The Board of Trustees seeks a creative and adaptive leader to lead the Foundation into its next chapter. The President promotes the Foundation’s mission, vision, and values and is responsible for implementing and managing the Foundation’s strategic priorities and philanthropic goals. They will lead the Foundation with passion, authenticity, and integrity, exhibiting strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.

The President is the Foundation’s primary spokesperson and ambassador, responsible for communicating an inspiring strategic direction that advances the Foundation’s mission through its three interest areas. They will value clear and transparent communication as they advance the Foundation’s reputation as a trusted philanthropic partner and innovative leader in local, regional, and national family philanthropy. In guiding a family foundation, the President will serve as an advisor and steward of the Dobbs family’s philanthropic legacy as they build caring connections with multiple generations of the family.

The incoming President will expand the Foundation’s record of collaborative leadership by leveraging strategic partnerships, funding collaboratives, advocacy agendas, and collective impact projects. In addition to directing its grant priorities, the President will work with the board and other partners to cultivate and implement new opportunities for community-driven solutions to systemic inequities. Engaging the board in a spirit of co-creation, the President will take entrepreneurial approaches to how the Foundation fulfills its mission beyond grantmaking, to include leveraging the foundation’s endowed assets through impact investing and other mission-related investments.

The President is also responsible for administering the Foundation’s operations, financial management, and staffing with an eye toward efficiently maximizing limited resources. They will supervise a team of one to two employees, and report to the Board of Trustees through the Board Chair and Executive Committee.


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  • Nadira Fant
    published this page in Job Board 2024-04-25 09:53:03 -0400