Movement Talent is thrilled to be supporting New Georgia Project in their search for a new CEO.
Georgia’s demographics are changing, with people of color and young people making up more and more of the state’s population each year. Since its founding, New Georgia Project (NGP) and its affiliated organization, New Georgia Project Action Fund (NGPAF), have focused on harnessing, leveraging, and increasing the power of these communities to build a brighter, more equitable Georgia and to expand what is possible in the Deep South.
Through voter registration, electoral civic engagement, issue-based organizing and advocacy, and cutting-edge research and innovation, NGP and NGPAF have become the premier, on-the-ground organizations building grassroots, political power with and for the New Georgia Majority. Even as our basic rights— including voting rights—are under attack, NGP and NGPAF are providing a path and the tools to make sure the Georgians who have been left behind for too long are leading the way forward.
Founded by Stacey Abrams in 2014, NGP began with a focus on signing Georgians up for the Affordable Care Act. However, without Medicaid expansion in the state, healthcare access proved out of reach for too many Georgians, and NGP’s focus shifted to civic participation as a means of building power and working towards the policies that historically marginalized Georgians need.
As a nonpartisan civic engagement organization, NGP set an ambitious goal of helping 1 million Georgians of color and young Georgians register to vote by the end of a decade. Under the leadership of Nsé Ufot, who became NGP’s first CEO in 2014 and launched NGPAF in 2017, NGP and NGPAF have helped add more than 600,000 voters to Georgia’s voter rolls, and have expanded their focus to comprehensively and deeply center the concerns, voices, and solutions of the communities with whom the organizations work.
To lead the next phase of growth and impact, New Georgia Project and New Georgia Project Acton Fund seek a dynamic, talented CEO adept at leading with vision and heart. The new leader will serve as both the external face of the organizations and a conduit for helping NGP and NGPAF continue to manage rapid and dynamic growth. Through an inspiring persona, strength and tenacity, the ability to guide and drive organizational success through others, and a vision for how NGP and NGPAF can continue to shape the future of Georgia, the next CEO will lead both organizations to even greater impact.
The next CEO of NGP and NGPAF will have the unique and compelling opportunity to lead the organizations towards even greater growth, stability, and relevance and to further establish NGP and NGPAF as national models of what is possible when we invest in, organize, and mobilize communities that have been systematically excluded and underrepresented.
Click here to download a PDF of the Leadership Profile, which includes inquiry and application instructions. Movement Talent is working in collaboration with BoardWalk Consulting on this search.