IASB Executive Director Search

(Posted November 4, 2022)

The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of IASB Executive Director. The position will be based in Springfield, IL. The IASB Board of Directors intends to select an executive director who will be prepared to begin work on July 1, 2023. This position will report to the IASB Board of Directors.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Serve as chief executive officer of IASB and have responsibility for executing the policies of the Association.
  • Prepare and submit to the board of directors’ recommendations on all matters requiring board action.
  • Provide leadership in developing, coordinating, and evaluating programs and services, including revenue programs, that meet the needs of IASB member districts.
  • Prepare an annual budget for consideration by the board of directors and manage the Association’s fis­cal affairs.
  • Recruit, hire, and train staff and administer, utilizing best practices of association management, an effective personnel program that includes supervising and evaluating the performance of IASB staff.
  • Serve as spokesperson, represent, and act as liaison for IASB with state and federal governments, other statewide organizations, associations, institutions, agencies, Consortium of State School Boards Associations (COSSBA), and the public.


  • Visionary leadership displaying personal and professional integrity
  • Collaborative team building that empowers the staff
  • Experience in budget development and financial management
  • Effective communications and public relations skills
  • Advocate for IASB, including legislative advocacy
  • Networking with related organizations, agencies, and stakeholders
  • Educational-organizational leadership experience
  • Inclusively working with the diverse cultures of Illinois rural, suburban, and urban populations
  • Willingness and ability to maintain a heavy workload, work between two locations (Springfield and Lombard), involving extensive travel (approximately 60 nights per year)

Education and/or Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree (Master’s and/or PhD) preferred. School board member, education, and/or professional training or facilitation experience a plus. The executive director must have a valid Illinois drivers’ license or demonstrate an ability to obtain one.

Terms of Employment

The executive director hired will be offered a three-year contract, including a comprehensive benefit package.

IASB Executive Director Job Application

To apply, submit the IASB Executive Director Application for Employment to:

Tulsi Srinivasan
Human Resource Director
Illinois Association of School Boards
Phone: (217) 528-9688, ext. 1134

IASB staff are committed to a workplace that honors and promotes a safe, diverse, and inclusive environment; respectfully recognizes individual expertise, contributions, and fosters growth; and has open and deliberate collaboration and communication across all departments and offices.

Download the Executive Director Search Brochure


  • December 15, 2022 — Deadline for receiving applications and credentials

  • January 27-28, 2023 — First interviews

  • February 3-4, 2023 — Second interviews

  • March 3-4, 2023 — Search committee recommendation

  • July 1, 2023 — New executive director assumes post