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Executive Director Brookline, MA

MAB Community Services (MAB) seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader to serve as its next Executive Director for the Ivy Street School, one of its three divisions serving the disability community. Ivy Street is one of Massachusetts’ premier schools offering day and residential programming for students with brain injuries, autism spectrum disorder, and/or behavioral health challenges. Supported by an enthusiastic professional team and building on a culture dedicated to transforming the lives of its students, the Executive Director will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school in accordance with its vision, mission, and values.

Ivy Street is a leader in innovative therapeutic education and since its founding has transformed the lives of students and families living with neurocognitive and neurodevelopmental disorders. Today, the school engages 48 students in a rigorous curriculum providing tangible and measurable impact on their social-skill development and overall well-being. With a maximum class size of 7, allowing for a student to faculty ratio of 2:1, Ivy Street is able to offer significant involvement in every aspect of a student’s growth. Students and families are supported by a range of professionals, from cognitive behavioral therapists, on-site nurses, English language learner specialists, to speech and occupational therapists.

Centrally located in Brookline, Massachusetts, Ivy Street provides unparalleled opportunities for collaboration across the greater Boston community. Students benefit from skilled professionals through long-standing partnerships with neighboring universities like Boston University, Simmons University, and Boston College. Proximity to local shops and restaurants, public transportation, and recreational activities offer a rich experience for students to improve their health and social outcomes.

With an operating budget of $8.8 million and a total of 124 staff members, the role of Executive Director calls for an inspiring, visionary leader with exceptional staff management, operational, and financial skills. The school has established a solid foundation on which to build and is excited to welcome a new leader who will work with MAB’s committed CEO, division peers, and Board of Directors to build on the momentum of the last decade, during which it doubled in size. At a time when there is both significant and growing attention to special education, Ivy Street is poised to play an ever vital and transformational leadership role.

Phillip Petree and Stephanie Fidel are leading this search with Berlinda Mojica.

Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. 


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