By: Robin Edwards | November 22, 2010, 4:50 pm

The Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL), Flowery Branch, Georgia, is seeking an executive director. GAEL is a professional membership organization providing a wide variety of services to the stateís educational leaders both directly and thorough six Affiliates:† Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Leaders, Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals, Georgia Association of Middle School Principals, Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals, Georgia Council of Administrators of Special Education, and Georgia School Superintendents Association.† Additional information about GAEL is available at www.gael.org .

Minimum of a masterís degree in educational leadership or related field
Experience as a classroom teacher and as a building level or central office public school administrator or the equivalent
Experience in leading a large organization with multiple employees
Experience in advocacy for public education including interactions with external organizations (example: legislature, state agencies, other associations, etc.)

Experience in Association management or a leadership position in an equivalent state-wide, regional, or national organization

Ability to travel extensively, particularly within the state of Georgia
Effective written, verbal and organizational skills
Ability to provide leadership in the areas of professional development, organizational development and advocacy

Work to improve public education through high quality leadership development, advocacy and a resource network for educational leaders.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary:† commensurate with qualifications and experience; 12 month position
Benefits:† a limited benefits package is available including sick and annual leave, a retirement annuity, and FICA

Application process:
For a candidate's application package to be considered, it must be complete and include the following:

A formal letter of application which includes:† permission to investigate all references; permission to conduct a background check, including a search of fingerprint and/or criminal records and credit history;† permission to secure additional information if necessary; a statement holding GAEL and its representatives harmless from all claims related to the application; and salary expectations

  • A current resume;
  • Copies of most recent professional certificates;
  • Names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers (office, home, and cell if available) of three references.

Completed application packages for this position must be received at the address below by the close of the business day on January 7, 2011. The GAEL Executive Director Search Committee and Board of Directors will consider a flexible start date between March 1 and† July 1, 2011.† The application materials should be submitted to the following address:

Dr. L. C. (Buster) Evans
Executive Director Search
Forsyth County Schools
1120 Dahlonega HighwayCumming, GA† 30040