About Chicago Run
Since 2007, Chicago Run has empowered thousands of Chicago’s young people, from Pre-K through high school, with access to inclusive running and physical activity programs. Chicago Run’s programs meet young people where they are at, partnering with schools and community organizations to provide regular opportunities for trauma-informed and non-competitive physical activity. Through these partnerships, Chicago Run’s program utilizes the power of sport to improve academic performance, positive relationships, development of social-emotional skills, and growth in physical and mental health.
The need for Chicago Run’s work – providing equitable access to inclusive, high-quality running and physical activity programming – stems from pre-existing systemic inequities in Chicago communities. Nearly half of all youth in Chicago live in “low child opportunity areas”, meaning they lack access to resources for healthy development. Chicago Run is committed to centering equity across all facets of the organization’s work to better partner with Chicago communities and create lasting impact and social change. You can read more about Chicago Run’s equity philosophy here.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the next Executive Director (“ED”) will serve as the primary leader and strategist, fundraiser, internal and external champion, organization builder and manager for Chicago Run, building on the strong track record and success the organization has achieved since its founding.