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Chief Executive Officer Washington, DC

The Forum for Youth Investment (Forum) invites applications and nominations for its next President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Founded in 1998, theForum is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan “action tank” committed to changing the odds that all children and youth are “ready by 21” – ready for college, work, and life. The Forum connects leaders to ideas, services, and networks that can help them make more intentional decisions that are good for young people. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., more than 50 staff and dozens of consultants are associated with the Forum’s primary teams in Washington, D.C., Ypsilanti, Michigan, and New York City.

Building on the inspired leadership of the Forum’s co-founder and first CEO, Karen Pittman, the next CEO will lead a thriving organization that advances equity, research, policy, and practice across all the systems and settings that shape young people’s lives. The CEO will assess the Forum’s activities and operations in a new political and social environment. With this knowledge in hand, the CEO will work with staff and the Board to set a forward-looking strategic direction and objectives for the Forum. The next CEO will be a visionary and experienced leader who exemplifies the core values of quality, transparency, collaboration, respect, leadership, risk taking, accountability, and improvement. The CEO will be dedicated to and adaptive in their development of people and teams. The Forum has committed to becoming an antiracist organization; the CEO must deeply and boldly engage in challenging societal issues, including injustice and racism.

Ericka Miller is leading this search with Amy Segal and Becky Israel.


The Forum for Youth Investment is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and drug-free workplace, and to comply with ADA regulations as applicable. All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, severe/morbid obesity, medical condition, military/veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, alienage or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please contact the Isaacson, Miller team through the website link above if you require a reasonable accommodation to complete your application.


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