Wed, 01/25/2017


Search for Executive Director
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
Washington, DC


The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), one of the world’s most prestigious and respected authorities in the field of child development, seeks an experienced, energetic, and entrepreneurial leader to become the next Executive Director and to help lead the organization into an exciting and ambitious future.  This future includes a new headquarters location in Washington, DC; a bold strategic plan that envisions substantial growth and expanded impact; and new initiatives spanning a broad range of disciplines. The next Executive Director has an extraordinary opportunity to lead this historic transformation and, in so doing, to affect the lives of millions of children worldwide.

SRCD, founded in 1933, is a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, professional association with, a membership of approximately 5,500 researchers, practitioners, and human development professionals from 65 countries. The mission of SRCD is to advance developmental science and promote its use to improve human lives. These goals are pursued through a variety of programs, publications, and policy advocacy initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have an established reputation in child development with a substantial research background and a deep understanding and appreciation for the domains of both research and practice.  SRCD seeks a leader with a passion for children and child development, vision, energy, entrepreneurial drive, and a strong track record in administrative leadership.  

Application materials (resume and cover letter) should be sent to: Inquiries should be directed to Nanette Blandin,, 202-552-5521.