Executive Director

Emporia State University   Emporia, KS   Full-time     Other
Posted on September 23, 2022
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NTHF Executive Director Position Announcement

The National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF), located in the heartland of America in Emporia, KS and now celebrating its 30th year with 150 inductees from 41 states and the District of Columbia, seeks a dynamic, growth-oriented Executive Director with proven leadership skills to oversee the Hall of Fame physical space and inspire others to recognize and honor career teachers; encourage excellence in teaching; and preserve the heritage of the teaching profession. Strong presence in Emporia is required, but this does not mean being in Emporia every day. The position begins January 1, 2023. The Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Jennifer Baldwin at hallfame@emporia.edu.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 with the position remaining open until filled. Anticipated salary is $70,000 that does not include benefits. The full job description can be found in the NTHF Executive Director Job Description file at this link: http://nthf.org/Executive-Director-Search.html

Questions may be directed to the interim Executive Director Ken Weaver at kweaver@emporia.edu.

Position Qualifications:

  • Strong, effective, interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to enact and manage a forward-thinking strategic plan.
  • Financial acumen, including effective budget development, management and stewardship of limited resources.
  • Fundraising experience that encompasses traditional methods and digital platforms.
  • Ability to build and sustain effective partnerships with key entities, including but not limited to national organizations, current and potential funders, and other supporters of the NTHF to advance its priorities and garner an extensive national presence.
  • Ability to advocate effectively on behalf of the NTHF.
  • Ability to build and work effectively with a diverse board.
  • Experience in working with the not-for-profit sector.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the American education system and its challenges and needs.
  • Demonstrated program development skills and experience.


  • Master’s degree or advanced degree or equivalent experience