The growing Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature Foundation seeks a dynamic and experienced part-time Executive Director who can help build upon our success and expand our reach.
The right person will help TISL realize new opportunities to fulfill its mission of engaging Tennessee college students and helping more of them realize their potential as future leaders.
TISL is a 51-year-old 501(c)(3) with an estimable Board of Directors, stable finances and a great reputation among stakeholders and clients.
The role and responsibilities of the current Executive Director have become too much for one person, and the position is being split. The current ED will continue as Program Director and as a supporter and resource for the new ED.
Broadly speaking, we hope to find someone who can elevate our profile and events, work with the existing Development Director to find new revenue and improve our statewide visibility, especially on college campuses and among our alumni. The ED position could continue to grow, commensurate with revenue and demonstrated success.
Not-for-profit management experience Capitol Hill interest/situational awareness Development leadership/experience to support existing Development Director position Respect for student leadership Strong appreciation for ethics and conflict-of-interest issues.
TISL is a 51-year-old leadership and civic engagement program for college students. Alumni include Tennessee Chief Justice Jeff Bivins, State Treasurer David Lillard Jr. and Secretary of State Tre Hargett. The latter two are former TISL governors.
TISL's focus is a four-day General Assembly each November at the State Capitol. Nearly 500 students from more than 40 Tennessee colleges participate each year.