Baltimore, MD (Working remotely during COVID19 restrictions)
$175,000 to $195,000 + full benefits package
Baltimore Children and Youth Fund Board of Directors
Open until filled. *BCYF, Inc. strongly encourages and seeks applications from Black people, Indigenous people, People of Color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.
ABOUT BALTIMORE CHILDREN & YOUTH FUND, INCORPORATED
The Baltimore Children and Youth Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was created as a dedicated fund to support programs for Baltimore’s young people. The concept of the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund was launched in 2015 by then-City Council President Bernard “Jack” C. Young as a response to the unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, an event that sharply illuminated longstanding inequities in public funding in Black communities. In 2016, the Baltimore City Council and voters approved the Fund to receive an annual appropriation of assessed value of all property in Baltimore. Baltimore Children and Youth Fund, Inc. (BCYF, Inc.) was named the permanent intermediary of the Fund. BCYF, Inc.’s budget is approximately $14 million annually, with $2 million in operating expenses and $12 million in direct grantmaking investments.
BCYF, Inc. creates new opportunities that support the personal development of Baltimore’s young people to learn, thrive and succeed. BCYF, Inc. awards grants to organizations that provide programs to thousands of Baltimore’s young people — from academic support and science exploration to dance and photography. Unlike traditional philanthropic efforts in Baltimore, BCYF, Inc. is committed to authentic community engagement, and our strategy and grant decisions are shaped and led by Baltimore community members and youth leaders. We partner with organizations that share our values around Racial Equity, Intergenerational Leadership, Community Ownership, and Collective Decision-Making.
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ABOUT THE ROLE
BCYF, Inc. is seeking its first president, a visionary, talented, and dedicated leader to build on the solid framework created to advance the development of an ecosystem of youth empowerment that is rooted in authentic community empowerment and self-determination. The ideal candidate will bring a mix of audacious vision for transforming philanthropy into a more equitable environment, pragmatic implementation skills, and the courage to lead with heart while building a culture of care. The President will partner with the Board of Directors, executive leadership team, and a small and dedicated team to lead BCYF, Inc. through its startup phase and into its successful next chapter. The President will work collaboratively as a part of leadership team with a Vice President of Strategic Investments, Vice President of Administration & Finance, and Vice President Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships to advance BCYF’s work.
Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advise our clients to operationalize DEI and position our content and educational opportunities to help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.