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We are the Executive Search Firm of Choice.
William Spelman Executive Search (WSES) is a retained executive search firm specializing in identifying and recruiting highly qualified and diverse candidates for executive positions in higher education. Our searches are rooted in the close partnerships we form with our clients, with whom we share a commitment to finding the best and brightest to carry out the important work of educating the world’s future leaders.
WSES fills an important market niche in providing tailored, organized and efficient skills to the search process for institutions of higher learning...
Mount Holyoke College is a world-renowned women’s college that is gender diverse. Since 1837, it has built and fortiﬁed a spirited, engaged and intellectually adventurous community, taught by an innovative faculty dedicated to their students and passionate about their disciplines. The ﬁrst of the Seven Sisters Colleges, Mount Holyoke prepares students with the skills necessary to become conﬁdent leaders in a rapidly changing world.Continue reading
Dartmouth College, a nationally recognized Ivy League research institution with a rich history in student success, academic excellence, and innovation seeks an Assistant Dean for Residential Life & Director of Greek Life who provides leadership, strategic thinking and commitment to the fraternity and sorority community.Continue reading
We truly Listen
We are your advocates and our top priority.
We spend time understanding and listening to the institution’s needs for each position, and are confident in finding the right applicants.
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Our Approach to the Search
We are your advocates and our top priority is providing you with the best possible candidates for your institution. We assess each candidate's strengths and weakness through in-depth interviews and reference checks, then develop realistic projections of their effectiveness and ideal positions.
Clients and candidates alike express a deep appreciation for our approach to the search. We've developed a strong sense of loyalty among our clients in appreciation of our thorough assessments, and our fair, respectful treatment of candidates has helped us forge strong relationships with them as well. These relationships significantly improve our ability to provide you with applicants that will make excellent additions to your institution.