POSITION: President and Chief Executive OfficerORGANIZATION: Urban League PhiladelphiaREPORTS TO: Board of DirectorsLOCATION: Philadelphia, PAWEBSITE: https://urbanleaguephila.org/ROLE SUMMARYThe President/CEO will report to and work collaboratively with the Board of Directors in leading and maintaining the Urban League of Philadelphia as a mature organization capable of delivering on its long term vision and mission. Specifically, the President/CEO will ensure that the organization’s fiscal, operations, fundraising, marketing, human resource, technology, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented within the organization and adapted as needed to meet the changing needs of the organization and those served by its efforts.Strategic Vision and LeadershipCollaborate with the Board to refine and implement ULP strategies, while ensuring that the budget, staff and priorities are aligned with the Urban League of Philadelphia’s core mission. Provide leadership and direction to all staff and ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization; establish effective decision-making processes that will enable the Urban League of Philadelphia to achieve both its short and long-term goals and objectives. Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board, and ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals.Help build a diverse and inclusive Board that is representative of the community, highly engaged, and willing to leverage and secure resources to advance the mission of the organization. Cultivate, establish and maintain working relationships with key stakeholders of the National Urban League and its affiliates in an effort to support the broader mission and objectives.Conduct regular scans of the external environment and consider both present and future factors that will influence the direction and goals of the organization.Business and Fund DevelopmentServe as the “Chief Fundraising Officer” of the Urban League of Philadelphia. Fundraising activities include but are not limited to such components as special events, major gifts, corporate donations, annual campaign/individual gifts, grant solicitation, planned giving, special gifts, and in-kind resources.Ensure the flow of funds permits Urban League of Philadelphia to make continuous progress towards the achievement of its mission, and that those funds are allocated properly to reflect present needs and future potential.Collaborate with the Board of Directors to create an annual and long term fund development plan which increases revenues to support the operations and strategic direction of the organization. Formulate and execute comprehensive marketing, branding and development strategies that will ensure consistency throughout the organization, and enhance revenue from major individual AND organizational donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations. Communicate the mission of the organization to potential donors clearly and with impact; work to ensure that potential donors view the organization as best in class and capable in providing the highest quality of services.Strengthening Infrastructure and OperationsEnsure the delivery of high quality services while managing for future growth and strategic needs.Lead, support and motivate the organization’s staff.Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal communications with staff throughout the organization; create and promote a positive, multicultural work environment that supports consistency throughout the organization’s strategy, operational methods, and data collection needs.Oversee the financial status of the organization, including developing short and long range financial plans, monitoring the budget and ensuring sound financial controls are in place; set financial priorities accurately to ensure the organization is operating in a manner that supports the needs of the program and staff. Recognizes both financial opportunities and threats, takes appropriate action to ensure the best financial, operations and reputational results are achieved.Program DevelopmentRationalize the delivery of programs through new and existing offices and partnerships.Increase efficiencies and consistency throughout the organization by developing and implementing standardized programs, services and program office marketing.Develop new programs that meet the needs of those served and are in alignment with the mission.Successful applicants for the position of President/CEO should:Hold a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in business administration, social work, public administration or an appropriate discipline;Possess a proven track record of leadership and management in community-based organizations with at least five years of senior non-profit or for-profit management experience.Have at least 15 years of overall professional experience, to include experience in the development and implementation of social service programs, program evaluation, advocacy, public education, fiscal management, strategic planning, resource development, board and volunteer relations, community mobilization and collaboration, and personnel management;Be a financially savvy and politically astute leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people, financial matters and systems; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making;Demonstrated coalition building skills and with an ability to work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;A persuasive negotiator who is able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions;Demonstrated outstanding presentation and communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson and relationship builder;Excellent organizational, fundraising and communications skills; grant/proposal writing experience, and government/community relations’ experience is a plus; and,Prior leadership experience within another similar nonprofit organization or the Urban League is desirable.TO APPLY: Please email your resume to 15307CEO-ULPHILA@Divsearch.com with your name in the subject line.
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