Monthly Archive: March 2017

CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is excited to announce a retained executive search for the Science Museum of Minnesota’s new CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER!


The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) is a world-renowned museum and science center in the heart of downtown St. Paul and is beloved, known and recognized as a significant community asset. Located in a stunning 370K sq. ft. headquarters on the banks of the Mississippi River, SMM is one of the premier science museums in the country, and is widely regarded as a leader in science research and education. The Board of Trustees and Leadership are ready to take the institution to its next level of leadership and strategic vision, both locally and nationally.

The CFO will be accountable to ensure that the SMM’s resources are best aligned with its mission, that its resources maximize its ability to serve its mission, that its long-term financial resources are stewarded carefully, and that the CEO, Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership team are aligned in how resources are used toward its long-term strategic direction. Reporting directly to the CEO, the CFO works in consultation with the CEO and the Board of Trustees to set strategic direction for SMM’s financial resources.

This leader will be part of a team building a new culture with the existing team and new leaders, as they prepare the organization for what it means to be a museum in the changing demands of our society.


Click HERE to view the full position profile.

For more information or to send your credentials, please email All inquiries will remain confidential.


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Founded in 2003 by Steve and Becky Chepokas in memory of their son, Mitch. Pinky Swear Foundation eases the financial and emotional impacts experienced by children with cancer and their families by providing basic needs support during a very challenging time. Cancer is not a one-day thing. It is hard to imagine what life is like to have a child going through cancer; it affects the whole family. That’s why our programs are so important. We do not limit requests from families, nor discriminate on socioeconomic status. When cancer enters life, the simple, everyday things aren’t so simple anymore.

The Role: Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Pinky Swear Foundation’s staff, programs, and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and development plans. The 5 year strategic goals for Pinky Swear include creating additional family focused events, developing youth leadership opportunities, diversifying fundraising, mobilizing additional volunteers, and growing geographically.

The ED will be thoroughly committed to Pinky Swear Foundation’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, business savvy, coaching, and relationship management experience. At least 5 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance – and outcomes – based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth. Non-Profit experience is a plus, but not required.


Click here for the full position profile: Pinky Swear Foundation – Executive Director

To apply, please send your resume to All inquiries will remain confidential