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Website Massachusetts Association of School Personnel Administrators

The position of Executive Director is an annual appointment established by and reporting directly to the Executive Committee of Massachusetts Association of School Personnel Administrators (MASPA). The Executive Director is an integral part of the organization of MASPA, an affiliate of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators.The Executive Director is responsible for the overall organization of the activities related to the Association . Under the direction of the Executive Committee the Executive Director provides leadership related to membership enrollment and expansion, planning professional development activities for regular Association meetings, collaboration with other educational organizations in Massachusetts, and creates a presence and works collaboratively with state agencies including the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Massachusetts Teacher’s Retirement System, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Criminal Systems History Board, and other agencies who provide services to public, private and charter schools in Massachusetts including members of the legislature.  The Executive Director also promotes the relationship between MASPA and the parent organization, the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA).

The executive Director’s  primary charge is to ensure that the Massachusetts Association of School Personnel Administrators operates in the most efficient manner to enable the provision of high quality, timely association service, while maximizing the resource of the association’s membership.  The position description may be changed from time to time, as the Massachusetts Association of School Personnel Administrators Executive Committee determines.

Essential Functions and Duties of the Position:  The essential functions and duties listed below are intended as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

  • In concert with the Executive Committee, plans, coordinates and implements the professional development opportunities for members at regularly scheduled Association meetings.  Ensures that high quality programs are developed to meet the needs of the members, and collects survey data to ensure program quality and improvement.
  • Plans and coordinates specialized professional development to sub groups within the organization such as HR bootcamp, mentor programs, etc.
  • Regularly collaborates with the Executive Directors of education-based organizations in Massachusetts including MASS, MASBO, MACTE, MESPA, MSSAA, MASC, MTA, MARS, etc. to ensure partnerships and collaborative relationships.
  • Represents the organization at the state level and influences policy.
  • Work closely with the Treasurer and Membership Coordinator related to membership and recruitment of new members to the organization.
  • Engages in the use of social media including Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, etc. to promote the organization.
  • Attend and present at all MASPA meetings and attend all Executive Committee meetings.
  • Provide necessary communication and support to the Executive Committee and MASPA membership.
  • Provide the necessary communication and support to all members of the Committee and MASPA members

Compensation & Terms of Employment

Annual stipend, paid in quarterly payments, established and voted by the Executive Committee


  • Minimum Bachelors’ Degree
  • Minimum of ten years professional/trade association membership.
  • Minimum of ten years school district experience in Massachusetts as a Director of Human Resources.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

To apply for this job email your details to craig.hardimon@watertown.k12.ma.us