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Director, Early Childhood Development  Valhalla Foundation

Director, Early Childhood Development
Valhalla Foundation

Director, Early Childhood Development OVERVIEW Valhalla Foundation (“Valhalla”) is the private foundation of Scott Cook (co-founder of Intuit) and Signe Ostby. Valhalla invests in and supports innovative organizations aligned with its mission to drive measurable and...

Executive Director  City Forward Collective

Executive Director
City Forward Collective

  Executive Director THE ORGANIZATION The mission of City Forward Collective is to secure Milwaukee’s future by fostering educational equity and ensuring every child has the opportunity to attend a high-quality school. ​Launched in 2019 by a diverse group of committed...

Chief People Officer  Prospect Schools

Chief People Officer
Prospect Schools

Chief People Officer THE ORGANIZATION Prospect Schools is a high performing, intentionally diverse (“diverse by design”) K-12 college preparatory charter network serving more than 2,200 students in six schools in Brooklyn. Prospect Schools models its curriculum on the...

Head of Program  SEAL

Head of Program
SEAL

Head of Program THE CONTEXT Today, 60% of all California children birth to age five are dual language learners born into family and community surroundings rich with multilingual and multicultural assets. That number will continue to grow, so it is imperative to engage...

Chief Executive Officer  Explore Schools

Chief Executive Officer
Explore Schools

Chief Executive Officer WHO WE ARE Explore Schools is a network of eight public charter schools providing ~2,000 K-8 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Since our founding in 2002, we have been anchored by our mission to provide our...

Director of Operations  redefinED atlanta

Director of Operations
redefinED atlanta

OVERVIEW OF CAUSE AND MISSION: Atlanta is the cradle of the civil rights movement and the economic engine of the Southeast. Yet, for generations, students from low-income communities, particularly Black and Latinx students, have been denied access to a public...

Leaders whose hire we're proud to have supported in our last 10 searches

Executive Search at Promise54

Promise54 centers equity, inclusion, and diversity to source talent for senior-level executive leadership positions in mission-driven organizations.

Looking for support beyond Executive Search?

We do so much more.

 

Opportunities at Promise54

Operations Coordinator  Office of the CEO  Promise54

Operations Coordinator
Office of the CEO
Promise54

Operations Coordinator - Office of the CEO Our Inspiration: Racial injustice, inequity, and the systems designed to perpetuate them have defined our nation’s history. In the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the Supreme Court stated “…it is doubtful that any...

Leslie has been excellent to work with on many levels. She is deeply knowledgeable in processes that support equitable hiring. I have learned a lot on the mechanics that support a more transparent, fair, and less biased approach to hiring, from mutual vetting, to competency-based evaluations, to interview structure, to communication with candidates, and more.

Michael Griffith
Executive Director, Breakthrough Central Texas

Monisha is singular in her ability to actively listen, understand a situation from all perspectives, then synthesize not only the key issues, but also connections to prior conversations and even upcoming ones. The result is always a rich conversation after which I feel energized and confident. I look forward to continuing our work together!

CFO
National Education-Related Company

Leslie was tremendous. She was a great listener, collaborator and active thinker, constantly processing and applying things to refine and improve the tools that we used. She took all leads and really pursued them, focusing a great deal of time on rounding out the diversity of the pool. Ultimately, we had two finalists that we could have happily hired in the end.

Board Chair & CEO Search Committee Chair
Boston-based Charter Management Organization

Monisha is the person I call when grappling with my most complicated leadership decisions. Her combination of wisdom, humor, depth, and ability to tease out nuance has been magical when I've gone through professional transitions. Her warmth and incisive questioning prompts breakthroughs in my thinking that enable me to tackle high-stakes decisions while getting crystal clear on the values inside of me that are informing those decisions.

Nonprofit CEO

Leslie has helped us through a year-long CEO search. Her focus on equity and inclusion, especially when recruiting candidates, was extremely important to our goals and future direction. She was also very good at assessing folks’ strengths and areas to probe.

Julie Hudman
Board Member & CEO Search Co-Chair, Generation Citizen

Many, many things fell behind because of the various transitions caused by COVID-19, but our deliverable did not. I’d never been through a process like this, and I learned so much from Leslie. I could come up with adjectives, adverbs, etc., but the point I’m trying to make is nothing stops this woman—no drama; just results. And did I ever appreciate that...10 stars out of five!

Claudia Miner
Executive Director & Co-Founder, Waterford UPSTART

Early on in the process, Leslie and Monisha dug deep into our organizational dynamics and had the courage to speak truth to power. That was inspiring to see! They are also kind human beings who make you feel heard, valued, and listened to.

Senior Leader
NY-based Charter Management Organization

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Whether you're interested in staying in touch about our research, partnering on an immediate need, or working at Promise 54, we'd love to hear from you!

