State Level Positions

Executive Director
Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB)

The Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) is seeking a highly qualified and experienced leader to serve as its Executive Director.  The CASB Board of Directors, would like a successful candidate to assume responsibilities of the position no later than July 1, 2023.  

McPherson & Jacobson L.L.C. Executive Recruitment and Development has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates.  

Application Website:
Association Website:

Association Description: 
The Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) was organized in 1940 to promote public education in Colorado and provide services to its 178 public school district boards of education members to assist them in matters of school governance and all aspects of school operation.  

Today, CASB is a non-partisan, non-profit, quasi-governmental organization governed by a 23-member board composed of representative school board members from each of CASB's 12 regions across Colorado and further represents the interests of its members on state and national levels on issues of importance to public education and local boards of education pursuant to the organization's vision and mission:

The Colorado Association of School Boards through leadership, service, training, and advocacy prepares local boards of education to advance a system of public schools where all students are challenged to meet their full potential.

Advancing excellence in public education and equity for each and every student through effective leadership by the collective action of locally elected boards of education.

Location: Denver, Colorado

The Qualifications
The successful candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities necessary to lead a well-established, non-partisan membership organization dedicated to advancing excellence in public education and equity for each and every student.  As a result the Board seeks a candidate who is:

  • A strong communicator and relationship builder who embraces the inherent complexity of education in Colorado and can effectively promote the value of non-partisan school boards to the media, elected officials, and  PK-12 partners. The Executive Director must be able to engage, inspire, collaborate, listen, and value the opinion of others.  Strong negotiation skills and the ability to present complex information clearly, accurately, and transparently are required.
  • An experienced leader who possesses high ethical standards and integrity, combined with a demonstrated track record of  results.. The successful candidate must understand how to develop and implement strategic and operational plans and manage an effective and financially sustainable organization. The Executive Director is also responsible for leadership direction in the day-to-day operations of CASB and ensuring staff compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations as well as all CASB policies and procedures. 
  • Committed to equity and who has effectively integrated diversity, equity, and inclusion into the work at all levels of an organization.
  • Familiar with differing governance models and has worked for a Board of Directors who serves as an organization's strategic governing body.  The successful candidate must understand the differing iterations of governing by policy and boards governing by bylaws and rules of order.  The Executive Director must have demonstrated ability to develop a sound working relationship with the Board of Directors and guide the organization’s mission and vision as defined by the Board.
  • Energetic and able to simultaneously manage multiple projects involving many people. 

Salary Range: $165,000-$180,000, Colorado PERA membership, and comprehensive fringe benefits

Search Timeline:

  • Closing date for applications: November 1, 2022 (11:30 p.m. central time) 
  • Search committee selects finalists:   November 14, 2022 
  • Interviews with search committee: November 21-22, 2022 
  • Selection of executive director:         No later than May 22, 2023
  • Start date:                                        Not later than July 1, 2023

Contact information:
McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.
11725 Arbor St., Suite 220
Omaha, NE 68144
Lead Consultant: Dr. Walt Cooper

Colorado Association of School Boards is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability and, when needed, will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees. Anyone requesting a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruitment process please contact McPherson & Jacobson at the address/phone/email above.

Identification and Recruitment Coordinator (NON-CLASSIFIED)
Colorado Department of Education

Description of Job

This position will work within the Student Pathways Unit and the Office of Migrant Education to administer and implement Title 1, Part C of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. The Migrant Senior Consultant will have a deep understanding and adhere to state and federal laws, policies and guidance that impact the Migrant Education Program. The individual charged with these duties will coordinate identification and recruitment (ID&R) efforts with other states and within the state of Colorado. They will create, maintain and foster inter and intra-state collaborations that support the timely identification and recruitment of eligible migrant children, students, youth and families. They will also coordinate multiple learning opportunities for the MEP funded staff in Colorado and develop a State identification and recruitment guidebook that includes state guidance and best/promising practices.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Research, collect, and interpret policy on best and promising practices in identification and recruitment activities and in Migrant Education Programs at both the state and federal levels. 
  •  Initiate and coordinate intra and inter state collaborations in support of the identification and recruitment of eligible migrant families.
  • Create and sustain collaborations with other state and national agencies to improve services and dissemination of information related to the identification and education of migratory children, students, youth and families.
  •  Work with a team to implement state and federal guidance to administer the Migrant Education Program.  This includes  supporting the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Needs Assessment, Service Delivery Plan, Application, Monitoring, Evaluation and other key projects.
  •   Co-coordinate and execute an annual state  conference, lead planning and implementation of multiple training opportunities such as webinars, new MEP employee ID&R training,  and other professional development offerings that will support statewide recruitment of eligible migrant families.  
  • Identify and disseminate seasonal and temporary agricultural trends in the state of CO for the purpose of recruitment of migrant farm workers.
  •  Analyze needs for regional MEP staff and collaborate to provide guidance in addressing federal and state requirements related to identification, recruitment, qualifying work, and program implementation.
  • Develop, update, and maintain Identification and Recruitment materials for publication on the migrant webpage on the CDE website including an ID&R guidebook for Colorado.  This includes annually updating ID&R pre-training tasks, occupational survey, and development of ID&R materials. 
  • Support the approval and denial of determinations related to the Certificates of Eligibility as needed to assist the State Data Specialist in evaluating  potentially eligible migrant families.
  •  Develop and refine the process by which the  existence of MEP qualifying work is verified in CO through investigating, documenting and collaborating with agribusinesses across the state of Colorado.
  •  Lead annual re-interviewing as prescribed by statute, evaluate results of the re-interviewing samples, and produce a report of the findings to be included in the Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR).

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Bachelor's degree or equivalent (Master's degree preferred)

Competency and Qualification Requirements:

  • Excellent time-management and organization skills 
  • Experience in creating and delivering presentations
  •  Bilingual in all four domains of language (English and Spanish)
  • Experience in Migrant Education Program setting or equivalent in a school or district
  •  Understanding of Colorado agriculture F. Has a valid Driver's License
  • Ability to travel with overnights
  • Understanding of data systems, data collections, and data privacy I
  •  Experience using the Microsoft suite , Google suite and other commonly used software
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
  • Completed Application Required 
  • Cover Letter Required - uploaded as an attachment to your online application. 
  • Resume Required - uploaded as an attachment to your online application.
 ** Resumes and Cover Letters WILL NOT be reviewed for minimum qualification screening. 

Learn more and apply here.



CO-ALAS is a professional education association that advocates for the continued development and placement of Latino/Latina administrators who are committed to quality public education for all students.


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