Massachusetts Asscociation of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps)
February 5, 2018
175000.00 - 200000.00
Full Time - Experienced
The Executive Director is responsible for the maaps staff which is comprised of 5 professionals who are engaged in a variety of activities including advocacy, government affairs, policy development, professional development, committee management, event/conference planning, and operation.
The Executive Director reports to the maaps Board of Directors and works closely with the board’s Executive Committee. The Executive Director will be well versed in governance and board management.
The Executive Director maintains good communication, keeping the membership apprised of issues and trends that impact the association. As an advocate for membership, he/she interfaces with state legislators on an ongoing basis, and protects the interests of members within the legislative process whenever necessary. He/she actively assists the board by presenting the various dimensions of issues so that board decisions are fully informed.
The Executive Director is responsible for managing public relations and other external relationships. He/she possesses attributes that will make them effective in establishing and maintaining relationships with various maaps constituencies.
Assure organization’s strategic direction remains true to mission, and that performance is measured according to predetermined indicators
Oversight and supervision of staff
Management of overall operation through sound fiscal practices
Compliance with all applicable state and federal regulation
Inform and advise Board of Directors with regard to industry trends and/or challenges and changes in government policy
Work with Board of Directors to maximize benefits and value to membership
Maintain positive relations with all stakeholders
Work with leaders at all levels of government to assure the interest of members are well represented and protected
10 years leadership experience in association management preferred
Proven skills in government affairs
Demonstrated skills in managing a complex organization in a highly regulated industry
Thorough understanding of education/human service sectors
Proven skills with financial management
Excellent communication skills
Experience in public relations/media interactions
Ability to collaborate with and involve Board of Directors in organizational strategy and operation
Masters degree in related field
Valid drivers license
About Massachusetts Asscociation of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps)
The Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps)is a trade association representing 89 member organizations approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to enroll publicly funded Students with disabilities. Our members provide highly specialized education and treatment services to approximately 5,300 students from Massachusetts and another 1,500 from other states and countries. maaps' mission is to represent private special education schools in their goal of providing the highest quality education to students with special needs.