Update: This search was completed and the new Executive Director, Caryl Turnow, was placed in June, 2016.
On behalf of our client, CommunityGiving, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation.
To view a full position profile, click here: Postion Profile – Central MN Community Foundation – Executive Director
The Organization: The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF), in partnership with its parent organization, CommunityGiving, works to engage people, connect resources and build social capital for a stronger community. CMCF facilitates charitable giving, initiates responses to targeted community needs and builds permanent funds to facilitate charitable giving. The Foundation works with its fund holders and uses its unrestricted dollars to provide grants for annual and capital support to local charitable programs. It also convenes community stakeholders around initiatives that improve the quality of life in the greater St. Cloud region.
CommunityGiving provides leadership to a unique, new structure and unites CMCF with similar community foundations under a single framework—Together, We Are Stronger. In partnership with Alexandria, Brainerd, and Willmar, it creates operating efficiencies that maximize donor impact. This structure is rooted in collaboration, but affords autonomy to its community partners.
The Mission: To engage people, connect resources, and build community.
CMCF fulfills its mission by making grants to support key issues in Central Minnesota by:
- Encouraging individuals, families and businesses to partner with CMCF to fulfill their charitable and financial goals
- Convening people to build community opportunities
- Honoring individuals who have significantly contributed to the betterment of the community
- Connecting people and resources to build a better community
The Role: The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) seeks an Executive Director (ED). The ED will serve as the face of CMCF and its ambassador to the Greater St. Cloud area. In support of the mission, this position will provide overall leadership and strategic direction for the organization. This Executive will conduct outreach to current and prospective donors, the professional community, nonprofit stakeholders and the general public. With the Board of Directors and President & CEO of CommunityGiving, the ED will have overall responsibility for financial and operational management (both asset building and grant management) and for the development and implementation of programs aligned with the organization’s vision and strategic plan. The ED will be part of the CommunityGiving leadership team and will assume a leadership position in the promotion of CMCF at both a regional and state level. This role will have 2-3 direct reports and will work collaboratively in a shared staffing model with CommunityGiving and the other affiliate foundations.
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