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President and Chief Executive Officer

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The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad), the leader in the field of study abroad, seeks a strategic, dynamic, financially astute, and entrepreneurial leader to serve as its next President and Chief Executive Officer.  As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, IES Abroad bridges cultural gaps and educates students to become global leaders through premier study abroad and internship programs. Since its founding in 1950, IES Abroad has distinguished itself through its commitment to academic excellence, and the quality of the student experience. This relentless commitment to quality and focus on its mission has made IES Abroad one of the largest, most reputable, reliable, and financially sound providers in the industry, with an Academic Consortium comprised of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities, and partnerships with leading universities around the world. The next CEO will join IES Abroad at a propitious moment and will be expected to provide vision and leadership to a highly respected and multi-faceted enterprise with a rich history, bold aspirations for the future, and a talented global staff and distinguished international Board of Directors.

The President and Chief Executive Officer will report directly to the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Board of Directors. From study abroad and internship programs for U.S. and international college students, to one-of-a-kind, customized experiences designed with university staff or faculty, the President & CEO will work with the Board to shape the strategic direction and ongoing success of IES, while maintaining IES Abroad’s dedication to excellence.  The CEO will be expected to be dedicated to preparing students to thrive in a global society, by leading the continuing evolution of IES programming in response to dynamic marketplace needs, by continuing to build and develop a highly motivated and talented global organization, and by ensuring organizational adherence to IES Abroad’s established, published standards, which have made IES one of the leading institutions in its field.

For more detail information about the role and about IES Abroad generally, please find the Position Specification here: https://www.russellreynolds.com/executive-opportunities/Documents/Position_Specification-IES_Abroad(President-CEO).pdf  The Search Committee invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of President & CEO of IES Abroad. IES Abroad is partnering in this search with Drs. Charles Falcone and Ilene H. Nagel, and Charles Kaler. Dr. Charlie Falcone and Charles Kaler are affiliated with Russell Reynolds Associates; Dr. Ilene H. Nagel, formerly of Russell Reynolds, is now President of Education Executives.

Prospects nominated and/or those who wish to be considered by the Search Committee should provide an electronic version of their curriculum vitae or resume, as well as a brief bullet point summary of leadership roles they have held, a brief summary of their responsibilities, and their major accomplishments in each role. The confidential review of nominations and expressions of interest will continue until an appointment is made. That said, the Search Committee is intending to conduct its first round of confidential interviews in the fall of 2019, so time is of the essence. To be ensured of full consideration, email the requested materials noted above to [email protected].

As an equal opportunity employer, IES Abroad recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, citizenship, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.




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Posted: 9/11/2019
Application Due: 11/10/2019
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