Posted on September 19, 2012
President and CEO
Community Foundation Serving the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino
Community Foundation of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties - President and CEO
The Community Foundation Serving the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino (“TCF”) was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1941. TCF is a community foundation serving a population of 4.2 million in two of the largest landmass counties in the United States. TCF has current assets of nearly $60 million, in more than 300 component funds. The staff size is 13 employees (12 F/T and 1 P/T).
The mission of TCF is to “enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve” in the two counties of Riverside and San Bernardino. TCF is a repository of actively-managed endowments and pass thru funds to benefit the nonprofit sector of the region (approximately 11,000 nonprofits), and to meet the pressing needs of a fast growing and dynamically changing region, the Inland Empire. TCF acts as a responsible home for short-term funds and grants received from government, individual donors, business, funders, and other nonprofit organizations to meet short-term community needs.
In recent years, TCF has launched into a community leadership role within the region. TCF now acts as a principal convener of regional leadership, to identify, assess and assemble resources to systemically address the most challenging community and regional needs and problems historically plaguing this region.
TCF has focused its efforts into four formal initiative areas: 1) Arts & Culture 2) Nonprofit/Philanthropic Capacity Building 3) Environment 4) Youth Philanthropy.
The President reports to the governing Board of Directors, with 22 distinguished members from throughout the Inland Empire. Direct reports to the President include the Vice President of Grant Programs, Donor Services and Administration; the Vice President of Development; the Controller; Director of Grants & Resource Development; the Communications Officer, and the Assistant to the President. With additional staff, the total staff is 12+ full time equivalents.
As the chief executive officer, the President is responsible for implementing all policy decisions of the Board, and providing effective and professional leadership. The President oversees the operational, administrative, fiscal and fiduciary functions of TCF, and is solely responsible for employing and organizing staff to achieve TCF strategic vision and goals. S/he represents TCF to the community, and builds strong relationships with the residents of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, with leaders at every level of community involvement, with elected officials and government leadership, with local media, with TCF donors and their legal/financial advisors, with nonprofit partners and grantees, business/economic development leaders, with other funders/foundations, TCF staff, and the Board.
Specifically, the President:
- Helps determine and ensure that the mission, vision and values of TCF are carried out
- Anticipates changing community needs with vision and creativity, and is inspiring, inspirational and passionate in motivating others
- Understands the fundamental role and value of the nonprofit sector and the diversity among communities and sub-regions within the vast Inland Empire
- Is a perceptive student of best practices of other community foundations and, is responsible and accountable for implementation of all such plans, demonstrating the ability to plan, set priorities, and to move TCF through implementation to achievement, within a defined budget.
- Demonstrates a high level of business acumen. Works closely with the Board and its Finance and Audit committees to ensure the financial wellbeing of the organization. In addition, ensures that all stakeholders receive accurate and timely financial reports.
- Projects TCF as the secure, convenient, and efficient vehicle through which charitable individuals, families, business, and nonprofits can have their charitable and investment needs and wishes fulfilled.
- With the Board, and within the policy and operating parameters established by the Board, oversees and approves all contracts and complies with all external reporting requirements.
Is an articulate, persuasive, credible, charismatic advocate to community stakeholders, government, and the media, promoting the Inland Empire and its nonprofit sector. Comfortable being the “face” of the foundation.
Takes executive responsibility for TCF compliance with all applicable laws, contractual obligations, and donor restrictions, and maintains appropriate internal policies and procedures to ensure such compliance.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A history of and reputation for uncompromising integrity.
- Extensive nonprofit and/or philanthropic leadership experience and a significant professional record of accomplishment and success in the field.
- High level of financial expertise.
- Profit and loss experience, a strategic perspective, entrepreneurial ability, and proven leadership.
- Exceptional fundraising skills, fueled by an infectious passion for the work.
- Exceptional communication skills. Possesses the gravitas and command presence to inspire confidence and influence complex decision-making.
- Ability to work closely, in partnership, with the board, staff, government, corporate, foundation, and individual funders.
- Ability to motivate, mentor, and inspire an effective professional and volunteer workforce, to create a culture of hard work and accountability, and to make difficult personnel decisions when necessary.
- Flexibility to be accessible and present to all constituencies, the ability and self-confidence to lead from behind or by example, the humility to inspire respect, the determination always to do the right thing well and generously.
- Familiarity with the Inland Empire, or a history of adaptability and success in communities with somewhat comparable demographics and values highly preferred.
- High energy and robust good health are essential if TCF is to be projected effectively by its leader and principal
- Authenticity, persistence, sensitivity, follow-through, and attention to detail.
- Dedication to the work, durability and resilience, a good sense of humor.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree as a minimum; Master’s Degree is desired. Extensive leadership experience and successful fundraising experience is required.
All interested candidates should request a job opportunity packet with more detailed information about The Community Foundation and this position from Kris Kirkpatrick at email@example.com.
To apply for the job, submit your resume/CV and a cover letter highlighting the talents and reasons you are qualified for the position to Kris Kirkpatrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position remains open until filled.