Connecticut Association for the Gifted Announces Search for Executive Director

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


The Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG), founded in 1969, is the pre-eminent parent, teacher and school resource, and legislative advocate forConnecticut’s talented and high-ability students. CAG provides families with information, resources and programs to benefit their gifted and talented children; educators with high-quality professional development; and Boards of Education with the tools to support talented students.

CAG is seeking an individual to serve as Executive Director. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic, entrepreneurial and collaborative leader to manage all aspects of CAG activities in a fast-developing environment. Position works from home; some travel around the state required.

Responsibilities of the role are to:

* Oversee, plan, implement and promote existing programs

* Partner with President, VPs, Executive Committee and other Board members to:

- Develop and implement new revenue-generating programs

- Develop and plan annual objectives/strategies and strategic planning sessions

- Develop Annual Budget and drive actual performance against plans

- Strengthen organizational capabilities and relationships with key stakeholders

- Drive efforts to grow CAG reach according to Marketing and Committee Plans.

* Maintain and create partnerships with like-minded organizations and develop influential relationships with education opinion leaders and policy makers

* Manage operating activities with support from part-time Program Coordinator including:

- Working with suppliers and volunteers to implement programs

- Membership and donor database updates

- Overseeing publishing of monthly e-newsletter

- Website and maintenance

- Creating/executing plans of action/operation for key goals

- Handling of finance-related activities including organizing transactions for bookkeeper

- Planning, preparation and logistics for board meetings

* Interact and collaborate with Committee Chairs to ensure committees are functioning properly and making scheduled progress

* Foster an environment where organizational performance is regularly tracked and communicated to Board

* Keep Board informed of all relevant matters


The successful candidate will demonstrate:

- a keen interest in, and identification with CAG’s mission and vision

- proven managerial skills, ideally in a not-for-profit environment, or a smaller for-profit organization. Prior for-profit business experience also a plus.

- high energy, strong organizational skills, self-starting, with the ability to multi-task well, moving easily from strategic to execution

- ability to mobilize volunteers to execute CAG activities

- strong oral and written communication skills

- ability to collaborate with board members and partner organization representatives with diverse backgrounds

- knowledge of office technology and willingness to work with technology specialists

- self awareness and organizational maturity

- personal skills including integrity, sensitivity to deadlines and strong collaborative skills While this is a paid position, the compensation will not reflect the actual value or efforts required to succeed in the role where a significant amount of time will be "volunteered" to CAG. Therefore, the successful candidate must be mission driven versus compensation driven.

To apply or for further information contact Stephanie Heisler, Program Coordinator at


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Management
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 40 hrs. wk.
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