Chief Executive Officer

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (Forum) seeks a passionate, dynamic and visionary Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead this organization as we achieve our bold new vision of being THE network for Philanthropy in America. The next Chief Executive Officer will have the opportunity to grow this already influential network and create a deeper impact for the philanthropic sector.

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (Forum) is a national network that facilitates effective philanthropy to strengthen communities and improve lives throughout the United States. The Forum represents more than 5,500 participating organizations; it is the largest network serving philanthropy in America and is currently comprised of 33 regional associations of grantmakers. This is a pivotal moment in time for the Forum and we intend to grow in several ways, capitalizing on what we’ve already learned and built. Our role as a navigator, broker and connector will reach further as we identify ways to include more philanthropy-serving organizations as part of our network. The Forum is governed by a 13-member board of directors, and its budget is $1.3 million and has 4 full-time employees (not including the CEO position). The Forum is currently supported by dues and additional contributions from our 33 member regional associations and by grants from a number of foundations. For more information, visit our website: www.givingforum.org.

In partnership with the board of directors and by building consensus, the Chief Executive Officer provides direction and leadership for the organization’s mission and vision; represents and speaks on behalf of the organization, the network and our work; and directs the organization’s operations. The next executive will inherit an organization that is respected by the philanthropic community, has a highly motivated and engaged staff and board and a committed and involved membership.

The Forum is seeking an executive who will partner with the board and staff to step boldly into the future. The exceptional candidate will have experience providing entrepreneurial vision and strategic leadership; proven networking ability and exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills; a successful track record developing relationships with funders and securing funding; demonstrated ability to identify and build new revenue streams for an organization; ten years’ professional experience with progressive leadership and management responsibility, preferably in a philanthropy, membership or nonprofit environment; experience with change management and desire to complete a seamless executive and organizational transition in conjunction with the board and staff; and a Bachelor’s degree isrequired. See the full position requirements at www.transitionguides.com/forum.

The Forum office is located in Washington, DC and the work needs to be conducted in/from the office. The Forum provides a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. To apply, email cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to Forum@raffa.com. For more information, contact Ginna Goodenow at ggoodenow@raffa.com . Communications will be confidential. Resume review begins immediately and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. First interviews will be mid-October, 2015.

Forum is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages diverse applicants.