Location: All US - Remote Position
Mission(s): Other / Not Listed
Job Type: Full Time
Posted On: Mar 07, 2024

Education: Master's Degree
Career Level: Executive (VP/Senior VP/etc)
Nonprofit Experience: 2-10 Yrs


I. Position Overview

The Vice President of Education Services (VP-ES) will be MCEC’s lead agent for creating, coordinating, delivering, and evaluating educational resources which serve the military-connected student community and those who impact their educations, including but not limited to parents, educators, education administrators and boards, military departments, partner nonprofits and organizations, and   government officials whose portfolios impact military-connected students.

The VP-ES will be a mission-focused, effective member of MCEC’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT), dedicated to delivering measurable, cost-effective results in ways that make MCEC’s vision a reality, anchored in MCEC’s board-approved Strategic and Operational Plans, and with clarifying guidance from the President & CEO. This position requires a combination of leadership, management, and communication skills that cut across a diverse group of internal and external customers and stakeholders.

Work assignments and targets will provide a wide range of latitude in developing opportunities. Staffing provided to accomplish the identified requirements will include full-time and part-time paid staff, contractors, and volunteers as appropriate.


II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

Education Management:

  • Leads MCEC’s education services program development and execution activities, ensuring they are grounded in instructional systems design (ISD) best practices; and are planned, executed, and evaluated for continuous improvement via the PADDIE+M process.
  • Ensures all education services are delivered on time, to budget and specification. Continuously seeks to improve program service effectiveness and efficiency. Facilitates, in coordination with the SVP/COO, MCEC’s monthly Project Management Review update meeting.
  • Ensures that competent, trained staff deliver all MCEC scheduled trainings and services.
  • Serves as staff liaison and senior MCEC educator to MCEC’s Science Advisory Board (SAB).
  • Provides weekly and, as required, critical information reports to the President/Chief Executive Officer and or Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer (SVP/COO).


Staff Coordination and Administration:

  • Supports the VP of Development and the fundraising/grant development process with educational services resource needs information. Collaborates closely with the Fund Development Department upon ES Department’s assumption of execution phase of awarded grants and/or donations.
  • Develops, maintains, and reports on the Department’s annual operating budget and revenue forecast.
  • Supervises and evaluates designated staff, ensuring that the Department functions effectively and efficiently in accordance with MCEC’s mission, board policies, administrative guidelines, and sound practices.
  • Creates and implements a communication process to keep assigned staff and volunteers abreast of Department information.
  • Communicates effectively in writing and verbally.
  • Ensures highest level of internal and external customer service.
  • Demonstrates responsible fiscal control over assigned program budgets.
  • Establishes a receptive environment and positive, professional relations within the organization, and with external partners, customers, and other contacts.
  • Completes required reports in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Complies with all policies, operating procedures, legal requirements, and verbal and written directives.
  • Responds to staff concerns and formal complaints in a timely manner that is aligned with the organizational procedures published in the MCEC Employee Handbook.
  • Evaluates time off requests by Department staff.
  • Represents MCEC as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


III. Reporting and Supervisory Responsibilities

 This position reports to the President/Chief Executive Officer. Work and supervisory responsibility align with MCEC’s Strategic and Operational Plans, goals, and annual performance targets.  Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; and appraising performance.

IV. Position Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Master’s degree in education, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university.
  • Five years of experience as a leader/manager in an education or training environment.
  • Leadership-level expertise in instructional systems design, in particular PADDIE+M.
  • Three years of experience in program management.

 Desired experience/training/knowledge/skills/abilities include:

  • Strategic communication skills and experience.
  • Experience with customer relations.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to think strategically in developing future programs and services to meet emerging needs.
  • Expertise and poise interacting with governing and advisory boards, education community leaders, military leaders, and other elected and appointed senior officials.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or listen. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. 


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common educational articles and technical journals, financial reports, and diverse documents.

Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from staff and trainers.

Ability to write articles or papers for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to staff, MCEC Board, CEO or COO as required. 


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 


Must maintain high speed internet connectivity for remote work and must be able to travel occasionally (likely no more than 10 percent of time). 


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

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