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Presidential Search Announcement

Posted by Bank Street on August 27, 2013

As the Bank Street College of Education approaches its centennial, it seeks a visionary educational leader to preserve and expand its legacy of teaching and learning for children and adults into the next century. Bank Street, located in New York City and renowned for pioneering classroom-based, progressive education, embraces a passionate community of 335 faculty and staff, approximately 950 graduate students, and 500 children. Through its two academic divisions—The Graduate School and Children's Programs—Bank Street is uniquely positioned to influence the dialogue around 21st century progressive education in New York City and nationally.

The ideal candidate will be an inspiring leader excited about carrying the institution and its mission forward. He or she will recognize in this multi-layered, education-focused institution, which addresses the learning needs of infants through experienced faculty, both the opportunity for important educational innovation and the challenge of managing a small but complex organization. He or she will be an effective communicator able to articulate Bank Street's philosophical core, its mission, and its vision for the future to internal and external audiences, widening the visibility of the Bank Street philosophy. The next president will join Bank Street in the midst of an ambitious campaign for the School for Children, so a record of success in fundraising, strong fiscal management, and political savvy are desirable.

The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit materials before November 1, 2013.

Nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest should be forwarded, in confidence and electronically, to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner
Ruth Shoemaker Wood, Consulting Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LLC
Rosetree Corporate Center II
1400 North Providence Road, Suite 6000
Media, PA 19063
610-565-2910
BSCE@storbeckpimentel.com

Bank Street is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Nominations and expressions of interest from women and people of color are encouraged.