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  • The Promise
  • Philadelphia, PA

The Promise, a newly created public-private partnership of United Way, private philanthropy, and the City of Philadelphia, seeks an Executive Director to spearhead The Promise’s goal to create economic mobility in Philadelphia and lift 100,000 people above the poverty line in five years.

The Promise

The Promise is a public-private partnership of United Way, private philanthropy, the City of Philadelphia, and high-performing community organizations to reduce Philadelphia’s poverty rate and support an equitable economic recovery from the pandemic. This newly launched initiative will create economic mobility in Philadelphia and lift 100,000 people above the poverty line in five years.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic, fundraising, and operational responsibility for The Promise’s staff, programs, and execution of its mission. 

Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to lead an enterprise with responsibility for all financial, operational and human resources functions.
  • Experience translating concepts and ideas into high performing programs and organizations.
  • Proven ability to raise private funds from corporations, foundations and individuals.
  • Experience leading a board of directors made up of diverse stakeholders with competing priorities.
  • Possesses unquestioned credibility and knowledge of issues related to social justice and the eradication of poverty.
  • Experience in grantmaking and program evaluation.
  • Strong experience in government relations and policy development.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and demonstrated ability building strong relationships and networks of diverse people with divergent priorities.
  • Strong executive presence and public communications skills.

The Promise has retained the services of the Diversified Search Group to assist in this search.  Please submit a cover note and resume or nominations, in confidence, to ThePromiseED@divsearch.com.

 

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