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Frequently Asked Questions

Why use an outside firm to manage a senior leadership search?

Board members are dedicated community leaders with demanding lives. The time and resources that go into coordinating a senior level search are extensive. Our firm specializes in senior leadership searches and has the network and experience required to bring your organization the very best candidates. Our clients have found IES particularly helpful when navigating complex issues that often come with leadership transitions, including fair evaluation of internal candidates and transitions following long-serving Heads of School.

What types of organizations work with IES?

Our firm started as specialists in the independent school space. While we continue to work with many independent schools, our clients also include higher ed (including seminary and HBCU's), faith-based institutions, and non-profits. We are happy to provide relevant references for prospective clients.

What is your guarantee?

Our executive search guarantee is that we will stick with our clients until they find the next, great leader for their organization. We have experience working with schools starting at all points on the traditional search timeline and will work with Boards and Search Committees to find the leader they need.

I'm a teacher looking for a new school. Are you a placement firm?

Not exactly. We specialize in senior level searches. If you are interested in moving into a senior role, please reach out to us with your resume so that we can learn more about your background. We will let you know if we hear of opportunities that might be a good fit.

Let us help you make the right moves.

Washington, DC | Charlottesville, Virginia

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