The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation (“Foundation”)
supports the dreams and aspirations of outstanding graduating high
school seniors with merit-based, need-based scholarships and
continuing educational support as they pursue their bachelor’s
degree at the college or university of their choice.
In 1950, when the Pullman Foundation awarded its first round of
scholarships to 60 young men and women from Cook County, it opened
a door to opportunity for many who would have been excluded from
the possibility that a college degree offers. Now 71 years later,
the Foundation has awarded more than $33M in scholarships and
roughly 11,000 people proudly call themselves Pullman Scholars.
With the upcoming 75th anniversary in 2024, the Board is looking
for a new leader to guide the Foundation to new levels of
visibility and build its capacity to generate funding to support
programmatic expansion. This creates a unique opportunity for
a mission-focused leader to assume the role of Executive
The Foundation is seeking a highly competent, inspiring, mission
driven leader who is passionate about and dedicated to their own
development and the development of others. Experience in a senior
leadership role reporting directly to or working closely with a
Board of Directors is desired. The Executive Director
oversees organizational directions and policies, delivery and
maintenance of the Foundation’s programs, fundraising, brand
development and all components that support program delivery and
overall organizational well-being.
Experience in a leadership role initiating and maintaining
fundraising, community relationships and securing the operating
funds necessary to sustain current and future operations is needed.
The person we seek will be an innovative marketer who will continue
to grow visibility for the Foundation to become a strong public
An undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university,
is required, graduate degree preferred. Minimum of ten years of
senior level management experience is sought.
Applications and nominations are being received by Noetic
Search. Please click here to submit a current resume and letter of
introduction. For more information, please visit The George M. Pullman
Educational Foundation website.
George M. Pullman Educational Foundation is an equal
opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions
without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national
origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual
orientation, or any other legally protected