Charlotte, NC

SVP: Robinson Center for Civic Leadership, Foundation For The Carolinas

The Organization

Foundation For The Carolinas (FFTC) is a nonprofit community foundation that serves as a catalyst for philanthropic activity and a driver of major civic efforts in its 13-county region. FFTC’s mission is to inspire philanthropy and empower individuals to create a better community.

FFTC was established in 1958. With nearly $4 billion in charitable assets today, FFTC is now the fastest growing among the 800 community foundations in the United States, ranking fifth in asset size. The foundation manages nearly 3,000 charitable funds for families, individuals, companies and nonprofits, providing stewardship and helping fundholders maximize the impact of their charitable endeavors. The operating budget of $17.3M is primarily driven by a fees-on-funds revenue model. Between 2020-2021, FFTC issued 178,000 grants totaling $912 million.

FFTC is dedicated to addressing the community’s most pressing challenges and greatest opportunities, from economic opportunity to neighborhood revitalization to education and more. Recognizing that many of the important issues its community faces are broader than any one entity can address, FFTC’s Robinson Center for Civic Leadership convenes partners and funding to address the region’s greatest needs and opportunities. FFTC is dedicated to improving economic opportunity for the diverse citizenry across its geographic footprint. The community foundation has set out to apply an equity lens to all its work, identifying steps it can take as a philanthropic institution, both internally and externally, to address historical inequities in its communities.

FFTC is headquartered in the Luski-Gorelick Center for Philanthropy in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Position Overview

Do you want to be at the heart of solving our region’s biggest challenges, bringing together thought leaders, funders and the community to identify solutions? Are you curious and humble, with an ability to learn from many and then create a path forward aligned to specific goals and outcomes?

These are key components of the Senior Vice President, Robinson Center for Civic Leadership role at Foundation For The Carolinas. Reporting to the Foundation’s President and CEO/COO, the SVP provides leadership, strategic planning and management for FFTC’s Robinson Center for Civic Leadership.

The person in this role serves on the Foundation’s Leadership Team and works to foster a culture of accountability, excellence, collaboration and innovation. The SVP will help develop the Center’s overall strategy, conduct and/or oversee research regarding potential and current initiatives, establish appropriate initiative goals and objectives, convene stakeholders, monitor progress, and communicate results to the community.

In alignment with FFTC’s Civic Leadership Task Force report, this role also serves as the primary Foundation representative for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation and our two primary Richmond County discretionary funds, The Cole Foundation and The Community Foundation of Richmond County. Working with these boards includes developing and executing strategic grantmaking priorities and overseeing local civic leadership initiatives.

Finally, this person has a primary role in managing initiatives designed to position the Foundation as a regional civic leader. This includes serving as the Foundation’s point person for a variety of funds and programs, as well as the key point of contact for individuals and institutions from across the region interested in learning more about the Foundation’s convening and civic leadership activities.

How To Apply

To apply, follow this link (or copy the link at the bottom of this section). You will see instructions for uploading your compelling cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and professional references. Please provide all requested information to be considered. In case of any technical problems, contact No phone calls, please, and no applications will be accepted by email.

Review of candidates will begin in January 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with the requirements of the position and is in the $175,000-$200,000 range. Benefits include bonus, medical, dental, life, short and long-term disability insurance; generous retirement plan; accrued vacation and sick time; 11 paid holidays; and a charitable matching program. FFTC staff is currently working remotely two days a week and from the office three days a week.

Foundation For The Carolinas actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. The Foundation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.

Note: Proof of fully authorized vaccinated Covid-19 status and booster are required (or FFTC-authorized religious or disability accommodation).

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