ABOUT THE POSITION
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. 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.
$175,000 to $195,000 + full benefits package