Vice President, Center for Economic Opportunity

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Posted: 11/12/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Other

Primary domain: Foundation/Grantmaking

City: Baltimore

Postal code: 21201

State: Maryland

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$20M +


Mission statement:

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.

Our work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity, because children need all three to succeed. We advance research and solutions to overcome the barriers to success, help communities demonstrate what works and influence decision makers to invest in strategies based on solid evidence.

As a private philanthropy based in Baltimore and working across the country, we make grants that help federal agencies, states, counties, cities and neighborhoods create more innovative, cost-effective responses to the issues that negatively affect children: poverty, unnecessary disconnection from family and communities with limited access to opportunity.

Position Details:

Job Description:

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is dedicated to building a brighter future for all children, families, and communities in the United States. The Casey Foundation aims to be not only a place that does great work — but also a great place to work.

At Casey, you will find a dynamic environment with staff of diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share a deep commitment to advancing the Foundation’s mission.

The Foundation is seeking a visionary and detail-oriented individual to lead its economic opportunity strategy, program implementation, in collaboration with national, state, and local partners.

The vice president of Casey’s Center for Economic Opportunity is responsible for developing, articulating, and translating a strategic family economic success framework into actionable designs, models and results. The vice president will direct the work to support vulnerable families in struggling neighborhoods to achieve economic self-sufficiency. This position is also responsible for creating data-driven products and activities that can, over time, influence policy, practice and public opinion at the national, state and local levels. The vice president reports to the president of the Foundation and supervises two directors and an administrative coordinator.


A master’s degree in economic development, planning or public policy, or the equivalent combination of education and experience, is required along with 15 or more years of demonstrated progressive leadership and management experience in the nonprofit, public or corporate sector. 

The core requirements for this position include a deep knowledge of economic opportunity strategies, especially for youth and young adults. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in the areas of workforce development and postsecondary (either public or nonprofit) success, significant experience with public and nonprofit organizations and a demonstrated understanding of the role of leadership in achieving results. Also required is a knowledge of asset- and wealth-building strategies, comfort working with private sector and market processes, an understanding of public and private funding streams for economic opportunity and a comfort with constituent engagement and collaborative strategies.


Casey is committed to enabling staff to bring their best selves to work by offering a range of professional development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement, conferences and training to further grow their skills and expertise. The Foundation also provides a generous benefits package.


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

As part of the interview and selection process, final candidates will be asked to provide a writing sample and conduct a presentation to the interview panel.  More information will be provided on these requirements. 

Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing how your experience and background fit the core requirements of the position. Read the full job description and apply online at


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