College Mentoring Experience
About College Mentoring Experience (CME)
At CME, we believe that access to a college education can change the lives of youth, their families and their communities. Founded by a longtime resident of Austin, a neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side with high rates of violence, joblessness and poverty, CME is firmly rooted in Austin and deeply familiar with the communities we serve.
Through one-on-one mentoring, school-based programs, college tours, and more, CME is helping hundreds of students unlock their potential, with 100% of our mentees going on to college. By investing in these chronically underserved neighborhoods and showing teens they have the power to achieve more, our goal is to break the cycle of poverty and drive positive change across these communities – one student at a time.
About the Role
CME is seeking an experienced Executive Director to thoughtfully lead the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have the overall responsibility for the implementation of all programs, operations and the growth of CME. The Executive Director drives organizational growth and is responsible for overseeing CME’s development, operations and finance functions. The ideal candidate will have exceptional leadership qualities and previous non-profit management experience. The Executive Director will demonstrate a diplomatic and motivational management style and collaborative approach. This individual should have prior fundraising experience and the ability to build and maintain donor relationships, identify prospects and solicit support.
CME, like many organizations, has had to adapt in recent months to accommodate virtual learning and community-wide changes. We are looking for a forward-thinking positive leader who is excited about empowering the organization to evolve as needed.
Fundraising and Fiscal Oversight
Strategy and Program Development
Governance and Human Resource Development