Chief Executive Officer

Lions Club International
  • Location
    Oak Brook, Illinois
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Jan 09

Position description

With a presence in 200 countries, Lions Clubs International (LCI) is celebrating its 100th anniversary as the world's largest service club organization. LCI has 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs, and possesses countless stories of Lions acting on the same simple idea: let's improve our communities.

The incoming Chief Executive Officer will work with the International President and the Executive Officers to meet the primary goals of the Lions Clubs International strategic Global Service Framework.  This plan seeks to respond to growing needs worldwide and improve the lives of at least 200 million per year (by ‘20-21) through humanitarian service – tripling the impact of Lions Clubs International.  Reporting to the International President and responsible to the Executive Committee and International Board of Directors through the International President, the Chief Executive Officer provides leadership in developing, achieving, and maintaining the effective operation and implementation of policies, programs, and services of the association.

We seek a proven executive-level leader whose career in a similar-size or larger international or national organization has been noted by his or her vision in charting a path forward, exceptional communication abilities and servant leadership style.  Direct experience in an international organization is not required, but general knowledge of the profession and of the current service and humanitarian landscape would be highly advantageous. A savvy leader who possesses the ability to serve the volunteer leadership structure of LCI with professionalism and collaboration while also creating a strong internal management structure to build the resources and infrastructure within LCI to meet strategic objectives is paramount. 

This person should demonstrate an ability to both raise awareness of the mission of LCI internationally and to support the best interests of members in the communities they serve.  Experience working with stakeholders to build philanthropic and business relationships would be desirable. A post-graduate degree from an accredited college or university is required.  Demonstration of continuing professional education, accreditation in a professional field and board leadership in a state or national nonprofit, professional or trade association would be highly desirable.

Applications are being received exclusively by Kittleman & Associates, LLC.  Please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume at

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