All Other Positions - Missouri School Boards Association
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Job Title: Director of Board Development
Job Location: Missouri School Boards' Association
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Missouri School Boards Association
Columbia, MO 65203
Telephone: 573-445-9920
Job Description:
The Director of Board Development at the Missouri School Boards' Association is responsible for developing and facilitating training and providing consultation to school boards in Missouri’s public schools. Training is designed to develop and strengthen board members’ overall effectiveness in school board responsibilities and strengthen the relationship between the board and superintendent.  To apply, send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Board Development contributes to the overall success of MSBA by performing the following essential duties and responsibilities:
  1. Collaborate on the development and revision of departmental training materials based on effective governance practices.
  2. Develop materials and provide training based on research in effective governance to include
    1. Required training for new board members.
    2. Customized training for local school boards and superintendents in their districts.
    3. Webinars
    4. Engaging eLearning courses using eLearning authoring tools
  3. Develop and deliver conference presentations consistent with effective governance research and MSBA philosophy:
    1. For MSBA events, such as regional meetings, conferences and Board of Directors meetings.
    2. On behalf of MSBA at state and national events.
  4. Provide information and individual consultation to board member and superintendent inquiries regarding effective governance practices.
  5. Assist with facilitation of school district strategic planning.
  6. Assist with measuring, monitoring and reporting of progress for departmental activities.
  7. Assist with application review and feedback for board member certification program.
  8. Gather content, organize and develop departmental publications, tools and reports.
  9. Represent MSBA on regional, statewide or national committees or task force groups.
  10. Perform all other responsibilities as assigned.
Required Education / Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education 
  • A minimum of five years public school experience
  • Knowledge and experience in adult education techniques
  • Professional experience in facilitating training in a variety of settings – in person, virtual, etc.
Preferred Education and Experience:
  • A graduate degree in Education or relevant field
  • Three years’ experience in a related position, i.e., providing professional development to adults
  • Knowledge and experience with instructional design for online training
  • Professional experience in working with boards of education
Requirements may be met by a combination of successful experiences where knowledge of education research and practices to promote student learning and continuous improvement is central. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
A valid Missouri driver’s license is required.

Soft Skills
MSBA, as part of its commitment to providing customers with excellent products and service and to creating a productive work environment, expects all employees to:
  1. Interact with members and business associates professionally
  2. Represent MSBA in a positive and ethical manner
  3. Be professional, courteous and friendly when communicating with people in person, over the telephone or via electronic media
  4. Be patient, courteous and exhibit tolerance towards others with opposing views
  5. Demonstrate a considerate, friendly and constructive attitude toward fellow employees
  6. Follow MSBA’s policies and procedures
  7. Perform assigned tasks efficiently
  8. Be punctual
Computer Skills / Office Equipment Experience
Proficient skills in using word processing, presentation development and spreadsheet use are required. Experience with Microsoft Office applications is essential. 

The person who holds this position will be required to travel primarily in-state on a frequent basis including some evenings and weekends.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Employees are expected to work onsite in Columbia, Missouri unless the employee has been granted permission to work from a remote location.
  • Employees are expected to work Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm unless the employee’s supervisor has approved a different schedule.  The person who holds this position may be required to frequently work irregular hours including some evenings and weekends.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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