The Black Archives of Mid-America serves to collect and preserve the history of African Americans in the Midwest. Our collections, educational programs, research services and special projects facilitate both scholarly inquiry and public understanding of African American history.

Job Posting: Executive Director

The Black Archives seeks a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as the Executive Director and advance the mission and agenda of the organization. The successful candidate will be a results-driven strategic thinker and self-starter, equally comfortable in leadership, planning, and hands-on roles. He or she will be able to keep both details and the big picture in mind while managing a small organization and developing and maintaining multiple external relationships.

They must be a dynamic communicator with experience in implementing the strategic direction of a board of directors. They should have an entrepreneurial spirit, including the capacity to develop innovative strategies for cost-effective programming, audience building, organization growth, enhanced reputation and revenue generation. The candidate should be willing to be an active participant in the community, focused on enhancing public engagement and support of the archives, strengthening ties to political, civic, and philanthropic organizations and establishing productive and inclusive networks, alliances, and partnerships around the community. Abundant energy is a must. Download full description (PDF) »