Vice President of Special Initiatives and Advancement

Website National Urban League

Enabling African Americans and other underserved urban residents to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

Founded in 1910, National Urban League (the League) is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based organization devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream through programs, advocacy, and research. Under the inspiring leadership of President & CEO Marc Morial, the League is now undergoing a period of exciting transformational growth and impact. Through its nearly 100 Affiliates, diverse programs, and advocacy, the League advances its mission to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. The League reaches more than one million Americans each year through its valuable and relevant resources and programs, such as the online jobs network, the Mature Worker Program, the Urban Youth Empowerment Program, the Community Health Workers program, financial literacy, homeownership preparation and foreclosure prevention classes, and education development.

The League seeks a talented, mission-driven Vice President of Special Initiatives and Advancement (Vice President). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to manage the African American Quality of Life Renewal Initiative (the Initiative). S/he will oversee and act as the fiscal agent for the Initiative, provide due diligence, and ensure that the League’s activities and programs align with the goals and mission of the Initiative.

The Vice President will have proven success in project and grant management. S/he will have a track record of successful identification, cultivation, and solicitation of corporations and foundations. The ideal candidate will create and maintain long-term relationships with new and current corporate and foundation donors, while systematically identifying and targeting new prospects. S/he will have the flexibility and agility to adapt to changing organizational priorities and needs. The successful candidate will have the ability to proactively elicit and translate various priorities into compelling cases for support to corporations and foundations.

The Vice President will serve as the League’s advocate. S/he will be a skilled communicator comfortable conveying the values, strengths, vision, and priorities of the League to diverse audiences.

National Urban League has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to assist on this executive recruitment.

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