Posted 04/25/2018


Texoma Council of Governments is accepting applications for Executive Director. Applications will be accepted through Monday, May 21, 2018. To be considered for this outstanding opportunity, please submit your resume (including dates of employment plus staff size and budgets managed), cover letter, the names of six work-related references (two each for current or former supervisors, direct reports, and colleagues) in addition to the online application available at

Resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates deemed to have the most relevant qualifications will be invited to interview with the Executive Director Search Subcommittee, following which, the most qualified candidates will be referred for interviews with the full Governing Board. An appointment to the position will be made after completion of comprehensive reference and background checks to be coordinated with the successful candidate.

The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the Council of Governments (COG), performing highly responsible leadership and managerial work in planning, organizing, and directing the operations of the organization.

Exercises discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties in advising on policy matters; representing the organization; administering policies by the Governing Board; developing and administering procedures; and coordinating and directing all programs, financing, and intergovernmental relationships.

Prefer Masters degree in business, public administration, social science, regional planning or a related field with significant emphasis on planning, analysis and research, plus at least eight years of progressively responsible experience in public administration, including managerial, supervisory, planning and intergovernmental relations experience; any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Must have knowledge of public sector leadership; general management principles; laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines on a variety of programs; budgeting and multi-funded financing procedures and operations.

Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials in local, state and federal government and in the private sector; interpret and communicate rules, regulations, and guidelines prepared by state and federal agencies in a variety of programs; select, develop, organize, motivate and effectively use staff; demonstrate proficiency in negotiation, consensus building, facilitation, decision brokering, oral and written communication; and work independently and creatively; direct and motivate employees; exhibit excellent computer skills including Word and Excel in an Microsoft Windows environment.

Skilled communicator with the ability to foresee and respond to issues and/or concerns of the public and the Governing Board; highly developed interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to build trust and develop regional relationships, an innovator who is open to new ideas; integrity, ethics and honesty above reproach; and one who is respectful, consistent, fair and courteous.

• Inform governing board on progress in all program areas and on any other pertinent matters relating to organizational operations;
• Responsible for the development, implementation, and accomplishment of the organization strategic plan as approved by the Governing Board;
• Facilitate participation in COG activities by Board members;
• Prepare agendas and materials (including Executive Director’s report) for and assists with meetings of the membership and Governing Board;
• Prepare and/or present proposed annual budget to the Governing Board for review, recommendation and submission to the Board;
• Make oral and/or written presentations to the COG Governing Board and committees;
• Responsible for overall leadership of staff in the development and implementation of short- and long-range plans and policies and other activities;
• Monitor state and federal programs and funding opportunities;
• Represent the COG in negotiations with funding agencies at the state and federal levels, with area officials and private firms, and before the general public;
• Represent the COG at the local, state and national level as needed;
• Make final decisions on appointment and removal of employees and recommends employment of consultants to the Governing Board as needed.

The salary range for the Executive Director is negotiable and will be based on qualifications and experience. TCOG’s competitive benefits program includes:
• Transportation Benefits: Annual Automobile Allowance
• Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Including optional coverage for dependents)
• Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, Aflac, Fitness
• Medical Package Including employer-contributed HSA plan
• Leave Benefits – A Combination of 11 Paid Holidays, 1 Floating Holiday or Personal Day and 21 Days of Paid Time Off per year
• Optional FLEX 125 Plan
• Retirement 401A, 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Roth IRA

Additional Information
For additional information, please contact Sean Norton at (903) 813-3514

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Position Type

Regular / Full Time


Texoma Council of Governments, Gallagher Drive, Sherman, TX, USA