Vice President, Leadership & Governance

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
Vice President
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility

Please download the opportunity statement, which contains information on the National Association of Independent Schools and the position, as well as required application materials to prepare in advance.  All applications must be submitted online. Please review the How to Apply section below for further application instructions.


As the largest association of independent schools, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) provides thought leadership, research, creation and curation of resources, and leadership collaboration to more than 1,950 K-12 schools in the U.S. and abroad. To help us fulfill our mission to “co-create the future of education by uniting and empowering our community,” we are planning to hire a new NAIS vice president, leadership and governance.

Exceptional, sustained leadership — among heads of school, boards of trustees, and school leadership teams — is critical to long-term success for our member schools. NAIS has a long and well-established reputation for supporting current leaders, developing the leadership pipeline, and helping schools strengthen the all-important partnership between heads and their boards through resources, programming, and strategic counsel. These services are core to our membership value. Indeed Leadership & Governance is one of our three organizational centers of excellence, along with Strategy & Innovation and Equity, Inclusion, Well-Being.

Yet as school leadership becomes increasingly complex and demanding, there are myriad opportunities to evolve, deepen, and expand those offerings. We seek a leader who will focus and drive these efforts while also contributing to our overall organizational culture.


This is a remote position that requires a fair amount amount of travel throughout the United States.  NAIS is headquartered in Washington, D.C.


  • Applications Accepted Starting: February 21, 2022
  • Priority Deadline: March 21, 2022
  • Application Review: April and May
  • Final Round: Early June
  • Decision Announced: June 30, 2022
  • Start Date: Flexible

How to Apply

  1. If you have not done so already, download the opportunity statement.
  2. Prepare your application materials, which are described on the last page of the opportunity statement.
  3. Click on Apply Now, which will take you to our application portal on Ed Tech Recruiting, where all applications will be processed.
  4. Follow the instructions on that application portal page to upload your documents.
  5. Applications received on or before March 21, 2022 will receive priority review.

You will now be directed to our partner website, Ed Tech Recruiting, where you can login (or create a new account), and submit an online application.