Head of School

AIM Academy
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Mar 01, 2021
Job Type


Students who learn differently deserve to be taught differently. But how can that educational experience be different unless the school in which those students are attending is itself organized in a unique fashion?

This is exactly the premise on which AIM was founded just 15 years ago. From the very beginning, a research-to-practice school (AIM Academy) and a research institute (AIM Institute for Learning & Research) have been coequal partners with the mission to transform the educational model of teaching students with language-based learning differences. AIM’s co-founders recognized the need to bring research much closer to the classroom to improve pedagogy, but also vice versa: teaching and learning provides a critical feedback loop to the research. This spirit of educational innovation and commitment to excellence has not only made AIM Academy one of the premier grades 1-12 schools in the Greater Philadelphia Region for students with language-based learning differences, but it has put the entire nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization on the international map as it partners with universities, licenses technology platforms, and develops training modules for governmental departments of education.

Now AIM Academy seeks a visionary, inspirational, and talented head of school with a growth mindset and a passion for serving students with language-based learning differences. The next head of school will have the incredible opportunity to work with AIM’s co-founders, who currently serve as executive directors of the entire organization, and are working with the board of trustees on a succession plan to install the necessary governance structures to sustain this growing organization into the future. The next head of school will report to the office of CEO and start on July 1, 2022.

For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.



Applications Accepted Starting: February 10, 2021

Application Deadline: April 10, 2021

Early Screening: May 2021

Quarterfinal Round: June 2021 (remote)

Semifinal Round: July 2021 (on-site half-day visits)

Final Round: September 2021 (on-site, two-day visits)

Decision Announced: October 22, 2021

Start Date: July 1, 2022



  • Reporting to the office of the CEO, oversee all daily operations of AIM Academy.
  • Guide and lead the school in all core areas, including academics, student affairs, athletics, and admission.
  • Work in close collaboration with the director of the AIM Institute for Learning & Research on major initiatives and partnerships involving research-to-practice implementation and evaluation.
  • Serve in the executive cabinet and collaborate with other cabinet administrators overseeing operational divisions of AIM.
  • Represent AIM Academy at various public functions and events, both locally and nationally.
  • Engage in fundraising for AIM Academy.


  • Possession of a graduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum five years senior administrative leadership in an educational or nonprofit organization
  • K-12 classroom experience preferred but not required
  • A successful history of mentoring and developing staff internally
  • A track record of launching, incubating, and developing major programs and entrepreneurial initiatives
  • Financial acumen and fiscal prudence
  • Experience working in an organization serving or dedicated to individuals with language-based learning differences preferred but not required


For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.


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