The Montana Quality Education Coalition is recruiting an independent contractor to serve as its next executive director. MQEC will be accepting narrative proposals addressing the qualifications for the vacancy until December 31, 2013, with the MQEC Board planning to interview selected finalists during its January 2014 meeting. The planned start date for the position is negotiable but would ideally begin sometime between February and July 1, 2014.
Required Qualifications/Characteristics Needed for Success:
High energy, independent, with a strong work ethic and excellent communication skills;
A high degree of proficiency with technology-based communications, including but not limited to website development, design and dissemination of e-publications, social media management, database and listserv administration;
Prior demonstrable state-level experience in effective advocacy for public education;
A demonstrated commitment to and success in working with and facilitating consensus among a wide variety of school districts and people (e.g. east-west; large-small; urban-rural; natural resource-based; impact aid districts, increasing and/or decreasing ANB, trustees, administrators, teachers, people of American Indian ethnicity, etc.)
An ability to work in a high stress environment, including long days, evenings and weekends when required, particularly during legislative sessions.
Other Pertinent Details:
MQEC must have a strong presence in Helena to succeed in its mission and the successful candidate must be available on a daily basis in Helena throughout each year for applicable meetings and other responsibilities. Extensive travel throughout the state of Montana is also anticipated, with twice-yearly attendance at the 9 regions of the Montana Association of School Superintendents (MASS) and attendance at the annual conferences of MEA-MFT, MASBO, IISM, SAM, MREA and MTSBA representing a minimum threshold in this regard.
If currently employed or retained by other clients, the Executive Director must be willing to negotiate an appropriate contract that ensures MQEC Board Oversight and authority to prevent conflict between the interests of MQEC and such other clients.
This position is as an independent contractor and the successful candidate must be able to qualify for and maintain an independent contractor’s exemption with the Montana Department of Labor.
The contract amount and terms are negotiable based on the qualifications and extent of availability (e.g. fulltime vs. part time) of the successful candidate.
To apply, please send a current resume and a signed narrative proposal to:
MQEC Position, C/O Bob Vogel, MTSBA, 863 Great Northern Blvd. Suite 301, Helena, MT 59601. Electronic, signed submissions may also be sent to email@example.com.