Newport, Rhode Island
IYRS School of Technology and Trades (IYRS) invites nominations and applications for the position of president.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to strengthen and grow a unique technology and trade school that produces exceptional outcomes for its students. IYRS is valued by students for its hands-on team-based learning model and sought out by employers for its highly skilled graduates. Over the last fifteen years, IYRS has grown from one program in boat building and restoration with a dozen students to four varied, accredited and complementary programs with approximately 90 to 100 students located in historic and beautiful Newport, Rhode Island. The school has made significant investments recently to consolidate and expand its campus on the Newport waterfront. With its current facilities, it has the capacity to almost double its student population and add other programs.
With the newly unified and updated campus as a canvas, the next president will have the opportunity to identify the right mix of academic programs, grow enrollment, expand connections to employers and the community, continue to develop the board and maintain and build philanthropic support. The president will benefit from IYRS' highly engaged board and its location in a town and in a state that values and supports technology and trade education. The next president should bring leadership, marketing and management experience to an innovative and complex institution, a passion for experiential education, an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to the mission of IYRS to prepare students to enter the global maker and manufacturing workforce.
A committee of board members has been formed to conduct the search, assisted by the national search firm Isaacson, Miller.
All applications, inquiries and nominations should be directed in confidence to:
IYRS is An Equal Opportunity Employer.