The Opportunity

Woods Fund Chicago, a bold grantmaking foundation, seeks candidates for the position of president. The president manages $65 million in assets and leads the foundation to support community organizing and public policy advocacy that advances racial equity and economic justice.

About the Organization

Woods Fund seeks to help create a society where people of all racial and ethnic groups across all levels of social and economic status are empowered and have a voice to influence policies that impact their lives and where all communities are free of poverty and racism. Woods Fund is a grantmaking foundation committed to the promotion of social, economic, and racial justice through the support of community organizing and public policy advocacy that engages people that are most impacted.

About the Position

The next president of Woods Fund is expected to be a leader of the highest personal and professional integrity and demonstrate an enthusiastic commitment to the vision and mission of the foundation. The president will have demonstrated experience working and collaborating with disinvested communities and people of color, as well as a strong track record advancing racial equity and economic justice. The successful candidate will be experienced in working closely with a board of directors, staff, outside consultants and others, along with a proven ability to motivate and lead.


For best consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to by Wednesday, May 1Click here to view the full position description, essential qualifications, and application instructions.


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