EdTA values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LBGTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign born residents, and veterans to apply. For more information, visit: www.schooltheatre.org/diversity-inclusion.
We are seeking a dynamic individual to support EdTA’s chapters, specifically the coordination of all governance logistics, and to manage the international Student Leadership program in support of EdTA’s mission, vision, and objectives.
Responsible for maintaining all chapter governance compliance, including but not limited to, ensuring national and state business filing requirements, financial reporting, IRS guidelines, and internal EdTA required forms and filings.
Develops, implements, and manages chapter leadership activity including finding and growing leaders, operational structure and governance support, and providing day-to-day support for leaders and chapter events.
Assists chapter leadership in financial management, board development, and succession planning.
Supports chapter retention by growing the chapter’s engagement in membership development at the local level.
Collaborates with internal & external stakeholders to develop and establish new chapters and to increase membership footprint.
Develops and implements leadership training for Chapter volunteers, including but not limited to, the EdTA Leadership Summit and the ITS Student Leadership Summit.
Responsible for development, management, and implementation of the Student Leadership program, ensuring that the International Thespian Officers (ITO) are trained and prepared to serve the membership. Provides daily support of all their initiatives.
Coordinates annual election/selection process for the ITO.
Supports the ITO in setting and working towards achievement of annual goals, programs, and initiatives, including the International Thespian Student Leadership Council (ITSLC).
Event planning for chapter and student leadership activities at the International Thespian Festival (ITF), ITS Student Leadership Summit, Theatre Education Conference, and chapter events.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Experience leading and training volunteers, preferably in a non-profit environment.
Project management experience
Calm, organized, patient, diplomatic, and confident demeanor in working with staff, management, members, and external partners
Ability to build relationships with all levels of chapter staff and diversity of personalities
Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to a wide range of audiences
Advanced attention to detail and accuracy in all work, along with the ability to anticipate and see big picture perspective
Ability to prioritize a wide-ranging workload and work independently
Ability and willingness to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of the association
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite. Experience using association management software is a plus
The Educational Theatre Association, home to the Educational Theatre Foundation and International Thespian Society, is an international nonprofit whose mission is shaping lives through theatre education. The foundation provides essential financial support to enhance theatre education, expand access, and foster racial equity. The International Thespian Society, an honor society active in nearly 5,000 schools, has inducted 2.4 million students since 1929. Visit www.schooltheatre.org to learn how EdTA honors students, supports teachers, and influences public opinion that theatre education is essential for building life skills.