Executive Director

Established in 1926 by a prominent, reform-minded physician and his suffragist

wife, the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation is a leading

supporter of social science research for Los Angeles County. It is also the oldest

private foundation in the city.

Each year, the foundation spends up to three million dollars distributing grants

and scholarships to individuals at public and private institutions, most of them

local. Those funds, in turn, are used to encourage study and research into the

underlying causes of social problems within Los Angeles and to recommend ways

of addressing them.

In 2022, the Haynes Trustees adopted a new Governance & Democracy

Grantmaking Initiative to strengthen democracy and advance good governance

within the Los Angeles region. The new initiative is firmly rooted in the Haynes

Foundation’s rich history, enduring mission, and near century of work bridging

quality academic research and action to identify and advance solutions to

complex regional challenges.

The specific focus on governance and democracy emerged from conversations

around the Haynes trustees’ own board table, and beyond, in gatherings and

interviews with diverse experts and leaders across multiple sectors and subject

areas.

Guided by regional voices calling for actionable solutions to drive positive change,

our new initiative seeks to support solution-focused research that provides data to

shape innovative, evidence-based problem-solving. In fulfilling its historic mission

to address pressing regional issues, the foundation is looking to fund both

planning and research grants that include multisector partners such as academic

researchers, stakeholders, and policy makers.

Over the years, the foundation has funded hundreds of important urban studies in

education, transportation, local government, elections, public safety, demographics, public personal services, and natural resources. In doing so, the foundation has remained true to its founder’s philosophy and mission of promoting the social betterment and well-being of humankind.

ABOUT THE POSITION

THE HAYNES FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR is a new position working in

close partnership with the Haynes Foundation Board of Trustees. The ED will play

a pivotal role in ensuring the foundation’s program success and impact; building a

positive community presence and profile; creating a fulfilling work environment

that reflects the foundation’s mission and values; and providing steady

organizational and fiscal management. At the same time, with experience and

ease around civic life, the executive director will help shape and implement the

foundation’s new grantmaking initiatives and processes; solicit and present

proposals to the trustees; enliven and inform public awareness about the

foundation’s focus, mission, and goals; and convene and connect academic

researchers, community stakeholders, and regional policy makers to collaborate

on innovative projects that advance good governance and strengthen democracy

in Los Angeles County.

FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES include helping to chart

a new course for the foundation while creatively expanding ways to leverage the

foundation’s resources and forging innovative, solution-oriented partnerships with

academic, nonprofit, philanthropic, and public sector leaders; being strategic in

funding; demonstrating deep passion for the foundation’s programmatic focus

areas; modernizing administrative processes; evaluating the impact of the

foundation’s grantmaking; and supporting the Board of Trustees in making

difficult decisions about funding priorities, grant awards, and program

architecture.

COMPENSATION

SALARY: $250K+

The foundation also offers a generous benefits package, including paid vacation

and sick time, thirteen paid holidays, a health-care allowance, vehicle lease or

stipend, retirement contribution, and a discretionary annual performance bonus.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please submit your resume and a one-page cover

letter expressing your interest in this position, sharing your qualifications, and

describing why you are passionate about advancing good governance and

strengthening democracy in the Los Angeles region, to

[email protected] Please write “Haynes Foundation ED

Application” in the subject line of your email. 

The Haynes Foundation has retained The Chambers Consulting Group, specializing in mission driven executive searches, for this executive director search. If you have questions, please contact Mary Chambers at [email protected] or at 213-393-8800.

Click here: https://haynesfoundation.org/hiring-executive-director/ for more about

the Haynes Foundation, the full job description, directions on how to apply for this

position, and an overview of the foundation’s new governance and democracy

grantmaking initiative. 

COMPENSATION

SALARY: $250K+ Commensurate with skills and experience. The foundation also offers a generous benefits package, including paid vacation and sick time, thirteen paid holidays, a health-care allowance and retirement contribution, vehicle lease or stipend, and a discretionary annual performance bonus. 

HOW TO APPLY

Click here for more information or to apply. (for more about the Haynes Foundation, the full job description, directions on how to apply for this position, and an overview of the foundation’s new governance and democracy grantmaking initiative.). APPLY

We are partnering with Mary Chambers of the Chambers Consulting Group for this recruitment. To apply for this position, please submit a résumé and one-page cover letter expressing your interest in this position, sharing your qualifications, and describing why you are passionate about advancing good governance and strengthening democracy in Los Angeles County to [email protected] Please include “Haynes Foundation ED Application” in the subject line of your email.

Confidential inquiries are encouraged and can be directed to Mary Chambers via email at [email protected] or 213-393-8800. Applications received by February 17, 2023, will receive priority, but the position will remain open until filled.

The Haynes Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees, applicants, and grantees. The foundation does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or political affiliation. We encourage all qualified applicants, especially members of historically underrepresented groups, to apply.


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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2023-01-09 18:16:12 -0500