President, Adler Graduate Schol

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Aug 31, 2017
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The Adler Graduate School has a distinguished history in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area and region. Through the encouragement and support of internationally known psychiatrist Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs, the institution was initially founded in 1967 as the Minnesota Adlerian Society. It began in the Twin Cities as a small movement to present Adlerian concepts to the regional community.

The Board of Directors of Adler Graduate School along with faculty, staff, and students is seeking its next President of the School. This new leader will have the opportunity to build a renewed vision for the School’s future, building upon its past success and aligning it with changes in the education marketplace as well as advancements in the field of psychotherapy.  Successful candidates will need to demonstrate experience in leadership, change management, the ability to build engagement with multiple stakeholders and a successful history of academic administration.

The President is responsible for the overall leadership and health of the Adler Graduate School.  Along with a renewed vision, this new leader will bring a proven record of inspiring people and organizations through principled leadership. This includes ensuring adherence to the mission/vision, ongoing financial and strategic growth, oversight of School operations, risk identification and mitigation, compliance with educational standards and the ability to be a strong external leader for the organization.

The ideal candidate for this role will bring a demonstration of the following attributes-

Leadership abilities in 4 key dimensions:

o   Results Leadership (ability to inspire self and others to perform to established metrics of success)

o   Strategic Leadership (conceives, develops and advocates for strategic objectives)

o   Relationship Leadership (ability to cultivate relationships internally & externally)

o   Change Leadership (drives change in a way that is collaborative and builds alignment)

Ideally, candidates will have a doctoral degree and a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in an academic institution or nonprofit agency.

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