Executive Director to provide strategic vision and programming for growing African American cultural center (Grand Rapids, MI)
The NIA Centre is a non-profit organization that has launched a major effort to place a world-class African American Cultural Centre in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Centre’s roots date back to 2011. Ultimately, the goal of the Centre is to provide an inclusive gathering space created to inspire, build, transform, and connect all people, of all ages. Ultimately, the goal of the Centre is to provide an inclusive gathering space created to inspire, build, transform, and connect all people of all ages.
NIA is a Swahili word meaning “purpose.” One of the seven principles of Kwanzaa, NIA refers to the building and development of a local community in order to restore people to their traditional greatness. So, too, is NIA Centre’s purpose. It is a place where family, community, and culture is celebrated. A place where the past is revered and honored. A place where the community gathers to share, teach, and learn. And a place where the organization advocates for the community’s future.
NIA Centre seeks an Executive Director, who, in partnership with the Board of Directors, will lead the NIA Centre in fulfilling its mission. A key aspect of this role will be the development of a strategic and sustainable approach to achieving the Centre’s goals. The ED will provide oversight over the daily operations of the organization and lead efforts in a wide range of areas including event planning, fund development, program development, membership engagement, social media, volunteer development, capital campaigns, and facilities management.