FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Nina Prybolsky
UECC Executive Director Search Committee Chair
January 4, 2021
Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center Announces Executive Director Search
JENKINTOWN, PA - The Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center (UECC), located in suburban Philadelphia, announced today that it is seeking a dynamic leader who envisions the Center’s strategic transformation and champions its implementation as the Executive Director (ED). The UECC, now in its 40 th year, provides a central location for members of the Ukrainian community to have access to all elements of Ukrainian culture and offers spaces where numerous Ukrainian organizations can collaborate while fulfilling their (post-war) diaspora and successive generational missions.
The UECC serves as a hub for the community where cultural events take place, where people of all ages can gather for basic interaction, where children can participate in various activities such as the Ukrainian Heritage School, Ukrainian Scouting Organizations, as well as dance, music lessons, and other cultural activities. The ED is an ambassador to these communities and the community at large. The UECC houses over thirty (30) organizations that fulfill Ukrainian culturally related missions. The ED is per se an influential position in our community, and is responsible for communicating with these organizations’ leaders. The ED helps them navigate
through challenges, such as the current pandemic, so they can meet the needs of their membership.
The pandemic has been an opportunity for the UECC to adapt and find ways to provide services in a virtual environment. It is anticipated that in-person activities will return as the pandemic wanes. The ED will be instrumental in driving the development and deployment of new concepts in the next-normal, to meet the UECC’s mission. Adopting new technologies and integrating them with the current operating methods will be key to the UECC’s continued success.
The ED reports to the UECC Board of Directors and manages a staff of professionals who ensure daily execution of the UECC’s operational activities. Crucial to the UECC’s success will be the ED’s ability to fundraise and enhance government and benefactor relationships.
The UECC seeks a leader who has awareness of the Ukrainian community and the issues it faces. This leader must be interested in bringing the Ukrainian diaspora and subsequent generations together to maximize opportunities to strengthen Ukrainian Culture and bolster UECC as a place where the community enthusiastically centers its events and activities. Ideally, the ED will be bi-lingual in Ukrainian and English, and have a term of years as an organizational leader. The ED will earn a competitive salary and benefits. Interested candidates
should submit their resume to:
Applications being accepted until the position is filled. The committee expects to begin interviews early in the new year. The UECC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.
Located in suburban Philadelphia the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center (UECC) is a non-profit organization. Founded in 1980, UECC is a focal point of Ukrainian-American cultural life in the Delaware Valley. The objective of the UECC is to preserve and promote awareness of Ukrainian heritage throughout the community. The UECC houses over 30 community, educational, scholarly and professional organizations and a Ukrainian Library. Educational programs range from a nursery school to a twelve-year Saturday School that
provides instruction in Ukrainian language, literature, history, geography, music and culture. For more information, visit https://www.ueccphila.org/