The Journalism Education Association, a professional organization of scholastic journalism teachers whose national headquarters has been at Kansas State University since 1987, is seeking an assistant director to help manage its $1 million budget, help oversee a staff of three employees, and help plan and execute two semiannual national conventions with attendance of 3,000-6,000 each. The assistant director is responsible for the organization’s communication strategy and implementation as well as the management of programming and project-based functions to execute the national conventions. The assistant director will represent the organization to the public in official communication through a wide range of platforms, including social media, e-newsletters, printed collateral and more. The position has the authority to act on the organization leadership's behalf when necessary. The assistant director will also influence the strategic plan of the organization with input and guidance from past professional experiences that help benefit members and the association. As one of the leaders of the organization, stewardship of the nonprofit’s mission is central to all decisions.
Bachelor’s Degree (communications, journalism, marketing or business related field)
Five years relevant experience
Nonprofit Management experience
Previous supervisory experience
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
Additional Salary Information: Benefits package is offered through the state of Kansas, which includes health insurance and retirement.
About Journalism Education Association
The Journalism Education Association (JEA), the largest scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers, headquartered at Kansas State University in Manhattan, an All-American City of approximately 57,000 residents in central Kansas, serves members around the globe. The organization strives to provide top level support and experiences for a thriving scholastic journalism education community. JEA supports free and responsible scholastic journalism by providing resources and educational opportunities, by promoting professionalism, by encouraging and rewarding student excellence and teacher achievement, and by fostering an atmosphere which encompasses diversity yet builds unity.