Retained Search

12M Recruiting specializes in retained searches for senior leadership positions in mission-aligned organizations.

We maintain a network of thousands of professionals across the globe.  Many of our searches are for newly created leadership positions. For every search, we maintain an unparalleled commitment to diversity, intentionality, and longevity. Here are a few of our success stories.

Head of School

AIM Academy
Search dates
Feb 2021 to Oct 2021
Start date
Jul 2022
Location
Conshohocken, PA

AIM Academy (AIM) is hiring for head of school to start next year on July 1, 2022.  AIM Academy is a 15-year-old coeducational, independent school dedicated to providing extraordinary educational opportunities to children in grades 1-12 with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.  The school is part of a larger nonprofit organization that includes the AIM Institute for Learning & Research, which is charged with helping to implement research-to-practice at AIM Academy, as well as advocating for literacy research across the greater educational ecosystem.

Now AIM Academy seeks a visionary, inspirational, and talented head of school with a growth mindset and a passion for serving students with language-based learning differences. The next head of school will have the incredible opportunity to work with AIM’s co-founders, who currently serve as executive directors of the entire organization, and are working with the board of trustees on a succession plan to install the necessary governance structures to sustain this growing organization into the future. The next head of school will report to the office of CEO and start on July 1, 2022.

Applications are now accepted and will be due on April 10, 2021.  For more information, please visit www.12MRecruiting.com/jobs/AIM to download the opportunity statement and begin the application process.

Director of Teaching, Learning, and Professional Growth

Woodland School
Search dates
Feb 2021 to Apr 2021
Start date
Jul 2021
Location
Portola Valley, CA

Woodland School, an independent day school situated on 10.5 acres in the beautiful and serene community of Portola Valley, is to many people a “hidden gem.” One of the few independent schools on the San Francisco Peninsula to serve early childhood through grade eight, Woodland School benefits from an open and wooded campus that provides children room to breathe, space to play, and freedom to explore the environment around them — all beneficial to their social, emotional, and cognitive growth.

With its 40th anniversary this year, Woodland is arguably no longer hidden, though it remains unequivocally a gem of a school. Last year, Woodland welcomed a new head of school, who brings passion for, and extensive experience with, elementary academics — from teaching and learning to curriculum and design. Now, Woodland seeks a thoughtful educator to step into the role of director of teaching, learning, and professional growth for kindergarten through grade eight. At a small school administrators wear many hats, and Woodland is no exception. However, first and foremost Woodland will want its director to put on the hat of teacher support, mentorship, and development. To that end, Woodland sees academic innovation aligned as much with supporting the growth of the adults on campus as it does with managing content and curriculum. The director of teaching, learning, and professional growth begins July 1, 2021 and reports to the head of school.

Applications are now accepted and will be due on March 25 at 5pm PDT.  For more information, please visit www.12MRecruiting.com/jobs/Woodland to download the opportunity statement and begin the application process.

Dean of Experiential Education

The Athenian School
Search dates
Jan 2021 to Mar 2021
Start date
Jul 2021
Location
Danville, CA

The Athenian School is hiring for an assistant head of school to start next year on July 1, 2021.

Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership, and Service (IDEALS) are the pillars of Round Square, an international network of 200+ schools in 50+ countries that The Athenian School co-founded. These six core values are also the pillars of a new role at Athenian: dean of experiential education. The “Pillar Dean,” as this role is affectionately known at Athenian, will be charged with coordinating several all-school experiential learning programs, but more importantly with bringing those experiential principles of learning-by-doing to the core curriculum. Thus, the dean of experiential education will serve as a critical bridge and mentor to middle and upper school faculty. The Pillar Dean, a 12-month role that reports to the assistant head of school / middle school head, starts July 1, 2021.

Applications are now accepted and will be due on February 5 at 5pm PST.  For more information, please visit www.12MRecruiting.com/jobs/DEE to download the opportunity statement and begin the application process.

Executive Director

Bay Area Teacher Training Institute
Search dates
Apr 2020 to Dec 2020
Start date
Jul 2021
Location
Oakland, CA

The Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI), based in Oakland, CA announces the hiring of Ashlee Gutierrez as its next execuive director, to take over leadership of BATTI on July 1, 2021. Ms. Gutierrez will assume responsibility following the retirement of Bob Houghteling, who is retiring after nearly twenty years of service as BATTI's founding head.

The executive director reports to the board of directors.

Director of Co-Curricular Programs

Alexander Dawson School
Search dates
Jan 2020 to Apr 2020
Start date
Jul 2020
Location
Las Vegas, NV

The Alexander Dawson School, an early childhood - grade 8 independent school in Las Vegas, NV announces the hiring of Marc Leonor as its inaugural director of co-curricular programs, to oversee the athletics, summer camp, and after school programs. Throughout his career, Mr. Leonor has been in many co-curricular leadership roles for educational and youth organizations.  He has served as site director for the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, baseball league director for the Los Angeles City Parks and Recreation Department, and sports director (and later day camp director) for Camp Sharwood in Los Angeles.  In addition, he founded a summer camp program in the Philippines, which grew from 40 students to over 500 in its most recent year.

This position reports to the director of teaching and learning.

 

Chief Financial Officer

Alexander Dawson School
Search dates
Jan 2020 to Apr 2020
Start date
Jul 2020
Location
Las Vegas, NV

The Alexander Dawson School, an early childhood - grade 8 independent school in Las Vegas, NV announces the hiring of Michelle Eckmann as its next chief financial officer. Ms. Eckmann has a long and distinguished career as a financial leader in both the for-profit and nonprofit industries.  For fifteen years she worked at Bank of America in their CFO group, overseeing core finance functions for different business units.  From 2016 to 2020 she was CFO for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.  Ms. Eckmann has been active in Nevada as a philanthropic leader, which includes her long service within the Junior League since 2007.

This position reports to the head of school.

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