Executive Director, Community Foundation of South Jersey

Posted by Community Foundation of South Jersey on September 25, 2017

The Executive Director of the Community Foundation of South Jersey is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic leader, and an experienced community relationship builder with fund raising capability to lead us into its next phase of growth and maximize the impact of their donors’ generosity. The board of the Foundation believes it is poised for extraordinary growth in size of assets, donors, and initiatives. The primary responsibilities for the right individual will be the overall growth of community philanthropy, organizational leadership, and develop strong productive relationships with multiple stakeholders to identify and invest in the solutions to address the critical issues of the region. The Executive Director will play a key role in developing the organizational strategy and vision, working in close partnership with the Board and staff, and with input of donors, nonprofits, and civic leaders across 8 counties in southern New Jersey.

Overarching Goals for the new Executive Director

1. Lead the board through a Strategic Planning process with an eye towards long-term financial sustainability through prudent asset growth especially in endowed funds, growth in staff, and development of an effective grant-making strategy that leads to proven results. Triple the size of the fund in 5 years.

2. Develop and deepen strategic partnerships with multiple stakeholders that advance the Foundation’s mission, strengthen its financial position, and be a catalyst for community engagement and change.

3. Build the brand–secure the Foundation’s position as the primary source for community philanthropy, and ensure high-quality and high performance fund management and donor services.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree; graduate degree preferred.
  • Career experience at the senior level in a community foundation is preferable, especially in connecting donors with causes to create community-wide impact or
  • Nonprofit management or leadership experience in an organization focused on human services, education, health, community development, poverty, or related issues.
  • At least five+ years of documented fundraising success, in direct, individual major gift solicitation, planned giving, capital or endowment, or comprehensive campaigns.
  • Grant-making experience, especially utilizing effective philanthropy practices
  • Track record in growing an organization, program, or enterprise.
  • Track record in building productive and strategic relationships with civic leaders, government, and/or nonprofit organizations.
  • Developing and/or implementing programs that have demonstrable impact.
  • Experience in governance
  • Leading and implementing a strategic plan.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Ability to take initiative, and seize leadership roles when a need is realized.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and persuade across broad audiences from diverse backgrounds: grant seekers, board members, community leaders, donors, and the Foundation staff.
  • Proficiency in using technology, social media, and basic office equipment.

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