York, PA

President & CEO, York county Community Foundation

The Organization

York County Community Foundation was founded in 1961 by generous visionaries who saw an opportunity to perpetually support their community by pooling charitable giving, investing it to grow over time and make grants to charity from the earnings on the pooled fund. It wasn’t until 1991 that the Community Foundation made a real push to build its assets so that it could become the kind of leading organization it is today. Donors are the crux of our existence; they are the reason we have been so successful over the years. Today, thanks to encouragement from many community leaders, we have enhanced our mission to include being a community leader and changemaker by working with community stakeholders to leverage our grantmaking and expertise for powerful community improvement.

The dynamic changes in our community and in our world during the past two years made it the right time to evolve YCCF to become even more effective partners in philanthropy for a more vibrant York County. We sought feedback on how we do our work and learned that we need to strive to be courageous leaders, focus on key issues for measurable impact and be more inclusive and accessible. As York’s community foundation, we absolutely need to be a place where all feel welcomed, included, and listened to. We need to better connect with those impacted by the issues we seek to address and be open to creative ideas. We also know that when we align with others towards common goals, we can achieve transformational progress.

Position Overview

The York County Community Foundation is seeking an entrepreneurial, strategic and collaborative President & CEO to drive transformational community change and grow the Foundation’s impact in York County in the coming years. The Board of Directors will work with its next President & CEO to think creatively and strategically about the current opportunities and challenges facing York County and propose ways the Foundation can serve as an engine for change. This is an unparalleled opportunity to serve as a key community leader by engaging donors, providing community leadership, investing in high-impact initiatives and building an endowment for future generations.

The President & CEO is responsible for the achievement of all operational and strategic goals, including fund and donor development, fiscal management, grants and programming, board relations, staff oversight, community relations and engagement, and administrative matters.

Key responsibilities of the next President & CEO include:

• Work with the Foundation Board and staff to advance the goals and objectives of the Foundation and bring fresh ideas and innovation to drive the next chapter of impact for the organization.
• Cultivate relationships with the Foundation Board, facilitating its work as a governing body and its continuation as a cohesive and engaged group.
• Lead, partner with, inspire and support a talented and highly engaged staff.
• Play a leadership role in the county, identifying, communicating and seeking ways of addressing community challenges and changing the future of York County.
•Promote the Foundation as a thought leader, convener and community leader.
• Ensure that the Foundation is an effective voice with York County’s many and diverse audiences, highlighting diversity, equity and inclusion as an important factor for the Foundation’s philanthropic agenda.
• Lead efforts to grow the assets of the Foundation; work directly to ensure continued commitment of current contributors and the engagement and stewardship of new and prospective donors.
• Convene stakeholders throughout York County through thoughtful conversations and initiatives around how best to accomplish philanthropic goals on a larger scale than any one foundation acting on its own.
• Oversee program and grantmaking work, including ensuring a data-informed approach to driving solutions.
• Ensure that internal systems and technologies are best in class and allow for exceptional customer service.
• Take initiative in encouraging communication and developing cooperative efforts with other civic and not-for-profit leaders across the state.
• Be a visible representative of the Foundation at events and in ways that enhance its image and increase awareness of its activities.
• Seek out new and innovative approaches to community impact and ways to generate increased philanthropic resources for key initiatives.
• Engage with the leadership of other major philanthropic organizations in the furtherance of community goals and economic opportunities.

How To Apply

Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Erin Reedy and Christy Farrell of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please submit your materials by filling out our Talent Profile or email and Erin Reedy and Christy Farrell directly at ereedy@koyapartners.com and cfarrell@koyapartners.com. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

York County Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status,
sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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