Executive Director

Working from home
Jul 02, 2019
Grade Level
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The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) is seeking a full-time Executive Director who is a visionary and forward-thinking leader. ATE is an individual membership organization dedicated to quality educator preparation. ATE promotes advocacy, equity, leadership, and professionalism for P-20 educators in all settings and supports quality education for all learners at all levels. ATE promotes opportunities for leadership in our organization without discrimination regarding race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, or disability.


The Association of Teacher Educators was founded in 1920. Its central mission is to provide opportunity for individual professional growth for those engaged in quality programs for teacher education. ATE maintains partnerships and coalitions with various educational organizations. Membership in ATE is open to all individuals involved in educator preparation and development. Today, ATE members represent nearly 1300 teacher educators in colleges, universities, school systems, and state agencies in 41 active state and regional affiliated units and US territories.


Required Qualifications:


  • Demonstrates a strong voice and passion for promoting excellence in teacher education
  • Possesses awareness and knowledge of the educational policy realm and political landscape
  • Has experience in collaborative roles involving negotiation and relationship building
  • Has experience in managing a nonprofit membership-based association or similar entity
  • Possesses effective written and oral communication, as well as effective Interpersonal and technological skills
  • Demonstrates a commitment to quality educator preparation
  • Able to work with office staff and members virtually
  • Has a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in a senior, leadership position
  • Has a minimum of a Master’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Professional designation of Certified Association Executive (as recognized by the American Society of Association Executives)
  • Access to DC Metro area
  • Willing to conduct business from home
  • Doctoral degree or equivalent

Job Responsibilities:


The Executive Director serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and as the Secretary and Treasurer of ATE. The Executive Director is hired by the Board of Directors and serves as the ex-officio officer and member of both the Board of Directors and the Delegate Assembly. The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors on A) policy issues; B) program, operational, and planning initiatives; C) budgetary, financial, and personnel management; D) membership services and retention; and E) identifying sources for external funding in support of ATE programs and initiatives.


Application Process:


Applicants should email a cover letter, résumé, official graduate-level transcripts and a vision statement. The statement should address their vision of the teacher education profession (P-20), the essential roles of teacher educators, and ATE’s role in that vision. In addition, the applicant should assure that three letters of reference be sent to the search committee chair. To ensure priority consideration, applications must be received by September 15, 2019. Selected applicants will be contacted by the search committee chair regarding further steps in the application process. Applicants should send all materials to edsearch@ate1.org.


For details about the position, go to  www.ate1.org


The Association of Teacher Educators is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person will, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, on the basis of pregnancy, national origin, age, genetic information, mental or physical disability, or status as a disabled veteran, be excluded from employment with the organization or participation in, be denied the benefits of or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. In addition, the Association of Teacher Educators prohibits discrimination due to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.