ACTEAZ Executive Director

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Job Description:

The Executive Director oversees all ACTEAZ’s operations, emphasizing strategic goals, membership services, advocacy, and financial stewardship. As the Executive Director, you will foster a culture of collaboration with the Board of Directors, affiliates, members, industry, education, and community leaders to collectively increase awareness for CTE and support for CTE professionals in Arizona. If you are an innovative leader passionate about making a difference, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding opportunity. ACTEAZ offers a competitive salary (benefits are not included.)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee operations, including financial stewardship, insurance policies, and Human Resources.
  • Collaborate with the board to create and manage strategic plans to align with the association’s goals.
  • Lead and manage planning, preparation, working directly with hotels on rooms and operations for all conferences.
  • Communicate regularly with the Board of Directors regarding major decisions, including regular reports.
  • Provide statewide communication among ACTEAZ members to create a sense of community, including newsletters, podcasts, etc.
  • Ensure that all association operations comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Serve as the face of the organization and represent ACTEAZ at events.
  • Prepare and deliver an annual CTE State of the State to empower members to serve as CTE ambassadors.
  • Lead all contract negotiations.
  • Lead Fellows program to grow the next generation of CTE leaders.
  • Oversee the Premier Series.
  • Collaborate with ACTE to support national research efforts and initiatives locally.
  • Provide direct affiliate support as needed.
  • Manage personal stakeholder relationships, including affiliates, ADE, ACOVA, AZCTECC, ABEC, etc.
  • Actively participate in National Executive Directors Association (NEDA) meetings.
  • Represent and organize AZ trips to National Policy Seminar and regional ACTE conferences and events.
  • Lead Arizona’s application for the ACTE Quality Association Award.
  • Embrace technology and innovation to model technical advancement.
  • Oversee AZ’s CTE Awards program to align with ACTE and support Region V and national applicants to get entries in on time.
  • Serve as the statutory agent with the Corporation Commission.
  • Perform other related duties to benefit ACTEAZ’s mission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent managerial and financial skills and the ability to take leadership over any area of the organization’s operations.
  • Ability to inspire and develop consensus across a range of industry and education perspectives.
  • Master’s degree in educational leadership or a related field
  • A valid AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card and AZ CTE Teaching Certificate
  • Experience with strategic planning, program development, and staff management
  • Experience having served as an ACTEAZ Executive Board Officer
  • A thorough understanding of CTE and the AZ educational ecosystem and commitment to the organization’s mission.
  • Experience in coordinating statewide conferences of at least 1,000 plus attendees.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.
  • Travel for meetings with stakeholders throughout Arizona
  • ACTEAZ Offices are based in Glendale, Arizona.

Application Procedure:

Submit applications to [email protected].


  • ACTEAZ Job Application
  • Letter of Interest
  • Current resume
  • Three (3) professional letters of reference

DUE DATE: 12/28/2023 at 5:00 p.m. MST

Other Notes:

  • Starting date for this position is July 1, 2024.
  • Salary determined by experience.
  • Vacation and Holidays, no Health Benefits.
  • Our non-profit is not eligible for ASRS retirement.