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President/CEO, Hope Partnership for Education


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Hope Partnership for Education is a non-denominational education center comprised of an independent middle school, graduate support program and adult education center endorsed by and founded in the tradition of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus and the Sisters of Mercy in 2002. It is based on a model of education that originated at Nativity Mission Center in New York City in 1971. This model consists of small class size, extended school day and year, and high school support following graduation from 8th grade, with an emphasis on providing quality education to under-resourced communities. Hope Partnership Middle School (grades 5-8) is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the president/CEO is responsible for articulating the mission and vision to all constituencies, both internal and external. The president/CEO will work with the Board in the development and implementation of Hope’s strategic plan collaborating with all program directors to ensure a strong integration of Hope Partnership’s educational programs and initiatives. The president/CEO will provide overall direction, motivation and guidance to school administrators, faculty, and support staff, providing financial oversight and budgetary coordination between Hope leadership team and the Board. The successful candidate will lead Hope in all fundraising initiatives with a strong focus on “friend raising” and cultivating relationships with potential donors.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible senior leadership experience; prior nonprofit experience and management in an academic setting preferred. The successful candidate will have an appreciation and passion for the mission of Hope Partnership for Education and the individuals and families it serves. She/he will have proven skills and experience in managing overall operations of educational programming or an independent school including academics, finances, human resources, fundraising, enrollment/admissions, marketing, and facilities management. She/he must be a visionary, collaborative, decisive leader, and outstanding communicator who clarifies goals, builds teams, and cultivates trust while at the same time establishing appropriate accountability. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and have experience documenting appropriate information in a donor management database system. Master’s degree in education or related field required. Limited travel required; must be available to attend events after work hours or on weekends as needed.

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Marie O’Riordan
Lambert & Associates
222 S Manoa Road, Suite 201
Havertown, PA 19083

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Deadline for Submission

Apr 30, 2021

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