Executive Director

Reaching Out MBA
Reaching Out MBA seeks an Executive Director to oversee management of the organization, in partnership with the Board of Directors, including oversight and evolution of the organization’s strategic direction, its brand and reputation, programs, human capital, finances, and all day-to-day management and operations.

Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) is a community of LGBTQ+ MBAs and other business professionals with ever-growing diversity in sexual orientations, gender identities, and races and ethnicities. One of the strengths of ROMBA is its community’s unique perspective and intersectionality of identities across underrepresented groups. Reaching Out MBA is on a mission to increase the influence of the LGBTQ+ community in business by educating, inspiring, and connecting MBA students and alumni. ROMBA grew out of an idea of students attending Harvard and Yale Business Schools to bring LGBTQ+ business students together in 1999. This became the first ROMBA Conference that brought together 100 students from six schools and has since grown into a dynamic set of programs that support thousands of LGBTQ+ MBAs and alumni each year. In 2004, ROMBA became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and formed a Board of Directors.

Led by a team of professionals with a history of involvement with organizations working with the LGBTQ+ community, Reaching Out MBA continues to thrive with the support of a dedicated Board of Directors. In addition, ROMBA relies on the support of student organizers to help develop relevant and timely programming. New groups of student organizers and young professionals are chosen to form diverse leadership teams that drive the content and innovation of ROMBA, the Club Leadership Summit, and the annual Out Women in Business conference. Together with the Reaching Out staff, these teams are responsible for setting themes and developing content and innovative event formats.

"Our next Executive Director will embrace this highly visible and influential role to build on a track record of impact in collaboration with a small but mighty team, a committed Board, and a ready supply of student organizers whose creativity and ideas help shape our programming, with the benefit of a strong financial position and ongoing support from a loyal group of dozens of corporate partners and a growing individual donor base. As we embark on a strategy to further expand our programming and engagement with more alumni and other LGBTQ+ professionals, the Board is excited to welcome your ideas and consider ways to increase our organization’s reach and continue toward achieving our long-term vision of an LGBTQ+ executive in every C-suite. We are here to partner with you in our shared passion for supporting and advancing the diverse members of the LGBTQ+ business community." — Liz Zale, President, Board of Directors

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.