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 Virginia Association for the Gifted 


Position of Executive Director 


Primary functions:

Assist the President and Board in the organizational management and implementation of the events, policies and procedures for VA Gifted. The Executive Director reports to the President and the Virginia Association for the Gifted (VA Gifted) Executive Board.

To facilitate the fiscal viability of VA Gifted, including working with fundraising, sponsorships, vendors, and contract negotiations 

Serve as the official voice and public advocate of the organization, in conjunction with the President and the Board.

Function as the liaison to VA Gifted, acting as the official contact and attending all   

VA Gifted required meetings.


Key Duties:

Organizational Leadership:

1. Provide leadership in developing program, organizational, and financial plans with the Executive Board.

2. Assist the Board in implementing the strategic plan and policies, expanding influence at the state and national level.

3. Manage the logistics of the Innovation Teacher Grants, Scholarships, and Awards 

4. Maintain membership records, and assisting the Executive Board in developing a plan to increase membership 

5. Collaborate with other professional associations to further the mission of VA Gifted and National Association for the Gifted (NAGC).

6. Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.

7. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

8. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments, research, and trends in gifted education.

9. Manage the logistics of VA Gifted conferences, seminars and other events.

10. Attend annual NAGC affiliate meetings 


Budget and Finance:

1. Prepare, in cooperation with the President and Treasurer, a financial plan with emphasis on the expansion of revenue and services to the membership.

2. Work with Treasurer to prepare a budget, and ensure organization operates within budget guidelines.



1. Keep Board fully informed on all factors influencing the organization.

2. Prepare communications for the purpose of highlighting Va Gifted initiatives.

3. Serve as the spokesperson organization with the media, the State Board of Education, the General Assembly, agencies, school personnel, political leaders, other professional organizations, and the general public, representing the programs and point of view of the organization. 

4. Jointly, with the President and Secretary of the Executive Board, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly with designated officers, execute legal documents.

5. Review and approve all printed materials for VA Gifted sponsored activities and items for the web site with the Executive Board.



Must have Bachelor Degree; Masters in Education is preferred

Experience in organizational development and management, preferably with a non-profit organization; demonstrated success in working with Boards

Experience with fundraising, marketing and financial management

Expertise and experience with 21st Century technology and skills (ie. familiarity with technology social media, Microsoft Office Suite, Google) and the ability to make minor website updates 

Demonstrated commitment to life-long learning, and ability to work independently and collaborate with all stakeholders

Evidence of strong instructional leadership skills is preferred

Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills



Annual services contract of  $20,000 

Bonus incentives based on sponsorships brought in to support the organization’s work 

Membership in Virginia Association for the Gifted 

Registration and economy travel expenses to annual NAGC’s affiliate meeting and other events sponsored by VA Gifted 

Economy travel expenses associated with VA Gifted business (any reimbursement of mileage for use of personal vehicle shall be based on current Internal Revenue Service mileage rate)

Offices expenses associated with VA Gifted business (print cartridges, paper, materials for presentations, professional books, etc.)



How to apply:

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and resume (including names and contact information for three professional references) to:


Cheryl McCullough, President, Virginia Association for the Gifted 


The job will be open until filled.  


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