Staff Departments

The Office of the President leads the strategic planning and implementation of the National Urban League’s empowerment agenda. The Office furthers the organization’s objective to eliminate economic disparity by fostering collaborations between government officials, corporations and the local affiliate networks.

The Programs Department designs, develops and evaluates the National Urban League’s signature programs which emphasize the five-point empowerment strategy.

The Affiliate Services Department is the principal liaison between the National Urban League and the more than 100 Urban League affiliates including: Association of Executives (CEOs), National Council of Affiliate Board Chairpersons, National Council of Urban League Guilds, National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) and the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP).

The Development Department is the fundraising division of the National Urban League, involved in building financial support and sponsorship for the organization’s direct services, advocacy and public policy research.

The Finance Department maintains and monitors the fiscal operations of the National Urban League, working with Urban League's Board of Directors to establish the annual budget and oversee all fiscal operations.

The Talent Development Department is responsible for talent acquisition, training, development and management of benefits for all National Urban League employees. The department also fosters new partnerships that expand economic opportunities and enhance diversity practices within corporate America.

The Marketing & Communications Department is responsible for the brand marketing, public relations strategy and media outreach efforts of the National Urban League and Affiliate offices. The department also coordinates and facilitates the Event Marketing and Publications divisions. The Publications Division publishes, distributes and oversees the sale of several seminal National Urban League publications and reports, including: The State of Black America, the To Be Equal column, Opportunity Journal and Urban Influence magazines.

The Washington Bureau is the Washington, DC-based public policy research and advocacy arm for the National Urban League, producing such signature publications as the State of Black America and the Opportunity Journal Magazine. The Washington Bureau also produces the annual Legislative Policy Conference (LPC) which brings Urban Leaguers to Capitol Hill for two days of legislative advocacy.

The Innovation, Technology and Strategy Department (ITS) is responsible for managing the National Urban League's "I am EMPOWERED" platform (websites, online community and social mobilization), technology and on and offsite facilities.