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About the Organization

Founded in 1973, Illinois Humanities (IH) is a nonprofit organization that works to build dialogue across all sectors of society to examine issues important to democracy in the focus of areas of public policy, media & journalism, business, and art. Using the humanities as a tool to stimulate discussion, they create experiences across Illinois through programming, education, and grantmaking to engage a diverse public on ideas and issues that matter.

About the Opportunity

The Executive Director of Illinois Humanities will lead and oversee all affairs related to the organization and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, as well as social and financial objectives. The successful candidate must be a skilled leader, prepared to drive the organization in a time of growth, and comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment, leading the senior leadership team of Illinois Humanities and supporting staff. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and enables the Board to meet its governance, financial, and legal responsibilities and supports the Board’s oversight role. The Executive Director must be deeply committed to the goals of the organization and creatively support its mission.

 

Applications are due by Friday, January 4, 2019.Click here to view the full position description, essential qualifications, and application instructions.

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About the Organization

The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) is a nonprofit, grant-making organization dedicated to creating career pathways for adults and youth through demand-driven workforce and training programs. The WDC forges relationships across industries and sectors in order to contribute to an inclusive and dynamic regional economy, in which all residents and their families thrive in careers defined by growth and self-sufficiency.

About the Opportunity

As a creative, visionary leader, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will serve as chief strategist in developing and marketing a forward approach in the delivery of a globally diverse and cutting-edge workforce and learning system in King County. These efforts will result in a vibrant regional system of employment services and job training opportunities for both business and job seekers. The CEO, in concert with the Board of Directors, will shape strategies and initiatives to further WDC objectives, and will collaborate with the Executive Committee to ensure compliance under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). They are expected to lead with an intentional focus on centering racial equity in program integration throughout the work of the WDC, while also forming partnerships and collaborative efforts with all facets of the community.

 

Applications are due by Friday, December 14, 2018. Click here to view the full position description, essential qualifications, and application instructions.

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About the Organization

Since 2002, Growing Home has been Chicago’s leading non-profit engaged in farm-based training for people with employment barriers. The organization envisions a world of healthy people and communities, grounded in a firm belief that everyone deserves to earn a living wage and have access to nutritious food choices. By providing 25 hours per week of paid on-the-job experience and job-readiness training at their farms to approximately 60 people per year, they have contributed to the lives of hundreds of workers, and thousands of their family members. As a leader in the urban agriculture movement, Growing Home strives to be a good, inclusive neighbor and community partner, offering additional services in Chicago’s Englewood community where their farms are located. For more information about Growing Home’s history, programmatic model, and impact, please visit their website (http://growinghomeinc.org/).

 

About the Opportunity

Right now, Growing Home is positioned to expand its impact in exciting ways and wants to share this opportunity with a new Executive Director. The Executive Director of Growing Home will lead and oversee all affairs related to the organization and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The successful candidate must be a skilled leader, prepared to drive the organization in a time of growth, comfortable working in a consensus-driven environment, and adept in building collaborative relationships with the staff, Board of Directors, and community. Based out of the Englewood neighborhood, the Executive Director manages a staff of 19 full-time employees, directly supervises the Chief Operating Officer, Development Director and Chief Financial Officer, and reports to the Board of Directors.

 

Applications are due by November 16, 2018Click here to view the full position description, essential qualifications, and application instructions.

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About the Organization

Founded in 1985, Pride Foundation is the only LGBTQ community foundation serving the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Pride Foundation’s mission is to inspire giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for LGBTQ people across the Northwest. They envision a world in which all LGBTQ youth, adults and families enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly and genuinely. As a donor-supported community foundation and a catalyst for change, we support transformative philanthropy, programs and individuals that help people find joy and strength in who they are. Through scholarships, grants, advocacy and community leadership, Pride Foundation donors and volunteers are helping them to transform their communities and culture. Their work ripples through communities, inspiring equality at every point along the way.

About the Opportunity

The next leader of Pride Foundation will join an organization whose mission and scope are unique. As the only LGBTQ community foundation serving the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, it is critical that the next leader of Pride Foundation be eager to serve our region and understand the issues affecting its communities. They must be a storyteller, who can articulate those issues in a way that moves others to action. They must have a passion for fundraising within a foundation, and, looking forward, be excited about the opportunities to engage new communities in future fundraising. Simultaneously, they must recognize the broad field and culture of philanthropy and have a consciousness around leveraging opportunities and resources beyond dollars. They must be a champion for institutionalizing equitable practices and procedures and for leading Pride Foundation’s commitment to racial equity.

In the fall of 2016, Pride Foundation began work with Morten Group to perform a racial equity assessment and subsequent action plan, implementation of which began in 2018. Morten Group will continue to work on the racial equity action plan with Pride Foundation as we move into a strategic visioning process. Pride Foundation will implement a three-year strategic plan, developed with staff, board and stakeholder input, during the spring and summer of 2018. The next leader will need to be comfortable with the tension of an organization in transition, not only in its leadership, but also its vision and goals. It will be important that the next leader is enthusiastic about moving Pride Foundation along the journeys laid out in both the racial equity action plan and strategic plan.

Applications are due by Friday, October 5, 2018Click here to view the full position description, essential qualifications, and application instructions.

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