Executive Director

Red Hook Initiative (RHI) is a community-based nonprofit in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We believe that social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth. In partnership with community adults, we nurture young people to be inspired, resilient, and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community and society. Since 2002, RHI has worked alongside youth and adults of Red Hook to carry out resident-led solutions to local problems and to confront the impacts of racial inequity and decades of disinvestment on our historically under-resourced community.

RHI confronts generations of institutional racism and inequity, serving Brooklyn’s largest public housing community with a model that prioritizes youth and residents needs first. Over our 20-year history, RHI’s model and dedicated team have been nationally recognized for their innovative, place-based approach to social change.

To learn more about RHI and our program model please visit our website at www.rhicenter.org


RHI seeks a motivated, energetic and dedicated individual as its next Executive Director (ED). Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will be a passionate leader who brings nonprofit management expertise and experience in community-based programs, youth development, advocacy/organizing, and/or other relevant disciplines. Our ideal candidate will be adept at balancing vision and strategy with hands on execution skills. They will be a highly collaborative leader with staff and other stakeholders and a problem solver who responds to challenges and opportunities effectively with sound judgment, high integrity, and a sense of humor. 

The ED must possess a highly focused social justice lens, a deep belief in the power and potential of engaged communities and must demonstrate a connection to and a deep understanding of the unique challenges experienced by Red Hook and/or similar communities.




Click here for more information or to apply. Please submit all applications to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed as received and MUST include a cover letter describing why you think you are a good fit for this job. 


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-02-10 17:14:36 -0500