Job Opening: Executive Director, Wellesley Centers for Women

Wellesley College – Executive Director, Wellesley Centers for Women
Filed in Administrative, Jobs on September 28, 2011
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Wellesley Centers for Women
Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW), an influential
research-and-action institute with the goal of generating knowledge
that can lead to positive social change, seeks an Executive Director.
With an operating budget of over $6 million, an endowment of $36.3
million and a staff of more than 60, the Centers are recognized
internationally for groundbreaking, rigorous research and scholarship
that place women’s perspectives at the center of inquiry. Located at
Wellesley College, one of the nation’s leading women’s colleges, WCW
benefits from its relationship with a College that shares a commitment
to research, education and the empowerment of women.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a talented and dedicated
research/program staff and administrative team and engage the WCW
community in shaping future directions and priorities. A successful
Executive Director will ensure that WCW continues to push the
boundaries of understanding and have significant impact in the public
sphere. She/he will heighten the Centers’ visibility, attract and
retain top-notch researchers, and ensure that resources are in place
to sustain and grow the work.

The position calls for a creative, deft, consultative leader with
excellent strategic and communication skills. Distinguished
scholarship and a terminal degree in a relevant discipline are
required, as is experience in leadership roles within an organization.
Experience developing and carrying out a research agenda and leading
and motivating scholars and researchers would be excellent preparation
for the role. Demonstrated passion for women’s issues is essential.
The Executive Director reports to the Provost of Wellesley College and
works closely with a 27 member advisory board, the Wellesley Centers
for Women Board of Overseers.

Please direct inquiries, applications and nominations to Sheryl Ash
and Rebecca Swartz at Isaacson, Miller. Candidates should provide a
CV, letter of interest and reference list electronically to All replies will be held in strict confidence.
Wellesley College is an EO/AA educational institution and employer.

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