Seeking New ALAN Executive Director

Seeking New ALAN Executive Director

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As a result of Teri Lesesne’s pending resignation after five years as Executive Director, ALAN (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teacher of English) is presently accepting applications for the position. This position is a 5 year term which is renewable for a second 5 year term upon approval of the Executive Committee.  Among the varied duties of the Executive Director are serving on ALAN’s Executive Committee and overseeing the fiscal and administrative health of the organization; preparing election information and ballot for annual elections; serving as ALAN’s liaison with NCTE in administrative matters and as representative to the NCTE Board of Directors; making arrangements for the annual ALAN breakfast; and completing other duties as specified in the position description, which is available on request from Gary Salvner, Search Committee Chair, at: or can be downloaded in PDF format from this link.


Interested persons should submit a letter of application (due no later than October 1, 2015) as well as the following:

  1. A statement of vision for the organization;
  2. A vita;
  3. A letter of support from the applicant’s employer, indicating the level of support to be made available;
  4. A summary of the applicant’s previous involvement with ALAN and evidence of the applicant’s involvement in the field of young adult literature;
  5. A statement of availability to assume the position on January 1, 2016.


Applications – in electronic form (Word attachment, please) – should be sent to:


Interviews will be conducted during the NCTE Convention, which will be held in Minneapolis in November. Candidates should plan accordingly. A final decision is to be made and announced at the ALAN Workshop.


The stipend for this position is fixed at $2,000 per year.  Additionally, the Executive Director receives complimentary registration for the ALAN Workshop and the ALAN Breakfast.