The only organization dedicated solely to helping state boards advance equity and excellence in public education.

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has initiated a national search for a president and CEO to replace its retiring leader. The successful candidate will exhibit a commitment to support member states in their pursuit of equity and excellence for all students and to the organization’s core values. NASBE is committed to building a diverse, inclusive team, is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.


Scope of the Position

The president and CEO is responsible for leading the organization’s staff, managing a portfolio of programs and services responsive to member needs, and serving as a public voice for the association’s priorities for public education. As the association’s chief executive, the president and CEO is appointed by and directly responsible to its Board of Directors.


Candidate Profile

NASBE is seeking a visionary leader with experience in mission-driven membership organizations, deep understanding of the processes that enable effective education policymaking, and knowledge of how state boards of education can work collaboratively at the intersection of state, federal, and local public policy. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to lead and inspire staff to meet strategic goals, will have excelled at managing fiscal resources, and will have worked effectively in a nonpartisan environment. The president and CEO will be based in NASBE’s office in Alexandria, Virginia.


NASBE President and CEO Job Description

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