Executive Director

Philadelphia 19139, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

Community Learning Center (CLC) seeks nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director. CLC is a top performing nonprofit adult literacy organization that serves low-income adults in Philadelphia. CLC provides free classes and support to low-income adults seeking to change their lives through literacy. Programs and services are offered in two community based centers one located in North Philadelphia and the other in West Philadelphia.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to all aspects of CLC. The Executive Director is responsible for securing and overseeing state and federal grants and other resources. The Executive Director oversees a staff of 4 direct reports and 19 other staff, and is responsible for fiscal oversight of CLC’s $1.4M resources.


Requirements include a bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred. The Executive Director must be passionate about the mission of CLC. Management experience and demonstrated ability to foster effective collaborations among wide-ranging constituents is required. The Executive Director must be an effective leader and communicator.

To apply, please submit credentials to:
Jo-Ann Zoll
610 565-3831



CLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

Contact: Jo-Ann Zoll

E-Mail: jzoll@zollsearch.com

From the blog

The Down Side of Giving

Posted by Laura Otten, Ph.D., Director on 22 August 2019, 9:05 am

When did giving become all about the donor and not about the nonprofit?   With all of the years behind me, no one could consider me naïve, so what could make me ask this question?  Is it just wishful thinking?  Or that ever pressing need to believe that people still really are decent, caring, compassionate?  We saw changes in people’s giving last year that seem directly attributable to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that nearly doubled the standard deduction, erasing the need in some people’s minds to actually make a charitable gift.  Get the deduction without actually giving?  Perhaps.

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