The Obama Foundation launched a new opportunities page on Obama.org and announced Stacey D. Mitchell as the new Director of People. As Director of People, Stacey will be charged with attracting, engaging, and retaining exceptional and diverse talent for the Obama Foundation and building a culture that allows it to reach its goals.
The new career page will be updated regularly as new job openings become available. In addition to applying for specific openings, individuals can submit their resume for future opportunities.
The Obama Foundation is now also accepting applications for its summer 2018 internship program. The internship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are eligible to work in the United States. The application will close on February 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. CT. More information on the Obama Foundation internship program, including the application, can be accessed on the website.
“Over the last year, we have put together a world-class team that is helping us achieve our objectives. Stacey will play a critical role in attracting and developing outstanding talent for the Obama Foundation and I am excited to welcome her to our team,” said David Simas, CEO of the Obama Foundation. “In launching our career page and internship program, we will continue to build out our team by identifying individuals who embody our values. Whether or not someone works directly for the Obama Foundation, we are committed to creating opportunities for everyone to be engaged with our work and help us achieve our mission of inspiring and empowering people around the world.”
Prior to joining the Obama Foundation, Stacey was the Vice President for People & Equity at Educators for Excellence. In this role, she led the team that attracted, developed, and retained a diverse and exceptional staff through leading organizational talent management, leadership development, HR administration, and diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Before that, Stacey was the Senior Managing Director of Staff Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness at Teach For America. Stacey has over ten years of experience in improving staff experience. She received a B.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Stacey was born and raised on Chicago’s South Side.
“As a South Sider, I am honored to join the Obama Foundation as it continues the momentum it created in 2017, said Stacey D. Mitchell, Director of People for the Obama Foundation. “The Obama Foundation has made a commitment to advance civic life for people on the South Side, in the city and across the globe, and I am excited to help us live up to this commitment. I look forward to working with David and the Foundation staff to attract diverse talent and to help our current team develop the culture and leadership ability necessary to realize the vision.”
Lakeside Alliance, the new joint venture that will serve as construction manager for the Obama Presidential Center, will have information about job opportunities for the construction of the OPC at a later date.
In addition to exploring full-time opportunities at the Obama Foundation and applying for the Obama Foundation Internship Program, individuals can sign up at www.obama.org to be among the first to learn about news, updates, and events in your area.