HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy

HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy – President Job Search

Posted on November 13, 2018

HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy is a day and residential school for 58 students through age 21 who have complex, multiple disabilities usually resulting from cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, or other neurological impairment. HMS provides highly individualized special education and intensive coordinated therapy in preparation for return to a less intensive local school program or transition for older students to maximizing their potential in the community. HMS’s interdisciplinary team reinforces students’ learning as teachers collaborate with skilled physical, occupational, speech/language, recreation therapists, and health services staff to achieve IEP goals. HMS is an Approved Private School for special education, located in University City at the edge of the beloved Clark Park.

With support from Fairmount Ventures, HMS seeks a passionate education professional to be its next President. They will manage the organization of about 130 staff, with direct reports including Vice Presidents for Finance & Operations, Education Services, and Clinical Services. This is a relatively new management structure that the President will optimize in order to build on the strong foundations of the tenure, commitment, and expertise of management and staff, HMS’s culture of excellence, and organizational values of commitment, teamwork, and diversity. They will represent HMS to external stakeholders and manage internal operations through the management team. Authentic commitment to HMS’s purpose to educate and advocate on behalf of students and parents a must.

Background of ideal candidate
A mid-career professional with track record of increasing responsibility and accomplishment in education-related service provision and advocacy, K-12 schools, or the nonprofit sector who is seeking to contribute to the field and advance their career by making a long-term commitment to HMS. Visit https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/b32a2c9bc29c4967a31ff5a8333db8e1-president-hms-school-for-children-with-cerebral-palsy-philadelphia for complete job profile and responsibilities.

Application process
Resumes and a one-page cover letter that conveys why you are well suited for this position and how it fits into your career should be emailed by Friday, December 7, to Fairmount Ventures and the HMS Executive Search Committee at HMS@fairmountinc.com. No paper copies or phone calls, please.


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