Work for NAPT

The Organization 

 
Our Strategic Plan focuses on key areas and activities for our membership and the industry at large:
 
  • Communications: Foster a collaborative effort to increase awareness of pupil transportation
  • Leadership: Develop transportation professionals for today and tomorrow
  • Education: Broaden access to education which creates and delivers products and services that meet current and future member needs
  • Advocacy: Strengthen relationships with other K-12 associations, other school transportation organizations, and federal & state agencies
  • Resources: Provide transportation professionals with timely data and relevant materials to ensure safe and efficient transportation
Our work fosters the advancement of the school transportation industry. We promote and enrich the women and men responsible for providing school transportation for over 25 million students daily. Our vision is to ensure every student has access to safe and efficient school transportation.
 
   

The Position 

We seek a highly qualified, motivated individual to succeed our long-time Executive Director/CEO. The Executive Director reports directly to the Boards of Directors and guides the Boards in the development of our vision and strategic plan as well as the successful execution and implementation of that plan. 

The Boards and ED/CEO ensure our relevance to the school transportation community and accountability to our members and stakeholders. This individual will lead us and increase our visibility and funding, as well as the reach, relevance and strength of our programs.
 
   

Responsibilities 

The Executive Director is charged with enhancing NAPT’s exceptional brand and record of accomplishment, attaining our vision and achieving our goals for financial stability, community engagement, and program impact, as follows. 
 
Strategic Leadership
  • Develop a shared vision for the future of the organization, build understanding around the mission, and implement appropriate goals and strategies to advance and sustain that mission
  • Understand each organization is a distinct entity but also an important component of the NAPT brand
Financial Management
  • Monitor the finances of the organization and oversees preparation of accurate financial reports, ensuring both organizations are operating efficiently and lawfully within agreed upon budget guidelines
  • Develop and monitor strategies to meet annual budget needs and to ensure the long-term financial viability of the organizations
  • Make sound financial decisions and recommendations based on a thorough understanding of the organization's overall financial picture
Public Relations and Partnerships
  • Serve as the principal spokesperson for each organization, including the advancement of statements used to advocate industry and association needs
  • Initiate, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with key funders, partners, philanthropic agencies/individuals, corporations, and other school transportation stakeholders to ensure the organizations are appropriately represented
  • Manage the preparation, direction and editorial content of the association’s official news magazine, School Bus Ride
Human Resource Management
  • Promote a workplace culture that reflects the organization’s values, encourages collaboration, and empowers staff to excel
  • Ensure the organizational structure is appropriate for its size and scale and effectively manages the change associated with vagaries in the marketplace
  • Oversee all human resources policies and procedures, including assessment of staffing needs, creation of detailed job descriptions, setting of qualifications and performance standards, as well as the hiring, training, and evaluation of all staff
  • Coordinate and facilitates professional development and educational opportunities for staff members consistent with their needs and career objectives, and, where appropriate, the boards of directors
Program Management
  • Develop and oversee each organization’s programs and ensures their alignment with the mission
  • Keep pace with current trends and needs as relate to the organization’s programs and anticipate trends that may impact the programs offered
  • Develop new or expand existing programs to meet emerging member needs 
Policy and Public Affairs Management
  • Identify issues affecting the pupil transportation industry and conduct research and information about such issues
  • Confer and collaborate with related national associations to determine strategies and communications to address or respond to such issues
  • Develop and advance statements and positions on behalf of the association to address legislative and regulatory developments as well as industry trends and issues
Board of Directors Relations
  • Maintain an effective relationship with the board, characterized by open communication, respect, and trust
  • Support strategic board development, including recruitment of new leaders and contributors to the work of the boards
  • Ensure the Boards and committees are informed of the status of all facets of the organization and advise board members on preferred strategies
  • Manage the work of the various committees and ensure appropriate and timely staff support and resources for their work
 
   

Culture and Work Environment 

Staff work remotely as a team responsible for implementing our vision and strategic priorities. The Executive Director provides overall direction and supervision for the activities of the staff.

Our Boards provide general oversight and guidance as well as financial oversight, setting an annual budget, formulating our strategic plan, and an annual project management work plan.  Our Executive Director and staff ensure programs and services effectively execute and implement the strategic priorities and goals of the organization.

Our Executive Director is responsible for ensuring cohesion of our operations and accomplishment of our objectives. The Executive Director will maintain direct communications with and accountability to the Boards. Staff are encouraged to maintain appropriate communication with Board members and committees as needed to complete their work and to coordinate such contacts with the Executive Director. 
 
   

Qualifications 

The successful candidate must have at least five years of progressively responsible association leadership and management experience and should demonstrate a record of success in building and maintaining high-performing teams and organizations.
 
Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Organizational Management, or related fields is required
  • A Master’s degree, Juris Doctor, or higher studies is desirable
  • Status as a Certified Association Executive is desirable
  • Working knowledge of school transportation issues and trends is desirable
Required experience includes:
  • Executive leadership characterized by successful management of organizational growth and change, as well as teams, resources, and processes
  • Assessment of public policy issues and presentation of complex concepts
  • Development of policy positions and development of advocacy strategies
  • Demonstrated responsibilities in financial management and understanding of business practices and effective budgeting
  • Implementation and execution of diversified revenue streams to support strategic goals
  • Cultivation and stewardship of effective relationships with school transportation and education leaders and funders and the successful management of partnerships
  • Effective and collaborative board relations that support implementation of our strategic plan
  • Appreciation of the power and potential of data-driven impact analysis, especially as relates to programs and processes
  • A dynamic understanding of the political, business, and fundraising environments that impact the school transportation market space
 
   

Core competencies 

A Successful Candidate:
  • Demonstrates an ability to work remotely and achieve objectives independently
  • Displays and values the highest level of integrity and honesty
  • Inspires and motivates others through actions and words
  • Communicates powerfully and passionately
  • Is driven, goal-directed, and outcome-oriented
  • Creates a vision and establishes direction
  • Analyzes issues and facilitates problem resolution
  • Exhibits exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Builds a competent, diverse, and empowered workforce
  • Acts as a team player, having the appreciation, trust, and confidence in colleagues
  • Is committed to self-improvement and remains current on school transportation trends
  • Is entrepreneurial in identifying opportunities for new programs and services
  • Builds good working relationships with colleagues across the industry
 
   

Employee Benefits

  • This is an executive position with a starting salary of $85,000-$100,000 (depending upon experience). Subsequent increases are based upon periodic or annual performance evaluations prescribed by and executed by the Boards.
  • $500/month health insurance expense reimbursement
  • Quarterly SEP-IRA retirement contribution
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • 16 paid holidays
  • Flexible work-schedule


How to Apply: 

Candidates are encouraged to apply via LinkedIn or ASAE

Questions? Email naptexdir@gmail.com (no phone calls, please)