Hartford, CT

President and Chief Executive Officer, Urban League of Greater Hartford

The Organization

Founded in 1964, Urban League of Greater Hartford is an affiliate of the National Urban League. The Urban League of Greater Hartford (ULGH) is a community-based, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) offering direct social services to more than 3,000 individuals and families annually. The organization’s mission is to: reduce economic disparities in our communities through programs, services and educational opportunities.

Position Overview

The previous President and CEO was recently appointed as the new CEO of the YWCA of Greater Hartford, after nearly nine years leading ULGH. The board seeks a new leader who can leverage the organization’s passion, well-executed programs and services, assets, and young professionals to further align the organization’s mission with contemporary societal issues.

ULGH offers a comprehensive list of programs including: Adult Education; Youth Development; Workforce Development and Training; Economic Enrichment; and Health and Wellness. In addition, Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals is designed to provide young professionals with a forum to foster professional development, community service, social awareness, equal access to opportunities, and self-reliance.

The President and CEO will be the organization’s primary representative to the broader community; serve as the chief fundraiser, spokesperson, and advocate of ULGH; be a visible and involved member of the Greater Hartford and Connecticut communities, as well as with select regional and national opportunities; keep abreast of issues facing the African-American and minority communities; and engage in dialogue across race, gender, sexual orientation, economic, and other differences.

The President and CEO position requires a leader who can implement change, quickly form and maintain relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders, and generate and use innovative approaches to enhance an organization’s impact. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated passion for the organization’s current role and future aspirations, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a coalition/team builder, with an equity and advocacy lens.

How To Apply

This search is being conducted by TSNE MissionWorks and led by Consulting and Executive Transitions Consultant Michael Negrón. All submissions are confidential. For the complete position profile and candidate guidelines, please visit:


The Urban League of Greater Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We will seek, and welcome, a diverse pool of candidates.

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