Part of the Social Impact Practice, Heidrick & Struggles’ Schools experts conduct executive leadership searches and services for independent and international schools, and selectively for school systems interested in recruiting transformative leadership.

Forward-thinking, effective leaders successful at-scale in K-12 education are always limited in number and high in demand. Competency-based executive search ensures that we find and place the right talent, whether from within or outside the sector. More importantly, what we have learned about the relevance of candidate experience in other industries has translated into both client confidence in selecting “out-of-the-box” candidates and the success of placements in these role.  Individual factors such as cultural fit and alignment with the organization’s mission and strategy are key factors for success.

We work with our clients to develop complete solutions – from advising on the position and role description to engaging with the search committees and other stakeholders to understand their expectations of the next school leader. We understand the crucial nature of talent especially in this sector, and our team leverages rigorous executive search tools — for which our firm is known.