Executive Director of the New Jersey Principals & Supervisors Association, Monroe Township, New Jersey


The New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA), located in Monroe Township, New Jersey, seeks a dynamic, confident leader to serve as executive director of its 8,800 member professional association. NJPSA is a 501(c)(6) private non-profit association representing principals, assistant principals, directors, and supervisors in New Jersey.


Applicants must demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills, possess an outstanding record of accomplishment as a New Jersey public school administrator and have knowledge of non-profit membership association practices and procedures.


Qualifications: Master’s Degree or higher, or demonstrated equivalent experience

Salary: Negotiable

Closing Date: Resume and letter of interest must be received no later than February 14, 2020

Any resume received after the deadline will not be considered.

Starting Date: Anticipated September 2020

Please submit resume and letter of interest to:

E-mail to:   executivedirectorsearch2021@njpsa.org


NJPSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Candidate Profile

The candidate must possess a strong record as a public school leader in New Jersey, have broad knowledge of the issues affecting public education, and have an understanding of social media and technology and its impact on education. The candidate must have knowledge of non-profit professional member-based associations as well as state-of-the-art professional learning knowledge for New Jersey’s school leaders and teachers. The candidate must possess strong written and oral communication skills to advocate for the Association’s membership and for public education. In addition, the candidate must be highly organized and have a track record of demonstrated success in leading through strategic planning and implementation. 


Position Description


The New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association was created in 1981 upon the merger of the NJ Secondary School Principals Association and the NJ Elementary & Middle School Principals Association. Today, it is the preeminent organization for elementary, middle and high school principals, assistant principals, directors and supervisors in New Jersey. This 8,800 member dues-driven association protects member rights in employment-related matters and collective bargaining by providing to its members legal services, and advocates for the interests of its members before the Legislature, the NJ Department of Education and other administrative agencies.


The NJPSA goals are:

  • To support the essential role of school leaders in promoting student achievement;
  • To address critical and emerging issues relevant to school leaders in New Jersey;
  • To promote the NJPSA as the preeminent organization for school leaders;
  • To increase membership and active participation;
  • To enhance member services and increase opportunities for member participation in NJPSA’s advocacy efforts;
  • To maintain and expand mutually beneficial relationships with government, business, higher education and other organizations.

The Executive Director of the NJPSA also serves as the President of the Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA), a distinct private non-profit Association begun by the NJPSA in 1984, which, through grants, partnerships with other organizations and fee-based programs, provides continuous professional learning to New Jersey’s school leaders to enhance their leadership skills and provide and assist in the supervision of best practices in public schools for the purpose of continuous school improvement.  The FEA also promotes recruitment, training and mentoring of school leaders through its EXCEL program (Expedited Certification for Educational Leadership), a non-traditional certification program approved by the NJ Department of Education, and its Leaders to Leaders program (L2L), a state-wide supervisor and principal mentoring program required for certification.


The FEA goals are:

  • To be proactive in addressing critical and emerging issues in educational leadership through professional learning and research;
  • To provide comprehensive professional learning programs reflecting the 3R’s (recruitment, retention and revitalization) for school leaders;
  • To maintain mutually beneficial relations with business, education, and financial communities;
  • To expand web-based communications, information sharing and professional learning.

The Role

The Executive Director, who also serves as the President of the FEA, reports to the Board of Directors of the NJPSA, and to the Board of Trustees of the FEA.  The Executive Director is to provide strategic leadership to carry out the mission of both Associations, is responsible for the oversight of the member services provided by the NJPSA, the professional learning programs offered by the FEA, the supervision of the full-time and part-time staff of both Associations, as well as formulating the budgets and supervising the expenditures of both Associations. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Being accountable to the Board of Directors of the NJPSA and the Board of Trustees of the FEA;
  • Leading the organization’s advocacy efforts before the NJ State Legislature, the Department of Education, and the State Board of Education;
  • Creating and implementing strategies for professional learning opportunities for school leaders;
  • Developing and implementing procedures to assist members in matters requiring legal advice and representation, and collective bargaining;
  • Initiating and implementing strategies related to the recruitment of new members as well as the retention of existing members;
  • Acting as liaison to other professional organizations;
  • Serving on state committees and task forces as a representative of NJPSA;
  • Supervising all part-time and full-time staff; 
  • Managing the budgets and expenditures of both Associations;
  • Supervising the assets of both Associations.

Benefits include:

  • Vacation
  • Sick Pay
  • Personal Days
  • Holidays ( All School Holidays except Election Day and Veterans Days)
  • Winter Break ( December 24-Jan 1)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Medical Insurance if not covered by state benefits
  • 401 (K) 

          Salary Negotiable