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Chief Executive Officer Baltimore, MD

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), the preeminent national non-profit organization working to increase summer learning opportunities for children in the U.S., seeks a dynamic, innovative, and mission-driven leader to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

For over 20 years, NSLA has been the leading voice on the importance of summer as a time that, while traditionally overlooked, is critical to educational development and instrumental in closing the achievement gap between privileged and under-served students. NSLA serves as a network hub for thousands of summer learning program providers and stakeholders across the country, providing tools, resources, and expertise to improve summer program quality, generate support, and increase youth access and participation. By casting a spotlight on summer learning loss, and galvanizing parents, educators, legislators, and community organizations to embrace the power of summer learning, NSLA has created a space for greater achievement and potential for all children.

As NSLA celebrates its 25th anniversary, the next CEO will have the opportunity to raise awareness and enhance the organization’s impact on America’s neighborhoods and communities through policy advocacy, coalition building, and capacity building. In partnership with a committed and dedicated foundation of stakeholders, the next CEO will build upon the organization’s efforts to connect and equip schools and community organizations to deliver high-quality summer learning programs for youth that help to close achievement gaps and support healthy development.  

The CEO is responsible for the operations of NSLA, including a staff of 10 and an annual operating budget of $2.4 million. NSLA’s next CEO should be a visionary and seasoned leader with a passion for education, youth development, and community engagement. Specifically, the next CEO will bring a demonstrated combination of business/non-profit management experience and organizational savviness in working with the Board of Directors, senior leadership team, and staff in executing a vision and strategic direction for NSLA that will ensure impact, financial stability, and growth. S/he will lead the implementation of the organization’s new strategic plan, which was developed over a nine-month period and positions NSLA to further enhance and influence the summer learning movement. As the primary spokesperson for NSLA, the CEO will promote its mission to funders, constituents, media, and the general public in support of strategic goals and operational priorities.

Ericka Miller is leading this search with Marc St. Hilaire.

The National Summer Learning Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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