CEO/President/Executive Director/Head of School, Education, Independent Schools

Head of School

  • High Mountain Institute
  • Leadville, CO

This position has been filled.

The High Mountain Institute (HMI) is an independent semester school and gap semester provider that focuses on experiential education and wilderness expeditions. With an eye toward building on HMI’s core successes over its first 25 years, the High Mountain Institute welcomes nominations and applications for an innovative, thoughtful, and inspiring leader to serve as its next Head of School beginning July 1, 2023.

HMI’s Head of School serves as chief executive officer overseeing all aspects of HMI’s programs and operational functions. The Head of School is appointed by and reports to the Board of Trustees. The Head of School lives on HMI’s residential campus, in community with students, faculty, and staff. The Head of School leads a senior administrative leadership team of eight: Director of Finance & Operations, Director of Wilderness Programs & Risk Management, Director of Admissions, Director of Communication & Engagement, Director of DEI, Director of HMI Semester, Dean of Apprentice Program, and Director of HMI Gap.

The search committee for HMI’s next Head of School will begin accepting nominations and reviewing applications immediately. Requested application materials at this stage include a letter of interest and current resume. For best consideration, application materials should be received no later than July 31, 2022. Candidate materials should be sent to the following email address:

Nishant Mehta, Managing Director
Sherry Coleman, Managing Director
Christopher Bernard, Search Associate
Storbeck Search

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