President/Chief Executive Officer

  • Nonprofit Full Time
  • Illinois
  • City: Springfield

Website United Way of Central Illinois

Job description
The CEO will be mission-driven, collaborative and provide visionary leadership to the organization. The scope of this position is broad, requiring the CEO to establish and maintain significant relationships with persons at all levels within the public, private and nonprofit sectors to advance the work of community impact in Basic Needs, Education, Financial Stability, and Health. This position will serve as the brand ambassador for the communities served by the United Way of Central Illinois, which includes connecting with a constituency of givers, businesses, agencies, education partners, government officials, program participants and others. The CEO will develop strategic goals to provide opportunities for our stakeholders and community to thrive.


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Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in Non-Profit Management, Business Administration, Communications, or a related field preferred.
A minimum of 7 years of experience in nonprofit management and leadership
Fundraising or extensive experience in the leadership and management of organizations of comparable size and mission
Ability to earn the trust, confidence and respect of stakeholders
A demonstrated track record of promoting diversity, equity & inclusion
An ability to build partnerships and collaboration with the community
Experience in building teams and conflict management
Experience in diversifying revenue and increasing philanthropic support
Must demonstrate a high level of intelligence, intellectual curiosity, a desire to explore new ideas and innovative approaches to solving problems


How to Apply:

Submit resume, cover letter, and list of 5 professional references (include name, title, organization, email address, and phone number) to
The application materials should clearly address background, skills, and experiences related to the Essential Functions/Performance Objectives including being a Brand Ambassador, Fundraising, Resource Development, Governance & Organization Management. Application materials should also clearly address the minimum requirements for the position
Cover letter should not exceed four pages
Applications due by 5:00 PM CST on Friday December 10, 2021



Minimum Salary of $98,671. An additional financial start-up package may be negotiated.
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