Tuesday, November 14, 2006



Organizational Description:  Founded in 1992, the Just the Beginning Foundation (JTBF) is a unique nonprofit organization with a two-fold mission: to celebrate and commemorate the contributions of African American federal judges, and to increase the diversity of the legal profession.
Summary of Position:  The Executive Director will provide leadership in the areas of program, fundraising, and board development. JTBF has an annual budget of $275,000. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and works closely with the Director of the Schools Projects and the Assistant Program Director.
Candidate Requirements:  Applicants must have experience in all aspects of executive leadership, including fundraising, grant writing, and strategic planning.  JTBF seeks an experienced manager who has excellent oral and written communications skills, decision-making abilities, strong budgetary and financial skills, and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. 
Applicants must be college graduates. A law degree is strongly preferred.
Compensation:  JTBF offers a competitive salary, depending upon prior experience and background.
To Apply:  No phone calls please. Submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references to:
  Just the Beginning Foundation
  233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 6600
  Chicago, IL 60606
Deadline:  Open until filled.
JTBF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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