Open remote positions

  • Senior Program Manager, National Association of Student Councils (NASC)
  • NASSP Membership Strategist

Position Summary


The Senior Program Manager for the National Association of Student Councils (NASC) is responsible for adviser, school, and community engagement for student programs and services, inclusive of its national program policies and resources, and overall outreach and membership engagement strategies. Reporting to the Director of Student Program Operations, the Senior Program Manager works closely with the Director to support advisers and student leaders in building strong and empowering student councils at the local level, aiming to elevate student voice and agency in schools. This role collaborates closely with fellow members of the Engagement Team to design and implement meaningful programming, resources, and services that directly benefit advisers and schools while supporting NASSP’s core values. The responsibility for this role involves helping to grow the value proposition of NASSP membership by planning and enhancing member engagement through professional learning programs and resources for student and school leader experiences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Student Program Management

  • Work closely with the Director of Student Program Operations to collaborate with external practitioners strategically, creating a system of support that enhances communications, advocacy, and the implementation of student programs policies.
  • Support the vision by engaging with practitioners and experts in the field to develop robust resources that assist student and school leaders.
  • Collaborate with external partners to identify the current needs of student leaders and advisers that will inform website support, content upgrades, and programming development.
  • Provide equitable policy support to all student programs.
  • Coordinate communication to all schools regarding policy updates, operational information, and professional learning opportunities regularly to Student Council advisers and school leaders.
  • Provide leadership, support, and resources to the existing National Student Council programs to establish more streamlined and equitable recruiting, onboarding, and mobilizing efforts.
  • Support efforts to enhance the current level of existing programs in the Student Programs Operations Department.
  • Contribute to and support the design of responsive and relevant programming for student leaders and advisers through NASSP events and programs.
  • Partner with adviser cohorts to identify timely, relevant programming to address adviser topics and practices that support student councils.
  • Lead adviser support, provide policy guidance, develop resources, and support student event programming for Student Councils.
  • Support the work of the larger Engagement team and NASSP’s advisory groups consisting of members to identify current needs that will inform content and programming opportunities.
    Operationalize team goals by maintaining and executing action plans based on data measures.
  • Utilize metrics and feedback gathered from programming experiences, events, and surveys to aid in enhancing the quality and effectiveness of programs.
  • Contribute to the design, development, and implementation of content for a public and member-oriented online resource library providing access to curated resources that address the breadth of school leader and adviser needs.
  • Exercise fiscal responsibility in the management of NASSP travel budgets, supplies, and resources.


Internal Strategic Partnerships

  • Collaborate with teams across the organization to integrate strategy and operational support into all adviser and student programming in alignment with NASSP’s strategic goals.
  • Support the overall Engagement strategy grounded in NASSP’s strategic plan, including creation and development of school leader and adviser professional learning experiences, programs, and resources.
  • Partner with the members of the larger Engagement Team to integrate student programs into all events across the organization.
  • Work closely with the Leading & Learning Team to support the development of all student programming efforts for students and advisers.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of NASSP events, programming, and the overall member experience.
  • Collaborate with the Growth Strategy Team (membership, communications, digital) to identify, expand and communicate the value of membership in all events and professional learning experiences to enhance recruitment, renewal, and membership retention.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to ensure a consistent brand, message, and user experience through all marketing channels and campaigns.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Student Program Operations Team to ensure timely responses to the field.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in education leadership and involvement with student programs. Experience with Honor Society Programs and Student Councils preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience successfully managing a fast-paced and networked environment with staff, consultants, taskforce members, and vendors.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Strong understanding and demonstrated success in developing products and/or services from initial design through launch, promotion, and ongoing operation.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for all programming including alignment with the association’s mission.
  • Preferred background and understanding of K-12 education, specifically at the middle and high school levels.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, anticipating needs, determining priorities, and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong customer-service oriented approach with a willingness to listen and work through customer issues and challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply strong analytical and critical thinking skills to quickly resolve practical, real-world issues, including the ability to work with constituents to resolve challenges that arise.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of individuals at various career levels, including professionals from for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors.
  • Ability to execute strategy while aligning work to organizational priorities and collaborating effectively with other groups.
  • Detail-oriented, high energy, and comfortable with public speaking.
  • Organized and self-motivated with strong business office technology skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and innovatively to continuously improve student program operations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a commitment to fostering a positive work culture.

