Executive Director – The Association for Teaching Black History in Kentucky

  • Berea College
  • Berea, KY, USA
  • Jul 06, 2022
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education) History Humanities: Other Social & Behavioral Sciences Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Multicultural Affairs

Job Description

Executive Director – The Association for Teaching Black History in Kentucky

Invitation to Apply

The Association for Teaching Black History in Kentucky whose founding member organizations to include Berea College, the Muhammad Ali Center, Kentucky State University, and the Thomas D. Clark Foundation) was organized in 2022 to recover the social, historical, and cultural contributions of black Kentuckians and to make these materials readily available to teachers in the Commonwealth, thereby promoting quality K-12 instruction in history. The goal of the Association is to provide an inclusive educational experience for all students that enhances their academic success.  Berea College serves as the fiscal agent for the Association.


This new position is the primary administrative officer of the Association for Teaching Black History in Kentucky with responsibility for overseeing all programs and activities of the Association.  The Executive Director is responsible for collecting, organizing and curating resource materials and sharing them with educators in the state.  The Executive Director develops programs for and builds relationships with constituent educators from around the State to support the use of teaching materials in black history and culture.  The Executive Director participates in the necessary fundraising to sustain the effort of the Association.  The Executive Director supports and guides the advocacy work of the Association in concert with the Association Board of Directors and Advisory Board. The Executive Director serves as liaison for the Association with the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and advocates on behalf of the Association for Teaching Black History in Kentucky on issues related to state funding and legislation.  The Executive Director promotes the sharing of best practices and is responsive to the ongoing and changing needs of member institutions and the state.

The Executive Director is hired by and reports to the Governing Board of the Association and receives compensation and benefits as an employee of Berea College. As such, the Executive Director will receive an annual review from both the Governing Board of the Association and through the Human Resources policies of Berea College.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Requirements for the position include:

  • Master’s degree in a related field with a preference for a Ph.D or Ed.D in a related field.
  • Five to ten years of Administrative/Professional experience in Primary, Secondary or Higher Education
  • Experience in the creation or management of a non-profit
  • Knowledge of Black History and willingness to expand that knowledge in regard to the experience of Black Kentuckians
  • Ability to develop infrastructure, programming, and assessment/evaluation;
  • Coordinate programming consultants and excellent project management skills
  • Understanding of and experience in fundraising and development
  • Strong communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, computer proficiency
  • Collaborative leadership work style    
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of institutions and interests.

Application Details

To see more details about the position and to express interest in the position please visit the following site (Invitation to apply.


All interested candidates should submit a resume\CV, three letters of reference and a cover letter up to 4 pages as to why the prospective work of this position seems important to your career at this point and has prepared you to lead this effort?


For inquiries or questions please email Jessica Klanderud (Interim Executive Director) at  klanderudj@berea.edu


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