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.

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.

Let us help your organization recruit + retain top nonprofit talent

“The key to a successful search is staying on track, and providing great candidates. Lindauer is better at this than anyone else. They are systematic and predictable in terms of working through a search expeditiously, which is one of the things I value most about the firm. You can count on Lindauer to get under the surface and really understand what you need and be clear in communication with you and the candidates. I have partnered with them on multiple searches and highly recommend their work.”

– Bob Groves, Senior Associate Vice President for Development
University of Texas at Austin

Representative Client List

Higher Education
Practice Team

Jill Lasman

Senior Executive Vice President

Faith Montgomery

Vice President

Maureen Huminik

Vice President

Libby Roberts

Senior Vice President

Omar Bell

Consultant

Chandra Montgomery

Consultant

Megan Abbett

Assistant Vice President

Terri Rutter

Assistant Vice President

Tensie J. Taylor

Consultant

Carmel Napolitano

Vice President

Pamella Reid

Consultant

Khushboo Rami-Patel

Consultant

Lauren Haines

Consultant + Director, Business Development

Alexandra Barber

Consultant

Elsa Gomes Bondlow

Consultant

Abbey Flaherty

Consultant

Alexus Forte

Associate Consultant

Sonya Hairston

Senior Consultant

Raegan Harvey

Consultant

Andrew Machado

Consultant

Josh Maker

Consultant

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    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.

    Let us help your organization recruit + retain top nonprofit talent

    “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

    Vice President

    Libby Roberts

    Senior Vice President

    Omar Bell

    Consultant

    Lauren Haines

    Consultant + Director, Business Development

    Terri Rutter

    Assistant Vice President

    Carmel Napolitano

    Vice President

    Khushboo Rami-Patel

    Consultant

    Megan Abbett

    Assistant Vice President

    Alexandra Barber

    Consultant

    Elsa Gomes Bondlow

    Consultant

    Abbey Flaherty

    Consultant

    Alexus Forte

    Associate Consultant

    Sonya Hairston

    Senior Consultant

    Raegan Harvey

    Consultant

    Maureen Huminik

    Vice President

    Jill Lasman

    Senior Executive Vice President

    Andrew Machado

    Consultant

    Josh Maker

    Consultant

    Chandra Montgomery

    Consultant

    Tensie J. Taylor

    Consultant

    Industry News + Resources

    U.S. Marshals Museum Names Ben Johnson as President and CEO

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    Girl Scouts of Eastern MA Elects Lindauer CEO Deb Taft as Board Chair & President

    Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, the largest girl serving organization in Massachusetts and 10th largest Girl Scout council in the United States, announced Lindauer CEO Deb Taft as its new Board Chair and President.

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    The 4 Types of Hybrid Workers

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