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You will be directly addressing some of the most important issues around race and poverty in Madison. If you aren't successful it will have a direct community impact - the work matters.
ULGM has a history of inconsistency and poor management decisions. It is also way too dependent on grants. That means it has a tough time changing its program mix to address the most pressing community needs today. Finally, most salaries are in the bottom quartile compared to like sized organizations in the community. A lot these issues are driven by funding. Have not hired the strongest managers as CEOs.
Advice to Management
Easier said than done - but diversify your funding, next time you hire a CEO the board should look for talent with management and desire to work through systems instead of personalities.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Interestingly enough, I felt unwelcome as soon as I stepped foot in the interview. Moreover, the questions asked by the interviewer seemed to be intended to steer me away from the position. I was taken aback with the overall tone of the interview. As a POC, who grew up in a predominantly Black/Latino community, it was both off putting and offensive that the interviewers ( who happened to be Caucasian) without warranting, questioned my authenticity and intent.
Needless to say I was not impressed and accepted another offer elsewhere.
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National Urban League doesn't care if you live in the city or the country. If you are African American, it wants to empower you to get into the economic and social mainstream. Through more than 100 affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia, the Urban League offers reading and scholarship programs, job and financial literacy training, health information, voter education and registration, and civil rights programs. A few of the league's five publications include Opportunity Journal, Urban Influence, and The State of Black America, an annual report. It also hosts...