President and CEO, Science History Institute

Job Type: Government/Non-Profit

Application Deadline: January 13, 2020


The Science History Institute, a multifaceted nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve and celebrate our scientific and technological culture and to make it accessible for investigation and knowledge creation, seeks an inspirational, strategic leader to tell the story of the Institute with passion and contagious enthusiasm. Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors, the next President and CEO should have significant management experience, a “builder” mindset and a leadership style that values transparency, accountability, and collaboration. The successful candidate will be an expert communicator with high emotional intelligence, media savvy, and a deep and broad intellectual curiosity. Candidates should have successful experience or comparable understanding of fundraising for nonprofits within the United States, particularly for audience-focused organizations. The President and Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the organization’s vision, strategy, and management, and for ensuring that the management team is properly structured and staffed to ensure programmatic, financial, and operational strength. The President/CEO serves as the linchpin in the organization’s fundraising efforts, linking donor interests with the fundamental needs of the organization, all in close collaboration with the development staff. The President will frequently serve as the face of the Science History Institute and act as the steward of the Institute’s brand and understands their role in growing the reputation of the Institute. Further information regarding the position and the Science History Institute can be found here. Applications should consist of a detailed cover letter responsive to the needs of the Science History Institute and a cv or resume. For priority consideration, please apply by January 13, 2020. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations and applications should be submitted in confidence to: shi-ceo@kornferry.com, Paul Chou, Co-Managing Director Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, PA.

The Science History Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Institute provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to age, race, ethnicity, current or future military status, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, religion, sexual orientation, veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Posted: November 30, 2019