President & CEO position announcement
Published: April 7, 2023 by Johnson County Community Foundation
The Johnson County Community Foundation’s (JCCF) mission is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County, now and for future generations to come, by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, including scholarships, and providing leadership on key community issues. We connect people who care with causes that matter.
Since 1991, JCCF has been a faithful steward and effective conduit for charitable giving. JCCF works with donors to create funds that reflect donors’ charitable goals. Generous givers, past and present, have enabled the foundation to provide financial support across all sectors of our community, including social services, youth, senior citizens, education, recreation, arts and culture, animal welfare, and community development. Current assets are approximately $40 million.
Most recently, JCCF launched an Employer Resource Network (JCERN) to assist local employers with workforce recruitment and retention. Currently, the JCERN is supported with JCCF funds and staff, Lilly Endowment Inc. grants and local business support. The JCERN is a very active and visible leadership initiative catapulting JCCF into the workforce development spotlight.
The President & CEO opening is created by the retirement of a successful 14-year leader. JCCF is seeking a community- and people-oriented leader to build on a strong base of support and community momentum. The President & CEO should be familiar with charitable giving and nonprofit management and be able to quickly establish him or herself in Johnson County. At least half of the leader’s time will be devoted to building relationships with community donors and leaders. The President & CEO must be able to build, set priorities for, and supervise a staff team of six individuals.
In addition to the above, the ideal candidate must have familiarity with fundraising, financial management, volunteer Board and Committee management, grant administration, and experience working with community partners. Successful experience in fund development or sales is important. Experience working with a variety of types of community sectors is helpful.
The President & CEO should have a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in business, nonprofit management, or a related field; substantial experience may be substituted. A past, current, or future resident of Johnson County is preferred but will consider residents of nearby counties.