Job Title
Date Posted
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Full-Time Regular
Job Description

President/CEO – Memphis, TN

Our client, a well-respected Not-for-Profit is seeking an experienced senior executive to serve as Organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), taking the helm of an organization celebrating 20+ years of service to the Memphis community. The role reports directly to the Board of Directors. The Organization’s next President and CEO will directly manage the executive team (COO, CFO, CDO) and indirectly oversee approximately 65 full and part‐time staff members.


  • Serves as the chief visionary, strategist, and leader for the Organization
  • Maintains significant relationships with the Board and its officers, donors, and families served
  • Responsible for developing and implementing Organization’s strategic plan, and for the leadership and direction of staff in execution of the organization’s mission
  • Ensure Organization’s relevance to the communities it serves, provide leadership to continually enhance the organization’s capacity to reach its goals, and ensure accountability of the organization to its constituents
  • Organizational Leadership and Management
  • Develop and articulate a vision for the Organization that all staff and other stakeholders can visualize and act upon to empower the students and families we serve
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with donors, partners, supporters, and contributors
  • Promote a culture of professional growth within the Organization through coaching, mentoring, and professional development
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues affecting the organization
  • Ensure the financial sustainability of Organization and manage its annual budget of ~$3.5 million in coordination with the Executive Leadership Team (CFO, COO, CDO) and the Board


  • Develop and recommend strategic multi‐year plans to the Board of Directors
  • Generate broad support for the strategy and manage the process to engage staff, board members, and the community‐at large in the plan
  • Ensure that there are ongoing critical assessment systems in place to actively confirm that existing programs are meeting the needs of our communities
  • Guide the development of new ideas for growing and diversifying revenue streams to ensure fiscal sustainability of programs
  • Board Governance, Reporting, and Development
  • Cultivate a strong, collaborative working relationship with the Board, ensuring open communication regarding financial goals, programmatic issues, new endeavors, and organizational challenges
  • Provide leadership in Board development to ensure that the Board has members who can provide the leadership and professional expertise required to guide Organization in the future and solidify the pipeline of leaders
  • Use analytics, data, and core metrics to regularly report on the state of the organization to the Board


  • Minimum of a BA, ideally with an MBA, MPA or related advanced degree
  • Extensive professional experience in a corporate setting
  • Management of multisite organization preferred
  • Significant experience in board development, fundraising, marketing/branding and fiscal management
  • A financially savvy and politically astute leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems; keen analytic, organization and problem‐solving skills, which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent coalition building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruitment and retention of diverse team

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