Chief Executive Officer

Communities In Schools of Houston is an integrated student supports program. CIS works with school districts and community colleges to provide direct services to students and connect students and families on campus.

We seek a visionary leader to serve as its CEO to oversee all activities of our Houston-focused $12M+ organization. Key duties will include leading outstanding staff and board teams to craft and deliver a dynamic vision for in-school supportive services to assure success for students in the Houston region. The credentialed candidate will have significant working knowledge of and experience in the non-profit social service and/or educational sectors. Leadership skills to supervise the successful management of all financial, planning, programming, community relations, board development and fundraising activities are essential.


Ability to build collaborative networks at the local, state and national level; and knowledge of and passion for elementary, secondary and post-secondary educational success. Ten + years of leadership experience and a graduate degree is expected. Our leading candidates will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with proven capacity to inspire and motivate all stakeholders. Familiarity with public education, and the management of government grants and contracts is critical. Compensation is commensurate with experience. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to

Application Instructions:

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  1.  A cover letter is required. Your cover letter should be no more than one (1) page in length.
  2.  A resume is required. Your resume should be no more than three (3) pages in length and should include details about your relevant education, skills and experience as they relate to this role.
  3. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will not be acknowledging their receipt or returning emails or phone calls inquiring about the status of an application. If your application is selected for interview you will be contacted directly by a member of our team.