After conducting an initial search for a Director of Leadership Development, NCEA is reopening the search for this position in order to find the very best candidate to meet the needs of our members.
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Responsible for implementation and oversight of innovative leadership development programs and services, as well as online tools and resources for superintendents, pastors, principals, and presidents who serve Catholic school.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Leadership Development is a member of the senior leadership team at NCEA and provides leadership and direction to the Leadership Development Team that drives the ongoing professional development of current Catholic school leaders, as well as the preparation and development of the next generation of Catholic school leaders. The Leadership Development team is responsible for the following key areas:
- Vision-setting for an innovative leadership development model, integrating workshop programs with online learning, coaching and the formation of online and regional professional learning communities
- Thought-leadership to define organizational approaches and content in Catholic school leadership
- Design and implementation of ongoing professional development opportunities for current Catholic school administrators
- Creation of development opportunities for aspiring Catholic school leaders
- Creation and maintenance of a content rich online library of tools and resources for Catholic school leaders
The Director of Leadership Development will lead NCEA’s efforts to develop a state of the art, 21st century program to train and develop school leaders, including principals, presidents and pastors as well as superintendents. The Director will be responsible for setting the vision and priorities of the Leadership Development program at the National Catholic Educational Association. This position requires substantial work in the following areas:
- Lead a team of 2-4 direct reports; managing work flows of team members
- Ability to set vision and invest others in a shared vision of high quality leadership development programs and initiatives.
- Deep knowledge of leadership, management and school governance that is highly innovative and collaborative.
- Use data to drive decision-making about leadership program content and structure.
- Partner with diocesan leaders to directly and indirectly ensure the development of school leaders.
- Work collaboratively with team to develop partnerships with higher education and corporate sponsors to develop holistic Catholic school leadership programs
- Experience “managing through influence,” driving results requiring contribution from multiple stakeholders without direct oversight
- Strong facilitation skills: Proven ability to lead workshops, webinars and video conferences
- Perform other duties or projects assigned by the Executive Vice President.