The Organization: Since 1997, Community Building Initiative has been working to advance equity and inclusion in Charlotte-Mecklenburg by providing people and organizations the knowledge, skills, and courage to fight bias, remove barriers to opportunity and build a more equitable and just community.
CBI’s work is grounded in the recognition that historical and contemporary power structures have created disproportionate opportunities and barriers, at times over-advantaging some identities and under- advantaging others. CBI provides individuals and organizations the knowledge, skills and courage to interrupt these systems and structures. We advance our mission through programming that supports three strategic purposes: developing leaders, connecting community, and advancing equity. Whether through signature programs like LDI, LU40, the Bus Tours and an annual stakeholders’ breakfast, CBI works collaboratively to address the evolving needs of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community.
The Opportunity: CBI’s founding executive director retired at the end of 2021 and an interim Executive Director is in place.
The Board of Directors seeks an innovative, collaborative, and mission-driven leader to lead the nonprofit in the next phase of its work. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership, strategy, and operation of Community Building Initiative. This work includes managing a $800,000 budget and a team of two full-time staff and several part-time consultants; stewarding and expanding relationships with community partners; leading organizational fund development strategy and implementation; and maintaining a strong relationship with the Board of Directors.
The position provides excellent benefits and a competitive salary.
Organizational Leadership and Management
Community and Partner Relations
Financial Oversight and Development
Programs and Programmatic Growth
Communications and Branding
We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We strongly encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply.
Elinvar has been retained to conduct this search. Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for confidential consideration. Applications will be considered as they are received and accepted until the position is filled.