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Senior Vice President

The Spencer Foundation
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 13, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Spencer Foundation invites nominations and applications for a two-year Senior Vice President (SVP) position. The SVP will serve as a thought partner to the President in shaping the Foundation’s strategic direction toward achieving transformational and impactful educational research, helping to guide the work of the organization and its staff, and representing the Foundation in its interactions with the larger research and philanthropic communities.

Since 1971, the Spencer Foundation has been a leading funder of education research. The Foundation supports high-quality, innovative research on education, researching training fellowships, and additional field-building initiatives.

The Foundation maintains a professional and friendly work environment that produces and promotes high-quality work; believes in the capability, dependability, and value of colleagues, including their commitment to the mission of the Foundation and the unique contributions brought to the collective work; and, demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to help ensure that varied perspectives and approaches contribute to success.

The next SVP will share the Spencer Foundation’s values and a profound commitment to investigate ways in which education, broadly conceived, can be improved around the world. An accomplished scholar, the SVP will bring a record of publication in education research and a proven track record of mentorship of students and junior scholars. The SVP will be a thought-leader in the field who implements innovative practices and research initiatives and works with the Spencer team and the field to strengthen its current program of work and to deepen the Foundation’s work toward research impact.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications – electronically and in confidence – to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Global Education
Practice Lead and Managing Partner
Abby Kallin, Associate

For more information, please visit The Spencer Foundation’s homepage:

Employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race or ethnicity; age; socioeconomic background; gender identity and expression; sexual orientation; national origin; religion; ability or disability status; marital, civil union, or partner status; past or present military service; family history or genetic information; family or parental status (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions); as well as other dimensions of diversity. 

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