We come from humble beginnings — picture a one-person organization created in 1949 to advocate for excellence in public education on behalf of Texas school board members. Flash forward to today, and we have over 500 employees working together to provide 1,024 school districts with purposeful resources so they can focus on what matters most — excellent and equitable education for all 5.4 million Texas students. At TASB, the motto has always been “expert help from friendly people,” which makes it easy to see how we’ve maintained 100% membership across all Texas school boards for 32 years and counting. We combine a strong sense of tradition with innovation, and our mission — educational excellence for all Texas schoolchildren through advocacy, visionary leadership, and high-quality services to school districts — has played out in transformative ways.
Why Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)
As TASBeans (our internal name for employees), we feel privileged to work alongside talented team-members who are passionate about education and enjoy learning from new and different perspectives. We believe what makes our organization highly successful is the rich diversity our employees collectively bring to TASB with different backgrounds, skillsets, cultures and ethnicities, gender identities, interests, abilities, and work styles. And our passion for education and learning doesn’t end there. Our culture has always encouraged employees to grow and become their best selves both professionally and personally through a variety of innovative and collaborative development opportunities. You’re likely beginning to see why we’ve been regularly named by Austin Business Journal as a Top Ten Best Places to Work since 2009! But there’s more…
TASB offers competitive pay, rich benefits (including retirement matching of 2:1 up to 5% after one year. This means that if you contribute 5% to the plan, TASB will contribute 10%), onsite daycare, gym, fitness classes, dry-cleaning services, tuition reimbursement, remote work options, flexible schedules, and more.
Every role at TASB thoughtfully complements our mission and the educational impact being made in communities across Texas. If you consider your work exceptional and want to help drive our mission forward, keep reading!
As a Field Service Representative, you will promote member participation in all TASB programs and services within the Southeast Texas territory, with particular attention to marketing those programs that are without their own marketing staff, conduct or assist in the conduct of Executive Search Services projects and establish a relationship of goodwill and trust between the member districts and TASB. This position requires an estimated 80% travel to various members in the assigned territory per week, with occasional travel across the state of Texas.
A Typical Day
- Serve as the primary contact between the member districts and TASB by gathering and reporting relevant information in a timely manner. This includes reporting any member district’s concerns or problems and the monitoring of the problem until its conclusion.
- Enthusiastically market district membership and participation in all of TASB’s programs and services.
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How You’ll Make an Impact
- Promote trust and goodwill between TASB, its member districts, and the Educational Service Centers across the state.
- Oversee the conduct or assist in the conduct of Executive Search Services projects as requested.
- Attend and participate in appropriate educational conferences such as TASA Study Groups, ESC Regional Advisory Committees, TASB/TASA Convention, Mid-Winter Conference, area school board associations’ meetings and the various ESC Superintendent Conferences/retreats when appropriate.
- Develop and maintain the requisite knowledge of educational issues and specifically, TASB’s programs and services through formal training and regular contact with the various program areas.
- Provide assistance at TASB regional meetings and workshops as well as individual program areas when requested.
- Develop and maintain a professional working relationship with the Regional School Board Associations and their primary contacts located within their assigned territory.
- Preparation and timely submission of a Weekly Activity Report that summarizes the previous week’s contacts with representatives of the Rep.’s assigned school districts.
- Efficient management of the allocated travel budget. Travel should be carefully planned to provide maximum production from the available funds and to ensure funds are available for travel throughout the entire fiscal year.
- Perform any other tasks as assigned by the Director of Field Services.
Skills For Success
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; Superintendent’s Certification is preferred.
- Ten plus years as Superintendent of a Texas public school district or an acceptable equivalent combination of background experience and education is preferred.
- Solid background in school finance and budget management is considered a strong asset.
- Strong background in education governance, school business procedures.
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Ability to effectively deal with the public, member districts and their personnel, and TASB employees.
- Ability to act independently with little or no supervision.
- Ability to organize time and logistics of territory management.
- Ability to efficiently manage travel and mileage budgets.
The TASB Difference
- Enjoy competitive pay and rich benefit offerings.
- Be part of a collaborative environment where every contribution impacts Texas public schoolchildren.
- Thrive in a culture that promotes bringing your whole self to work every day and emphasizes healthy boundaries and work-life balance.
- Learn and grow individually and together through frequent professional development; diversity, equity, and inclusion panels; wellness seminars; and more.
- Work alongside transparent leaders with an open and consistent feedback approach.
- Celebrate as a team with meaningful (and fun) events and tokens of appreciation throughout the year.
- The health and safety of our employees and members, is our top priority. We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities including incentivizing vaccines, requiring masks in all common areas in the building, and optional risk-based testing strategies.
- TASB is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, color, disability, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other personal characteristic protected by law.
- This position does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
- Any job offer is contingent upon receipt of results of a satisfactory background check.