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President and CEO

Louisville Urban League

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President and CEO

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Job Summary

The Louisville Urban League, Inc. (LUL) seeks a President and Chief Executive Officer to manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of the non-profit social service organization. An affiliate of the National Urban League, LUL seeks to improve the economic, cultural, social and education conditions affecting all citizens in the city of Louisville and surrounding communities. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the LUL President and Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the management of the agency’s total operation and serves as chief administrator of the agency. The CEO plans, directs and coordinates within the framework of established policies of agency activities including administration, business development, personnel, programming, budgeting and public relations. The CEO represents the League as its primary community representative. The CEO leads the Senior Management team, providing support and ensuring effective operation of LUL activities to achieve overall goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Appraises the organization’s financial position and regularly and systemically issues reports on organization’s financial stability and overall operation status to the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for implementing the decisions and policies of the agency’s Board of Directors.
  • Directs the activities of the agency in compliance with defined agency objectives.
  • Supervises the agency staff in the administration of agency objectives.
  • Responsible for preparation and control of the agency budget.
  • Maintains effective relationships with other agencies including National Urban League, Metro United Way, community organizations and serves as principal staff advisor to the Board of Directors.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities for this position. The Incumbent may be requested to perform other job-related tasks not specifically presented in this job description.

Responsible for the following specific functions:

Administration: Assist in planning for and participate in executive board and board committee meetings. Act as an advisory to the board in the formulation of policy, objectives and program by interpreting agency and community needs, by reporting on agency activities, financial status, staff changes, etc. Develop procedures for financial carrying out policies determined by the board and be responsible for interpretation of policies to staff, clientele and community.

Work with the board and appropriate committees in the preparation of a budget and in the securing and maintaining of financial support. Be responsible for all expenditures. Plan for the use and upkeep of all property, buildings and equipment owned or borrowed by the agency.

Supervision: Supervise the overall personnel administration of the entire staff. Be responsible for the selection and orientation of professional, administrative, clerical and maintenance personnel, in-service training program for staff, recognition of achievement, maintenance of personnel standards. Plan and direct the work of the staff, determining and delegating their responsibilities. Consult with sub-executives about administrative, supervisory and program problems. Confer and advise with staff concerning handling of particular projects, organizational procedures and policies. Plan for and conduct general staff meetings, professional staff meetings and supervisory conferences.

Program: Be responsible for planning, organizing and directing the programs of the agency. Be responsible for recruiting and training of committee and program volunteers and for maintaining their interest in the objectives of the agency. Be responsible for the preparation and maintenance of agency reports and records on program, finance and personnel. Initiate and direct research and special studies. Plan and direct a public relations program. Perform public relations functions to promote understanding and appreciation of the agency’s role in the community by serving on professional and civic committees, speaking before organizations, consulting with administrators of other agencies, participating in conferences, preparing and editing material for publication.


  • Demonstrated accord with the goals and objectives of the Urban League Movement.
  • Minimum of five (5) years administrative experience including budget preparation and/or control.
  • Graduate degree or equivalent experience in Social Work, Social Sciences, Education, Industrial Relations, Law or related fields.
  • When other factors are equal, the Graduate degree may be used as the deciding factor.
  • Certified by the National Urban League.

Compensation: Negotiable with the Board of Directors

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must understand principles and techniques of administration organization, management, personnel and fiscal matters.
  • Must possess ability in written and oral communications.
  • Extensive computer skills using word processing, database and spreadsheet software.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or one of the Social Sciences.
  • Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • Five (5) or more years of proven supervisory experience, preferably with social service agencies.

For 100 years the Louisville Urban League has been this community’s go-to designation for job training and placement, neighborhood development and revitalization, family financial literacy, preparing youth for college and career readiness, and now solutions to bridging the gap in health disparities.

Each day the team at the Louisville Urban League works with individuals and families towards long-term financial stability and security; and does so with great skill, concern, and passion. Over the past year, more than 5000 people in our city have benefitted from programs or services administered by our staff and partners in the areas of jobs, justice, education, health and housing.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $160,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • PMP (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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