(Initial Application at the bottom of the page)
The NCCSA is currently seeking an Assistant Director of Programs and Services to join the NCCSA team. The NCCSA is an educational association established to protect and preserve the freedom of Christian schools in the state of North Carolina; to provide them with quality programs and services; and to aid in the promotion, maintenance, and improvement of their moral, spiritual, and academic standards. The NCCSA is the largest state-affiliated Christian school association in the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS). Currently, the NCCSA has 75 member schools with more than 19,000 members. CLICK HERE to learn more about the NCCSA or CLICK HERE to view the NCCSA Marketing Flyer.
Working at the NCCSA:
The NCCSA utilizes a hybrid office structure of remote and in-person work that implements a variety of technology platforms such as Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Teamwork Project Management Platform, Box, etc. Day-to-day communication will be with NCCSA personnel and individuals from schools, churches, and organizations that partner with the NCCSA. Success in this role relies heavily on a comfort level with (or the ability to quickly learn) technology, multitasking, organization, following a project management system, and anticipating office personnel and member needs.
Five Benefits of Joining the NCCSA Team:
- Love Your Work: The North Carolina Christian School Association (NCCSA) strives to tailor assigned tasks and responsibilities around an employee’s strengths which will allow growth both personally and professionally. Employees will be inspired to pursue out-of-the-box thinking and work with others to achieve important goals. Employees will also be able to sharpen their skills constructively through feedback and celebrate individual and collective achievements.
- Professional Environment/Quality Communication: The NCCSA seeks to build an environment of excellence, organization, and respect. Employees are guided by clear directives and are given ample encouragement and support by NCCSA leadership and colleagues. Employees are able to communicate regularly with colleagues to collaborate on projects while enjoying plenty of time to focus on specific responsibilities.
- Hybrid Office Structure: At the NCCSA, work is judged by quality and output, not by one’s physical presence in the NCCSA office. Even though the state office is currently in Goldsboro, North Carolina, employees have the capability to work remotely where they want in order to achieve results. Although much work is done in a remote setting, the office staff understands the value of getting together socially. Because of this, one to two days of onsite work each week are required. Hiring proactive, ambitious, responsible employees enables the NCCSA to have a flexible work environment while also maintaining a high level of excellence in a highly organized office environment.
- A Strategic Focus: Employees who are positive, confident, and willing to serve others will thrive at the NCCSA. The hiring process is in-depth but is handled with care and respect. NCCSA leadership strives to recruit individuals who are deeply talented, extremely competent, and possess impeccable character. The NCCSA team is focused, disciplined, and strategic in creating products that serve our mission. The NCCSA utilizes platforms that help guide our workflow. Employees of the NCCSA are highly valued, respected, and able to focus on important, thought-out objectives.
- Competitive Benefits: The NCCSA strives for employees to have quality time for relationships and leisure due to generous personal days, vacation time, and holiday breaks. Since the NCCSA leadership strives to prioritize the needs of the staff, employees will be inspired to recharge intentionally, knowing that their interests are protected and family life and health are paramount. A more detailed benefit plan will be available to individuals that transition through the candidate process.
A successful candidate should possess many of these qualifications:
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly organized office environment
- Ability to multitask
- Manage a busy email inbox
- Interpret various email requests/tasks
- Capable content creator and editor
- Ability to work in an atmosphere that requires a high level of excellence
- Ability to communicate clearly
- A Christian and faithful member of a Bible-believing church
- An excellent communicator and collaborator
- Ability to accept direction as needed
- Ability to empathize with others
- Ability to think ahead
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365
- Competent with computers, desktops, mobile OS platforms, cloud storage, collaboration platforms, and networking
- Effective communicator through email, mobile phone, text, IM, video conference, webinars, and other means of communication
- A capable planner
- Self-discipline to follow up/complete tasks without being prompted
- Ability to type at least 50 wpm (check speed here)
- Attention to details in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Exceptional analytical skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Pleasant, personable demeanor (in person, on the phone and video meetings, and via email)
- Teachable spirit
- Capable of developing a strategic framework, as well as accurately estimate the time and resources needed to complete a project, event, or task
- Knowledgeable about finances and possess discipline needed to manage business-related and personal finances
- Highly skilled in organization, problem-solving, planning and strategy, creative methods, change management, conflict-resolution, and project-driven work
- Enjoys thinking outside the box and integrating innovative ideas to solve leadership, organizational, and management problems
- A clear and direct project manager, skilled in developing and maintaining a broad vision, cultivating excellent relationships, and communicating effectively across the organization to build focused and productive teams
- Effective at strategy development, long-range planning, and follow-through
- Master’s degree is required (a degree in educational leadership is preferred)
Assistant Director of Programs and Services Responsibilities:
- Organize and follow the NCCSA Project Management System – Teamwork
- Assist in coordinating NCCSA events, including:
- NCCSA All-State Music Clinic
- NCCSA Educators’ Convention
- NCCSA Professional Development Activities
- NCCSA Fine Arts Competitions
- Three-day JH/SH fine arts competition
- Three separate elementary competitions (Western, Central, Eastern)
- Manage various event registration forms, spreadsheets, and databases
- Prepare and edit content including correspondence, reports, drafts, articles, research papers, legislative briefs, memos, emails, and other documents as needed
- Aid in updating manuals, policy documents, and other NCCSA content
- Assist with the NCCSA website and NCCSA social media platforms by creating content for weekly updates, posts, and other pertinent information.
- Assist with various programs and services that the NCCSA makes available to member and non-member schools:
- Educator Certification Program for teachers
- School Accreditation
- NCCSA Athletic Program
- Student Legislative Training
- Communicate with various endorsed product suppliers
- Research educational topics and prepare articles as needed
- With the assistance of the NCCSA Athletic Committee, help oversee the NCCSA Athletic Tournaments involving nine sports in two school divisions (A and AA)
- With the assistance of NCCSA Fine Arts Chairman and Regional Coordinators, help oversee the NCCSA Fine Arts Competition which involves more than 3,000 entries annually in areas such as academics, platform, music, art, etc.
- Assist in managing SchoolCast, a communication platform that manages all email, text, and voice communication to various groups inside the NCCSA membership
- Assist member schools (including administrators, athletic directors, fine arts coordinators, or other school personnel) daily as situations and questions arise
Note: If possible, aspects of this position will be tailored to the individual’s personal skill set and ability to handle responsibility.
If you wish to be considered for this position, please complete the initial application form below.