Chief Executive Officer

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 05, 2020
Nov 03, 2020
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time

Chief Executive Officer

Digital Promise

Washington, D.C. and San Mateo, CA

Spur innovation to improve equity and the opportunity to learn through technology and research

Digital Promise invites nominations and applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This position calls for a visionary and strategic CEO who will lead the organization to have an even greater impact on educational innovation and bridging the digital divide at a time when the need to reimagine teaching and learning is more urgent than ever.

Digital Promise is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit that aims to advance equity and spur innovation in education for learners at all levels. Positioned at the intersection of educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers, Digital Promise identifies, develops, and promotes strategies to improve education and provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy. Digital Promise is a fast-paced, growing, entrepreneurial organization that values and rewards performance, collaboration, and innovation.

Digital Promise is committed to ensuring all learners, at every stage of their lives, have equitable access to experiences that help them acquire the necessary skills to thrive and learn in an ever-changing world. The impact of Digital Promise’s groundbreaking projects and research for the advancement of public education and the improvement of learning, as well as its impressive network of corporate and philanthropic partners, serves as a powerful testament to the importance of its mission. As school systems and educators respond to educational needs and concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in the context of persistent equity gaps, Digital Promise’s work and resources are more essential now than ever before.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic, equity-minded organizational leader with a track record of successfully leading a high-growth organization, building external partnerships, and generating resources. In its next leader, Digital Promise seeks a CEO who is passionate about leveraging the intersection of education, technology, and innovation to address societal inequities and the growing digital divide. This person will serve as an inspirational and effective communicator both internally and externally; be seen as a leader in education research and innovation, be committed to and adaptive in their approach to developing people and teams across offices and geographical divides; advance the creation of efficient operational structures across the organization; and be successful in bringing in new resources through grants, fundraising, and partnerships. It will be essential for the new CEO to embody and champion diversity, equity, and inclusion and deepen the organization’s ongoing commitment to racial justice. Candidates are expected to have a minimum of a BA (ideally with a related advanced degree) and at least 20 years of overall professional experience (10 years of experience in relevant non-profit and for-profit organizations). Work in public education is a plus.

Digital Promise has retained the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist with this important search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed to Ericka Miller, Partner, or Sabrina Singh, Managing Associate, at:

Digital Promise is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.


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