Associate Director

National Association of Episcopal Schools
New York, NY United States

The National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) is an independent, voluntary membership organization that supports, serves, and advocates for the vital work and ministry of nearly 1,200 Episcopal schools, early childhood education programs, and school establishment efforts throughout the Episcopal Church.

Chartered in 1965, with historic roots dating to the 1930s, NAES is the only precollegiate educational association that is both national in scope and Episcopal in character.

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director of NAES works with the entire staff to further the mission of the organization, engaging in staff meetings and consultations, as well as providing ongoing help and collaboration with major association initiatives. In addition, the Associate Director has responsibility for the following areas:


The Associate Director will serve our member schools in the following ways:

  • Responding to member requests for assistance and providing a monthly log of consultancy activity. Topics include: church-school relations, parish day school governance, Episcopal identity, board development and leadership, leadership transitions, and school worship.
  • Providing on-site assistance to schools and dioceses at their request or in collaboration with the Executive Director.
  • Maintaining an active presence on the NAES Community (online discussion boards).

Association Programs

The Associate Director will plan and execute all aspects of the following NAES offerings:

  • Planning and developing the NAES webinar series (9-13 annually), with the support of the Communications Manager.
  • Directing and coordinating the NAES Chaplains Mentoring Program.
  • Directing and coordinating programmatic elements of the NAES Diversity Initiative including the annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference.
  • Collaborating with the Executive Director and NAES staff to develop content for NAES on-site programs, attending, and/or presenting at such programs as needed, including:
    – Biennial Conference
    – NAES Early Childhood Leadership Days (2-3 annually)
    – Annual Meeting of the Episcopal Urban School Alliance
    – New Heads Conference
    – Future Leaders Conference
    – Chaplains Retreat
  • Developing thought-leadership articles and curating on-line resources for both the NAES website, community discussion boards, and Network, the NAES monthly newsletter.
  • Revising and updating NAES publications, including involvement in new Principles of Good Practice.

Working with Peer Organizations

The Associate Director represents NAES at regional or national conferences as delegated by the Executive Director, such as:

  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • Regional AIS annual conferences such as SAIS, FCIS, and SAES
  • Annual Conference of the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes

Qualifications and Desired Experience

A deep commitment to the mission of Episcopal schools is crucial. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience as a member of senior leadership (as head of school, preferably) in an Episcopal school. Knowledge and experience in working with schools and boards around issues of Episcopal identity, leadership and governance, and administration is desired.

This position includes both in-person and virtual work elements. For example, traveling to association events and member schools is expected. However, the association has employees located across the country and also works with its members through Zoom and other technology. As such, there is not a requirement that the Associate Director relocate to the main office in New York. Ideally, the candidate is available for a July 1, 2022 start date.

Contact Information

Interested candidates should submit their CV along with a cover letter expressing their interest in the position and highlighting experiences that will inform their work as the Associate Director. Candidates should also submit three professional references. Candidates should submit materials in one digital file by e-mail to The Rev. David A. Madison, Executive Director-Elect at by November 15, 2021.

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