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Bancroft School
Mount Laurel, NJ

For more than 135 years, Bancroft has provided the best-in-class education for children with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities. With more than 2,700 employees across 200+ facilities and homes in NJ, PA, and DE, Bancroft continually builds upon founder Margaret Bancroft’s determination to make a difference in the lives of children.

Bancroft’s education program and services are highly respected by professionals and families alike: the Bancroft Early Education Program (Cherry Hill) for children ages 3 to 9; The Bancroft School (Mt. Laurel) for students ages 9 to 21, including the Transition Program that helps students learn practical job-seeking, social and life skill; and The Bancroft School at Voorhees Pediatric Facility, an NJDOE-approved private school pediatric specialized care facility.

The Bancroft School is seeking a Principal to lead the 265-seat, 44-classroom institution. In a new facility opened in 2018 as part of the 80-acre Bancroft Raymond & Joanne Welsh Campus, The Bancroft School features an activity pool and gymnasium, convenience store, horticulture center, health center, and staff training facility. Other campus facilities include the Lindens Neurobehavioral Program and the Campus Residential Treatment Program, with 105 residents who attend the School. More than 100 districts in NJ in PA send students to Bancroft; 70% of students are non-verbal, and 80% have 1-to-1 aides. The Bancroft School uses an ABA-informed approach to teaching.

Competitive candidates will have at least 10 years of leadership experience and five years working with people with disabilities and neurological challenges. They will be exceptional communicators whom internal and external stakeholders feel they can approach with ideas or problems. The ability to envision and lead toward stable growth while managing in a continually changing environment is essential. Specific requirements and preferences include:

  • A degree in Special Education;
  • A Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, School Administration or a related field;
  • Principal Certification;
  • Knowledge of Applied Behavioral Analysis is highly valued;
  • BCBA certification is a plus.

DRiWaterstone Human Capital is leading this search for The Bancroft School. To learn more or apply, please visit