Growing Inland Achievement (GIA) seeks a strategic forward-thinking leader to serve as President & CEO. GIA is a bi-county collective impact collaborative of top leaders in education, business, and civic sectors who are committed to working together in new and innovative ways to achieve economic success through increased educational attainment in the Inland Empire. The Inland Empire is one of the most populous regions in California, with 4.5 million people, yet its students are less likely to earn college degrees. GIA plans to create an organizational structure that facilitates coordination across the hundreds of organizations in the Inland Empire in order to fully realize the collective impact to achieve their educational and economic goals. Along with its partners, GIA is committed to building a cross-sector collaborative that creates a well-educated workforce, thriving communities, and a vibrant economy. For more information about GIA, please visit www.inlandempiregia.org.

Reporting to the Governing Board, the President & CEO will be responsible for leading and advancing the organization’s vision, strategic initiatives and priorities. As the primary driver of this effort, the President & CEO will be expected to lead, manage, and coordinate all of GIA’s activities and chart the course for all future initiatives. This includes elevating the organization’s presence and recognition both locally and nationally, expanding programming, collaborating with partner organizations, and increasing fundraising. The successful candidate will be an innovative professional who is confident in leading a collaborative multi-dimensional initiative. The President & CEO must have gravitas, a comfort with public visibility and be a persuasive public speaker. Candidates should demonstrate a knowledge of fund development and have experience working with a variety of funding sources. He/She should be politically savvy and confident navigating the for profit, nonprofit, and public sectors, garnering support from all three areas for this collaborative impact initiative. Qualified candidates can come from a variety of professional backgrounds including the nonprofit, public or for profit sector. The Search Committee is particularly interested in candidates who have higher education or K-12 experience, including former College or University Presidents, Provosts, Deans, and Superintendents. Above all, candidates must embrace the GIA mission and be passionate about improving education levels and work force development for the region. A Master’s or other advanced degree is required.

Growing Inland Achievement has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the President & CEO search. To apply and to review the full position description, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: www.morrisberger.com/currentsearches/inlandempiregia.