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President and CEO

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Position Location
Grand Rapids, MI
Application Deadline

About the Organization

For over 100 years, Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been a trusted steward of charitable assets, a community catalyst for meaningful change and the advocate for shaping vital impact through philanthropy in Greater Grand Rapids, located in Western Michigan. The Community Foundation works to foster a thriving community exemplified by opportunities for all. To achieve this outcome, the organization connects people, passion and resources. With their partners, the Community Foundation uses the tools of philanthropy to find solutions to pressing issues. The Community Foundation provides grants to support the work of nonprofits, scholarships to local students and other forms of support to communities working to eliminate barriers to opportunity, prosperity and belonging. Today, Grand Rapids Community Foundation is an organization infused by the spirit and passion of countless partners working together to realize our North Star. Our North Star is the direction of our current and future work as we look to overcome the racial, social and economic inequities that persist today and act as barriers to opportunity, prosperity and belonging. With this clarity of direction, Community Foundation staff and partners have found inspiration to boldly answer the call to be a philanthropic leader ready and willing to meet the challenges of today.

Position Description
As the Community Foundation enters a new era of impact, the incoming President and CEO will be provided the opportunity to expand its scope and activity, guiding the Board and the staff in their grantmaking efforts in Greater Grand Rapids. This will include the development of an aligned strategy to drive philanthropy and grantmaking in the future, increased staff support and growth in their professional roles as leaders within the organization, and, importantly, candid and supportive dialogue with the Board to shape their future philanthropic strategies and their role in supporting the continued success of the Community Foundation.

Grand Rapids Community Foundation seeks a bold leader who is passionate about the role that community foundations play in a time of change and someone who can move the organization forward during what is a significant period transition for the community and organization.

Greater Grand Rapids is composed of dynamic and diverse communities. The President and CEO will work collaboratively with constituents, stakeholders, community leaders, partners, donors, fundholders, Board and staff in a quickly evolving operating environment and rapidly changing region to ensure that everyone can prosper and reach their full potential. This individual is an effective and compelling leader who fosters vibrant teamwork, pursues quality, promotes equity and engenders mutual respect.

Salary & Benefits

The salary range for this position annually is between $235,000 and $265,000 and will be commensurable with experience. The comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental, vision, group life insurance, a 403(B) plan, long and short term disability and EAP benefits program. The Community Foundation observes nine paid holidays and two floating holidays each year and offers Paid Time Off as well as Sick Leave.

How to Apply
To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction, as soon as possible, to Kittleman & Associates, LLC. Submit your application online here: (Click the “Apply” button at the bottom of the page).

Grand Rapids Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.