Posted 2 weeks ago

President & Chief Executive Officer DuPage Foundation

Company: DuPage Foundation
Category: Management, Nonprofit

 Downers Grove

Type: Full Time

The Board of Trustees at DuPage  Foundation seeks its next leader to guide DuPage Foundation’s vision of raising the quality of life throughout DuPage County. The Foundation has grown to more than $130 million in assets and awarded more than $65 million in grants to not-for-profits serving the residents of DuPage County and beyond. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Preserve and expand the Foundation’s reputation as a valuable community asset, neutral convener, and proactive collaborator. Ensure all strategies, programs, and communications reinforce the Foundation’s brand and expand awareness of the Foundation’s critical role in DuPage County and the broader philanthropic sector.
  • Serve as the chief asset developer. Engage the Board of Trustees, committee members and staff to achieve the Foundation’s fund-raising goals.
  • Serve as an inspiring, credible, and persuasive spokesperson for the Foundation. As the public face of DuPage Foundation, be able to engage with a variety of audiences, promoting awareness and sparking interest in the Foundation’s work in addressing community issues. Be visible in the community by attending events and participating in activities of civic, professional, business, and community organizations.
  • Inspire confidence and trust with transparency in all activities of the Foundation.
  • Lead on the development and execution of the strategic plan to drive the Foundation’s growth and expand its impact.
  • Work closely with the Chair, Executive Committee, committee chairs and senior staff to set organizational impact goals and develop tools to measure progress.
  • Identify and engage strategic partners to achieve the Foundation’s goals, expanding connectivity to include partnerships within the business community of DuPage County.
  • Make decisions firmly and swiftly amidst ambiguous and complex situations.
  • Ensure that a comprehensive hiring process, a commitment to professional development, and the recognition of staff retains a talented, high-performing team passionate about the Foundation’s mission.
  • Provide inspiring and motivating leadership to foundation staff, maintaining an atmosphere of inclusion where everyone feels respected, all voices matter and consensus can be built. Lead by example in developing and mentoring foundation team members.
  • Manage organizational risk through policy development and adherence, continuous industry research, and the implementation of checks and balances.
  • Be directly responsible for the Board Development, Bylaws, Executive and Strategic Planning committees. Serve ex officio on all committees.
  • Oversee Board meeting agenda preparation and conduct follow-up activities.
  • Implement the Board’s decisions, policies, and directives.
  • Supervise four direct reports heading up advancement, communications, finance, and programs.