Leading with the core belief that adults across multiple sectors bear a shared responsibility for student success, Raise DC spurs citywide action to improve educational outcomes for Washington, DC, children and youth, from birth through age 24. The organization convenes public, private, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders and uses data to guide effective practices that ensure every child has opportunities to succeed, from cradle to career. Raise DC is a partner of the collective impact network StriveTogether, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Greater Washington Community Foundation serves as Raise DC’s backbone organization, supporting daily operations with human capital and infrastructure.
Here’s how they describe the role:
Raise DC is seeking an Executive Director who can lead the organization through continued growth by ensuring a strong backbone, fostering meaningful connections, and championing progress toward improved outcomes. The Executive Director is tasked with building authentic, effective relationships across a multitude of sectors, including with the philanthropic community, to support Raise DC’s growing operations; distilling complex information into clear ideas that move stakeholders to act; managing a dynamic team of programmatic and data-driven staff in progressing toward its education-focused goals; and designing and implementing an expanded array of interventions to drive greater impact.