Deputy Executive Director

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The Obama Foundation is seeking a Deputy Executive Director. The role is based in Chicago, Illinois. The Deputy Executive Director will work closely with the Executive Director (ED) to lead her department and the Foundation in crafting its long-term strategy and ensuring that the team is run in an efficient and high-functioning way. Working collaboratively with the team’s Directors, as well as leaders from other departments across the Foundation, this person will play a critical role in terms of both strategy and operations on the Executive Director’s team. The Deputy Executive Director will report to the Executive Director of the Obama Foundation.

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About the Obama Foundation

Founded in January 2014, the Obama Foundation is a living, working center for citizenship in the 21st century aimed at identifying, training, and connecting the next generation of leaders and engaged citizens. The Foundation is developing the Obama Presidential Center on the South Side of Chicago to serve as headquarters for the projects it will undertake across the city, the nation, and around the world.

Real change—big change—takes many years, and requires each generation to believe that its participation matters and embrace the obligations and opportunities that come with the most important office in a democracy: that of Citizen. Together, we have made extraordinary progress. Because there is more to do, this work lives on in the Obama Foundation. For more information on the Obama Foundation, please visit


Obama Foundation


Deputy Executive Director


Monday 9th July 2018


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