‘MDC seeks a visionary leader skillful in leading systemic change and committed to equity for all marginalized people in the South’

Following the announcement last year of the retirement of  David Dodson after 32 years at MDC, the last 20 as president, the MDC Board of Directors retained BoardWalk Consulting to conduct the search for a replacement.

BoardWalk Consulting has begun the search and created a brief Leadership Profile to describe the attributes of MDC’s next leader.

It says, in short:

MDC seeks an experienced, visionary leader, knowledgeable of the South, skillful in leading systemic change and committed to racial equity, equity for all marginalized people and economic mobility. S/he will also have:

 Strong existing relationships with foundations and the facility for attracting the resources to support an ambitious strategy
 Proven success in managing complex engagements and transactions involving multiple partners
 An engaged and engaging manner informed by a commitment to developing and delivering the mechanisms that lead to true equity and inclusion for those on the margin of society
 Strong people management skills and the demonstrated ability to develop and inspire a high-powered team in a collaborative manner
 Business management skills and a proven record of delivering healthy and sustainable momentum
 Humility, authenticity and an infectious commitment to learn, adapt and grow.

We encourage our friends and partners to distribute this description to help us find the next great leader of MDC.