Independent Education's Search for a Permanent Executive Director
May 02, 2012
Independent Education announced the search for a permanent Executive Director to begin July 1, 2013. The Board of Trustees of Independent Education (IE) seeks a dynamic Executive Director who is passionate about independent schools and can lead and manage a membership organization with a clear vision. The Executive Director should have superb communication skills, be able to build and strengthen collaboration, and understand sustainable financial management. Given that IE is located in the nation’s capital, the Executive Director should also be able to grasp the complexity of the local and federal governments’ influence on our schools and to protect our independence.
About IE and Its Mission
Independent Education is an association of 85 independent, non-profit schools serving over 33,000 students in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. These schools – elementary, secondary, day, boarding urban and rural – are as diverse as the communities they serve. Founded in 1951 as the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW) and headquartered in Washington, DC, IE is a resource for both our member schools and families seeking to learn more about independent education.
The mission of Independent Education states that the association “advances the collective interests of member schools in the national capital region by promoting high professional standards and exemplary practices, encouraging cooperative endeavors, enhancing member schools’ standing and safeguarding their independence.”