Cincinnati, OH


The Child Poverty Collaborative is working to help children and families in poverty in the Cincinnati community. If you are looking for an executive director position in Cincinnati and enjoy serving those in need, this opening may be for you. Apply online for this executive director position in Cincinnati today!


In late 2015, the CPC Co-Chairs recruited retired Kroger Executive Lynn Marmer to lead the formation of the Child Poverty Collaborative. CPC Executive Committee Members are: Mayor John Cranley, Michael Fisher, Tom Williams, Donna Jones Baker, Dr. O'Dell Owens, and Sister Sally Duffy.  Subsequently, the CPC assembled a Steering Committee of 50 community leaders, held more than 80 community conversations in neighborhoods including with families impacted by poverty, synthesized community research, engaged in systems analysis to identify high leverage opportunities for change, and created a shared understanding of the barriers facing families living in poverty. Based upon this engagement approach, the CPC announced in late 2016, five commitments that support the primary aim of the Collaborative.


The Executive Director of the Child Poverty Collaborative (CPC) serves as the entity’s chief administrative officer.  S/he reports to the Chair of the Poverty Collaborative’s 6-person Executive Committee and serves as executive staff to a community Steering Committee of approximately 50 individuals. The CPC is housed within the United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC), which provides “back  office” functions such as HR policies/procedures; payroll administration and office space. The successful candidate will work closely with the Executive Committee to develop, articulate and communicate a vision for the Collaborative through development of short- and long-range objectives, plans, policies and outcome measures.   S/he will provide leadership to the organization, administering its functions and operations.  Acts as principal spokesperson, in conjunction with the Collaborative Executive Committee, representing the needs and interests of the organization and the community.
S/he will have a variety of responsibilities in this administrative position in Cincinnati.


Directs the day-to-day operations including: 

Providing leadership and direction to the One-to-One Initiative – helping to structure the implementation, evaluation and engagement.

Providing leadership and direction to the Legislative Action/Public Policy/Advocacy Initiative coordinating with UWGC Policy Leadership.

Providing Leadership and direction to the Employer Roundtable coordinating with UWGC.

Providing Leadership in developing and implementing ongoing Community Engagement opportunities for the Collaborative

Develops evaluation mechanisms for programs and services administered by staff and contractors of the CPC.


Conducts research and analyzes community and constituent needs.

Assists the CPC Executive Committee in the development of strategic plans, long- and short-range goals and objectives.  Reviews such plans with CPC Steering Committee.

Develops CPC structure.

Plans for personnel resources to meet the needs of the CPC and ensures the acceleration of programs and services.

Assists the CPC Executive Committee and others in establishing, developing and achieving fund raising strategies and processes.

Assists the CPC Steering Committee in development and implementation of a public relations strategy designed to communicate the mission, programs, and services to the community.

Acts, in conjunction with the Executive Committee, to ensure CPC mission, programs and services are communicated to the community and the image, visibility, profile and support of CPC is enhanced.

Maintains liaison with community groups and agencies; ensures activities of the CPC are coordinated with appropriate groups which impact vulnerable populations in the community.

Monitors the policies, plans and procedures of the Collaborative.

Monitors programs and services to ensure constituent needs have been met.

Master’s  degree preferred (in business administration, public/health administration, education, social work, human resources administration, or related discipline).


Ten (10) years of experience in business management, strategic planning,  program development and planning and administration, or a combination of the above.

Five (5) years of experience working with a volunteer board or other demonstrated community leadership experience.

Five (5) years of senior level management experience.
Through past employment, board membership or community involvement, the successful candidate must display a drive and passion for transformational improvement in our community.

Outstanding organizational, written and oral communication skills.

Possesses multi-cultural relational skills and the demonstrated ability to work with groups in sometimes ambiguous and difficult situations.
  To facilitate open and inclusive dialogue to co-create and articulate a clear vision. 

Works seamlessly across organizational/community boundaries to make significant and transformational improvements

Thoughtfully, confidently and persuasively communicate (written and verbal) a compelling vision operation plan and influence a diverse group of stakeholders

Track record of success working in diverse communities

Has the situational awareness and ability to function in multiple leadership styles/environments

Working knowledge of collective impact and measurable outcomes based planning methods

Demonstrated experience and skills in financial management

Valid driver’s license

Helpful Personal Characteristics

Mission-driven with the highest integrity, ethics and values

Enthusiastic and energetic with a drive and passion for eliminating child poverty

Forward thinking and not afraid to challenge the status quo

Resourceful, solutions oriented and resilient

A good listener

Skilled as a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit to take initiative, think creatively and work collaboratively

Have been a part of a startup organization or operation

Systems thinker

Embraces diversity in every respect.

This executive director position in Cincinnati is perfect for those who enjoy working with others and have an interest in giving back. Don't hesitate - apply today!