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Head of Schools
Elwyn, a non-profit human services organization supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs, seeks a strategic and empathetic leader to serve as Head of Schools in its Children’s Services division. This role will oversee Elwyn’s core educational programs serving students from early childhood (Pre-K) through post-secondary levels, as well as their families. The core education programs include the Davidson School, Opportunities School, and Extended Child Care Programs. Supported by a committed professional team of school and program leaders, and building on a culture of transformative education, the Head of Schools will be responsible for cultivating an ethos of excellence while supporting the unique needs of each program and its leaders and staff.
The Head of Schools role calls for a visionary and thoughtful leader with exceptional operational and change management skills who is committed to building and implementing a shared vision for Elwyn’s educational programs. Supported by an enthusiastic professional team and building on a culture dedicated to transforming the lives of its students, the Head of Schools will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the educational programs and collaborating with school leaders and faculty to implement this vision. With an operating budget of almost $32 million and approximately 400 staff and faculty members under their leadership, the Head of Schools will join their colleagues in the Children’s Services Division as well as the leaders of each of the educational programs to modernize and invigorate these essential programs. Building on its history, Elwyn is poised to play an ever vital and transformational leadership role in special education for Pennsylvania and nationally, in which this Head of Schools will be instrumental.
Elwyn has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and application materials (including resume and cover letter) should be directed, in confidence, to:
Phillip Petree, Partner
Berlinda Mojica, Senior Associate
Nella Young, Senior Associate
Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Elwyn does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, pregnancy status, medical condition, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation or identity, age, national origin, citizenship, handicap status, marital or family status, mental or physical disability, perceived disability, military or veteran status, political activities or affiliations, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation.
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