The National Business Officers Association (NBOA), the only national association focused exclusively on supporting independent school business officers and business operations staff and fostering financial and operational excellence among independent PK-12 schools, is seeking a dynamic and creative professional to serve as its Director, Human Resources Programs.
The Director, Human Resources Programs, oversees all aspects of content development and delivery related to human resources issues affecting independent schools. In this member-focused role, the Director serves as the association’s primary advisor on independent school human resources issues and programs to the Vice President, Professional Development and Business Affairs, staff and members.
The Director should possess a strong understanding and maintains knowledge currency of human resources issues for independent schools. The Director provides expertise and strategic direction to ensure high-quality and member-responsive programs and services and has depth of knowledge and experience in independent school human resources issues related to independent schools.
Essential responsibilities for this position include:
Provide overall leadership for NBOA’s external-facing human resources programs, working with the Vice President, Professional Development and Business Affairs, and the programs team, to assist develop and deliver high quality programs and resources to NBOA member schools on human resources issues affecting independent schools.
Identify, develop, communicate and monitor human resources topics and issues related to independent school business operations.
Respond to NBOA member inquiries and requests for information.
Draft and contribute to written content on human resources issues such as Net Assets articles and library resources.
Develop and manage productive relationships with other independent school associations, business partners and legal firms within the NBOA community.
Develop, update, and instruct/moderate NBOA’s online courses on human resources.
Identify and build relationships with strategic partners and identify emerging issues and potential opportunities for collaboration and program development.
Assist in planning and executing meetings and events, including identifying timely topics and speakers as well as preparing and presenting materials and presentations.
Develop and engage with the NBOA HR Council, a member special-interest group, and other HR volunteers.
Assist with identification of additional member services that may be developed by the association.
Represent NBOA at meetings with national, regional and state associations.
Maintain daily, ongoing involvement in the association’s programs.
Review marketing materials to maximize impact on target audience.
Support the development and management of the association’s strategic plan.
Develop, implement and achieve mutually agreed annual performance goals and objectives.
Manage outside consultants as needed to support human resources work.
Manage special projects and contribute to and participate in additional projects and tasks as assigned.
This role may be a distributed staff position, with occasional travel to NBOA’s headquarters offices in Washington, DC. To be considered, the applicant should include as attachments a cover letter, a resume and a list of professional references.
The successful Director, Human Resources Programs, will have:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; master’s degree preferred.
At least 10 years of progressive experience as a human resources professional, including experience at an independent school.
Current SHRM and/or HRCI certification required.
Exemplary written and oral communications and presentations skills, including the ability to summarize issues and the means to address them, and articulate issues and strategies concisely and quickly, in a manner that is useful and easily understood by members and staff.
Demonstrated success in analyzing and advising constituents and stakeholders regarding complex human resources issues and provide consistent superior service to members in a knowledgeable and professional manner.
Demonstrated success in public speaking, making presentations, and speaking as an authority on human resources issues.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, organize time and identify project resources.
Commitment to customer service within the staff and externally with members and customers.
Computer proficiency and expertise with Microsoft Office 365 applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and familiarity with new technologies and tools.
Requires travel throughout the year to NBOA conferences and meetings, for professional development, or to speak on other related programs.
Other key characteristics of the Director include:
The capacity to think beyond an individual program area for the good of the membership and the association.
Must be able to work with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm and diplomacy, in a virtual/distributed staff team environment as a leader, team member and professional role model, with daily interaction individually and as part of collaborative team efforts.
Highly conscientious and possess a high degree of integrity while working with confidential information discreetly and appropriately.
Display a high level of energy and thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment.
Ability to develop and maintain positive, productive working relationships with members, colleagues, supervisors and key association partners/stakeholders.
Dedicated work space for working in a distributed staff capacity.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About National Business Officers Association
Founded in 1998, the National Business Officers Association is the only national membership organization focused on the needs of the independent school business office and business operations staff in the country. Its mission is to develop, deliver and promote best business practices to advance independent schools. Through its Annual Meeting, magazine and newsletter, webinars, online courses, research initiatives and websites, NBOA advances business excellence to help independent schools achieve educational excellence in the 21st century. NBOA employs 19 full-time staff and operates an annual budget of $6 million. The association is headquartered in Washington, DC, with some staff serving the association from home offices located across the country. Since 1998, NBOA has grown and expanded its membership, programs and services, currently serving over 1,400 member schools in the United States, 130+ corporate members, and more than 110 schools in Canada and across the globe.