Baltimore is more than a city of ideas; it is a city of action. Already home to many of the nation's greatest social innovators, we believe Baltimore's renaissance is just beginning. To answer the call of this moment, we are always looking for driven individuals to work with us in creating a better Baltimore.
Baltimore Corps seeks an experienced professional with senior-level management and supervisory experience to serve in its newly created Vice President role. This position offers the opportunity to build upon the organization’s accomplishments to date by coordinating and aligning growth across departments and leveraging the skills and talents of the leadership team. The ideal Vice President must be passionate about Baltimore Corps’ mission, values, and desired impact for Baltimore. S/he must be a skilled manager and communicator, highly strategic, and committed to shared leadership values. The Vice President will report to the CEO and manage a team of talented directors.
About Baltimore Corps
Founded in 2013, Baltimore Corps’ mission is to enlist talent to foster greater social innovation in Baltimore and advance a citywide agenda for equity and racial justice.
Why focus on talent? We continue to be moved by a simple but fundamental observation: Our greatest and most persistent challenges have been caused by people—they can and will be solved by people. Baltimore Corps is a network powered by an organization. We believe that networks are best positioned to drive change because complex challenges require convening diffuse sets of actors to activate the widest reaching solutions.
Baltimore Corps’ work is guided by three key values:
- Advancing equity citywide by building equitable pipelines into city leadership; applying an equity lens to current policies and practices across the social impact sector; driving resources to historically disinvested leaders and organizations to evolve the profile of institutional leadership; and achieving meaningful results and advancing equity in our historically marginalized neighborhoods and communities.
- Improving the effectiveness of the city's social impact sector by aligning efforts and outcomes; enlisting and leveraging talent and building a movement of leaders dedicated to the long-term health of the city; sharing data and measurement among and between practitioners to ensure continuous feedback and improvement; and recruiting and retaining the strongest possible talent base dedicated to securing the city’s long-term health.
- Building and sustaining a network that puts the city's interests first, rather than those of a single organization, by promoting an equity agenda; influencing the practices and policies of social impact organizations; mobilizing a movement of leaders dedicated to equity agenda; and facilitating collaboration and effective partnership.
Organizational Budget (FY17): Approximately $3 million; 18 full-time staff
The Vice President is the second-in-command of Baltimore Corps’ senior leadership team and will work collaboratively with the CEO and 4 Directors (Partnerships, Programs, Communications & Development, and Operations & Administration) to ensure effective and efficient mission execution. The Vice President will report to the CEO and will hold direct reports from all above Directors. The Vice President is ultimately accountable for Baltimore Corps delivering on strategic objectives. Key responsibilities include:
- Leads, monitors and evaluates Baltimore Corps' annual strategic planning process
- Works with the CEO to act as first internal point of contact for new initiatives for the organization
- Works across Directors and departments to ensure mission, vision, values and priorities are streamlined, executed and enforced, including evaluation of strategy
- Oversees a data-driven and outcomes-based development, evaluation and execution of Baltimore Corps strategic initiatives while assisting in the substantial growth of the organization
- Oversees the development of the necessary systems, processes and tools to better support the development of Baltimore Corps as a learning and outcomes-based organization
- Provides leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, integration of cross-departmental activities and functions, working to sustain culture, and support staff during organizational growth
- Works closely with the CEO to advance Baltimore Corp’s’ vision and goals
- Translates CEO's vision to staff and provides management updates to the board, when necessary
- Promotes a collaborative, supportive, and cohesive environment between director level staff to achieve organizational goals and quality programming
Management of Teams
- Measures performance of director level staff while assigning accountability, overseeing professional development, and promoting excellence as the standard
- Develops, encourages, and coaches director level staff to improve planning and tactical implementation of strategic initiatives and department objectives
- Provides internal leadership to director level staff and is ultimately accountable for talent management, includinghiring, directing, evaluating and terminating Directors as appropriate
Baltimore Corps is a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that values initiative, hard work, and humility. The organization is building a team that shares the organization’s values and work ethic.
Skills and Attributes
The ideal candidate must have the desire and capability to help lead this growing organization. He or she must have ideals that align with Baltimore Corps’s values and principles regarding equity and social impact in Baltimore and beyond. Highly qualified applicants will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to Baltimore Corps, including:
- Passion for the Baltimore Corps mission and the ability to enthusiastically convey our values and objectives to staff and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in personnel management, with the ability to guide and develop staff through tailored mentorship.
- A successful track record in leading a performance and outcomes-based organization and staff.
- A history of success at developing systems and processes that effectively drive and manage operations.
- A successful track record in effectively managing and achieving growth opportunities. Ability to align multiple departments concurrent with growth.
- Comfortable with high levels of ambiguity inherent in fast-growing organizations.
- Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including the ability to interact and communicate with a wide array of personalities and work styles
- Entrepreneurial and innovative spirit
- Leads by example by demonstrating tremendous professionalism and modeling Baltimore Corps’ values and norms
- Strong track record of building strong relationships among staff and incorporation of team building into leadership style
Salary and benefits
The range for this position is $95–$105,000. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience. Baltimore Corps anticipates filling the role no later than November 2017.
The Vice President is a salaried position, with health and dental benefits. Baltimore Corps is proud to offer additional benefits for our employees including, but not limited to, generous vacation time, wellness policies, volunteer opportunities, and flexible work hours.
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and references by clicking the "Apply Now" button above. (References will not be contacted in the first round.)
Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with interviews beginning as soon as possible.
Baltimore Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.