Executive Director




Position: Executive Director

Reports to: Board of Trustees

FLSA Status: Full-time Exempt


To lead Partners In Education of Toledo so that it establishes effective partnerships among NW Ohio public, private and charter schools and out-of-school times programs. To guide, manage and direct the staff in a manner that supports Partners In Education’s strategies, mission and values.

To raise contributed funding to meet budget needs, connect casual volunteers to the mission of Partners In Education.

Technical and Educational Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Social Media
  • At least five years’ experience in an administrative leadership role
  • Media knowledge and presence
  • Ability to work independently and anticipate the needs of the organization and the Board of Trustees
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, public administration, business administration or a related field

Results and Expectations

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with Partners In Education’s Board of Trustees by providing essential information so they can effectively develop organizational strategies, goals and priorities and assure that they are being met.
  • Facilitate the development and lead the implementation of strategies for Partners In Education by assuring the establishment of a strategic planning process, a methodology for measuring progress and assuring the implementation of key strategies.
  • Establish and maintain Partners In Education’s progress by establishing and effectively executing school partnerships, postsecondary preparation programs, afterschool program quality buildings, literacy/mentoring programming and parent involvement in education.
  • Accomplish Partner In Education’s objectives by establishing action plans, budgets, timetables and outcome measurements; obtaining and allocating resources; reviewing progress; making
  • Mid-course corrections; and communicating with Board and staff.
  • Assures the financial stability of Partners In Education by developing and implementing, in conjunction with the Board, effective strategies for funding the organization including fundraising events and activities, contracts, sponsorships and grants.
  • Effectively administer Partners In Education’s finances by preparing forecasts and budgets; developing and providing background information; developing and enforcing accounting policies and procedures; and ensuring financial obligations are made and kept in a timely manner.
  • Selects, develops, and increases the effectiveness of staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, and where appropriate, disciplining staff; communicate values, strategies, and objectives; assign accountabilities; plan, monitor and appraise job results.
  • Build and maintain a high performance, continuous improvement culture by involving employees in the development of programs and actions plans; actively solicit employee feedback.
  • Create an understanding and positive image of Partners In Education’s objectives and issues and represent Partners In Education to the community at large and to key stakeholders by building and maintaining strong relations with school and community leaders, partners, employees, supporters and other stakeholders; assure the development and implementation of a marketing plan for Partners In Education.
  • Maintain confidence of Board members and protect operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Complete special projects assigned by the Board of Trustees in a timely and effective manner and accomplish project objectives by coordinating project resources and timetables with affected staff, Board members and external resources.


Leadership and Behavioral Competencies:

  • Stakeholder Focus. Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders, e.g., volunteers, staff, Board members, Partners; acts with stakeholder in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with stakeholders and gains their trust and respect.
  • Strategic Agility. Sees ahead clearly; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods: can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Hiring and Staffing. Hires the best people available; is not afraid of selecting strong people, assembles talented staffs; is a people builder.
  • Managerial Courage. Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and actionable positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to problems on any person or situation, quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative actions when necessary.
  • Business Acumen. Knows how organizations work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends and information affecting Partners In Education; is aware of best practices in working with schools and the community.
  • Integrity and Trust. Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
  • Interpersonal Savvy. Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and across, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact.
  • Communication Skills. Can write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect; provides the information people need to know to do their jobs/fulfill their roles.
  • Process Management. Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient workflow; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources.
  • Drive for Results. Can be counted on to meet deadlines and accomplish work in a timely, professional manner and with a high degree of accuracy; is productive and organized, setting appropriate objectives, manage time, establish priorities, and follows through.
  • Is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of others with whom she/he works; encourages collaboration; can be candid with others; can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to others; can solve problems with others with a minimum of noise.


Candidates should submit resume and cover letter to the board chair, Kevin Mullan at [email protected]; by December 1, 2021. No phone calls please.