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Duties and responsibilities associated with this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing internal and external communications including creating talking points, speeches, articles for a monthly magazine and other association publications, surveys, drafting association emails to members, electronic media, presentation materials, and managing the design and content of the association’s website, etc.
  • Representing the association as the official spokesperson and liaison to the news media and handling all crisis communication messaging for members.
  • Working with the graphics staff to develop all association brochures and publications.
  • Managing all Social Media content development, outreach and maintenance for the association, including Twitter, Facebook, association website, etc.
  • Traveling to regional meetings and presenting workshops on Crisis Communications.


Strong writing, editing, public speaking and leadership skills are required.  A bachelor's or master's degree in communications, journalism, public relations or a similar area of study is preferred along with at least 5 years of communications experience. Must be able to work under tight deadlines.


Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include single medical, dental, vision and 401k.  This is not a TRS position. The starting date of employment is April 2019 or when the successful candidate is selected.

Additional Notes

The Illinois Association of School Administrators is the state’s premier advocacy organization for school administrators with more than 1,750 members and a history of promoting excellence in education dating back to 1946. The guiding principles of the IASA are expressed by its vision of "Maximum Educational Success for all Students," and its mission statement, "To support school leaders in the pursuit of educational excellence through continued school improvement."

How to Apply

A resume that includes three professional letters of reference, letter of application and sample writings can be sent to the IASA Executive Director, "Director of Communications Opening", 2648 Beechler Court, Springfield, IL 62703 or email to cmiddleton@iasaedu.org.  This position will remain open until filled.

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