Education

K-12 + Higher Ed
Executive Search

Impacting Future Generations

Lindauer has long and proven executive search experience in the field of Education. We’ve been honored to partner with a wide range of educational institutions, from complex research universities, vibrant liberal arts colleges, and thriving community colleges, to elementary and secondary educational institutions, or even unique learning environments across the United States and globally.

Our Consultants understand the intersections of faculty and research; enrollment management and admissions; student and residential life; diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; fundraising and finance; operations and marketing; analytics, data, and more. We understand how to explore whether an educational leader, frontline fundraiser, or department administrator has the skills to handle complex environments, mature and emerging programs, and uplifting community engagement.

We will assess leadership and management capabilities, vet ability to create and drive strategy, measure experience to mount large-scale and targeted initiatives, and discern builders from maintainers.

We would be honored to partner with you on your education executive search.

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Our work can be best categorized between Higher Education and K-12/Independent Schools.

Higher Education

Lindauer earns high marks from higher education clients for our ability to identify talented professionals for preeminent colleges, universities, and research institutions.

Our Consultants understand the intersections of faculty and research; enrollment management and admissions; student and residential life; diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; fundraising and finance; operations and marketing; analytics, data, and more. We understand how to explore whether an educational leader, frontline fundraiser, or department administrator has the skills to handle complex environments, guidance for new and existing programs, and uplift and inspire community engagement.

We assess management skill and finesse, vet ability to create and drive strategy, and discern builders from maintainers.

Our global database allows us to engage the best candidates, overcome marketplace obstacles, and successfully conduct multiple searches simultaneously for a single institution.

Our team also recognizes the critical role of diverse leadership that has an eye for inclusion and access across the educational field. Lindauer continues to be a champion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in higher education since the firm’s founding. Today, our team continues its leadership in the advocacy for equity and anti-racism work with boards, leaders, hiring managers, search peers, a trusted network of industry advisors and consultants, and an extraordinary roster of talented professionals.

Recruit and Retain Leaders in Education

“At the beginning of our search, Lindauer’s search consultants asked the right questions to understand our goals, ambitions, challenges, and opportunities. And when it was time to guide us forward, they were professional and attentive. Because they took the time to build trust with us, they could be honest and direct in their feedback and guidance. I appreciated their honesty and the experience it was grounded in.”

– Andrea Keefe, Senior Associate Vice President of Development for Providence College

Representative Client List

Higher Education
Practice Team

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Jill Lasman

Senior Executive Vice President and Managing Director

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Faith Montgomery

Vice President and Managing Director

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Maureen Huminik

Vice President and Managing Director

libby-roberts

Libby Roberts

Executive Vice President and Managing Director

chandra-montgomery

Chandra Montgomery

Senior Consultant + Director, Equity and Inclusion Practice

megan-abbett

Megan Abbett

Assistant Vice President

terri-rutter

Terri Rutter

Assistant Vice President

carmel-napolitano

Carmel Napolitano

Vice President

pamella-reid

Pamella Reid

Consultant

khushboo-rami-patel

Khushboo Rami-Patel

Senior Consultant

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Lauren Haines

Senior Consultant + Senior Director, Business Development

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Alexandra Barber

Consultant

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Elsa Gomes Bondlow

Consultant

alexus-forte

Alexus Forte

Associate Consultant

sonya-hairston

Sonya Hairston

Senior Consultant

raegan-harvey

Raegan Harvey

Senior Consultant

andrew-machado

Andrew Machado

Senior Consultant

josh-maker

Josh Maker

Senior Consultant

Industry News + Resources

Lindauer Recognized as a Top Search Firm for Women of Color

The WOC list recognizes search firms that have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly in recruiting and placing women of color in leadership positions in the nonprofit world.

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Four Leadership Trends Emerging in 2024

We asked nonprofit professionals to share their leadership intentions for 2024. As we reviewed the many thoughtful responses, four themes came into focus: resilience, authenticity, empathy, and boldness.

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Jenny Liu Named Vice President of Strategic Giving of Boston Children’s Hospital Trust

In coordination with hospital stakeholders, Liu will build and implement a transformational giving program to leverage pediatric care for the world.

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Subscribe today to get the latest industry news, resources, and career opportunities.

    K-12 / Independent Schools

    Lindauer earns top marks from education clients for our ability to identify talented professionals for K-12 and independent schools.

    Our Consultants understand the intersections of academics and co-curricular endeavors; enrollment management and admissions; diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and access to education; fundraising and finance; operations and marketing; analytics, data, and more. We understand how to explore whether an educational leader, frontline fundraiser, or department administrator has the skills to handle complex environments, mature and emerging programs, and intense community engagement.

    We will assess leadership and management capabilities, vet ability to create and drive strategy, measure experience to mount large-scale and targeted initiatives, and discern builders from maintainers.

    Our global database allows us to engage the best candidates, overcome marketplace obstacles, and successfully make transformative leadership placements or conduct multiple searches for a single institution simultaneously.

    Lindauer has also been a relentless champion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in education – including in independent schools – since the firm’s founding. Today, our team continues its leadership in the advocacy for equity and anti-racism work with boards, leaders, hiring managers, search peers, a trusted network of industry advisors and consultants, and an extraordinary roster of talented professionals.

    Recruit and Retain Leaders in Education

    “I have no hesitation in giving Lindauer the highest recommendation. Our whole team was impressed as we were presented with a level of candidates we hadn’t even dreamed of. The firm was recommended to me by the head of another independent school, and it was the best recommendation I have ever received. Everyone should know about Lindauer.”

    – Julie Faulstich, Head of School
    Westover School

    K-12 / Independent Schools
    Practice Area Team

    faith-montgomery

    Faith Montgomery

    Vice President and Managing Director

    libby-roberts

    Libby Roberts

    Executive Vice President and Managing Director

    lauren-haines-1

    Lauren Haines

    Senior Consultant + Senior Director, Business Development

    terri-rutter

    Terri Rutter

    Assistant Vice President

    carmel-napolitano

    Carmel Napolitano

    Vice President

    khushboo-rami-patel

    Khushboo Rami-Patel

    Senior Consultant

    megan-abbett

    Megan Abbett

    Assistant Vice President

    alex-barber

    Alexandra Barber

    Consultant

    elsa-gomes-bondlow

    Elsa Gomes Bondlow

    Consultant

    alexus-forte

    Alexus Forte

    Associate Consultant

    sonya-hairston

    Sonya Hairston

    Senior Consultant

    raegan-harvey

    Raegan Harvey

    Senior Consultant

    maureen-huminik

    Maureen Huminik

    Vice President and Managing Director

    jill-lasman

    Jill Lasman

    Senior Executive Vice President and Managing Director

    andrew-machado

    Andrew Machado

    Senior Consultant

    josh-maker

    Josh Maker

    Senior Consultant

    chandra-montgomery

    Chandra Montgomery

    Senior Consultant + Director, Equity and Inclusion Practice

    Industry News + Resources

    Lindauer Recognized as a Top Search Firm for Women of Color

    The WOC list recognizes search firms that have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly in recruiting and placing women of color in leadership positions in the nonprofit world.

    Read More
    Four Leadership Trends Emerging in 2024

    We asked nonprofit professionals to share their leadership intentions for 2024. As we reviewed the many thoughtful responses, four themes came into focus: resilience, authenticity, empathy, and boldness.

    Read More
    Jenny Liu Named Vice President of Strategic Giving of Boston Children’s Hospital Trust

    In coordination with hospital stakeholders, Liu will build and implement a transformational giving program to leverage pediatric care for the world.

    Read More

    Subscribe today to get the latest industry news, resources, and career opportunities.