 

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Pursue a position of impact

Director, Early Childhood Development  Valhalla Foundation

Director, Early Childhood Development
Valhalla Foundation

Director, Early Childhood Development OVERVIEW Valhalla Foundation (“Valhalla”) is the private foundation of Scott Cook (co-founder of Intuit) and Signe Ostby. Valhalla invests in and supports innovative organizations aligned with its mission to drive measurable and...

Executive Director  City Forward Collective

Executive Director
City Forward Collective

  Executive Director THE ORGANIZATION The mission of City Forward Collective is to secure Milwaukee’s future by fostering educational equity and ensuring every child has the opportunity to attend a high-quality school. ​Launched in 2019 by a diverse group of committed...

Chief People Officer  Prospect Schools

Chief People Officer
Prospect Schools

Chief People Officer THE ORGANIZATION Prospect Schools is a high performing, intentionally diverse (“diverse by design”) K-12 college preparatory charter network serving more than 2,200 students in six schools in Brooklyn. Prospect Schools models its curriculum on the...

Head of Program  SEAL

Head of Program
SEAL

Head of Program THE CONTEXT Today, 60% of all California children birth to age five are dual language learners born into family and community surroundings rich with multilingual and multicultural assets. That number will continue to grow, so it is imperative to engage...

Chief Executive Officer  Explore Schools

Chief Executive Officer
Explore Schools

Chief Executive Officer WHO WE ARE Explore Schools is a network of eight public charter schools providing ~2,000 K-8 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Since our founding in 2002, we have been anchored by our mission to provide our...

Director of Operations  redefinED atlanta

Director of Operations
redefinED atlanta

OVERVIEW OF CAUSE AND MISSION: Atlanta is the cradle of the civil rights movement and the economic engine of the Southeast. Yet, for generations, students from low-income communities, particularly Black and Latinx students, have been denied access to a public...

Leaders whose hire we're proud to have supported in our last 10 searches

Executive Search at Promise54

Promise54 centers equity, inclusion, and diversity to source talent for senior-level executive leadership positions in mission-driven organizations.

Looking for support beyond Executive Search?

We do so much more.

 

Opportunities at Promise54

Opportunities at Promise54

Operations Coordinator  Office of the CEO  Promise54

Operations Coordinator
Office of the CEO
Promise54

Operations Coordinator - Office of the CEO Our Inspiration: Racial injustice, inequity, and the systems designed to perpetuate them have defined our nation’s history. In the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the Supreme Court stated “…it is doubtful that any...

Leslie has been excellent to work with on many levels. She is deeply knowledgeable in processes that support equitable hiring. I have learned a lot on the mechanics that support a more transparent, fair, and less biased approach to hiring, from mutual vetting, to competency-based evaluations, to interview structure, to communication with candidates, and more.

Michael Griffith
Executive Director, Breakthrough Central Texas

Monisha is singular in her ability to actively listen, understand a situation from all perspectives, then synthesize not only the key issues, but also connections to prior conversations and even upcoming ones. The result is always a rich conversation after which I feel energized and confident. I look forward to continuing our work together!

CFO
National Education-Related Company

Leslie was tremendous. She was a great listener, collaborator and active thinker, constantly processing and applying things to refine and improve the tools that we used. She took all leads and really pursued them, focusing a great deal of time on rounding out the diversity of the pool. Ultimately, we had two finalists that we could have happily hired in the end.

Board Chair & CEO Search Committee Chair
Boston-based Charter Management Organization

Monisha is the person I call when grappling with my most complicated leadership decisions. Her combination of wisdom, humor, depth, and ability to tease out nuance has been magical when I've gone through professional transitions. Her warmth and incisive questioning prompts breakthroughs in my thinking that enable me to tackle high-stakes decisions while getting crystal clear on the values inside of me that are informing those decisions.

Nonprofit CEO

Leslie has helped us through a year-long CEO search. Her focus on equity and inclusion, especially when recruiting candidates, was extremely important to our goals and future direction. She was also very good at assessing folks’ strengths and areas to probe.

Julie Hudman
Board Member & CEO Search Co-Chair, Generation Citizen

Many, many things fell behind because of the various transitions caused by COVID-19, but our deliverable did not. I’d never been through a process like this, and I learned so much from Leslie. I could come up with adjectives, adverbs, etc., but the point I’m trying to make is nothing stops this woman—no drama; just results. And did I ever appreciate that...10 stars out of five!

Claudia Miner
Executive Director & Co-Founder, Waterford UPSTART

Early on in the process, Leslie and Monisha dug deep into our organizational dynamics and had the courage to speak truth to power. That was inspiring to see! They are also kind human beings who make you feel heard, valued, and listened to.

Senior Leader
NY-based Charter Management Organization

Stay in Touch

Whether you're interested in staying in touch about our research, partnering on an immediate need, or working at Promise 54, we'd love to hear from you!