The mission of the Siouxland Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in Siouxland by assisting donors in building and preserving enduring assets for charitable purposes in the Siouxland area (approximate 80-mile radius of Sioux City, Iowa); providing a flexible vehicle to receive and distribute gifts of all sizes; making grants in response to community needs; and providing services that will help shape the well-being of Siouxland. The Foundation administers a pool of charitable funds (210+, total assets of $24.5 million), each with a specific purpose set forth by the donor. Grants made from the funds support present and emerging needs in the areas of arts and culture, education, civic affairs, health, and human services.
The Siouxland Community Foundation is hiring an executive director/ president. The Executive Director / President is responsible for providing professional leadership and direction to the Foundation by assisting the Board of Directors in maintaining an effective and viable organization.
- Promote growth of the Foundation through fund development activities including prospect research, capital campaigns, cultivating and maintaining relationships with donors, potential donors, and professional advisors, i.e., attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, trust officers, etc.
- Promote public awareness of the Foundation by serving as the primary spokesperson, making presentations, preparing and disseminating marketing materials, maintaining website, and issuing press releases.
- Work with the Board of Directors to develop and implement long and short range strategic plans to grow the Foundation, appraise the needs of Siouxland, make prudent program decisions, and guide the Foundation effectively in conjunction with expressed donor intent, community needs, and legal requirements.
- Direct, coordinate, and support all of the Foundation’s functions, programs and services in accordance with the goals and policies established by the Board of Directors.
- Act as the Foundation representative throughout Siouxland to governmental and nonprofit organizations, the business community, and the community-at-large to promote and assist philanthropic activities.
- Maintain an understanding of current tax laws and trends in charitable giving through continued study, participation in related professional organizations, and best practices of other community foundations.
- Establishing component endowment funds which comply with the Foundation’s approved guidelines, policies, and fund agreements.
- Making presentations to appropriate groups to increase awareness of the Foundation.
- Coordinating the work and agendas of all Committees to ensure that the Board’s goals and objectives are achieved.
- Attending meetings of the Board of Directors, standing and ad hoc committees as a non-voting member; preparing meeting minutes.
- Providing ongoing education to Board members on community foundation, philanthropic, and community issues.
- Working with the Board on the identification, recruitment, and training of new Board members.
- Administering general operations of the Foundation and its office, maintaining office management and recordkeeping systems, and ensuring that financial accountability is achieved.
- Employing and training staff, arranging development opportunities, supervising, conducting periodic staff meetings and performance reviews.
- Maintaining close working relationship with Foundation asset custodians, investment managers, legal counsel, and auditor.
- Monitoring the Foundation’s investments and annual operating budget as approved by the Board.
- Overseeing that grant programs are conducted in accordance with Foundation policy and procedures.
- Ensuring that the Foundation operates in a manner that is in compliance with National Standards for U. S. Community Foundation.
- Bachelor’s degree and significant leadership experience as management and/or senior staff in a comparable community foundation, nonprofit or for-profit organization.
- Preference given to those with fund development, marketing, planned giving, and community building experience.
- Knowledgeable of the Siouxland tri-state area is a plus
- Community service and philanthropy focused
- Highly organized and detail oriented
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks
- Proficient skills in Accounting, Microsoft Word, Excel, and experienced in database management
- Full-time, exempt administrative position.
- Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications of the candidate will be negotiated.
- Benefits include: paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, health and dental insurance.
Salary: Beginning at $65,000.00 and will be negotiated based on experience. Offer Contingent on Reference, Background, & Credit Check.
To apply please send a resume and cover letter to TransitionChair@SiouxlandCommunityFoundation.org
Accepting Resumes and Cover letters – April 1 through May 24, 2019