The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is seeking a strong and experienced leader to serve as the Chief Content Officer and direct the Education & Content team. This is an executive level position reporting directly to the Executive Director.
The candidate must possess a demonstrated track record of forming a strong vision and leading multifunctional teams to operationalize the vision. The role demands an effective manager of people who understands how to motivate individuals and teams to achieve goals through collaboration, as well as a thought leader who envisions new initiatives that will expand the benefits of EdTA membership and clarify the value of theatre education.
The individual must demonstrate his/her ability to be a systems thinker—integrating multiple departments to create a dynamic, synchronous operation that will result in increased member engagement, strategic marketing and communications, and national and international brand recognition.
The following existing EdTA business lines will be included:
Education and Professional Development
Educational Conferences & Events
Educational Policy and Advocacy
Publishing, Print & Digital
Marketing & Communications
Essential Skills and Responsibilities:
Grow and optimize educational and professional development offerings to meet the evolving needs of members and the theatre education field, including the drive to certification, online education, and adopting standards in education.
Provide strategic direction to conferences and educational events with the goal of maximizing participation and satisfaction and improving efficiency of operations.
Leverage and integrate content development to maximize value across all channels—online learning, face-to-face events, print and digital publications, and website.
Drive EdTA’s expertise and professional reputation, enhancing the performance and positioning of the EdTA brand across markets and external public and private constituencies.
Provide strategic direction and implementation oversight to brand advancement activities including logo/mark, marketing collateral, and publications.
Provide leadership and vision to develop and deploy the direction of the digital content in conjunction with EdTA’s Technology Director and Publications Director.
Drive organizational alignment across independent business lines and improve workflow and collaboration.
Ensure mission-focused, cost-effective day-to-day operations through staff supervision, fiscal management, planning and execution.
Supervise four direct reports at the Director level and a team of fourteen staff.
Minimum of 8-10 years senior management experience
5+ years’ experience in one or more of the functional areas of program design and implementation, online education, event management, digital and print publications, and marketing & communications
Robust experience innovating online education programs including launch, content development and management of LMS
Track record of strategic leadership and analytical skills to drive continuous quality improvement in operations and workflow management
Strong business acumen and financial savvy
Experience in managing complex organizations
Exceptional oral and written communications skills; ability to establish effective working relationships with internal and external constituencies
Previous related national association experience is helpful
Experience with mission-oriented work and passion for the arts is preferred
Work from the Cincinnati, OH national office
When applying, please include a cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements.
About Educational Theatre Association
The Educational Theatre Association is an international association with more than 135,000 active members and 43 full-time staff. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education: honoring student achievement in theatre; supporting teachers by providing professional development, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA is the home of the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization established at nearly 5,000 schools, that has inducted more than 2.3 million theatre students since its founding in 1929. EdTA produces the International Thespian Festival and publishes Dramatics magazine print/online for high school students, and Teaching Theatre, for theatre education professionals.