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Executive Director

Chicago, IL, USA

The Urantia Book Fellowship, a faith-based nonprofit organization, is searching for a dynamic
Executive Director with significant management experience to assist in fulfilling the mission and
vision of the organization. We are seeking a candidate with strong organizational, leadership and
communication skills who can lead teams of employees, contractors, and volunteers while
working closely with the governing board. The Executive Director will oversee the daily
operations including fundraising, marketing, fiscal management, program planning, project
implementation, and communicating about The Urantia Book Fellowship with our members and the community at large.

The Urantia Book Fellowship will offer a competitive pay and benefit package. Applications
received by April 7 will be given full consideration.
Start date negotiable.
To apply, email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Areas of Responsibility: 
  1. EC Governance:  Works with the EC in order to fulfill the organization’s mission.

a)      Responsible for leading The Urantia Book Fellowship in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission.

b)    Responsible for communicating effectively with the EC and providing, in a timely manner, all information necessary for the EC to function properly and to make informed decisions.

c)   Helps identify and deploy resources to assist the following groups in their operation: The EC, the regular and ad hoc committees, and the GC.

  1. Financial Performance and Viability:   Supports the development of resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

a)     Works with the Finance Chair and the EC on fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support the Fellowship’s mission.

b)    Shares responsibility with the EC for the fiscal integrity of the Fellowship including preparing a proposed annual budget and providing monthly financial statements. 

c)    Shares responsibility for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, verifies  compliance with relevant state and federal laws, maintains the organization in a positive financial position, and guarantees  regulatory compliance with nonprofit regulations for the Fellowship as a 501(c)(3).

3)       Organization Mission and Strategy:  Works with EC, service team chairs, committees,  and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.

a)     Supports implementation of the Fellowship’s programs to carry out the organization’s mission.

b)    Shares responsibility  for strategic planning process so the Fellowship can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.

c)     Shares responsibility for the enhancement of the Fellowship’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.

4)    Organization Operations:  Oversees the use of resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are successful including employees, contract labor, and volunteers. 


5)    Professional Qualifications Needed (or equivalent) 

a)       Minimum of a BA or BS and/or relevant business management experience. 

b)       Transparent and high integrity leadership.

c)       Senior non-profit management experience preferred.

d)       Experience and skill in working with a board.

e)       High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, EC, volunteers, and donors.

f)        Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s goals and mission to donors, volunteers, and the community at large.

g)       Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.

h)       A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.

i)         Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.

j)         Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence, including funders, partner agencies, and volunteers.

k)       Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.

l)         Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making, and reporting.

m)     Strong written and oral communication skills. Outstanding public speaking ability.

n)    Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy

o)   Strong computer and technology skills, along with willingness and ability to add additional competencies as needed.

p)   Ability to speak another language is an asset.

6) General Qualities

  1. Strong collaboration skills

  2. Effective team player 

  3. Excellent conflict resolution skills.

  4. Interested in spiritual growth; preferable to have read or be willing to read The Urantia Book.

Educational Background: 
Minimum of a BA or BS and/or relevant business management experience.

● Proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience.
● Minimum of a BA or BS and/or relevant business management experience.
● Strong work ethic with a high level of commitment.
● Ability to partner with the board to develop a long-term vision and strategic plan focused
on The Urantia Book Fellowship’s growth; pilot new and existing initiatives; and adapt
strategy as needed to meet these goals.
● Excellent relationship building skills with a demonstrated ability to work well with
people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to act as a compelling
advocate for the mission of The Urantia Book Fellowship.
● Ability to multitask and work efficiently in a multifaceted role.


The Urantia Book Fellowship will offer a competitive pay and benefit package.

Additional Information: 

Organization Info

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 24 2021
Active Until: 
Apr 24 2021
Hiring Organization: 
Urantia Book Felloship