Massachusetts Asscociation of 766 Approved Private Schools
January 4, 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.
Responsibilities: 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
Qualifications: 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
The Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps) was founded in 1978 as a statewide association of approved private special education schools dedicated to providing educational programs and services to students with special needs. Members are approved by the Mass. Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education under the state’s special education law, Chapter 766. maaps currently represents 85 member schools serving approximately 7000 children with special needs from Massachusetts, other states and countries. maaps is deeply committed to excellence and ethical integrity and to the ideal that children with special needs deserve equal access to appropriate, high quality educational experiences and treatment options, which are necessary for their individual growth and development. maaps members offer a wide array of specialized services including both day and residential special education. maaps operating budget is 1.5 Million.