Executive Director - Association for Education Finance and Policy

The Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) is hiring a part-time executive director. The AEFP mission is to promote understanding of means by which resources are generated, distributed and used to enhance human learning. AEFP is a non-profit professional and academic association representing a variety of disciplines, perspectives and points of view.

The executive director works closely with the elected executive committee and board to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the association. The ED is responsible for all aspects of the association’s operations, including:

  • Serving on the association’s executive committee and organizing board and executive committee meetings
  • Managing the details and logistics of the association’s annual conference and negotiating contracts on behalf of the association
  • Communicating proactively with members about association activities and opportunities and responding to member inquiries
  • Advancing the Board’s strategic priorities related to increasing engagement with students and with policymakers and practitioners
  • Creating and implementing a development strategy to support the Board’s priorities, including grant writing and reporting
  • Managing contracts with the publisher and managing editor of Education Finance and Policy
  • Preparing the association’s budget for finance committee and board review, implementing the budget, and maintaining financial records
  • Managing contracts with IT support to maintain the association’s member database and website
  • Maintaining official association files and updating policies

These tasks may be done directly by the ED or may be delegated or contracted out. Current contracts include conference logistics support, website development, and accounting, bookkeeping, and audit services.

Ideally AEFP would like an executive director who:

  • Is familiar with the association, with education policy, and with academic research
  • Has prior experience with the core functions of the role
  • Can work effectively with the full range of our membership, including researchers in universities and research organizations, students, and policymakers and practitioners

The position is up to 50% time, with 100% effort required in January to March, less effort in October to December, April, and June, and much less in the remainder of the year. The executive director can be located anywhere in the U.S., and the position can be structured as a contract with an independent consultant or a buyout of time for someone affiliated with a university or other organization.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume or CV to Carrie Conaway, AEFP President, at cconaway@aefpweb.org. Applications will be rolling until a strong candidate or candidates are identified.