The NEA Foundation, the leading national public charity founded by educators in service of educators, seeks an innovative and passionate public education advocate to serve as its next President and Chief Executive Officer.
For more than four decades, the NEA Foundation has partnered with schools, districts, professional associations, unions, and communities to create powerful, sustainable improvements in teaching and learning. Through grants to educators, fellowships, awards, and numerous collaborative efforts, the Foundation seeks to advance the voice, experience, and expertise of educators.
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Foundation, signifying an important moment not just for the organization, but for public education across the country. Beginning in early 2019, the next leader will have the opportunity to set the course for the next half century by working to respond to educator voices and find solutions for improved student learning, empowering public school educators to improve student performance, and advocating for the education profession writ large.
The President and CEO is responsible for the operations of the Foundation, including a staff of 17, an annual operating budget of $7 million, and an endowment, currently valued at $46 million. Key responsibilities for the new leader include working productively with the Board of Directors; developing and clarifying the mission and values of the Foundation; managing all aspects of staff activities, including advocacy, programs, and grant management; providing oversight of all systems of accountability; and assembling a set of strategies necessary to advance the mission, goals, and values of the Foundation. The position requires a high level of visibility both internally and externally.
The NEA Foundation has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of the President and CEO. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/6481. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.
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The NEA Foundation Board of Directors is committed to equal employment opportunity in all employment-related matters, including hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers and other personnel actions, without regard to race, citizenship, religion, color, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation and political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by federal or District of Columbia law. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent management from implementing any legally permissible affirmative action programs. In addition, the NEA Foundation complies with the District of Columbia’s Human Rights Law.