Established in 2010 through a generous, multi-year gift from the Lynch Foundation, the Lynch Leadership Academy (the Academy) exists to develop the leadership capacity of school leaders in order to close the achievement gap and ensure all students attend and graduate from college. An initiative of Boston College, and drawing on the expertise of its nationally ranked business and education schools, the Academy is an innovative program that inspires, challenges, and trains urban school leaders to effectively engage and direct impactful school change. Through a yearlong cohort model, and with an emphasis on the principles of equity and social justice, the Academy builds the leadership capacity of school principals across sectors – district, charter, and Catholic – to attain high student achievement and enhance the lives of the children and families who depend on the vitality and excellence of urban schools.
The new ED will serve as the primary liaison with external partners, and ensure the financial and programmatic sustainability of the organization. While s/he will oversee the execution of The Academy’s core program model, responsibility will center on strategic positioning, and strengthening the organization’s capacity to deliver strong outcomes by growing The Academy’s footprint in several regions. The ED must be a seasoned professional, with a track record of leadership in an entrepreneurial setting, and sufficient experience to gain the trust and confidence of colleagues at all levels.