Search – NJPSA Executive Director – Applications Due December 18, 2020

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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 8,000 member professional association. NJPSA is a 501 (c)(6) 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 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 December 18, 2020. Any resume received after the deadline will not be considered.

Starting Date:            Anticipated July 1, 2021


Please submit resume and letter of interest to:


NJPSA Executive Director Search Committee

Email to:


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, have an understanding of social media and technology and how it impacts our schools and have knowledge of non-profit professional member-based associations as well as state-of-the art professional learning for New Jersey’s school leaders and teachers. The candidate also must possess exceptional written and oral communication skills to advocate for the Association’s membership and for public education, be highly organized and 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 8,000 member dues-driven association protects member rights in employment related matters and collective bargaining by providing 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 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 NJEXCEL program (Expedited Certification for Educational Leadership) a non-traditional certification program approved by the NJ Department of Education, and its Leaders to Leaders program (NJL2L), 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 development and research;
  • To provide comprehensive professional training 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 via the FEA website.


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 development 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 Governor’s and Commissioner of Education 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)
  • Fridays off From July 1-September 1
  • Dental Insurance
  • Medical Insurance if not paid by state benefits
  • 401K – 8% paid by NJPSA
  • Salary Negotiable