President and Chief Executive Officer, Urban League of Phila

Posted by Urban League of Philadelphia on June 27, 2016

Job Description – President and Chief Executive Officer
Overview of the Organization and the City of Philadelphia

The Urban League of Philadelphia was organized in 1907 as the Armstrong Association by a wealthy Quaker Philanthropist to improve the advancement for African Americans. The Urban League of Philadelphia is located in Center City Philadelphia, affectionately known as the “City of Brotherly Love”, with a staff of 40 persons and an anticipated current annual budget of approximately $40 Million. This affiliate offers services and programs in the areas of employment, housing, seniors, education, leadership, diversity initiative, childcare information and The Urban League Speaks—a monthly radio program addressing the concerns of the minority community. The Urban League of Philadelphia advocates and is dedicated to the economic growth, development, and strengthening of African Americans and the disadvantaged in the Philadelphia region, and works toward this goal through its strategic plans and directions.

This affiliate services the greater Delaware Valley area and works cooperatively with the counties that make up the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, which include Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, and Buck counties in Pennsylvania and Camden County in New Jersey. The Urban League of Philadelphia services a population of 1,526,006 (2010 census); 42% African American, 37% White, 12% Hispanic, 6% Asian, and 3% other. The median household income is $28,897.00; 11,000 minority-owned firms are located in the City of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is known for its numerous historic attractions such as the Athenaeum Library, Betsy Ross House, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Franklin Institute Science Museum, the Philadelphia Zoo, and the United States Mint. Philadelphia is serviced by five daily newspapers, two radio stations, eight television stations, the Philadelphia International Airport, and nine modes of ground transportation. Educational institutions servicing the Philadelphia area include Arcadia University, Bryn Mawr College, University of Pennsylvania, Chestnut Hill College, Community College of Philadelphia, Drexel University, the Curtis Institute of Music, JNA Institute of Culinary Arts, LaSalle University, Philadelphia University, Temple University, Villanova University and Philadelphia College of Bible.

Major employers in the Philadelphia area include Jefferson Health System, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Bank of America, UPS, Prudential Financial Services, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Comcast, Vanguard, Wells Fargo, Lincoln Financial Group, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Verizon Communications, Allegheny University Hospital, PECO Energy Company, and many others.

Position Summary
The President/CEO will report to and work collaboratively with the Board of Directors in leading and maintaining the Urban League of Philadelphia as a mature organization capable of delivering on its long term vision and mission. Specifically, the President/CEO will ensure that the organization’s fiscal, operations, fundraising, marketing, human resource, technology, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented within the organization and adapted as needed to meet the changing needs of the organization and those served by its efforts.

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