Los Angeles, CA

President/Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Urban League

The Organization

Do you have a passion to help and enjoy the spirit of giving to empower others to strive for a better quality of life?  Look no further than the opportunity to become the next President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL). LAUL is a premiere 101-year-old, legacy-based organization that has an established social justice footprint in Los Angeles and is poised today, more than ever, to lead, uplift, and create growth opportunities for individuals and the community at large.

LAUL’s vision for the next decade is to create a thriving ecosystem of local Black businesses, homeownership, and jobs that can generate $1-2 billion in Black household wealth by 2030. Over this time the LAUL programs will aim to increase Black business value to match median business values in Los Angeles. Their job training and placement programs target an increase in the average worker’s annual salary by $30,000. LAUL will amplify their impact by building corporate and community partnerships and advocating before key political officials.

Position Overview

The ideal candidate will have a passion for and a demonstrated commitment to the League’s values and mission to achieve racial, social, and economic justice. The successful candidate will be a strong strategic thinker; a thoughtful leader and manager; a superior communicator, who embraces changes; and walks with, and demands integrity. LAUL is seeking a CEO who is highly accomplished in the non-profit or related environment and embraces leading others in their vision for the LAUL and the community it serves.

The ideal candidate will have upwards of ten years of experience in business, non-profit or related management, personnel, talent and human resources management, strategic planning, fiscal management, program development and administration, experience working with a volunteer board or other demonstrated community leadership experience; management and supervisory experience.

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree and preferably an advanced degree in nonprofit management, business administration, public administration, education, social work, human resource administration, finance, or another discipline that contributes to their ability to manage a complex, fast-paced, and growing organization in the dynamic setting of Los Angeles.

The annual base salary for the Chief Executive Officer position will be based on a range starting at $200,000, and commensurate with the successful candidate’s skills and experience.

How To Apply

To be considered, please submit your resume and cover letter of interest outlining the background and experience that makes you the ideal candidate electronically to ceo.laul@thehawkinscompany.com. Resumes received by August 15, 2023, will receive first consideration. The position is open until filled.

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