Cohen Taylor is honored to be partnering with The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness conducting a retained search for its new Executive Director.

 

The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness was formed in 1976, to help bring full wilderness protection to the Boundary Waters. Currently, a Friends of the Boundary Waters – Executive Director FINAL  major focus of the organization is to prevent pollution from proposed sulfide mining projects from impacting area waters, cultural resources, human use and enjoyment of the region.

The Executive Director is the public face of the Friends and represents the organization with a multitude of stakeholders including staff, board members, policy makers, members, donors, and the media. The Executive Director provides overall leadership for and management of Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. The ED is responsible for carrying out the Friends’ mission by ensuring the development, implementation and monitoring of goals, policy and strategic initiatives and by developing sufficient human and financial resources for organizational growth and stability.
The position is located at the organizations Minneapolis headquarters and is responsible for leading the team of 6 staff. The ideal candidate for the Friends is an astute, energetic leader with successful executive experience in a conservation-related organization and demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective advocacy strategies for wilderness protection.

Applicants must possess a five or more years of executive leadership experience in strategic planning, financial and personnel management. The position requires a person of integrity and stature in the environmental community, with a depth of experience and knowledge in conservation advocacy, policy development, grassroots efforts and stakeholder relations and partnerships. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree; a Master’s degree is preferred.

 

For more in formation on the Fiends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness’

Executive Director opportunity select  Positon Profile.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, please inquire at lindsay@cohentaylor.com.

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CONGRATULATIONS Tony Grundhauser and the Minnesota Zoo Foundation!

CohenTaylor would like you to meet the Minnesota Zoo Foundation’s new Executive Director, Tony Grundhauser.  

Tony brings years of experience in fundraising, nature conservancy and land protection to the table as the new Executive Director. In his new role he will lead efforts to secure annual operation, conservation, and capital funds  while working to keep the their mission, to connect people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife, at the forefront.  To see the full press release click here.

 

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Pinky Swear Foundation and CohenTaylor are excited to announce Erica Campbell, as the new Executive Director!

When Campbell  assumes her new role, as Executive Director, she will bring hands-on experience to the Mission and Vision of Pinky Swear Foundation. Through her career, Campbell has gained recognition as an experienced Human Resources, Organizational and Effective leader.   Specializing in developing successful strategic initiatives, managing successful teams, and inspiring transformational change.

CONGRATULATIONS

Erica Campbell and Pinky Swear Foundation

Visit the Pinky Swear website at pinkyswear.org.

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On behalf of our client Breck School, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is excited to be conducting a retained executive search for its DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT!

 

Breck School is an Episcopal, coeducational, college-preparatory day school enrolling students of diverse backgrounds in grades preschool through twelve. All grades are located on one exceptionally impressive campus less than ten miles west of Minneapolis.  Guided by a dedication to service, a commitment to character education, and a desire to foster responsible stewards of the community and environment, Breck is regarded as one of the finest coeducation day schools in the country.  The strength and health of the school are apparent in virtually every aspect of its operation.

Breck School seeks a Director of Advancement, an individual of outstanding character whose personal and professional skills match the school’s and who will inspire and enable the school to achieve its vision for the future.   Breck School’s Mission: Prepare each student for a college whose culture is compatible with the individual’s needs, interests and abilities.  Help develop each student’s unique talents and potential to excel by nurturing independence and self-worth.  Instill in each student a deep sense of social responsibility.

Breck School seeks a Director of Advancement, an individual of outstanding character whose personal and professional skills match the school’s and who will inspire and enable the school to achieve its vision for the future.  In partnership with the new Head of School and working as a member of the leadership team, the Director and the Advancement team will have full responsibility for donor engagement, solicitation and stewardship and for management of the day-to-day functions in constituent relations.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a seasoned professional with extensive experience in academic or nonprofit development/advancement work. A proven track record of success in a professional environment, with 7+ years of experience and success in leading an effective Advancement team will be critical.  Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred.

 

 

For more information on the opportunity, please view the position profile.

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CohenTaylor is honored to partner with Breck School in a retained search for Breck Schools’ new Chief Financial Officer!

Breck School is regarded as one of the finest coeducational, college preparatory schools in the country.  With students of diverse backgrounds in grades preschool through twelve, Breck is guided by a dedication to service, a commitment to character education, and a desire to foster responsible stewards of the community and the environment, Breck’s Mission is to:

  • Prepare each student for a college whose culture is compatible with the individual’s needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Help develop each student’s unique talents and potential to excel by nurturing independence and self-worth.
  • Instill in each student a deep sense of social responsibility.

You could be a part of Breck’s extraordinary passion and dedication to the success of the Breck students and community, contributing your executive lever experience, knowledge and background in finance as Breck’s new Chief Financial Officer.  CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is honored to partner with Breck School in a retained search for Breck’s new Chief Financial Officer.

The CFO leads a team of directors and managers who support many of the non-academic operations of the school.  Responsibilities include budget management, ensuring effective and efficient operations, employee management and performance evaluation.   The CFO is responsible for all financial activities including, but not limited to, financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, strategic planning, long range forecasts, salary administration, union negotiations, employee benefit administration and property, casualty and liability insurance negotiations.

The CFO is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records that serve as the basis for the annual financial and retirement plan audits and the preparation of the IRS Form 990, Form 990-T as well as ensuring compliance with all state, federal and local tax filings – including approximately 35 state income tax returns.  The CFO works closely with the advancement office to ensure the proper accounting of gifts and pledges and will be expected to be a key team member for all future construction projects.   A few key attributes of Breck’s new CFO include: ● Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration required ● Minimum 7 years of experience that includes experience at the senior level of an organization required ● Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience required ● CPA certificate or advanced degree such as an MBA preferred ● Experience in nonprofit accounting, endowments and fund accounting preferred.

       

Interested in learning more about this fascinating opportunity, send your letter of inquiry along with your resume in confidence to  info@cohentaylor.com

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The Minneapolis Foundation Welcomes Ellen Goldberg Luger as Senior Vice President of Philanthropic Services

Please join CohenTaylor in congratulating Ellen Goldberg Luger, The Minneapolis Foundation’s new Senior Vice President of Philanthropic Services!  It was an honor to partner with The Minneapolis Foundation on this retained search as they continue to do extraordinary work in Philanthropic service.  For The Minneapolis Foundation’s full press release click here       .  Join The Minneapolis Foundation’s mailing list for future updates by joining the mailing list  Email Campaign .

 

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Please join CohenTaylor in congratulating Anna Wasescha on her new role as President & CEO of West Central Initiative!

West Central Initiative’s New President & CEO

Anna Wasescha

Anna Wasescha has been named President & CEO of West Central Initiative (WCI) by the WCI Board of Directors, she will officially begin her duties on May 8, 2017.  Together Wasescha and the Board of Directors will lead, direct and manage the organization, guiding WCI’s strategic direction. Wasescha will be WCI’s chief spokesperson and represent the west central region to the greater state of Minnesota.

To see West Central Initiative’s full press release click here WCI New President & CEO

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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 info@cohentaylor.com. 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 info@cohentaylor.com. All inquiries will remain confidential

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