submitted between November11, 2013 and January 10, 2014.  A detailed job description and application information can be found at