San Antonio, TX

Chief Executive Officer, San Antonio Area Foundation

The Organization – San Antonio Area Foundation

The San Antonio Area Foundation (the Area Foundation) was founded in 1964 and is dedicated to helping residents living in and around San Antonio create a philanthropic legacy. For decades, the Area Foundation has distributed millions in grants and scholarships to educate youth, preserve the environment, protect animals, fund research and provide services that enhance the quality of life for people in the San Antonio community.

Recently, the Board of Directors at San Antonio Area Foundation defined two ambitious goals for the Area Foundation: first, to focus its efforts on closing the opportunity gaps for those who need support the most in San Antonio; second: to serve as the most trusted and impactful philanthropic partner in the San Antonio area. To achieve these goals, it is the expressed intent of the organization to dramatically increase resources available to the community. This will be achieved through new philanthropic giving to support grantmaking in 17 zip codes across San Antonio that have been highlighted by the Area Foundation as priorities for future investment.

Position Overview
The next CEO of the San Antoino Area Foundation will have the opportunity to develop key, actionable metrics that will form the guiding strategies to achieve this vision and these priorities. This will include partnership with the Board of Directors and the staff to create broad alignment on targeted outcomes of the Area Foundation in the years ahead. Building trust and engendering partnership with the community, donors, professional advisors, elected and appointed civic leaders, and nonprofit organizations will be a critical activity for the CEO that will shape the priorities of the organization in new and innovative ways. Ultimately, it is the goal of the Area Foundation to double the resources available to support critical needs in the community by 2027.

The successful candidate will find innovative ways to pursue, cultivate and build strong donor and stakeholder relationships. This person must be able to engender trust and empathy and relate to community members and donors in a highly professional, honest and caring manner. Extensive experience in community leadership, philanthropy, fundraising and experience in the community foundation sector is strongly preferred.

The qualified candidate must demonstrate success in reaching out to the community, participating with people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and building rapport with those who have varying viewpoints and perceptions. High integrity, commitment, fortitude and sensitivity are essential to success in this role.

The salary range for this position annually is between $300,000 – $400,000 plus a performance based-structured bonus. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and proven results. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance Options; a 401(K) retirement savings plan; a Flexible Spending Account; a Wellness and Education Reimbursement Policy; Generous PTO; Paid Holidays; and Family Bereavement Leave.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction, as soon as possible, to Kittleman & Associates, LLC. Submit your application online here: (Click the “Apply” button at the bottom of the page).

San Antonio Area Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunity and to compliance with federal and state antidiscrimination laws. The organization prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees or applicants for employment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, physical, mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, national origin, political ideology or military status or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.

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