Title of position: Executive Director

WHDC is seeking to find a dynamic and visionary leader to spearhead the next level of impact for WHDC. With its strong emphasis on West Harlem and MCD9, the next Executive Director for WHDC will ensure that the mission of WHDC is upheld and executed.

Reporting to the WHDC Board of Directors (the Board), the Executive Director will oversee and hold responsibility for all of the programs, activities and relationships under WHDC.

As the primary spokesperson for the WHDC, the President and CEO will need to be charismatic, possess superb communication skills and be a savvy professional who comprehends how to build collaborative relationships with all WHDC stakeholders – the West Harlem community, including CB9M, Columbia University, financial partners, potential donors and political leaders.

Specific qualities being assessed are those of an individual with principled and uncompromising integrity; financial acumen to understand budgets and asset management; pragmatic toughness and ability to persevere through long term projects and challenge; vision and charisma that engages and attracts outside donors seeking to grow the organization beyond the CBA and a passion for Harlem and its residents and the ability to aggressively serve the community.

Read the full job description here.

Please send a resume or CV and a cover letter to
Ernest Lyles
WHDC Executive Director Search Committee, Chair
1345 6th Avenue of the Americas
33rd Floor New York NY


Manhattan Community District 9 (MCD9: 110th to 155th Streets from the Hudson River to an eastern boundary along Manhattan, Morningside, St. Nicholas, Bradhurst, and Edgecombe Avenues) residents are highly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. Due to the high volume of anticipated applications, we cannot respond unless selected for further consideration.

WHDC is an equal opportunity employer.