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Dear SEAL Partners,

As we approach our fourth year as an independent organization, we are proud of the work we have done, along with our partners, to enable deep changes in school systems and policy development. To build upon this great work, I’m thrilled to share that SEAL is seeking candidates for two inaugural leadership positions.

The Head of Programs will play a critical role in reimagining SEAL’s programmatic work in a way that responds to changed and shifting conditions in public education. They will leverage their pedagogical and operational expertise to shepherd program definition and delivery at scale, lead and develop the organization’s largest team, and steward SEAL’s positioning within the field.

The Head of Development & Communications will lead SEAL’s fundraising and communications efforts, including overseeing planning and implementation of a long-range fundraising plan and serving as a thought partner on strategy, communications, and effective relationship building with leaders in the policy and advocacy space.

I couldn’t be more excited to welcome additional strategic leaders as we chart the course in a post-covid world. We want to spread the word broadly about these important inaugural positions, and we’d be grateful for your partnership in this endeavor.

I’m sure there are many terrific candidates for these roles among your networks who have shown success leading programs, building development efforts, and crafting communication initiatives in nonprofits, foundations, and other educational organizations. We welcome your ideas and connection-making as we identify the right leaders for these key positions.

Please help us spread the word, by sharing our LinkedIn and Twitter posts. You can also share this post among your networks.

Find out more about the Head of Programs position here. We have partnered with Promise54 to lead this engagement. If leaders are interested in this role or have recommendations, they can contact Leslie Nair at

Find out more about the Head of Development and Communication position here. We have partnered with Edgility Consulting to lead this engagement. If leaders are interested in the role or have recommendations, they can contact Brett Kunsch at

Thank you, in advance, for your help with this important recruitment.

Anya Hurwitz
Executive Director