America’s Promise Alliance invites nominations and applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This position calls for an entrepreneurial CEO who will lead both the organization and its Alliance of 450 member institutions from the nonprofit and business sectors to realize the organization’s recently adopted strategic vision to become a voice and powerful advocate for America’s young people. The ideal candidate will be a visionary public and organizational leader with a track record of successfully building and stewarding leader-to-leader relationships, developing external partnerships, and generating resources. In its next leader, America's Promise Alliance seeks a CEO who is passionate about the role that the organization can play in shaping the national conversation around our collective obligations to young people while elevating youth voices and driving measurable results through impactful work.
America’s Promise Alliance was born from The Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future, a convening of 3,000 participants, including 5 Presidents and 1 First Lady, 25 governors, 9 lieutenant governors, 92 mayors, 122 business leaders, 7 cabinet members, and representatives from 145 communities across the United States, held in Philadelphia, PA, in April 1997. That extraordinary event brought together thousands of leaders from across the country to refocus the nation’s attention on the needs of children and youth. Attended by Presidents Clinton, Bush, Carter and Ford (with Nancy Reagan representing President Reagan), and chaired by Retired General Colin Powell, that gathering challenged America to make children and youth a top national priority.
As America's Promise Alliance prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022, this a prime opportunity for the next CEO, in partnership with the Board, staff, and Alliance partners, to build on the organization’s rich legacy to prioritize the voices and needs of the nation's young people at a crucial moment in our national consciousness. For more information about America’s Promise Alliance, please visit: www.americaspromise.org.
America’s Promise Alliance has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this important search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed to the search firm in confidence at: www.imsearch.com/7548.
Ericka Miller, Partner
Ernest Brooks, Senior Associate
1300 19th St. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
America's Promise is an equal-opportunity employer with a desire to reflect the population we serve with a diverse workforce.