Indianapolis, IN

President, Women’s Fund of Central Indiana

The Organization

The Women’s Fund seeks a proven leader whose passion for service to the community is demonstrated by a dedication to improving the lives of the most marginalized women and girls. With exceptional leadership ability, this person must exhibit success in collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders ranging from community members, nonprofit leaders, donors, business leaders and other partners, so that women and girls can achieve their full potential. Experience convening people sharing disparate interests and concerns so that the aspirations and goals of the Women’s Fund are pursued in a collegial, transparent and participatory manner is essential. The individual will lead with humility and grace.

Position Overview

Women’s Fund seeks a person with a minimum of five years of senior leadership experience. They will possess demonstrated fundraising and communications skills; and strong financial and business acumen. Leadership experience both in foundation and nonprofit management is preferred.

Strategy and Vision. The President will articulate a consistent and compelling vision of the organization to relevant stakeholders. In conjunction with CICF and the Advisory Board, they will facilitate continuous and healthy growth by engaging the board, staff and key consultants.

Fund Development.  A track record of achievement in developing multiple sources of revenues is required, along with a demonstrated focus and achievement in long-term sustainability. A proven history of cultivating relationships with funders and donors is essential. The President will continuously develop new relationships while strengthening existing ones in the community, specifically with donors. The next leader will work closely with the Development Director in developing and executing a fundraising strategy that ensures financial success.

Communication Skills. The qualified candidate will be a relationship builder who demonstrates an ability to communicate and collaborate with a broad and diverse spectrum of stakeholders. The leader will be equally comfortable engaging with nonprofit, foundation and community leaders, as well as among philanthropic and business leaders. This individual will exemplify the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and will have experience integrating the principles in all aspects of the organization. Humility and authentic listening skills will be effective traits in harnessing the efforts of others.

The leader will serve as an ambassador and key external representative of the Women’s Fund who will build support for the mission through collaboration and leadership. The individual will continue to guide and enhance the reputation of the organization, ensuring that it is consistently and positively showcased in media outlets, as well as in various panels and speaking engagements throughout the community.

Human Resources. The candidate must demonstrate inspirational leadership with the ability to nurture an organizational culture that is grounded in effective teamwork supported by mutual respect and accountability. The leader will recruit and retain top talent and must be able to work collaboratively and in alignment with the staff and leadership of CICF.

Programmatic Skills. The successful candidate will have experience in overseeing the development and refinement of programmatic offerings, such as community-led grantmaking, leadership development and philanthropic education, based on their knowledge and interactions with the sector.

Advisory Board Development. The next President will build strong relationships with the Advisory Board and continue to advance the leadership of the group. They will be open to feedback and will build strong and consistent communication channels with the Board, inclusive of diverse voices and opinions. The leader will work with the Board to advance the governance structure and processes.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

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