Administrative Support, Executive/Senior Management, Program Management
This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the Launch U mission and who has a track record of success in a high performing environment – either in the non-profit or corporate sector in a leadership role. The President, a newly created position, will report directly to the Board of Directors and work collaboratively with them, our current staff and team (Director, Program Coordinators and Associate Board), our mentors and partners to manage and accelerate the growth of Launch U both within and outside of Chicago. The President will oversee all strategic and operational responsibilities of Launch U and manage all of the business operations.
Responsibilities and Expectations
Significant development /fundraising, sales and/or marketing experience a must with ability for fiscal management.
A passion for the mission of Launch U and in general helping motivated underserved youth achieve their potential
Prior management experience ideal along with strong commitment to the professional development of the staff.
A willingness to utilize their professional skills (marketing, finance, fundraising, education, etc.) and networks to enhance the work of the staff and advance the mission of Launch U.
Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building rapport among donors and potential donors.
Outstanding presentation and communication skills, ability to be an effective spokesperson for the organization.
Qualities of a team player who is self-directed, creative, and enjoys working in a mission-based institution.
Action-orientation with demonstrated success in working in a fast-paced, high energy environment
Excellent organizational and communications (oral and written) skills.
Understanding that diplomacy, tact, and courtesy are paramount.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, ethics, and a passion for improving the lives of Launch U mentees.
Launch U (www.launchu.org) is college and career prep mentoring program, founded in 2005 that helps underserved but high performing and highly motivated scholars with college and career exposure and in preparation for college life and beyond. Launch U accomplishes our mission by engaging young professionals in our network with high-impact mentor opportunities working directly with high school scho...lars to help them with all aspects of preparing for college. At the core of our program is providing each scholar with an individual mentor to work with and guide him or her through the entire process.