(May 2017) The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) was organized in 1997 to help public television licensees meet their most pressing challenges. Education is and has always been at the heart of NETA’s mission, and the Board envisions that its most significant contributions to public media’s continued success will occur within this realm.
Working at both at the licensee and the system levels, NETA helps its members increase the effectiveness and impact of their education services. In addition, NETA uses multiple platforms to deliver professional development services to members to bolster the vitality of their own organizations.
With the impending retirement of its longtime President, the NETA Board has initiated a search for its next leader. The new President will lead the effort to implement and build upon NETA’s Strategic Framework. This person must have the creativity and perspective to envision dynamic new possibilities, the strategic mindset to bring the vision to reality, and the persistence, focus, and drive to see it through. Because ultimate success also requires that the vision is broadly shared, the President must demonstrate both the willingness and the ability to engage others at every step.
Beyond this leadership role, the President is also the primary executive. His or her responsibilities include developing membership, managing ancillary services, supervising direct reports, and overseeing the organization’s administrative functions. The President is also charged with maintaining and further developing supporting relationships with other entities and individuals within the public media profession.
The President serves as an ex officio member of the Board of Directors and reports directly to its Chair. Compensation includes an attractive salary and a generous benefits package.
Required: A bachelor’s degree; at least five years of demonstrated executive-level success in public media or related fields; and a deep familiarity with public media and its stations, services, policies, and organizational structures.
To apply, send (1) a cover letter describing why you are well-qualified to meet these criteria; (2) a detailed professional résumé; (3) a single-page personal statement to show what makes you tick; and (4) a list of five professional references, including title, address, telephone number, email address, and a note about how they know you. References will be contacted only during the finalist stage.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . Formal review of applications will start July 1, but applications will still be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. Anticipated start date is November 1, 2017.
This search is being managed by an outside firm. Please do not contact NETA directly.
NETA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas, and those who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.