Overview

Vice President and Executive Director

 

Reports to

Board of Directors

 

Location

Chicago, IL

 

The roots of Cubs Charities were planted in the early 1980s. The team charity was formed in 1981 as “Cubs Care” and hosted its first “Meet the Team” fundraising event. The charity was officially incorporated in Illinois in 1986. In 2003, the charity changed its name to Chicago Cubs Charities.

 

Cubs Charities continues to grow and expand its philanthropic reach today. The charity is fueled by the passion and generosity of Cubs fans, corporate partners and players. The Cubs Charities program portfolio consists of an intentional and holistic continuum of support for participating youth tied to Chicago Cubs’ core business – baseball – and rooted in the core components of youth development. For more information on Cubs Charities, please visit https://www.mlb.com/cubs/community/cubs-charities

 

Cubs Charities is looking for a dynamic leader to build on the organization’s rich philanthropic legacy and grow its influence as a contributor with local and national impact. As one of the largest charities in Major League Baseball, the next Executive Director will embrace the shared goals of enhancing the organization’s charitable mission and extending its brand into the 77 neighborhoods in Chicago. This leader will bring a strong blend of strategic leadership and execution skills and will have a great opportunity to serve as a fundraiser, partner, manager, grantmaker and community ambassador.

 

The charity has eight full-time staff with an operating budget of approximately $6.6 million and projected 2024 grantmaking of $2.2 million.

 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for strategic planning and oversight of fundraising, grantmaking, programs, finance, civic engagement, community outreach, marketing and administration for Cubs Charities. The organization seeks an accomplished, thoughtful and strategic leader and fundraiser who is passionate about the charity’s work and the opportunity to make a lasting impact.

 

This individual will display a genuine intellectual curiosity, interpersonal effectiveness and wisdom borne of experience. The next Executive Director will lead with humility and understated but substantive self-confidence. The successful candidate will bring a distinguished combination of professional experience in business, corporate philanthropy, fundraising, nonprofit leadership, marketing, public relations and/or a related field. An understanding of and experience with a private foundation or corporate social responsibility would be advantageous.

 

Familiarity with and connection to the Chicago ethos and networks in the city will greatly aid in the next leader’s onboarding and success. Experience in community or civic engagement and knowledge of youth development programming is a plus.

 

Important personal attributes include an inclusive, collaborative style along with the ability to be an authentic listener. The well-qualified candidate will demonstrate high EQ and the ability to work in partnership with a broad and diverse spectrum of stakeholders. This leader will embody honesty, integrity and a deep commitment to a team mentality.

 

The salary range for this position is between $250,000 – 300,000 and will be commensurate with experience. Cubs Charities offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to 9 paid holidays, vacation, group health, vision and dental, as well as a 401k plan.

 

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://apptrkr.com/5364423 (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page). For best consideration, please submit your materials by August 9, 2024.