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CSCA Executive Director Search


Central States Communication Association

Executive Director Position

The Central States Communication Association (CSCA) is seeking its next Executive Director (ED) to serve a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2013 until July 1, 2018. The newly selected Executive Director will spend their first year being mentored by outgoing ED Nancy Brule, and will devote the last year of their five-year term mentoring an incoming ED.

The responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

            Handling the business aspects of the annual convention

                        Compiling and printing the convention program

                        Soliciting program advertisers and convention exhibitors

                        Working with the First Vice-President on convention logistics

            Arranging CSCA Executive Committee meetings

            Selecting future CSCA Convention sites

            Coordinating the development of the association’s newsletters

            Managing the Association’s finances, working closely with the Finance

                        Committee Chair and KOC Member Services (Kathie Cesa)

            Recording and disseminating all minutes of the Executive Committee

            Coordinating the Association’s website (with the help of Kathie Cesa)

CSCA is a professional, academic organization of primary and secondary school teachers, students, college and university professors, and communication professionals. CSCA was founded in 1931 to promote the communication discipline through educational, scholarly, and professional endeavors. The association consists of the 13 Midwestern states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio, and is governed by a ten-member Executive Committee, of which the Executive Director is a member. The CSCA Executive Director will have the opportunity to work closely with the elected leadership of the association.

Individuals interested in the position should submit a letter of interest describing past experience with the association, administrative / managerial experience and qualifications, as well as a statement of institutional support from the applicant’s current Department or employer. A current CV should also be submitted. Materials should be submitted electronically no later than Monday, March 18 to

The CSCA Executive Committee will meet with individuals interested in the position at the association’s annual meeting in Kansas City (April 3-7, 2013). Those who may have questions about the position are encouraged to contact Mitchell S. McKinney, CSCA President, at or 573-882-9230, or Nancy J. Brule, current CSCA Executive Director at or 651-638-6419.

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