The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is an independent non-profit founded in 1986 that opens channels of opportunity for the development of Black executives to positively impact business and communities. They are the pre-eminent membership organization committed to increasing the number of global Black executives in C-Suites, on corporate boards, and in global enterprises. Comprising more than 800 current and former Black CEOs, senior executives, and board directors at Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies, and entrepreneurs at top-tier firms, its members work to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline that empowers global Black leaders to make impactful contributions to the marketplace and the global communities they serve.
ELC offers a range of programming tailored to the following constituencies within the Black community:
- Mid-level Managers
The ELC runs the Institute for Leadership and Development & Research which provides top-rate leadership programs that focus on individual growth at various career levels. The ELC Institute creates a well-researched and documented understanding of the corporate experiences of Black managers and executives, which can be used to develop organizations and the people they employ. As a place that gathers, analyzes, and distributes information in multiple ways the Institute has become a primary source for data on Blacks in business. Examples of their in-person and virtual offerings include the Power of Women at Work Virtual Conference; Black Men in Leadership Conference; C-Suite Academy; Decoded, a 5-month virtual cohort to accelerate Blackdigital professionals’ progress to the executive level; Leadership Development Weeks; Mid-Level Managers’Symposium; and more.
This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative leader to join the leading Black executive leadership organization in the US and play a key role in its evolution and continued success. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) serves as a trusted advisor and will provide legal support to the Organization, CEO, the Board, and ELC’s Senior management. The CLO will be responsible for setting and executing on the ELC’s legal strategy and for providing the full range of legal support required by the enterprise, including but not limited to general legal advice and counsel, governance, nonprofit compliance, contracts negotiation and management, employment law, outside counsel management, legal operations, and all other legal matters impacting a national non-profit organization. In this role, the CLO will also support the Board of Directors in managing Board Affairs for the enterprise. The ideal candidate will bring a distinguished record that commands the respect of the ELC community including its members and partners. The CLO will also manage a small team of professionals, including the Director of Human Resources, Director of Board Governance, and an Advocacy Lead.