Community Renewal Society

Executive Nonprofit Opportunity: Details





Community Renewal Society

Chicago, IL

Executive Director

Community Renewal Society (CRS) is a progressive, faith-based organization that works to eliminate race and class barriers. Founded in 1882, CRS informs, organizes and trains both communities and individuals to advocate for social and economic justice. As CRS celebrates its 135th anniversary, its members and supporters must begin to engage a younger generation to help bring forward the message and the fight until racism is eradicated and justice is achieved in the beloved community envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will inspire, lead and work with a highly dedicated staff, committed volunteer leaders and member congregations to work toward community goals. The next Executive Director will have the opportunity to continue and build upon CRS’ distinguished record of legislative and policy achievements. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to cast a vision of CRS’ work at the intersection of racism and poverty during a time when both racism and divisiveness have found renewed support in our land.

We seek a proven leader with a deeply-rooted passion for racial and economic justice. The next executive director must have a keen sense of vision and must be able to inspire and unite people towards a common goal. This person will have demonstrated skills in building trust and positive culture among staff, board and member organizations, and he or she will be able to demonstrate unquestionable caring about the mission, the employees and the work of Community Renewal Society.

We seek a relational leader who has strong familiarity and a good understanding of Chicago politics, relationships and communities. He or she must have solid relationships in the Chicago community and, as a strong communicator, shall bring both vision and voice (spoken and written) to the work of CRS. CRS seeks a leader who appreciates and is comfortable with interactions in a broad variety of settings and communities, especially communities of faith and diversity.

Although experience in organizing is not required, an understanding of organizing, policy work and development are needed. The ideal candidate will have management experience in a not-for-profit setting.

Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates. To apply, please click on the Apply Now link below; then click on Executive Director, Community Renewal Society.

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