Search for the Executive Vice President for Academic Programs

Chicago, IL

 

The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad), the leader in the field of study abroad, seeks a strategic, creative, and entrepreneurial leader to serve as its next Executive Vice President for Academic Programs (EVP). As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, IES Abroad bridges cultural gaps and educates students to become global leaders through premiere study abroad and internship programs. Since its founding in 1950, IES Abroad has set itself apart through its commitment to academic excellence and the quality of the student experience. This relentless commitment to quality and focus on its expanded mission has made IES Abroad one of the largest and most reputable providers in the industry. The next EVP will join IES Abroad at a propitious moment and will provide vision and leadership to a highly respected organization with a rich history, talented global staff and Board of Directors, and bold aspirations for the future.

 

A key member of IES Abroad’s leadership team, the Executive Vice President will report directly to the President & CEO. From study abroad programs for U.S. and international college students to one-of-a-kind, customized experiences designed with university staff or faculty, the EVP will collaborate with the President & CEO to shape the strategic direction of IES. S/he will maintain IES Abroad’s dedication to excellence by providing leadership and direction to the academic arm of the organization. S/he will be dedicated to preparing students to thrive in a global society through adherence to IES established, published standards, outstanding programming, and continual assessment and program enhancement.

 

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, IES Abroad employs around 360 staff and operates 400 programs throughout the world. Serving an Academic Consortium and international university network of more than 500 top-ranked universities around the globe, IES has provided an unparalleled study abroad experience to over 130,000 students. Committed to providing an international education to all students, IES actively recruits from diverse populations and provides over $5 million in scholarships annually.

 

IES Abroad has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, for this important search. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and applications, including a letter of interest describing the individual’s qualifications for the position and resume/CV, should be sent in confidence to:

 

Ponneh Varho, Vice President

Carmen Delehanty, Associate

Isaacson, Miller

To apply: www.imsearch.com/6561

 

IES Abroad is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. We strive to treat people with respect; fully utilizing employee's abilities and promoting workforce diversity. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation or genetic information or veteran status and/or any other status protected by applicable laws.

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