COVID-19 Update

As higher education institutions have been working non-stop to assure the well-being of students, faculty, and staff in the face of this pandemic, Spelman Johnson is also making adjustments in its practice. We value our partnership with client institutions, the community of dedicated stakeholders who entrust us to support the recruitment of mission critical leaders, and the candidates who are vital to our collective success. The ability to keep people safe while also advancing strategic priorities is foremost on our mind.

Current and prospective clients are urged to contact a Spelman Johnson search consultant or our corporate office to discuss search timelines and strategies for moving forward. We have numerous ways in which we can help pivot search processes already underway, implement technologically sophisticated recruitment strategies, and devise timelines that align with changing policies and current best practice. We are here to help. We also understand the need for flexibility and that some timeline adjustments may be required.

Active candidates and individuals who are interested in applying to Spelman Johnson supported searches are encouraged to review all information posted to the Spelman Johnson website. Should you have questions about a specific opportunity, want to know if applications are still being accepted (given the prospect of evolving timelines), or need assistance preparing for video interviews, please be in touch. Every search process in which we are engaged has one or more search consultants who are in close contact with hiring authorities and search committees and will be happy to respond to your questions.

Working together, we will move forward. Stay well and stay in touch.

Ellen T. Heffernan

The Spelman Johnson Team (Click here to contact a member of SJ)

Ellen Heffernan

President - Spelman Johnson

Ellen Heffernan graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in economics and government. She joined Spelman Johnson in 1996, after a ten-year career in higher education that included positions at Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also a national speaker and writer on topics related to recruiting and professional development in higher education and serves as faculty for several national higher education association professional development programs. Ellen also currently serves on the executive board of the National Association of Executive Recruiters.