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Recruiting: New Executive Director to Lead the Institute for Local Government

October 3, 2018
The Institute for Local Government (ILG) is seeking a visionary leader to oversee the activities of the Institute during a dynamic time of change. 
This senior level position, based in Sacramento, offers an exciting opportunity for an energetic leader who thrives on challenges, has an entrepreneurial spirit and shares ILG’s passion for promoting good government at the local level.
ILG serves as the nonprofit research affiliate of the League of California Cities®, California Special Districts Association (CSDA) and California State Association of Counties® (CSAC). The organizations will support the executive director as they help sculpt ILG’s mission, vision, services, finances, programming, messages and staffing.
The Position
The executive director provides highly responsible and complex policy, fiscal, programming and administrative leadership to plan, direct, manage and oversee all aspects of the organization. They work in partnership with the ILG’s board of directors to assist local government leaders to govern openly, effectively and ethically; work collaboratively; and foster healthy and sustainable communities. In addition, the executive director coordinates activities and resources between ILG, the League, CSDA, CSAC, local government agencies and other private, public and nonprofit organizations to ensure programs, publications and services are relevant to identified needs and achieve maximum impact.
More information on this career opportunity can be found in the job announcement and description. Application Procedure
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that speaks to their qualifications for the executive director position along with a resume via email to careers@cacities.org. Please put ILG Executive Director in the subject line.
About ILG
Founded in 1955, ILG is solely dedicated to promoting excellence among California’s over 3,000 local government agencies —
cities, counties and special districts. Having garnered a reputation for neutral, practical and non-partisan expertise in what works best in local representative governance, policy-making and administration, ILG has a unique role in California’s governmental ecosystem.
Through a bright and highly dedicated staff of 10, a cadre of subject matter consultants and advisors, and an engaged board of directors, the Institute leverages the core support it receives from its parent organizations, the League, CSDA and CSAC. Additional support comes from a diversified mix of funding, including foundation grants, state agency and university contracts, and corporate support, as well as revenue from publications and workshops.

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