Executive Director

Deadline for Applications
Where to Apply
Rebecca Swartz, PrincipalMorgan Sharoff, AssociateIsaacson, Miller263 Summer Street, 7th FloorBoston, MA 02210www.imsearch.com/5454

Executive Director


Cambridge, MA


The Search


WorldTeach seeks a visionary, entrepreneurial, globally-minded Executive Director to lead the institution at a time of opportunity. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this non-profit partners with governments and other educational organizations to place volunteer teachers in developing countries. WorldTeach aims to meet local needs of the host country, primarily in the English language, as well as to promote responsible global citizenship. As a 29 year old organization, WorldTeach is recognized as a leader in the field among non-profit international education volunteer programs and is known for its personalized support and training. In 2014, WorldTeach sent 340 volunteers to 19 different countries to serve primarily in its year-long program but also in its summer programs. Today, over 7,000 volunteers have served as WorldTeach volunteers in 26 countries, and have taught nearly 60,000 students worldwide.


Total assets exceed $3 million with $2 million in reserves. The primary source of revenue is payments through in-country partner countries and volunteers. The organization is led by an 11-member Board with international development and international education expertise and is administered by 25 full-time staff, eight of whom are based in the U.S., as well as a cadre of interns in the Cambridge office.


The core work of the next Executive Director is to set an ambitious, yet sustainable course for the future, by improving the outreach and communications strategy to attract more volunteers, fostering new partnerships, and expanding in-country placements, while also strengthening current relationships with ministries of education. This leader will also seek out innovative program development, refine its customer service delivery, and develop partnerships and key relationships with stakeholders from across the US and around the globe to engage with WorldTeach, while ensuring that the organization maintains a strong commitment to international education and volunteer training.


The Executive Director is the principle spokesperson for WorldTeach both domestically and internationally. The successful candidate will be a strategic, entrepreneurial-minded individual with experience leading an organization or a division of an international development or international exchange focused organization.


WorldTeach has retained the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this important search. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Rebecca Swartz, Principal

Morgan Sharoff, Associate

Isaacson, Miller

263 Summer Street, 7th Floor

Boston, MA 02210



WorldTeach is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of applicants in its search.