Baltimore Corps, a leading organization with programs that exist to promote the success of individuals and communities in Baltimore, seeks an experienced professional to serve as its next Vice President. This position offers the opportunity to build upon the organization's history of connecting talent to opportunity in one of America's greatest cities. The incoming Vice President will be a vital team member on the senior leadership team and will report to the President and CEO.
Founded in 2013, Baltimore Corps' mission is to enlist talent in advancing Baltimore's most promising models of social impact, and to mobilize a movement dedicated to achieving equity in our communities.
Baltimore Corps believes that the Baltimore community will be more successful if the city's social impact sector – the public, private and social organizations explicitly working to advance equity and social impact in Baltimore – is more effective, and the leaders and individuals driving those advances are retained in the city. Baltimore Corps envisions a more effective, rational and equitable social impact sector capable of solving the city's most difficult problems, and mobilizing a movement dedicated to the long-term proposition that our cities must be epicenters of racial equity and social justice.
To this end, Baltimore Corps invests in 5 major leverage points to drive systemic change in our cities:
- Talent: Baltimore Corps recruits and deploys professional level talent to build the capacity of, and advance the most impactful models of social change. Baltimore Corps is invested in the careers of next generation change makers and dedicates major resources to develop and retain them in Baltimore.
- Leadership: Baltimore Corps supports, connects and elevates next generation and visionary cause leaders to breakdown silos, advance important models of social innovation, and build the will necessary for long-term institutional change. Through a common agenda, coordinated strategies and mission-aligned human capital, Baltimore Corps works to activate sector-level impact.
- Tools: Through tools and support, Baltimore Corps reduces barriers to change and strengthens the capacity of individual leaders and organizations to achieve results and advance equity.
- Incentives: Baltimore Corps leverages incentives to accelerate the adoption of impactful strategies and practices. From financial resources to prestige and press to access, Baltimore Corps incents leaders and organizations to default to its platform and best practices.
- Data and Thought Leadership: Baltimore Corps is continually demonstrating the ROI on talent and effective leadership, and illuminating the practices and policies essential to advancing equity.
Baltimore Corps' signature program is its Fellowship Program. Baltimore Corps Fellows tackle the most pressing challenges and capitalize on the biggest opportunities facing Baltimore's visionary cause leaders: the social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders and public sector innovators working to strengthen Baltimore. Fellows are diverse and gifted individuals who are recruited from around the country.
Baltimore Corps also invests extensively in the professional development of Fellows by offering intensive year-round programming. The program also cultivates a collaborative and supportive culture for Fellows.
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; 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 and influencing the practices and policies of social impact organizations, and mobilizing a movement of leaders dedicated to that agenda; and facilitating collaboration and effective partnership through technology.
Organizational Budget (FY17): $1.6 million dollars; 15 full-time staff, 5 part-time staff
The Vice President is the second in command of Baltimore Corps’ senior leadership team and will be working collaboratively with the President and CEO and 4 Directors. Key responsibilities include:
- Works closely with the President to advance Baltimore Corp’s vision and goals.
- Translates President’s vision to staff and provides management updates to the board, when necessary
- Provides internal leadership to director level staff and accountable for hiring, directing, evaluating and terminating staff
- Measures performance of director level staff while encouraging accountability, professional development, and promoting a high level of expectation
- Oversees the development and execution of the organization’s strategic initiatives while assisting in the substantial growth of the organization
- Develops, encourages, and coaches director level staff to improve planning and tactical implementation of strategic initiatives and department objectives
- Promotes a collaborative, supportive, and cohesive environment between director level staff to achieve organizational goals and quality programming
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
- Passion for the Baltimore Corps mission
- Experience providing collaborative leadership/mentorship of senior level staff
- Experience in developing infrastructure, systems, and processes that effectively manage staff and 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
- Strong track record of building strong relationships among staff and incorporation of team building into leadership style
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Baltimore Corps has hired Raffa P.C. to assist with the executive search and transition. To apply, email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: BaltimoreCorpsVP@raffa.com (e-mail applications are required and will only be accepted at this email address). For other inquiries contact Ginna Goodenow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resume review begins immediately. Interviews will begin in February, and Baltimore Corps anticipates announcing the selection of the new Vice President in early 2017.
Baltimore Corps seeks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability or protected status. Baltimore Corps fully complies with all applicable federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws.