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AAIE Seeks Executive Director

AAIE Seeks Executive Director

The Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director, effective July 2015, or earlier.
Founded in 1966, the not-for-profit Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) is a dynamic global community of educational leaders and learning. Its membership includes international schools from around the world as well as universities, organizations, and individuals who support AAIE’s mission and vision.
Designed to meet the diverse needs of its membership, AAIE endeavors through its many services to connect people, ideas, and resources worldwide. It does this by providing opportunities for professional development, personal growth, and networking, all with an emphasis on international school leadership.
Due to the upcoming retirement of the Executive Director, Elsa Lamb, who has served the Association with distinction since 2008, the opportunity now exists for an innovative and energetic leader to shape the future direction of AAIE as it considers the next phase of its long and strong history.
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council, directly responsible to the ten-member Board of Trustees. The Executive Director will have responsibility, directly or by delegation, of all AAIE operations. Serving AAIE is also a 23-member Advisory Council.
Key challenges for the successful candidate:
• Increase AAIE Membership in numbers and diversity
• Form strong partnerships with other international educational associations, accreditation bodies and other organizations that provide information, services and materials to international schools
• Understand the professional development needs of international schools in a competitive PD environment and position AAIE to meet those needs
• Develop AAIE Seminars and increase both their visibility and enrollment
• Prepare for 50th anniversary (2016)
Minimum Qualifications:
• BA/BS degree
• Three to five years of leadership experience working in an Association environment or other similar executive position, such as a Head of School
• Extensive successful event management experience
• Experience with implementation and coordination of technology and social media
• Ability to work in an office environment and supervise a small team of employees
• Ability to multi-task
• Ability and willingness to travel
• Ability to develop innovations and translate these into concrete outcomes
Candidates should e-mail a letter of application and a current curriculum vitae/resume to the e-mail address below. Names, addresses and telephone numbers of persons the Search Committee may contact as references should be provided. Referees should include direct supervisors or the persons responsible for evaluating the applicant's performance in a leadership role. The Search Committee reserves the right to contact the writers of any open testimonials that may be submitted for confidential statements.
It is expected that interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place at the AAIE Annual Conference in San Francisco in February, 2015.
E-mail Address for Applications: [email protected]
Deadline for receipt of applications: November 15, 2014.
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