Update: Generation Next and CohenTaylor are excited to announce that Michelle Walker, CEO of Saint Paul Public Schools, will be the new Executive Director. CohenTaylor search partners, Chris Cohen, Don Taylor and Katie Erickson, worked diligently with the Generation Next Executive Director search committee, Executive Committee and Leadership Council, and confirmed Ms. Walker’s appointment at a special meeting on August 31. Click here for the full press release.
On behalf of our client, Generation Next, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained search for their Executive Director
The Mission: Generation Next harnesses the community’s knowledge, expertise and actions to ensure every child can thrive.
The Vision: Every child has the academic, social and emotional skills to thrive in a globally-fluent world.
No exceptions. No excuses.
The Opportunity: The Minneapolis/Saint Paul region has one of the widest student education achievement gaps in the nation, with unacceptably low graduation rates among children of color and children from low-income households. Educational disparities matter because a growing body of research demonstrates that students who do not succeed educationally will not succeed economically in the workplace of the 21st century. Studies also demonstrate that the health of cities, states and nations is increasingly connected to the percentage of their citizens who reach high levels of educational attainment and skill.
The Organization: To address the achievement gap crisis and align community expectations and efforts around best practices and desired outcomes, a group of Twin Cities leaders from government, education, community and business formed Generation Next. This unprecedented collaboration is working to improve student achievement by creating a common set of expected outcomes and inspiring collective action to deliver on those expectations and improve the lives of youth. Generation Next operates as a convener, capacity builder and catalyst to deliver consistent educational achievement for all students.
The Role: The Executive Director (ED) must exhibit high energy and enthusiasm for improving the educational systems for all children in the Twin Cities and inspiring others to believe that closing the achievement gap is possible. The ED oversees all Generation Next work, including: managing governance and community groups, engaging funding and program partners, creating and supporting networks around priority strategies, identifying and tracking expected community level outcomes, and managing implementation of priority strategies.
Click here to view the full position profile: Position Profile – Generation Next, Executive Director
To apply, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All inquiries will remain confidential.