Director – Athletic Center and Sports Leadership Programs

Obama Presidential Center

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Obama Foundation

Obama Foundation

501-1,000 employees

Develops the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago

Social Impact


Chicago, IL, USA

  • Proven track record in developing and running successful youth and adult sports and wellbeing programs
  • Strong background in engaging a variety of audiences in dynamic and impactful place-based programs
  • Significant experience in managing complex, high profile programs/events and partnerships
  • Strong network and connections within the sports industry
  • Experience engaging external research agencies to inform strategic programming plans
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and child protection policies
  • Deep understanding of program operations of a community athletic facility
  • Experience in fundraising and donor cultivation
  • Experience managing budgets and supervising direct reports
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends on select program and event days
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive Athletic Center and Sports Leadership Program strategic plan
  • Lead research landscape analysis and guide annual strategic planning process
  • Hire and train members of the Programs and Athletic Center OPC programming team
  • Manage a team of Program Managers and Associates
  • Cultivate key ongoing program partnerships and relationships with stakeholders
  • Contribute to OPC programming development and fundraising activities
  • Ensure program designs align with Foundation policies and processes
  • Support the Director of Programming (Strategy)
  • Lead planning and oversee implementation of sports-based youth development programs
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure program alignment
  • Recruit, train, and develop an exceptional Athletics Center and Sports Leadership programming team
  • Develop a measurement and evaluation strategy for Athletic Center programs
  • Maintain effective relationships with programmatic partners
  • Execute programming agreements on a timetable necessary to support the on-time opening of the Athletic Center

Working at the Obama Foundation provides the unique opportunity to be part of a team dedicated to civic leadership and global engagement through its main endeavor, the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. This center not only serves as a dynamic museum but also as a vibrant public gathering space, reflecting a commitment to community involvement and educational initiatives. Employees benefit from being part of a culturally rich environment that fosters professional and personal growth while contributing to meaningful projects that have a wide-reaching impact.

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Chicago, Illinois



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