Executive Director Search

Search Timeline

  • July 5, 2016
    Search firm RFP responses due

  • August 18, 2016
    Search firm hired

  • September 6, 2016
    Search prospectus published

  • September 6 - November 7, 2016
    Applicant recruitment

  • November 17, 2016
    Selection of semi-finalists

  • November 28-30, 2016
    Semi-Finalist Interviews

  • December 6-15, 2016
    Finalists visit AIR Executive Office

  • January 9-12, 2017
    Finalist interviews with Board of Directors

  • Mid-January, 2017
    Offer extended

The Board of Directors of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) has launched a search for the association’s next Executive Director. Below, please find documents related to the search, including the AIR Executive Director Search Prospectus, which includes information about AIR, the search process, and desired qualifications of candidates.

Executive Search Documents

For more information about the search, AIR, or the position, please contact, in confidence:

Dr. Ted Marchese, AGB Search

To participate in this search, candidates should first review the prospectus and the AIR website, and then address a letter to the search chair, Glenn James, speaking to the ways they meet the stated qualifications and show readiness to address the challenges and opportunities described. Applications should include a current resume – preferably a functional one, showing responsibilities and accomplishments – and the names and telephone numbers of at least five professional references (these will be called only at a later, semi-final stage, with candidate foreknowledge). Formal nomination and letters of reference are not requested. Before November 8th, send the requested materials as an email attachment in either Microsoft Word or PDF format to airexecutivedirector@agbsearch.com, addressed to:

Dr. Glenn W. James, Chair
Executive Director Search Committee
Association for Institutional Research
Tallahassee, Florida 

Search Committee Members 

  • Debbie Dailey (Board member)
  • Mardy T. Eimers (AIR member)
  • Glenn W. James (Board member/Search Committee chair)
  • Gina Johnson (AIR staff member)
  • Dawn Kenney (AIR member)
  • Kara Larkan-Skinner (Board member)
  • C. Ellen Peters (Board member)
  • Mary M. Sapp (AIR member)
  • Michael Tamada (Board member)

  • AIR is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).