Executive Director of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership

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Application deadline: December 16, 2019

Senior Consultant: Jacqueline Woods

Associate Consultant: Marcie Pecora

Texas Woman’s University (TWU)—the nation’s largest public university primarily for women—invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership. The university seeks a visionary and inspiring executive with intellectual and personal qualities and professional experience needed to lead an innovative, entrepreneurial, efficient and growing program.

The Executive Director (ED) of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership will be responsible for providing the creative, transformative and fiscal support and inspiration for the work of the three major centers of the Institute: The Center for Public Policy and Politics, The Center for Women Entrepreneurs, and the Center for Student Leadership. The ED will work closely with the center directors and staff to establish and execute strategic directions and priorities for their work and develop state and national recognition and prominence for the Institute. Currently the Institute’s start-up activities are supported by significant funding from the State of Texas and through private gifts. The ED will be charged with developing continuing support from multiple funding sources for the ongoing and future growth of the Institute. The ED reports to the Chancellor and President and works collaboratively with a university Advisory Council comprised of women leaders from throughout Texas.

Chancellor Feyten and the search committee invite inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of Executive Director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership. The position is expected to begin early in 2020.

Complete details regarding this opportunity can be found by viewing the search profile at: https://academicsearch.org/open-searches-public/.

Applications received by December 16, 2019 will be given full consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled. Send a thoughtful letter of application addressing the qualifications and desired attributes; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of five references. Calls to references will occur later in the search process and only with prior notification of candidates.

All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF) to TWUInstitute@academicsearch.org.  The committee is being assisted by Ms. Jacqueline Woods, Senior Consultant at Academic Search, who can be reached at Jacqueline.Woods@academicsearch.org.

Texas Woman’s University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

Texas Woman’s University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, age, veteran’s status, or against qualified disabled persons.