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.
The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

Salary Range
110,000 – 115,000 USD Annually

The referenced salary range is based on the Company’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level.

All interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to the [email protected].

Position Summary


The Membership Strategist is a key role in fostering the growth, retention, and engagement of NASSP’s school leader membership. Members include secondary school principals, assistant principals, and administrators. This individual will be instrumental in developing and implementing strategies for the recruitment and retention of members. Reporting to the Director of Membership and working closely with the Growth Strategy and Engagement teams, the Membership Strategist will play a critical role in enhancing the value and experience of membership for school leaders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning and Execution

  • Collaboratively design and implement innovative recruitment and retention strategies for school leaders in partnership with the Director of Membership.
  • Conduct thorough market research and analysis to identify target demographics and untapped markets for program expansion.
  • Utilize data analytics to gain insights into membership trends, preferences, and behaviors, driving continuous improvement in engagement strategies.
  • Develop and refine member value propositions to ensure alignment with evolving student needs and interests.

Program Development and Enhancement

  • Collaborate with the Engagement team to strengthen existing programming and develop new initiatives aimed at increasing school leader membership engagement and participation.
  • Regularly review and update membership offerings to ensure they remain relevant, engaging, and impactful for school leader members.

Partnerships and Collaboration

  • Forge strong relationships with the marketing department to craft and execute impactful recruitment campaigns, utilizing a mix of digital, print, and event-based marketing strategies.
  • Act as a liaison with state associations, providing expert advice and collaborative support to enhance state-level membership recruitment and engagement.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with educational institutions, community organizations, and other relevant stakeholders to broaden the reach of student leadership programs.
  • Attend and actively participate in key industry events, conferences, and seminars to represent NASSP, network with potential partners, and promote student leadership programs.

Communication and Advocacy

  • Serve as a spokesperson for school leader members, effectively communicating the value and impact of the profession to various audiences, including superintendents, district leaders, and potential partners.
  • Advocate for the needs and interests of school leaders members within the organization, ensuring their voices are heard and reflected in program development.

Measurement and Reporting

  • Collaborate closely with the Technology team to establish robust systems for tracking and analyzing membership data, ensuring accurate measurement of growth and engagement metrics.
  • Develop regular reports and presentations for the Director of Membership and other key stakeholders, providing clear and actionable insights on program performance, member feedback, and market trends.
  • Lead cross-functional team meetings to review program progress, discuss challenges, and brainstorm solutions, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and collaboration.

Professional Development and Training

  • Keep abreast of the latest trends and best practices in membership recruitment and school leader development, participating in professional development opportunities as appropriate.
  • Conduct training sessions and workshops for staff and state association members to share knowledge and best practices in membership engagement and program promotion.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Responsibilities

  • 5+ years of professional or equivalent experience in membership recruitment and retention, preferably within an educational or association environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, or in a relevant field of study.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and executing membership recruitment campaigns.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with a focus on elevating diverse voices.
  • High level of emotional intelligence and cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to NASSP’s DEIA values and principles.
  • Ability to travel domestically, approximately 25%.

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.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

Salary Range: 80,000 – 88,000 USD Annually


The referenced salary range is based on the Company’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level.

All interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to the [email protected].


Benefit Highlights

  • Generous paid time off allotment
  • Up to 139 days of paid leave
  • Health club reimbursement
  • No-cost life insurance
  • No-cost legal resources
  • 403B retirement benefits with 50% match up to 6%