Jodi Weiss

Jodi Weiss

Practice Leader, Nonprofit and Higher Ed, Professional Search


Jodi Weiss serves as Practice Leader for Korn Ferry Professional Search’s Nonprofit and Higher Education Center of Expertise.

Based in the Washington, D.C. office, Ms. Weiss brings more than 20 years of leadership experience, with over a decade at Korn Ferry, during which span she has partnered with nonprofits, associations, and higher education institutions to place executives and emerging leaders across functions to include CEO/ED, Development/Fundraising, Marketing/ Communications, Finance/CFO, Human Resources/TA, COO, and CTO roles in addition to higher education faculty positions. 

She was the 2012 recipient of Korn Ferry’s North America Client Satisfaction Award, the 2012 recipient of Korn Ferry’s Global Innovation Challenge award and was the 2008 recipient of Korn Ferry’s North America Chief Executive Top Quality Award.

Prior to Korn Ferry, Ms. Weiss spent over a decade as an editorial director; director of business development & creative planning; and managing editor for global, publicly-traded publishing companies in the K-12 market. 

Over the last 14 years, Ms. Weiss has served as an associate and adjunct professor of English and writing at Florida and New York City colleges and universities. She is a regular contributor to publications, including Huffington Post, LinkedIn Pulse, and Ultrarunning Magazine, where she writes about careers, communication, and motivation.

Ms. Weiss holds Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in English/Literature and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Brooklyn College. She is the founder of EverythingSmart, a career coaching organization that specializes in assisting professionals and college students to explore career routes. An accomplished long-distance runner with over thirty 100+ mile races completed, Ms. Weiss is affiliated with athletic organizations throughout the U.S.