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02/11/2019

Central States Communication Association ... Executive Director Position

Central States Communication Association
Executive Director Position


The Central States Communication Association (CSCA) is seeking its next Executive Director (ED) to serve a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2019 until July 1, 2024. The newly selected Executive Director will spend their first year being mentored by outgoing ED Chad Edwards and will devote the last year of their five-year term mentoring an incoming ED.

The responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Handling the business aspects of the annual convention

Compiling and printing the convention program

Soliciting program advertisers and convention exhibitors

Working with the First Vice-President on convention logistics

Arranging CSCA Executive Committee meetings. The EC meets in person at both the CSCA and NCA conferences annually and holds other meetings electronically as needed.

 Selecting future CSCA Convention sites

Coordinating the development of the Association’s newsletters

Managing the Association’s finances, working closely with the Finance

Committee Chair and Member Services Consultant

Recording and disseminating all minutes of the Executive Committee

Coordinating the Association’s website (with the help of a Member Services Consultant)

CSCA is a professional, academic organization of primary and secondary school teachers, students, college and university professors, and communication professionals. CSCA was founded in 1931 to promote the communication discipline in educational, scholarly, and professional endeavors. The association—which consists of the 13 Midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin—is governed by an Executive Committee by a ten-member Executive Committee, of which the Executive Director is a member. The CSCA Executive Director will have the opportunity to work closely with the elected leadership of the association.

Individuals interested in the position should submit a letter of interest describing past experience with the association, administrative/managerial experience and qualifications, as well as a statement of institutional support from the applicant’s current Department or employer. A current CV should also be submitted. Materials should be submitted electronically no later than March 15, 2019 to amy.aldridge.sanford@tamucc.edu.

The CSCA Executive Committee will meet with individuals interested in the position at the Association’s annual meeting in Omaha (April 3-6, 2019). Those who may have questions about the position are encouraged to contact Amy Aldridge Sanford, CSCA President, at amy.aldridge.sanford@tamucc.edu, or Chad Edwards, current CSCA Executive Director, at csca.ed@gmail.com.

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