The Executive Director of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) provides strategic leadership and operational management for the BMRC’s activities. In partnership with the BMRC Board of Directors, the Executive Director develops and implements the BMRC Strategic Plan, sets goals and priorities, and pursues funding opportunities to support BMRC initiatives. The Executive Director is responsible for the Consortium’s day-to-day management and operations. The Executive Director serves as the principal spokesperson for the BMRC to raise its profile both locally and nationally to develop new partnerships, recruit new members, and spread awareness of BMRC activities and programs. The Executive Director works closely with the Board on consortium policies, protocols, governance, grant applications and especially fundraising initiatives. The Executive Director also manages the relationships with current members to ensure their needs are met and their interests are represented.

The position reports to the University Librarian and Dean of the Library at the University of Chicago, which acts as the BMRC’s host institution and fiscal agent. The incoming Executive Director will have the opportunity to recruit an Associate Director of the BMRC, a new full-time staff role.



Application deadline: August 31, 2023

Date posted: July 23, 2023