ISL Executive Secretary


Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Job Description: 

  • Represent the ISL in all outward-facing ways – especially with regional organizations (NEPSAC), other leagues, officials’ organizations, and the media. 
  • Lead and organize all aspects of the ISL athletic program– this includes maintaining and affirming the League’s values and traditions, coordinating meetings of Athletic Directors and Heads of School, in partnership with the ISL Executive Committee, setting annual and meeting agendas, scheduling the League in all sports in coordination with member school Athletic Directors, proposing and maintaining budgets, resolving disputes between and among schools. 
  • Coordinate the promotion of positive publicity about the ISL, its schools and teams, and its athletes and coaches (this would include fostering feature articles with the print media, regularly submitting scores, posts on social media). Much of our success in this regard would derive from the establishment of relationships with the press and others. Special attention should be paid to the website and timely, accurate, balanced postings. Supervise and collaborate with the webmaster. Provide appropriate totems of success (plaques, certificates, and the like) to teams/schools in each season. Ensure that each year schools commit to the ISL statement of principles. 
  • Establish and manage the budget including assessments and expenditures. 
  • Advocate for fair, similar values and processes and procedures to the ISL with NEPSAC. Help the ISL to assess ongoing relationship with NEPSAC. 
  • Work productively and collaboratively with the Steering Committee and especially the “president” representing the ADs, as well as the “president” representing the Heads of School. These particular relationships with the two “presidents” will represent a significant element to the Executive Secretary’s responsibilities – especially in the first year. 
  • Consider visionary efforts that could broaden and deepen historic commitments of the League. Establish relationships with other leagues in the region and nationally in order to assess best practices. Be alert to professional development opportunities. 
  • Preserve and memorialize institutional records. 

The Executive Secretary would be charged with fostering decision making on behalf of the League. There will be an “advise and consent” provision in which the Executive Secretary runs major decisions by the President or whole Steering Committee. Schools would have the right to appeal the ES’s decisions to the Steering Committee. The President of the Heads’ group and the Steering Committee will decide on annual renewal based on feedback from the heads and ADs. 

Contract would begin 1 July 2024 (or as soon thereafter as possible) 

While demands would be “lumpy,” typical work would entail about 10 hours of work per week during the school year. It is likely that there will be minimal work during the summer months. 

Annual salary – $32,000 

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter expressing interest in the position and a list of three references. All materials should be sent to

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender