Executive Director, NMC (New Media Consortium)

The New Media Consortium (NMC) is looking for an outstanding individual with strong leadership and management skills to become its Executive Director. A nonprofit organization devoted to research, development, and propagation of emerging technologies and new media in learning and creativity, the NMC has stakeholders from around the world and across the educational landscape, including K-12, colleges and universities, libraries, museums, and corporate partners.

With a budget of nearly $2M, a staff of 10, and a global reach for its programs and publications, especially the influential Horizon Report, the NMC, founded in 1993, is poised to reach new levels of achievement. The Executive Director will be expected to aggressively pursue currently successful strategies as well as new opportunities to broaden NMC’s funding base, increase membership, create long-range goals and plans, increase public understanding and visibility of the NMC’s mission and programs, and strengthen its infrastructure. In doing so, the Executive Director will collaborate with, and report to, a Board of Directors that includes visionary and accomplished leaders who bring diverse experience to their crucial governance role.

A detailed search profile may be viewed at http://www.nmc.org/execdirectorprofile. For more information about the NMC and its programs, please see www.nmc.org.

Applications and nominations (including self-nominations) will be accepted beginning immediately, and until the position is filled. For best consideration, application materials must be received by September 30, 2016.

The New Media Consortium is dedicated to the highest standards of equity, access, and inclusiveness. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged.

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About Liz Neely

Liz Neely is a passionate advocate for how creativity and ‘making’ empower and inspire our lives giving us a lifelong learning mindset fueled by curiosity. As an established museum professional, she’s focused on developing innovative interpretive and learning experiences -- including digital scholarly publishing, multi-media storytelling using iPads in galleries and experimental education programs using 3-D printing. In 2013 she gave a TEDx talk called “Inventing Fabulation” on her philosophy of how making ridiculous things can re-make our world. Liz is the current president of MCN, an organization advancing digital transformation in the cultural sector, and serves on the NMC board. In 2008, she received her MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management with concentrations in Marketing, Technology and Non-Profit Management.