President & CEO

Greater Stark County Urban League

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President and Chief Executive Officer

The Greater Stark County Urban League, Inc (GSCUL) seeks a President and Chief Executive Officer to manage and oversee the day-to-day operation of the non-profit social service organization. An Affiliate of the National Urban League, the GSCUL seeks to improve the economic, cultural, social, and educational conditions affecting all citizens in Stark County and surrounding communities. As an Affiliate of the National Urban League, it reaches nationwide audiences and partners with other Urban League Affiliates, making it a strong proponent for programs that can be replicated across the country. GSCUL services a population of 372,657, according to the 2022 United States Census.

The Greater Stark County Urban League is headquartered in Canton, Ohio. Located in northeastern Ohio, the City of Canton provides its residents with many benefits of big-city living while maintaining its charm as a medium-sized Midwestern town. Canton is home to such well-known national landmarks as the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame, HBCU Football Hall of Fame, the William McKinley Presidential Library/National Monument, and the National First Ladies Library and Research Center. World-class hospitals and five area universities contribute a great deal to residents' high quality of life.

The city center is less than 15 minutes from Akron/Canton Airport and 45 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Greater Stark County Urban League is involved in programs to service workforce development, education, housing, health initiatives, and social justice. Additional information on the affiliate can be found on its website:

The President and Chief Executive Officer serves as the chief administrator and is responsible to the Board of Directors/Trustees; demonstrates the ability to develop, articulate and communicate the vision of the Affiliate; provides leadership to the organization, administering its functions and operations; assists in the development of short- and long-range objectives; acts as principal spokesperson, and in conjunction with the Board Chair, generates new ideas and leads through completion; initiates and maintains relationships with staff, board, political, corporate and community leaders; keeps abreast of issues facing the African American and minority community; establishes agenda items and outlines each into action items for completion; forms a disciplined approach to achieving goals and objectives; and engages in dialogue across race, gender, sexual orientation, economic, and other differences.

As the administrator of the organization, the President and Chief Executive Officer directs the day-to-day operation of the Affiliate; implements and administers Affiliate policies and procedures; demonstrates wisdom, tact and diplomacy in managing internal and external politics; evaluates programs and services administered by the Affiliate; and engages multiple stakeholders in the mission, goals, and objectives of the Urban League.

The President and Chief Executive Officer must be proficient in and have an above average ability in the areas of planning, monitoring, fundraising, fiscal administration, proposal writing, organizational skills, written and oral communication, planning and evaluation, human resource administration, community and public relations, vision, advocacy, and strategic planning.


The successful applicant for the position of President and Chief Executive Officer must hold a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in business administration, social work, public administration, or finance. Other disciplines may be considered based on experience and a proven track record of leadership and management in community- based organizations. Candidate must have at least five years of senior non-profit or for- profit management experience. This should include experience in the development and implementation of service programs, program evaluation, advocacy, public education, fiscal management, strategic planning, and resource development. Must be able to prove at least four years’ experience working with a volunteer board, community leadership, and mobilization and collaboration efforts. Management and supervisory experience are essential.

Additional qualifications include excellent organizational and communications skills, grant/proposal writing experience, and government/community relations’ experience. These are minimum requirements for the position of President/CEO. Prior experience within the Urban League Movement is desirable.

The Greater Stark County Urban League is located in the National Urban League’s

Central Region. Ralph Lee serves as the Board Chairperson. Note: For certification

consideration, please submit cover letter and up-to-date resume to Kirt Conrad – Search Committee Chair (subject line: “GSCUL”) on or before June 9, 2023, to:

Kirt Conrad

Greater Stark County Urban League, Inc.

1400 Sherrick Rd SE

Canton, Ohio 44707



  • Please Note: This Affiliate may have specific requirements which may not be listed in this announcement.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $85,000.00 - $100,000.00 per year


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Canton, OH 44707: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Nonprofit fundraising often involves creating compelling cases for support. How have you developed fundraising campaigns or initiatives that effectively communicated the organization's mission and impact to inspire donor generosity?
  • Budget monitoring and reporting are crucial for financial oversight. Can you explain your process for regularly tracking and evaluating budget performance?
  • Board members often play a strategic role in guiding the organization's direction. Can you discuss your approach to board development and recruitment?

Work Location: In person

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