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.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Closing Date:  Open until filled – screening starts January 27, 2020
Qualifications:  The Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) is seeking a highly qualified Accountant that possesses the following key attributes:
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and contribute to a positive working environment.
  • Associate degree (or higher) in accounting or business and/or three years’ experience working in the field of accounting.
  • Ability to diagnose problems and help identify solutions
  • Proficiency with computer accounting software (SAGE 50) as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and other database software.
  • Work well under pressure meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines, and at all times demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
Description:  Click to view the full job description.
Salary Range:    $50,000 - $60,000 annually
Closing Date:  Open until filled
Qualifications:  The Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) is seeking a highly qualified Leadership Development Coordinator that possesses the following key attributes:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Outlook, online file management (Box), mobile apps, business use of social media, project management programs, some graphic design software, mobile apps and services, social media, web updates and other technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to calmly and competently manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated positive experience in working productively with a diverse team.
  • Two to five years of job-related experience
Description:  Click to view the full job description.
Salary Range:    $45,000 - $55,000 annually
Open Position: Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Closing Date: Open until filled
Qualifications: The Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) is seeking a highly qualified Communications and Marketing Coordinator that possesses the following key attributes:
  • Demonstrate a positive and collaborative attitude with WSSDA members and staff, education association partners, and others.
  • Observe and contribute to the ongoing development of practices to strengthen agency-wide collaboration. See the WSSDA norms.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to calmly and competently manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Utilize strong project planning and organizational skills to prioritize workload, set deadlines, and work within established and shared timelines while maintaining accuracy and strong attention to detail.
  • Skillful use of various software-as-a-service products such as Office 365, Box, Formstack, MailChimp, SamePage etc.
  • Demonstrated competency in using social media for business purposes
  • Maintain confidentiality and use good judgment.
  • Available to work some evenings and/or weekends, and willingness to travel.

Description: Click to view the full job description.
Salary Range: $40,000-$55,000 annually
Open Position: Administrative Assistant (Events and Operations)
Closing Date: Open until filled
Qualifications: The Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) is seeking a highly qualified Administrative Assistant to provide support with events and operations that possesses the following key attributes.
  • Demonstrate a positive and collaborative attitude with WSSDA members and staff, education association partners, and others.
  • Observe and contribute to the ongoing development of practices to strengthen agency-wide collaboration. See the See the WSSDA norms.
  • Work well under pressure to meet sometimes competing deadlines
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to calmly and competently manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Utilize strong project planning and organizational skills to prioritize workload, set deadlines, and work within established and shared timelines while maintaining accuracy and strong attention to detail.
  • Skillful use of a variety of software such as Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Outlook, online file management (Box), mobile apps, project management programs, and other technology.
  • Maintain confidentiality and use good judgment.
  • Available to work some evenings and/or weekends, and willingness to travel.

Description: Click to view the full job description
Salary Range: $35,000-$45,000 annually
Open Position: Administrative Assistant (Member and Branch Services)
Closing Date: Open until filled
Qualifications: The Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) is seeking a highly qualified Administrative Assistant to provide support for member and branch services that possesses the following key attributes.
  • Demonstrate a positive and collaborative attitude with WSSDA members and staff, education association partners, and others.
  • Observe and contribute to the ongoing development of practices to strengthen agency-wide collaboration. See the See the WSSDA norms.
  • Work well under pressure to meet sometimes competing deadlines
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to calmly and competently manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Utilize strong project planning and organizational skills to prioritize workload, set deadlines, and work within established and shared timelines while maintaining accuracy and strong attention to detail.
  • Skillful use of a variety of software such as Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Outlook, online file management (Box), mobile apps, project management programs, and other technology.
  • Maintain confidentiality and use good judgment.
  • Available to work some evenings and/or weekends, and willingness to travel.

Description: Click to view the full job description
Salary Range: $35,000-$45,000 annually

Benefits

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 humanresources@wssda.org 

For questions about recruitment, please contact Josh Collette at (360) 252-3012, or email at J.Collette@wssda.org.

About WSSDA

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:

ProjectTitleUpdatesStatusCoordinator
Project No. 2019-155 G (1-1)WSSDA Office Building
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8/22/2019ClosedJosh Collette
RFQQ No. 2019-083Communications Consultants
RFQQ | Q&A
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
Advertisement | RFQQ | RFQQ Update
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.

Application

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

5/18/2017

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