Senior Program Associate, Council of School Attorneys

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) seeks a Senior Program Associate to manage designated research and communications projects that provide distinctive value to the NSBA Council of School Attorneys (COSA), state association members, and others as appropriate, around legal advocacy for public education. This position will also manage and promote the NSBA Council of School Attorneys’ (COSA) membership efforts, including engagement, retention, and growth.

  • Manages all aspects of NSBA Council of School Attorneys membership and member services fulfillment
  • Works with leadership to determine goals/annual plans and meeting agendas, develop programming and educational content, and identify sources for target audiences 
  • Develops membership marketing copy and COSA-related communique content, such as newsletter content, member email blasts, and correspondence.  Acts as staff-level liaison to external partner organization staff to identify program and service opportunities
  • Manages and promotes COSA events (webinars and seminars) in collaboration with the COSA Director, including developing content ideas; research; and identifying, securing, negotiating, and managing speaker/presenter relationships.
  • Manages all aspects of the NSBA Council of School Attorneys seminar and meeting and promotional materials, food functions, and on-site registration area
  • Manages OGC and COSA budgets, including preparation and regular review of monthly expenses.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrated success in project development and implementation; knowledge of budgetary procedures; and excellent oral and written communication and project management skills.

Preferred qualifications:Experience in association membership management; experience working in a legal environment or in support of those in the legal profession.

Founded in 1940, NSBA is a not-for-profit organization representing state associations of school boards and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the United States, virtually all of whom are elected. These local officials govern more than 13,600 local school districts serving the nation’s 50 million public school students. NSBA achieves that mission by representing the school board perspective in working with federal government agencies and national organizations that impact education, and provides vital information and services to state associations of school boards throughout the nation

Send resume, cover letter & salary requirements to:

National School Boards Association
1680 Duke Street, 2nd Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314-3493

Resumes may be faxed to 703-837-9151 or e-mailed to

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