Jun 12, 2024

Executive Director

  • Campus Without Walls
  • Boston, MA, USA
Full-Time Executive Management (CEO/ED)

Job Description

Executive Director


About Campus Without Walls


Success in school is too often determined by a student’s zip code – where they live and the school to which they are assigned. Campus Without Walls (CWW) leverages the power of All-Star Teachers and technology to remove structural barriers that limit access to a high-quality education. CWW connects classrooms, educators, and students to each other and a broader education ecosystem so that zip codes and school assignments no longer limit a student’s educational opportunity.


This innovative program started in 2020 as a collaborative initiative developed by several nonprofit leaders at BUILD.org, the Rennie Center for Educational Research and Policy, Boston Opportunity Agenda, and Boston Public Schools. Through CWW, students can take courses taught by All-Star Lead Teachers across the state, for course credit. Teacher Fellows can also partner with these All-Stars for curriculum, coaching, and mentoring. In its first three years of operations, CWW has worked with teachers from a consortium of 50 district, charter, parochial, and private schools across Massachusetts reaching approximately 1,500 students a year


CWW is now ready for is next exciting phase. By July 2024, CWW will be fully established as an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization The co-founders are now seeking a dynamic leader who can take Campus Without Walls from a promising model to a statewide organization. The long-term goal is for CWW to become fully embedded in school districts across the state of Massachusetts, and then to replicate the model in other states across the country.


The organization currently has a budget of $1M, and major past and present supporters include the New Schools Venture Fund, The Boston Foundation, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and the Redstone Family Foundation.


To learn more about Campus Without Walls, please visit https://www.campuswithoutwalls.org/.


The Executive Director Opportunity


CWW seeks an entrepreneurial leader to serve as its first Executive Director. They will join as CWW is establishing itself as an independent nonprofit and provide strategic and operational leadership to build the external relationships and organizational infrastructure needed for scale and impact. Reporting to the inaugural Board of Directors, the Executive Director will drive CWW’s strategic growth plan; external relationship-building activities with schools, districts, and funders; manage and grow a talented program team; and oversee the administrative functions of a small and fast-evolving nonprofit.


Key Responsibilities:


• Lead with vision, developing work plans aligned with CWW’s current 3-year strategic plan and formulating a longer-term vision for CWW’s continued integration into the Massachusetts K-12 system and future expansion to other locations


• Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward relationships with foundations and individual donors


• Build partnerships with K-12 schools and districts, higher education partners, and state agencies, advocating for the value of the CWW model for students and educators


• Communicate the value of CWW’s model and advocate on related policy issues


• Provide strategic guidance to the CWW program team to ensure success in program delivery


• Partner with the co-founders, who will be transitioning to Board roles, to develop and implement a Board recruitment strategy and ensure effective Board relations


• Develop the strategy for growing CWW’s staff team and lead recruitment, hiring, training, and retention activities


• Oversee CWW’s budgeting, financial management, and operational needs, including contracting with appropriate vendors




CWW currently operates as a primarily remote organization, with periodic opportunities for in-person work in its Norwood, MA office. The Executive Director will need to travel across Massachusetts for meetings and networking with a wide range of school, district, and state partners. As such, they will need to be based in Massachusetts or in reasonable commuting distance. Additional out-of-state travel will occasionally be necessary for advocacy, fundraising, and participation in conferences.

Hiring Organization

Campus Without Walls


Candidate Profile


As a strong candidate for the Executive Director position, you will demonstrate many - though perhaps not all - of the following skills, experiences, and characteristics:


• You bring a background in and understanding of K-12 education, with experience in classroom teaching, school leadership, or roles in educational nonprofits that are deeply integrated into K-12 settings.


• You have a demonstrated record of success in fundraising and/or partnership building and you are able to develop strong relationships throughout the education sector, leveraging credibility and an engaging communication style.


• You possess an entrepreneurial mindset and thrive in small, nimble organizations. Prior experience in start-up organizations is considered a benefit.


• You balance setting a big-picture vision with the ability to drive to results on a daily basis.


• You share CWW’s passion for educational access and equity, rigorous educational programs, and project-based learning.


• Prior experience in Massachusetts is considered a benefit, but not required experience.

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Compensation & Benefits


The salary range for this position is set between $200,000 and $250,000 commensurate with experience. The Executive Director will work with the Board to create an appropriate benefits package for the organization.  

Application Instructions



Cassie Scarano and Kirstin Griffiths Koya Partners are partnering with us on this search. To express your interest in this role, please submit your materials via https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/20898. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.


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