Executive Director

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi seeks a dynamic and visionary Executive Director with the experience and passion to lead the prominent nonprofit to realize its ever-growing potential.

With more than 300 chapters, Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest, largest, most inclusive, and most prestigious all-discipline collegiate honor society in the United States. Membership in the Society must be earned, and since its inception, the society has promoted academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaged the community of scholars in service to others. The active membership of over 100,000 includes women and men who span five generations, who live in every state and beyond the national borders, whose fields of study and life’s work reflect a rich diversity. 

The Executive Director serves as chief executive officer of the Society and provides strategic leadership and executive management consistent with the mission and strategic plan; aligned with financial and operational goals and the direction of the Board. Reporting to the Phi Kappa Phi Board of Directors, the Executive Director works collaboratively with the elected President and Board to lead the Society. The Executive Director manages and leads the executive staff of the nonprofit member association to achieve and further advance the organization’s mission, and increases the organization’s focus and emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Executive Director also develops and nurtures strategic relationships and represents Phi Kappa Phi to the media and other publics.

The successful candidate will possess an earned terminal degree and minimum of 15 years of relevant professional work experience with a record of progressive responsibilities in higher education administration. It is preferred that the candidate have nonprofit organization leadership and/or Board experience, Phi Kappa Phi membership, and a doctoral degree.

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Phi Kappa Phi in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. For a full application package please provide a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

Lauren McCaghren, Senior Executive Search Consultant


The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and Insperity provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants in all company facilities without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, (or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to lactation), physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender, medical condition, genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

The material presented in this leadership profile should be relied on for informational purposes only. This material has been copied, compiled, or quoted in part from Phi Kappa Phi documents and personal interviews and is believed to be reliable. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, the original source documents and factual situations govern.