President, Higher Education Resource Services (HERS)

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Academic Administration

Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion by contacting Dr. Shirley Robinson Pippins at or Andrea Cowsert at

Applications submitted through the DU jobs website will NOT be considered.

Higher Education Resource Services (HERS), a leadership development and research organization that is dedicated to creating and sustaining a diverse network of women leaders in higher education, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of president. HERS is seeking an entrepreneurial and visionary leader who will embrace the organization’s mission and values, enhance its reputation, and build strategic relationships to grow and advance the organization and its programming. The new president is expected to take office on July 1, 2021, or as soon thereafter as is feasible.

HERS supports the advancement of women from the start of their careers all the way through to their transition into retirement. The organization’s programs are designed to serve faculty, staff, and administrators who identify as women and aspire to become bold leaders representing greater equity, inclusivity, and excellence in higher education. HERS believes that impactful leadership not only requires women in leadership positions but demands that each woman bring her unique voice and perspective to her leadership role.

The president of HERS reports to the Board of Directors and will lead a growing team responsible for overseeing the organization’s strategic direction, operations, and financial health. As HERS approaches its 50th anniversary, the next president will be charged with creating a vision for the future of the organization that raises its national reputation and charts an efficient and effective path forward. The new president is expected to be a visible leader who will continue, and expand, engagements with alumnae and external partners while exploring new programming opportunities and services in consultation with HERS’s staff and board. For additional information about the organization, the qualities sought in the next president, and how to apply, please review the presidential search prospectus.

HERS is being assisted by Academic Search. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion by contacting Dr. Shirley Robinson Pippins at or Andrea Cowsert at This position is open until filled, but only applications received by April 13, 2021, can be assured full consideration. For additional information about HERS, please visit

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 18.

Salary Range
The salary range for the position is $200,000 - $240,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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