Job Opening at Urantia Foundation

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Urantia FoundationCan you imagine being the executive director of an organization whose mission is “to seed The Urantia Book and its teachings globally” and whose vision includes fostering the spiritual transformation of humankind by presenting these teachings to the world?

Urantia Foundation's executive director, Jay Peregrine, is retiring after more than a decade of service to Urantia Foundation. If you have the experience and qualifications to be an executive director of a non-profit foundation, and you are a dedicated reader of The Urantia Book, Urantia Foundation needs you!

Job Title: Executive Director.

Location: 533 W. Diversey Parkway in Lincoln Park, Chicago.



  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence with rigorous program evaluation.
  • Actively engage and energize staff, board committees, partnering Urantia Book organizations, and donors to Urantia Foundation.

Publishing, Financial, Fundraising, and Legal Management

  • Manage global publishing and international distribution systems to grow sales of The Urantia Book.  
  • Oversee fundraising planning, implementation, and donor communications.
  • Oversee ongoing policies, processes, and production of translations and revisions of The Urantia Book.
  • Oversee accounting systems and provide quick access to accurate financial information that enables strategic budgeting.
  • Ensure the annual audit is completed on time.
  • Actively participate in the oversight of Urantia Foundation’s investments.
  • Ensure that all legal and fiduciary responsibilities and compliances are met.


  • Assume the responsibility for the training, the development, the performance evaluation, the recruiting, and the compensation and benefits of staff.
  • Oversee website, social media, and reader services.
  • Assist the president and the chairs of board committees to efficiently carry out their responsibilities and achieve their goals.

Allocation of Time

  • 25% managing publishing, translations, and global distribution of The Urantia Book.
  • 20% managing donor-centric activities.
  • 15% managing internal financial and information systems.
  • 20% leadership, management, and administration.
  • 20% project management.

Key Qualifications

  • As a prerequisite, the executive director must be a dedicated reader of The Urantia Book, accept the values of Urantia Foundation, and enthusiastically serve the Foundation’s mission and vision. The ideal candidate:
  • Should have proven organizational experience and a demonstrated ability to lead and build the capabilities of a bright and devoted team of employees and volunteers.
  • Should have knowledge of international fundraising strategies and donor relations.
  • Should have demonstrated the capability to raise money from a global donor base.
  • Must have a thorough understanding and knowledge of The Urantia Book in order to promote the book and its teachings.
  • Should have 1) a proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation, 2) the ability to balance the delivery of programs with the realities of a budget, and 3) propensity for problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness.
  • Should have a thorough understanding of finance, fundraising, human resources, and office management, and a broad experience with strategic development and planning.
  • Extensive travel and experience with diverse cultures a plus for interacting with international Urantia associations.

Professional Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required; MBA or similar advanced degree highly desired.
  • Five years management experience in for-profit or not-for-profit organizations.
  • Past success working with upper management and preferably with a board of directors; able to cultivate relations with board members.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills, with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Strong public speaking skills to represent Urantia Foundation and to communicate the teachings of The Urantia Book.


  • Base salary: $75,000-$85,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Excellent health and vacation benefits provided.


  • Please submit a cover letter accompanied by a résumé as a pdf or Word document to [email protected].

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Urantia Foundation, 533 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Tel: +1-773-525-3319; Fax: +1-773-525-7739
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