About TRHT Greater Chicago

Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) is a comprehensive, national, and community-based process to “unearth and jettison the deeply held, and often unconscious, beliefs created by racism.”

The mission of TRHT Greater Chicago is to proliferate healing and equity within individuals, neighborhoods, and communities to change the prevailing race narrative, fuel transformation, erase the belief in racial hierarchy, and drive towards racial equity. They have focused planning work in four key areas: narrative change, racial healing, law and policy, and youth, creating design teams for each. These four areas are closely interrelated; work done in on one often impacts the other. The design teams completed a planning process from August 2017-March 2018, resulting in the development of a strategic framework to guide the work ahead. Woods Fund is interested in identifying a Director to help lead the implementation, working closely with the existing strategic partners including Woods Fund, Metropolitan Family Services, Field Foundation of Illinois, Pierce Family Foundation, the Chicago Community Trust, and new partners.

About the Opportunity

The Director will lead the TRHT Greater Chicago work during this important implementation phase. They are expected to provide strategic direction, manage TRHT staff, lead the implementation and a community-led grantmaking process, engage external stakeholders, raise funds, and develop a foundation and infrastructure for the work that will build upon existing work, propel the vision forward, and position TRHT Greater Chicago as a lead agent for transformation. The successful candidate must be a dynamic leader who can connect with diverse audiences, and who has a deep understanding and commitment to racial equity and anti-racist work in the community.

Woods Fund will serve as the administering and lead organization during the initial implementation period which may last for the next few years. The Director will be under contract to accommodate the mobility of the next phase of work, with the potential for a different organization to administer and lead the work in the future. The Director will be supervised, report to the President of Woods Fund, and will also be accountable to the advisory partners which includes foundations, community, and public and private sectors.


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