Lander-Grinspoon Academy (LGA) is seeking an energetic and innovative Executive Director who will work to strengthen the school, providing inspirational and operational leadership to the entire school community. The next Director will have an opportunity to build on 25 years of growth, curriculum development and community building at a time when the Jewish population of the region is growing rapidly. The successful candidate will demonstrate a readiness to help grow our donor base, expand enrollment and deepen partnerships in our community.
The Director, in partnership with the Board of Directors, will identify strategic goals and priorities for the future of the school and will work to articulate and implement a shared vision of the unique mission of LGA and its potential impact in the Jewish community and the wider region. Their responsibilities will be divided into three major areas: 1) Executive Leadership and Board Relations, 2) Admissions, Marketing and Community Relations and 3) Development and Fiscal Management.
The successful candidate will be prepared to listen and learn from the experience of their board and staff, while bringing new approaches to the job, clearly promoting the value of their ideas and acting decisively to implement necessary programmatic, procedural and structural improvements. They will have the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects and the interpersonal and communication skills to forge connections, bringing people into the community. This position requires personal resilience and significant investment of time and energy into relationship building with stakeholders throughout the school community.
Given the range of responsibilities of leadership at a small school like LGA, the ability to enlist the support of the staff, delegate tasks and provide direction and oversight is essential. Likewise, the Director must be able to work with the Board President to cultivate a positive board culture that will ensure the long-term viability of the school. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of leadership and effective management of budgets and personnel.
In addition to the ability to work with a wide range of people in a diverse community, experience working in an education setting is a core requirement, with preference given to those with experience in Jewish day schools. Some combination of marketing, grant writing and/or fundraising experience is also a requirement. The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Above all, our next Executive Director must bring a commitment to core Jewish values and embrace the Derech LGA.
View the full prospectus for this position at our website. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the address below. Include your qualifications for this position and describe why you believe you are a fit for our school.
LGA Leadership Search Committee
c/o Matt**************************************s $85,000 - $100,000 annually. Benefits include health insurance, two weeks vacation, Jewish holidays and an account for allowable travel and business expenses.