Executive Director

Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools - Raleigh, North Carolina or Remote - Full time


Founded in 2014, the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS) is the first international professional association uniquely focused on independent school technology, offering targeted professional development, resources, and networking for technology leaders and their staff. ATLIS’s mission is to help technology leaders stay informed in an ever-changing and complex industry, connect with colleagues across the globe, and reflect on their professional practice. Over the last four years, ATLIS has established itself as a 501c3 organization, built a strong governing Board of Directors, and expanded to a staff of three. With robust membership growth, a celebrated annual conference, and an ever-expanding slate of professional development opportunities, ATLIS is well-positioned to extend its impact and influence in the independent school community.

ATLIS supports its members by providing an ecosystem of key professional learning opportunities, a scholarly journal, online peer communities, regional networking events, and a wildly successful annual conference. The Early Career and Aspiring Technology Director’s Institute (ECATD) connects emerging leaders with a seasoned and professional cadre of mentors, cultivating a pipeline of exceptionally prepared future leaders for independent schools. ATLIS membership provides technology leaders and their teams with the tools necessary to be astute decision makers.

As ATLIS embarks on an exciting period of growth, the ATLIS board seeks a dynamic leader who will build on the momentum of the past four years, chart new strategic priorities, and elevate the organization to international prominence. This visionary leader will report to the ATLIS Board of Directors and start no later than July 1, 2019.

For more information, please visit the following link, which contains the opportunity statement for the position and complete application instructions.



Post Date:November 27, 2018

Application Deadline:January 14, 2019, 5:00 pm PST

Final Round In-Person Interviews:February 9 – 10, 2019

Decision Announced:March 1, 2019

Start Date:July 1, 2019 or earlier by mutual agreement


The Executive Director is the key management leader of ATLIS and is responsible for developing and articulating a clear, strategic vision and plan for the organization.

Organization Mission and Strategy.Work with the Board and staff to ensure the mission is fulfilled through strategic planning, programs, and outreach.

  • Serve as a thought-leader in the independent school world, including writing articles for publications; presenting at regional, national, and international conferences; and partnering with organizations that further the mission of the organization.
  • Elevate ATLIS to be an internationally recognized independent school member-focused association.
  • Identify and implement programs that target future readiness in technology and education.

Strategic Partnerships and Membership Expansion. Build membership growth and retention through organizational initiatives and strategic partnerships.

  • Represent ATLIS at national and regional independent school conferences as a keynote speaker, presenter, and/or vendor.
  • Initiate and maintain national and international alliances and partnerships with associations, organizations, and companies that align with the ATLIS mission to support and advocate for the role of technology leaders in independent schools.

Board Governance.Work with the Board to fulfill the mission of the organization.

  • Communicate effectively with the Board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to make informed decisions.
  • Partner with Board leadership on matters of strategic planning, financial oversight, Board composition, meeting management, and committee staffing.

Operations and Management.Oversee and implement resources to ensure the operations of the organization are appropriate.

  • Provide direction to the ATLIS staff, volunteers, and contractors with a keen eye toward mission, budget, member services, professional development, marketing, publications, communications, and optimal use of staff time and talent.
  • Ensure effective day-to-day operations of the organization including communications, financial transactions, membership services, programs, and legal responsibilities.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit financial sponsorship for ATLIS endeavors from corporations, foundations, and other non-profits.
  • Promote the fiscal integrity and management of the organization and cultivate alternative sources of revenue for continued fiscal growth.

ATLIS seeks a visionary leader of high integrity and character who can shepherd ATLIS through its next stage of growth and can demonstrate:

  • Ability to identify and cultivate strategic partnerships.
  • Experience in organizational governance and working with a Board of Directors to set strategic priorities.
  • Ability to think and act strategically in pursuit of organizational goals.
  • Fluent in applying research and data analysis to make decisions, craft strategy, and track progress towards organizational goals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and able to create authentic connections with and gain the respect of individuals at all levels of industry.
  • Charismatic presentation skills, confidently engaging with groups of all sizes through a variety of channels.
  • Expertise in current technological practice and a strong grasp of emerging trends, especially as they relate to educational institutions.
  • A working knowledge of the independent school community.
  • Possession of a growth mindset and ability to model a passion for lifelong learning.
  • Flexible schedule, able to travel up to 50% of the year.


For more information, please download the opportunity statement, which contains complete application instructions:


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Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools

Founded in 2014, the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS) is the first international professional association uniquely focused on independent school technology, offering targeted professional development, resources, and networking for technology leaders and their staff.

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