Managing Director - AGB Consulting

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The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) seeks a Managing Director (MD) to lead its consulting service, AGB Consulting. This new mission-focused, entrepreneurial, and values-centric leader, reporting to Henry Stoever, AGB’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), will be responsible for identifying both short- and long-term strategies for AGB Consulting that ensure member satisfaction and continued support. This new leader will collaborate with the AGB Leadership Team, as well as the staff and consultants of the AGB Consulting group, to deliver services that meet both current and future institutional and foundation needs.  

Well-versed in higher education board governance, and with a strong understanding of the extraordinary diversity of both higher education and board cultures, this new leader will have the capacity to listen to, interpret, and deliver high-impact insights based on AGB’s 100-years of governance experience. The MD will work with the CEO, staff, and consultants to collaboratively establish a new strategy for AGB Consulting, assess organizational structures, systems, and processes, and create a portfolio of service offerings that help university, college, and foundation boards serve as strategic thought partners with their presidents and leadership teams focused on outcomes including student success and long-term institutional vitality. These service offerings will also include support for Boards’ effective internal functioning, sophisticated communication strategies, and other priorities to facilitate alignment between boards, board members, and leadership teams. 

The MD will be committed to executing the strategic priorities of AGB Consulting and One AGB and will work with the consulting staff and a large group of consultants to deliver mission-centric, values-driven insights, solutions and services. This leader will understand higher education from having either served in an executive leadership role with a college, university, or foundation, consulted to an institution, and/or served on an institution or foundation board.

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is the premier organization focused on empowering college, university, and foundation boards to govern with knowledge and confidence. AGB provides leadership and counsel to member boards, chief executives, organizational staff, policymakers, and other key industry leaders to help them navigate the changing higher education landscape. For more information, visit AGB’s website at: 

Nominations and Applications

The Search Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications in July and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applicant materials should be received by July 30, 2021. 

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunity and attributes outlined in the position profile, a current resume, a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the names of five professional references (references will not be contacted without prior permission). 
Application materials and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to:

The search is being assisted by AGB Search Consultants:
Monica Burton, Principal, / (917) 825-2961
Margaret “Peggy” Plympton, Principal, / (484) 554-4542
Andrew Bowen, Executive Search Associate, / (802) 345-1279 

AGB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employees are selected on the basis of their qualifications and work experience. AGB does not discriminate against any candidate for employment or employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical handicap, matriculation, or political affiliation. AGB also strives to recruit and promote qualified candidates from minority groups, women, veterans, and the disabled.