CEO, President, Head of School, and Executive Director, Fundraising and Advancement, Fundraising and Advancement, Nonprofit and Social Impact, Operations

Chief Executive Officer

  • Summer Search
  • Location Flexible: San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, New York, Boston

Through a combination of mentoring and transformative experiences, Summer Search supports young people to successfully transition from adolescence into adulthood. They aim to unleash the potential of their young people while also building a toolkit for navigating systemic barriers to higher education and career opportunities.  

The Challenge

All young people possess strength and resilience, and when provided with expansive opportunities and a community of support, they can discover where they want to go and what they want to become. Yet not all young people are afforded the same opportunities to thrive in our society. Students of color from low-income backgrounds are confronted with overlapping systems of oppression that inhibit their access to opportunities more easily granted to their higher-income, white peers.

Summer Search partners with young people from low-income communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston.

The Opportunity

Partnering with the Board of Directors, the CEO will lead a committed community of Summer Search stakeholders to strengthen and expand the mission. They will lead the development and implementation of strategies to ensure the operational and financial health of the organization as it evolves to a scale enabling even greater impact. The CEO will ensure internal controls, fundraising, and financial policies are aligned with Summer Search’s strategy and long-term planning.


Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Alex Corvin and Maleka Pensky of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please submit your materials here, or email Alex and Maleka directly at All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Learn more about the opportunity by downloading the full Position Profile here.