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Director of Leading and Learning


The Director of Leading and Learning is responsible for enhancing and growing the value proposition of NASSP membership through the planning and enhancement of professional learning programs and resources for student and school leaders and for NHS and Student Council advisers, including programming for all student and school leader and adviser events. This director will create and deliver an integrated and structured suite of development activities, in-person, virtual and a library of resources which responds to the identified needs of membership. As NASSP is entering a new strategic plan that prioritizes growing, servicing and engaging students, advisers and school leaders, the Director of Leading and Learning will serve as an innovative and collaborative member of the larger Engagement Team, working closely with directors of community, events and recognition programs.



  • Develop, execute, and report on the progress of overall content strategy grounded in NASSP’s strategic plan, including development and growth of school leader and adviser professional learning events, opportunities, and resources
  • Collaborate with lead of state affiliate connections to develop program in a manner to support and complement their professional learning work and needs.
  • Develop external partnerships and collaborate with experts where needed to develop robust professional learning resources.
  • Oversee the goals, priorities, budget and administration of all professional learning programming efforts for student and school leaders and advisers.
  • Oversee the collection and analysis of metrics from professional learning activities and resources to track program quality and effectiveness

Professional Learning

  • Work with the Chief Engagement Officer to provide strategic direction and leadership on the creation and delivery of continuing professional learning for school leaders, student leaders, and student program advisers
  • Collaborate across organizational teams (Events, Advocacy, etc.) on aligning events, programming and resources with identified needs and priorities of student and school leaders from Leadership Networks
  • Collaborate with Membership team to identify and expand membership value for school leaders and for student programs and improve recruitment, renewal and retention of membership
  • Work with Communication team to communicate the aims and services of professional learning to ensure that appropriate audiences understand how to assess and access appropriate development solutions
  • Team will serve as point of contact for National Honor Society and Student Council Chapters

Resource Library

  • Develop NASSP’s knowledge base of the current and changing state of practice in the field and lead and execute opportunities and resources that advance equity, wellness, and educator pipelines
  • Work with IT to design and implement a public and member-oriented resource library serving student and school leaders and advisers, including area for members to share resources

Team Management

  • Recruit, coach, mentor and develop dynamic team members towards achieving strategic goals as measured by analytics and metrics
  • Work closely with departments to support and execute the various programmatic commitments of the organization
  • Manage multiple budgets and deliver regular reports to the executive team and board of directors


  • Minimum of ten years of experience with education leadership and professional learning differentiated based on audience, preference for experience as secondary school principal or assistant principal
  • Demonstrate success and skills related to effective speaking and facilitation, developing educational content along with curating content complementary to our work, and deeply listening to members as resources for content creation
  • Background and understanding of K12 education and policies directly impacting educators and students, especially middle and high school levels
  • Demonstrated experience working in a leadership role, managing the work of others, and guiding a multi-disciplinary organization to meet the organization’s mission
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment in DEI as part of the organization’s mission
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, anticipating needs, determining priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing budgets
  • Proven ability in building and maintaining relationships with a wide array of people at every career level including for-profit, nonprofit, and government professionals
  • Ability to execute strategy while aligning work to organizational priorities and collaborating with other groups
  • Detail-oriented, high energy, comfortable in public speaking
  • Creative thinker with a can-do attitude
  • Organized and self-motivated with strong business office technology skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to high level of customer service

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected].

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