Director, TRHT Greater Chicago
The Organization

Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) is a comprehensive, national, and community-based process to “unearth and jettison the deeply held, and often unconscious, beliefs created by racism.”

The mission of TRHT Greater Chicago is to proliferate healing and equity within individuals, neighborhoods, and communities to change the prevailing race narrative, fuel transformation, erase the belief in racial hierarchy, and drive towards racial equity.

TRHT Greater Chicago has focused planning work in four key areas: narrative change, racial healing, law and policy, and youth, creating design teams for each. These four areas are closely interrelated; work done in on one often impacts the other. The design teams completed a planning process from August 2017 – March 2018, resulting in the development of a strategic framework to guide the work ahead. Visit under the racial equity page to learn more about TRHT Greater Chicago.

Position Overview

Woods Fund is interested in identifying a Director to help lead the implementation, working closely with existing partners including Woods Fund, Metropolitan Family Services, Field Foundation of Illinois, Pierce Family Foundation, the Chicago Community Trust, and new partners.

The Director will lead the TRHT Greater Chicago work during this important implementation phase. The Director will provide strategic direction, manage TRHT staff, lead the implementation and a community-led grantmaking process, engage external stakeholders, raise funds, and develop a foundation and infrastructure for the work that will build upon existing work, propel the vision forward, and position TRHT Greater Chicago as a lead agent for transformation.

How To Apply

Woods Fund has retained Morten Group, LLC to conduct this search.

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to with the subject line “TRHT Greater Chicago – Director Search.” Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample and should include the applicant’s salary requirements. Application materials must be directed to the email address above. No phone calls please.

Woods Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity and/or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factors.

We are accepting applications until April 5, 2019. Applicants from historically underrepresented and/or marginalized communities, including people of color, are strongly encouraged to apply.

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