America’s Promise Alliance invites nominations and applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This position calls for an entrepreneurial CEO who will lead both the organization and its Alliance of 450 member institutions from the nonprofit and business sectors to realize the organization’s recently adopted strategic vision to become a voice and powerful advocate for America’s young people.
America’s Promise Alliance was born from The Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future, a convening of 3,000 participants, including 5 Presidents and 1 First Lady, 25 governors, 9 lieutenant governors, 92 mayors, 122 business leaders, 7 cabinet members, and representatives from 145 communities across the United States, held in Philadelphia, PA, in April 1997. That extraordinary event brought together thousands of leaders from across the country to refocus the nation’s attention on the needs of children and youth. Attended by Presidents Clinton, Bush, Carter and Ford (with Nancy Reagan representing President Reagan), and chaired by Retired General Colin Powell, that gathering challenged America to make children and youth a top national priority.
As America's Promise Alliance prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022, this a prime opportunity for the next CEO, in partnership with the Board, staff and Alliance partners, to build on the organization’s rich legacy to prioritize the voices and needs of the nation's young people at a crucial moment in our national consciousness.
The ideal candidate will be a visionary public and organizational leader with a track record of successfully building and stewarding leader-to-leader relationships and external partnerships, and generating resources. In its next leader, America's Promise Alliance seeks a CEO who is passionate about the role that the organization can play in shaping the national conversation around our collective obligations to young people while elevating youth voices and driving measurable results through its impactful work. This person will serve as an inspirational and effective communicator both internally and externally; be committed to and adaptive in their development of people and teams; and advance the creation of efficient operational structures across the organization. The new CEO will need to work closely with a deliberately evolving mix of Alliance leaders and partners, trustees, directors and staff to build a powerful “collective leadership platform,” the centerpiece of the Alliance’s new vision, as identified by the Board. It will be essential for the new CEO to develop strong partnerships across all sectors for continued innovation and development while championing the Five Promises that are foundational to the Alliance’s identity and purpose.
The next CEO of America’s Promise Alliance will provide inspired and sophisticated external leadership, clear operational direction, and forward-looking thought leadership to cultivate buy-in and support for America’s Promise Alliance, serve as a credible resource for—and convening authority on behalf of—Alliance members and partners, and drive the demonstrated impact of America’s Promise campaigns and initiatives.
In support of these overarching aims and goals, the next CEO America’s Promise Alliance will be a:
In addition to these attributes, candidates are expected to meet the following qualifications:
All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to:
Ericka Miller, Partner
Ernest A. Brooks III, Senior Associate
1300 19th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
Electronic submission of materials is encouraged via www.imsearch.com/7548
America's Promise is an equal opportunity employer with a desire to reflect the population we serve with a diverse workforce.