Notice of Employment Opportunity: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR




The Community Education Board is seeking applicants for the Executive Director position. This is a full-time year-round position responsible to the Board of Directors for the leadership of staff conducting the programs and services of Community Education. The Executive Director recommends policies and procedures necessary to execute the full intent of the Inter-local Agreement that established Community Education in Bowling Green-Warren County. The Executive Director is directly responsible for the administration and oversight of all services, including personnel management, program assessment, and accountability. 


  • Provide leadership to staff in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Supervise all staff executing their duties in programs operated in school and community facilities.
  • Approve the employment of all community education staff
  • Prepare an annual budget for Board approval
  • Establish measurable goals and objectives for all program activities
  • Prepare all reports required by the Kentucky Department of Education Community Education Grant Program.
  • Monitor all program activities for performance and financial accountability.
  • Participate in statewide community education network trainings and activities, including Kentucky Community Education Association and Kentucky Department of Education
  • Establish and maintain strong professional relationships with all school principals and ensure that school age program staff maintain good relationships with not only the principals, but also teachers, custodians, and other school staff involved in before- and after-school programs.
  • Establish and maintain strong professional relations with all governance officials, including but not limited to local and regional legislators, and school board members.
  • Continue to play a key advocate for community education policies and funding at state and local level.
  • Provide strong leadership and engagement with community partners public and private.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a Master’s degree preferred in one of the following discipline areas: education, public administration, or business management. The candidate must possess strong leadership and organizational management skills, interpersonal skills with diverse groups of community members, and strong oral and written communication skills. Grant writing, fundraising, and resource development skills are required.

A combination of closely related professional experience, education, and other credentials may be considered, in lieu of Master’s Degree.


The successful candidate must possess a minimum of five years in a senior management position in a school, community public or private agency, or non-profit organization.


The salary for the Executive Director is competitive with similar leadership positions in the non-profit sector. Salary is negotiable based on education and demonstrated experience.

Compensation package includes health/vision/dental insurance, retirement, vacation, and sick leave.


4:30 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

To apply for the position, a resume, letter of application, and other supporting documents—university transcripts, professional certifications, and three professional references should be submitted to:

Collecting Soccer Cleats

Do you have soccer cleats that are no longer used but do not know what to do with them?


Community Education is joining with Refuge Bowling Green to collect and redistribute soccer cleats through the Kentucky Ambassadors Soccer Club. If you or someone you know loves soccer but has outgrown cleats that are gently used or new, this would be a great way to recycle them and enrich the lives of other children.


Cleats can dropped off at the Community Education office, one of our school-age programs, or our summer camps.


Give back and share the joy of the game with others!

POSTPONED: 15th annual Summer Activities Fair


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The 15th annual Summer Activities Fair scheduled for Thursday, April 25 at the Bowling Green Ballpark is being postponed due to a forecast of thunderstorms.

The fair will take place on the rain date of Monday, April 29. Gates will open at 5 p.m. The fair will conclude at 6:30 p.m.

Community Education, Bowling Green High School Youth Services Center, Natcher Elementary Family Resource Center, and the Bowling Green Hot Rods co-sponsor the annual Summer Activities Fair. The purpose of the fair is to provide parents, at no cost, with children in grades k-12 a one-stop shop opportunity for information on activities, camps or other programs offered during the summer in and around our community.

The fair typically includes information on a wide variety of summer activity opportunities, including art; bike safety; cheerleading; church activities; climbing camp; day camps; internet safety; music; outdoor and nature activities; planes, trains, and automobiles; junior police academy; reading; scouting activities, a wide variety of sports camps; theater; and much, much more.

For more information, please contact Community Education at 270-842-4281.


Community Education offering Snow Day Program

Community Education offers snow day programs but pre-registration is required. Call the office at 270-842-4281 for more information.

Welcome to the new Community Education website!

As with any changes in technology, there may be glitches and other issues on this webiste for the first few days it is up and running. Please use our contact form if you would like to point out anything specific.

Feedback is always welcome.

Snow-day policy reminder

If your child’s school closes two or more hours early due to bad weather or other issues, Community Education will NOT provide care that day, as the majority of our staff attend classes at WKU and can-not get to the site that early. Full afternoon care will be provided if your child’s school closes less than two hours early.

Community Education does not currently provide services on days when school is cancelled entirely.