Sacramento, CA

Chief Executive Officer, Sacramento Region Community Foundation

The Organization

Since its founding in 1983, the Sacramento Region Community Foundation (the Foundation) has focused on connecting people who care with causes that matter. As the Sacramento region’s primary provider of philanthropic services, the Foundation brings together caring donors, local nonprofits, business leaders and community members to contribute both financial resources and innovative ideas that affect change. By managing charitable giving, this organization supports donors in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties with achieving their philanthropic goals.

As the Foundation prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the organization manages more than 700 charitable funds for local families, businesses and nonprofits across the Sacramento region. Most of these funds are permanently endowed, and total assets have grown to over $200 million. Grants are directed by the Foundation fundholders according to their interests. Annual grants awarded to nonprofit organizations from these charitable funds have grown from $272,900 in 1983 to over $18 million in 2021, and more than $200 million since the Foundation’s inception.

The Sacramento region is composed of numerous fast growing and diverse communities. As in other communities, Covid-19 has spotlighted the systemic challenges that exist in this region. By increasing philanthropy and connecting the expertise of local nonprofits to addressing wider community outcomes, the Foundation works toward improved community resilience with a focus on dynamic leadership, inclusion and equity.

Position Overview

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation seeks a Chief Executive Officer who is a bold leader, passionate about serving the people of the four-county region and determined to move the organization forward during this period of significant transition. This leader will work collaboratively with constituents, stakeholders, community leaders, partners, donors, fundholders, Board and staff in a dynamic operating environment and rapidly changing region to ensure that everyone can prosper and reach their full potential.

Candidates will demonstrate a career path of progressive leadership and management experience in the nonprofit, corporate and/or government sectors. This person is a proven leader who has significant experience in growing the capacity and impact of an organization that focuses on complex, systemic issues.

An ability and desire to raise private contributions, while expanding and diversifying the Foundation’s donor base is necessary. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to operate effectively within a nonprofit governing environment.

The salary range for this position annually is between $225,000 and $275,000 and will be commensurable with experience. The comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental, vision, group life insurance, a 401(k) plan and EAP benefits program. The Foundation observes ten paid holidays each year and offers Paid Time Off as well as Sick Leave.

The Foundation is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment. All candidates who are passionate about the mission of the Foundation are strongly encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

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

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