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ISM started in 1975 with Ideas & Perspectives, an advisory letter for Heads, Trustees, and other key managers. Since then, ISM has grown in direct response to the needs of the independent school community.

New services have been added to make ISM the only comprehensive management-support firm serving private-independent schools in the United States and abroad.

Administrators in schools of all types and sizes turn to ISM for advice and assistance on an array of management challenges, including risk management, student recruitment and retention, advancement, development, admission, marketing, strategic and long-range planning, Board/Head relations, personnel, plant expansion, mergers, scheduling, faculty culture, 21st century paradigms, leadership training, and creative insurance solutions.

Careers Available at ISM

Employee Benefits Specialist

ISM’s Trust department manages the Independent School Group Life and Disability Insurance Trust, which provides group life and disability insurance to the employees of private schools and private school associations across the country. The department handles the administration of the block, including initial case underwriting, policy implementation, employee enrollment and billing, guarantee issue underwriting for voluntary products, claims coordination, coordination of Evidence of Insurability underwriting, and ongoing policy administration. The Employee Benefits Specialist will be expected to assist other team members with tasks in all areas of the daily administration of the Trust.

Survey Specialist

The Survey Specialist plays a vital role in maintaining a productive relationship between ISM and its survey clients by guiding and educating them on survey design. Acting as an ambassador between clients and ISM, the Survey Specialist communicates with clients and assists them, over the phone and via email, in survey setup, launch and finalization of the final survey output, supported by 40+ years of ISM research and theory.