The Needmor Fund seeks a passionate and strategic Executive Director who will chart new pathways for the critical space the Fund holds in supporting organizing and building momentum toward impactful community power building in the Midwest. Needmor has played a key role in supporting emerging organizations, and the Executive Director (ED) will cultivate grantee relationships, develop opportunities for learning, and advocate for the increased investment of resources by philanthropy in community organizing. The new ED will be a relationship-oriented leader with a deep understanding of and passion for community organizing; they will be a self-starter who is drawn to a small and nimble environment where they can build on a strong organizational footprint and reputation in the field.
Needmor believes in the power of community and its ability to collectively determine the best strategies for improving the lives of its members. In recent years, Needmor has sharpened its geographic footprint from a national funder to an intentional focus on the Midwest, building strong relationships in the region and articulating the need for strategic investment by national funders. The next Executive Director will have the opportunity to review and analyze learnings from the last five years, and together with the board, strengthen and refine how Needmor approaches its strategic investments, shareholder activism, and commitment to community organizing in the region. With a committed team based in Perrysburg, Ohio, the next Executive Director has the unique opportunity to strategically support community organizing at a time when investment in people and communities is vital to our democracy.