Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) invites applications and nominations for the position of President. IMSA has experienced six years of success and growth under the leadership of José M. Torres, its fourth president. During Dr. Torres’ tenure, IMSA has enjoyed strong enrollment growth and increasing recognition as a leading educational institution in Illinois and beyond. These achievements pave the way for the next President to seize a set of opportunities that will allow them to champion and continue to shape a vision for the future of the Academy. IMSA is a rare institution and seeks a President who is inspired by all that has been accomplished to date and is prepared to lead the Academy thoughtfully and collaboratively into the future.
A learning laboratory, IMSA is both a public residential Academy and a catalyst for the advancement of STEM teaching and learning statewide with responsibility to stimulate further excellence for all Illinois schools in mathematics and science through its Center for Teaching and Learning. The Center for Teaching and Learning provides educator training and turnkey STEM curricula, student enrichment, including summer camps, and entrepreneurship and makerspace education.
The next President of IMSA will arrive at a time of great momentum and optimism, and must both maintain and advance IMSA’s trajectory towards sustained academic rigor and outside-the-box approach to education; broad innovation and creativity; and unfaltering commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism initiatives.
IMSA seeks a bold and courageous leader who is prepared to seize the opportunities that lie ahead. The ideal candidate will possess significant academic and fundraising experience as a leader in the public sector, private/corporate sector, or academic sector; experience working with or within academic environments is highly desirable.
For more information, please see the full position profile here.
For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:
Sherry Coleman, Partner
Nishant Mehta, Partner
Matthew Marsallo, Senior Associate
The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation, amnesty, arrest record, military status, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. IMSA utilizes only job-related criteria in making decisions concerning applicants and employees.