Executive Director | Organization for Black Struggle

Executive Director
St. Louis, MO


The Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) is seeking an Executive Director. We seek an experienced and dynamic executive leader who, in partnership with members, board and staff, will be prepared to carry forward and build on OBS’s 40-year history of multi-issue organizing for Black liberation in the St. Louis region. We are looking for a skilled manager, with a background progressive organizing, who will be able to provide leadership and direction for OBS that will continue to expand our base among black communities and allies who will support and fund our work. The Executive Director will oversee operations of OBS to ensure the organization’s financial stability, the quality of its strategic campaigns and programs, the building of a strong membership base, the development of community leaders, and the maintenance of its relationships with key stakeholders.

About the Organization for Black Struggle

The Organization for Black Struggle was founded in 1980 by activists, students, union organizers and other community members to fill a vacuum left by the assaults on the Black Power Movement. OBS is built upon the Black radical experiences and traditions of past leaders and organizations. We envision the creation of a society free of all forms of exploitation and oppression. We seek to build a movement that fights for political empowerment, economic justice and the cultural dignity of the African-American community, especially the Black working class.

View the position description.