The North Dakota Music Educators Association Is Seeking Next Executive Director

 

 

The North Dakota Music Educators Association (NDMEA) seeks an enthusiastic, detail oriented Executive Director with a passion for music education and strong association management skills.  A historically rich organization, NDMEA is a healthy nonprofit that has a statewide impact on music education and music educators.

 

The North Dakota Music Educators Association was founded in 1947 and is a state affiliate of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). We support our music educators with resources, advocacy, and tools for success in the classroom and community. We are one of 10 states that comprise NAfME's North Central Division.

 

Desired Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience

  • A strong appreciation for music education and a member of NDMEA/NAfME.

  • Proven leadership skills and work ethic including negotiation, problem solving, decision making and delegation

  • Experience in QuickBooks and managing budgets and budget process

  • Comfortable supporting and empowering volunteers

  • Proven self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills

  • Strong moral compass and demonstrates a servant leadership approach to the work

  • Excels in critical thinking; ability to make decisions quickly and decisively based on board policies and association best practices

  • Persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people

 

Summary of Position

  • Direct, organize, and facilitate an annual music educator’s conference in conjunction with the All-State Music festival committee. Snapshot of duties include:

    • Coordinate an exhibitor’s hall; collaborate with Event Center to accommodate exhibitor needs; arrange booths and check over arrangements prior to conference

    • Collaborate on a an All-State festival schedule that is in conjunction with the conference schedule; plan rehearsal and meeting spaces in collaboration with Event Center and All-State Site Manager and Committee Chair; manage equipment requests and communicate requests to Site Manager and Event Center

    • Solicit for conference headliners based on recommendations from board members and affiliate organizations

    • Arrange accommodations and flights (when needed) for headliners and guest NAfME National Executive Board Presidents; arrange transportation and meals while they are in town for the conference; coordinate with local Convention and Visitors Bureau for hotel and travel rates for conference

    • Manage registrations prior to conference and registration table at conference

  • Collaborate with the treasurer to manage all financial aspects of the organization; prepare reports, and turn over finances as needed to NDMEA Board

    • Prepare the Annual Report & Budget for our fiscal year (ex.: July 1st, 2016-June 30th, 2017); present at fall board meeting to stakeholders

    • At the end of each month, reconcile (using QuickBooks currently) monthly expenses and income with the treasurer.

    • Prepare annual 990 tax return (and subsequent schedules A, O, and T) in November

    • Send out 1099s to personnel in January; send 1096 to IRS in February

    • Keep accurate records and files in storage for years needed in case of audit

  • Maintain with Executive Board a social media presence online and in local news areas, highlighting positive change and advocacy in our organization and membership; celebrate member and organization achievements

  • Collaborate with NDMEA Board on membership campaigns, fundraising, and projects

  • Represent our organization at state meetings, National Assembly, and D.C. Hill Day

    • Stay informed on policy and state of education via NDMEA President and NAfME

  • The executive director of NDMEA receives a stipend that is voted on by the NDMEA board, and is paid 3 times a year.

  • Personality skills needed:

    • Initiative

    • Innovative and creative

    • Strong work ethic

    • Relatable, adaptable, and works well with others

    • Able to delegate tasks

 

Application Process:

To apply, click on the link to the NDMEA Executive Director position application. You will see instructions for uploading your cover letter, resume, and professional references. In case of any technical problems, please email executive@ndmea.org. No phone calls please, and no applications will be accepted through third-party sites. The preferred application deadline is May 30th, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

 

 

 

NDMEA Editor Position Opening

 

The North Dakota Music Educators Association seeks a knowledgeable and responsible person to oversee the production of our North Dakota Music Educators Journal, published 3 times during the year. Our editor is responsible for gathering articles, for checking facts, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. They are also responsible for working with a publishing group to ensure that the finished product corresponds with in-house style guides and feels polished and refined when done.

Desired Attributes:

  • knowledge of English language.

  • knowledge of media production and communication.

  • the ability to read English.

  • excellent verbal communication skills.

  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail.

  • excellent written communication skills.

  • the ability to work well with others.

  • to be flexible and open to change.

Application Process:

To apply, click on the link to the NDMEA Editor position application. You will see instructions for uploading your cover letter, resume, and professional references. In case of any technical problems, please email executive@ndmea.org. No phone calls please, and no applications will be accepted through third-party sites. The preferred application deadline is May 30th, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.