Job Details

National Urban League
  • Position Number: 1999847
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Vice President of Partnerships and Advancement (Foundation)

National Urban League

New York, NY

Founded in 1910, National Urban League (the League) is the nation's oldest and largest community-based organization devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream through programs, advocacy, and research. Under the inspiring leadership of President & CEO Marc Morial, the League is now undergoing a period of exciting transformational growth and impact.

Through its nearly 100 Affiliates, diverse programs, and advocacy, the League advances its mission to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. The League reaches more than one million Americans each year through its valuable and relevant resources and programs, such as the online jobs network, the Mature Worker Program, the Urban Youth Empowerment Program, the Community Health Workers program, financial literacy, homeownership preparation and foreclosure prevention classes, and education development.

The League seeks a mission-driven, accomplished, and entrepreneurial Vice President of Partnerships and Advancement (Vice President) to increase and expand foundation support. The Vice President will report to the Senior Vice President & Chief Partnerships Officer and work collaboratively across the organization. As assigned, s/he will support the President and CEO on special projects. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and time management skills, and possess the agility to adapt to changing organizational priorities and needs.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of meeting visionary goals and delivering outcomes. In collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, the successful Vice President will actively seek, navigate, and manage relationships for complex new and emerging special partnerships. The Vice President will serve as a highly collaborative team member to expand the capacity and capabilities of foundation and special projects to help inspire historic philanthropy.

The successful candidate will have a commitment to racial equity and civil engagement, proactively identify and solicit new and existing foundation donors, and understand government relations.

The Vice President will serve as an advocate for the League and, therefore, will be a skilled communicator comfortable conveying the values, strengths, vision, and priorities of the League to diverse audiences.

National Urban League has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send all confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations directly to FPS via e-mail at

To learn more about this opportunity and our other current recruitments for the National Urban League, visit our website at

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