Careers and Contracts

Job Announcements

The Washington State School Directors’ Association is looking to expand our team. We are seeking highly motivated, collaborative professionals to join our staff in providing the highest level of supports and services to the 1,477 elected school board directors of Washington state.

RFQ 2021-040Leadership Development Consultants
10/5/21OpenJosh Collette


WSSDA employee benefits packages are offered through the Public Employee Benefit Board (PEBB), and WSSDA employees participate in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS).

Application Information

Please submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Complete WSSDA Employment Application PDF | Word

Materials may be emailed to 

For questions about recruitment, please contact Josh Collette at (360) 890-5781, or email at


Formed in 1922, WSSDA has grown to include 1,477 locally elected school board directors from across Washington. As a state agency, per chapter 28A.345 RCW, WSSDA supports its members with research-based leadership development resources, policy and legal guidance, and legislative advocacy. This work is of critical importance because school board directors build the future of public education by setting the policy, governance, and budgetary priorities for all of Washington’s 295 school districts serving approximately 1.1 million students.

Equity Statement

Equity is foundational to the work of WSSDA. Educational equity can only exist when a student’s level of opportunity and achievement cannot be predicted based on race, characteristics, or circumstances.  Therefore, we must identify and eliminate any discriminatory practices and prejudices within our state’s public education system. 

Equal Opportunity Statement

The Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) is an equal opportunity employer.

As an employer, we strive to create an inclusive working environment that respects diverse backgrounds. Individuals from diverse gender, racial and ethnic backgrounds, religions and creeds, and national origins, individuals with any disabilities or the use of a trained service dog or service animal, individuals over 40 years of age, individuals in honorably discharged veteran or military status and individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Please include your name and preferred pronouns in your application, to ensure we address you appropriately throughout the application process.

Past Opportunities:

RFQ 2021-020Leadership Development Consultants
9/8/21ClosedJosh Collette
RFQQ 2021-002WSSDA OnBoard Curriculum Development Consultant
1/6/20ClosedJosh Collette
RFQQ 2020-070WSSDA Strategic Advocacy Consultant
12/3/20ClosedJosh Collette
Project No. 2019-155 G (1-1)WSSDA Office Building
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8/22/2019ClosedJosh Collette
RFQQ No. 2019-083Communications Consultants
7/31/2019ClosedJosh Collette
RFP No. 2019-064Conference Management
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6/21/2019ClosedJosh Collette
RFQ No. 2019-036Leadership Development Consultant
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11/8/2018ClosedJosh Collette
RFQQ 2019-022K-12 Education Policy Consulting
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11/8/2018ClosedJosh Collette
 RFQ No. 2018-096 WSSDA OnBoard Curriculum Development
 Legal Notice | RFQ | Q & A 1 | Q & A 2
 6/01/2018 Closed Josh Collette
RFP No. 2018-081Construction Loan
Legal Notice | RFP | Quick Reference Q&A
5/11/2018Due 5:00 p.m. June 13, 2018
Apparent Successful Contractor: Kitsap Bank
Josh Collette
 2017 Professional Services Roster
Notes: WSSDA is now accepting applications for their Professional Services Roster.


Scope: Typical services include numerous disciplines in architectural and engineering, hazardous materials consultants, construction testing and inspection, geotechnical, traffic engineering, commissioning, etc.


8/3/2017ClosedJosh Collette
RFQ No. 2017-003Design-Build services
Legal noticeRFQ | Addendum
10/2/2017Due 3:00 p.m. October 30, 2017
Apparent Successful Contractor: MSGS Architects
Josh Collette
RFQQ No. 2017-002Parliamentarian
Legal Notice | RFQQ


Due 5:00 p.m. June 1, 2017
Apparent Successful Contractor: Mary Randolph
Josh Collette
RFQ No. 2017-001Construction Management Services (CMS)
Legal Notice | RFQ
5/15/2017Due 4:00 p.m. May 29, 2017
Apparent Successful Contractor: OAC Services, Inc.
Tim Garchow