The Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators (MASA) seeks a bright, energetic, dynamic, experienced and forward-thinking professional to serve as the MASA Deputy Executive Director of Professional Learning and Member Services.

About the Organizations:
MASA is a member association that provides service and leadership to Michigan’s public-school superintendents and their central office administrators. The staff at MASA takes a team approach to providing professional support, services, leadership, conferences, and credentialing programs for its members. In addition, the organization works closely in collaboration with other education and human services organizations that share a common mission. Partners in this work include generous business affiliates that provide products and services in the interest of public education.

Background and Experience:
The successful candidate for the MASA Deputy Executive Director position will demonstrate a vision for public education leadership, have a working knowledge of school reform, and possess proven leadership qualities, human relations skills, and successful management competencies. Skills in leading, supporting, and leveraging the expertise of all staff are required. The candidate must possess a strong ability to work within the current political system and have a full understanding that developing strong, positive relationships is critical to organizational success.

Qualifications possessed by a quality candidate will include:

  • Successful experience as a K-12 public school superintendent
  • A wide range of educational experiences
  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education
  • Building level administrative experience preferred
  • K-12 classroom teaching experience preferred
  • Organization culture and climate experience
  • Possess outstanding communication skills including listening, verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated success in working collaboratively within and across organizations


  • Serve as a Deputy Executive Director for the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators (MASA).

These responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership in developing and implementing MASA professional development activities, which includes but are not limited to; two annual statewide superintendent conferences, the Horizon Leadership Academy and a wide range of quality and cutting-edge programs for aspiring, new and experienced superintendents, central office personnel, and executive assistants.
  • Oversee site selection, program content, and speaker selection, and secure contracts on behalf of organization for conferences and other professional development activities.
  • Serve as a liaison for MASA with a variety of member workgroups and planning committees, including working with MASA committee chairs to set direction and goals, and program development.
  • Develop, implement, and nurture annual partnership program.
  • Maintain working relationships with the Michigan Department of Education, and other state-wide education organizations and non-profit associations.
  • Complete performance evaluations for MASA staff as directed by the Executive Director.
  • Appropriately represent the organization as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Other duties as assigned

Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

The Application Process:
All interested individuals wishing to be considered for this position must submit the following application materials to MASA Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Tina Kerr at

Application materials must include the following:

  • A letter of application, setting forth in detail; personal qualifications, experience, and reasons for interest in the position. It is requested that applicants clearly identify those areas of accomplishments which uniquely qualifies him/her for this position.
  • A current resume
  • Three professional references including contact information (email address and a contact phone number)

All materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 5, 2020.

Application materials will be treated confidentially at the request of the applicant.

All questions and inquiries should be directed to Dr. Tina Kerr.

Effective Date:
July 1 (preferred)

In compliance with Federal & State Equal Employment Opportunity Laws, qualified applicants are considered for this position without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, genetic information, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.