Higher Education Resource Services — President

HERS (Higher Education Resource Services), an independent educational non-profit women’s leadership development organization located on the campus of University of Denver (DU), invites nominations and expressions of interest in the position of President. The next president will succeed Dr. Judith White, who has provided distinguished service for twelve years. In collaboration with the HERS Board of Directors, Dr. White initiated the annual HERS Institute at the University of Denver and refined the signature HERS Institute curriculum offered at DU, Bryn Mawr College and Wellesley College. She broadened the HERS community to include increasing proportions of women leaders in higher education in STEM fields, community colleges, and historically minority serving institutions.

HERS seeks a visionary experienced, entrepreneurial, collaborative, inspiring leader, who believes in the HERS mission and values and who will readily see the possibilities for growth, innovation and change. The successful candidate will communicate effectively and excel at building confidence and nurturing the success of the HERS constituencies. Ideally, the successful candidate should hold a doctorate or terminal degree and is expected to: have a record of successful senior level leadership, planning, and fundraising experience; and demonstrate the qualities, values, talents, and abilities identified by the HERS Board of Directors in the Leadership Profile which will be posted on HERSnet.org in early November. The new president is expected to begin July 1, 2018.

The next president will embrace opportunities to advance the visibility, brand and voice of HERS on national and international platforms. S/he will strengthen and broaden existing programs through partnerships and outreach with attention to HERS commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  The successful candidate will harness the energy and commitment of the HERS Board of Directors, friends, alumnae and partners to enhance the resource base of the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the organization, its financial integrity, and the success of the three offerings of the HERS Institute as well as new program initiatives.

HERS recently celebrated its 45th anniversary as an organization dedicated to advancing women leaders and advocating gender equity in higher education. To date, more than 5,500 women have attended HERS Institutes and have been mentored by successful women in the field. HERS now boasts more than 3,000 active alumnae leading in a variety of positions and more than 1,000 HERS Institute alumnae serving in senior level positions in 1,200 colleges, universities, or related higher education organizations. HERS is well into its fifth decade building on past successes and creating new initiatives. The 2017-2022 HERS Strategic Plan articulates two priorities: to advance women leaders in higher education and to strengthen the community of women leaders in higher education.

HERS has retained Archer~Martin Associates as executive search counsel. For further information, please contact Nancy Martin at 508-325-6161, in confidence. Please submit nominations and expressions of interest with a letter of intent and CV to HERSPres@archermartinassociates.com.

HERS and the University of Denver are committed to enhancing the diversity of faculty and staff and encourage applications from people of color, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities, and veterans. DU is an EEO/AA employer. 

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