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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...
Sweet Briar College invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for an experienced, innovative, committed, and collaborative professional to serve as the next Athletics Director. This is a unique opportunity for a high-energy professional with a shared leadership approach to maximize the talents of a high functioning team in creating vibrant and engaging programs, activities, and student support within Athletics.Continue reading
San Diego State University seeks a dynamic, innovative, and strategic leader to serve as the next Director of the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life. San Diego State University (SDSU) is the flagship research institution of the 23-campus California State University system and one of the top 68 public universities in the United States, according to U.S. News and World Report and is designated as a Minority-Serving Institution, Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution.Continue reading
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for the newly formed position of Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management. The new Vice Chancellor will be an innovative and forward-thinking leader who is able to lead with vision, creativity, and collaboration in support of achieving bold enrollment goals. (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to almost 12,000 driven students, more than 800 experienced faculty members, and more than 800 devoted staff members.....Continue reading
Mount Holyoke College seeks candidates for the associate vice president for career development and student success role who are motivated by working in a student-centered environment where a deep and abiding care for students is a paramount value.Continue reading
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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.