Forward Through Ferguson’s existence and success is the result of the many unflinching individuals who answered a call to action and poured their talents and expertise into building this truly untraditional, innovative, and community-driven organization.

On Monday, they launched the search process for our permanent Executive Director/Lead Catalyst who will continue our tradition of unflinching, innovative, and community-driven organizational and regional leadership. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 8th at 12pm CST.

We need your help. We are looking for a special type of leader.

They will…

1.     Catalyze a Regional Movement Towards Racial Equity

2.     Refine and Accelerate our Current Fundraising Model to Achieve Sustainability and Start and Seed the 25-Year Racial Equity Fund

3.     Advance the Action Strategies and Achieve Measurable Success

fergusonThis person is…

1.     An Authentic Community Builder.

2.     Policy & Systems Change Agent.

3.     A Developer of Organizational Sustainability.

4.     Self-Aware and Continuously Explores Their Role in Dismantling Racism.

5.     An Entrepreneurial Visionary.

Are you this person? Do you know this person?


Will you…

1.     Apply or recommend the names and contact information of three leaders you believe should apply?

2.     Retweet and share this opportunity out or share it with three people in your network? bit.ly/leadcatalystsearch

3.     RSVP to meet the semi-finalists at our Community Town Hall on Monday, March 26th.


To hear Interim Lead Catalyst, Charli Cooksey’s, reflections on her time leading FTF and opportunities for the future, checkout her blog post where she shares reflections on 4 insights, 3 unprecedented opportunities, and 2 pieces of advice for applicants, that will help advance our 1 shared mission–achieving a Racially Equitable St. Louis…in our lifetime.



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