Job description

Cambridge, MA

Lesley University, widely recognized as a leader in teacher education, counseling and applied therapy programs as well as for its unique combination of art and design, liberal arts, and professional offerings, seeks a highly skilled and seasoned manager and motivating strategic leader as its next president.

Lesley has a well-deserved reputation for providing educational access to underserved populations and has developed unique offerings to advance and celebrate creative practice, critical pedagogy, and academic inquiry. Lesley graduates become dynamic, thoughtful leaders, not only in their professional lives but in their communities. Each year approximately 2,500 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students pursue degrees on campus, off site, online, and through low-residency programs. Along with Lesley’s 90,000 alumni, these students are discovering the power of creativity to overcome obstacles, foster connections, and reveal fresh answers to the world’s problems.

Reporting to an experienced and committed Board of Trustees, the next president of Lesley University has an extraordinary opportunity to join a strong senior leadership team and engage a dedicated community of faculty, administration, staff, students, alumni, and university friends in shaping the next chapter of Lesley’s history. Lesley seeks a president with experience leading complex organizations successfully through growth or change. The ideal candidate will bring an understanding of academic administration and finances, an entrepreneurial spirit, cultural competence, and a demonstrated passion for Lesley’s mission.

How to apply

Sheryl Ash is leading this search with Katie Rockman and Allison Burson. Click here for information

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

With more than 100 years of experience in training education professionals, Lesley knows how to groom great instructors. Ninety-two percent of Lesley professors hold the highest degrees offered in their fields, and they truly care about teaching. Our faculty is dedicated, accomplished and active practitioners in their fields. Lesley professors are committed to providing the personalized attention required to satisfy inquisitive minds.