Heartland Alliance, a leading global human rights organization based in Chicago, is seeking an energetic, visionary, and strategic thinker to serve as its next Chief External Affairs Officer (CEAO).
A $200 million organization with over 1,200 employees globally, this is an exciting opportunity to join the executive team of a dynamic and growing global nonprofit organization. The CEAO will oversee and coordinate the interrelated functions of development, marketing, communications, and external affairs to create and promote a coherent, aligned, and compelling organizational advancement strategy.
The CEAO will work closely with the president and executive team to define and execute an integrated strategy that (1) advances the organization’s success in fund development, (2) enhances its reputation, and (3) builds and maintains strong civic and corporate partnerships.
About Heartland Alliance
A leading global human rights organization based in the heart of Chicago, Heartland Alliance works to advance human rights and champion human dignity by providing essential services and promoting solutions to achieve a more just global society. For 135 years, Heartland Alliance has stood firm in its belief that society benefits when all people can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. Its work is driven by a future where everyone is able to exit poverty, heal from trauma, and achieve stability.
While the organization has grown nearly 70% in the last six years, Heartland Alliance is in the midst of a transformational change and is poised for significant growth over the next decade. The Alliance is comprised of five 501(c)3 nonprofit corporations. Through a shared mission, they provide a continuum of programs that addresses the root causes of poverty, generate social change, and inspire people to build better lives for themselves and their communities.
The successful candidate is a visionary, experienced, and strategic leader who brings a successful track record of leading and growing a robust fundraising and branding strategy. They are a thoughtful communicator, diverse collaborator, ambitious, and emotionally intelligent leader who will thrive working in a changing and fast-paced environment. Most importantly, the candidate will embody Heartland’s mission to advance human rights and champion human dignity by providing services and promoting solutions to achieve a more just global society.
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