Star Tribune features Kristine Fortman, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation CEO

CohenTaylor has partnered with the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation on two important searches. First, to place their new CEO, Kristine Fortman. And more recently, a new VP of Research & Dissemination, Michael Ujhelyi. We are honored to partner with a nonprofit and leaders who are doing such great work in our community and nationwide.

The Star Tribune recently ran a feature story on MHIF and Dr. Fortman:
Last fall Kristine Fortman became the top executive at one of the state’s most active health care research organizations, the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, with the goal of growing the endowment and pushing new medical research while keeping the storied organization nimble and responsive. Fortman came to the nonprofit following stints with Medtronic’s cardiac devices division and the company foundation, and before that the HealthPartners research foundation. Click here for the full article.

 

 

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Search Completed! Twin Cities PBS – Chief Operating Officer

Update: We are thrilled to announce that Dean Orton will be joining the staff at TPT Twin Citis PBS as their new COO in October 2016. Click here to learn more about TPT programs.

On behalf of our client, Twin Cities PBS, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for their CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Click here to view the full position profile: Position Profile – TPT – COO

The Opportunity: Every day, Twin Cities PBS (TPT) brings television shows and digital content to millions of people, offering commercial-free programming that inspires, educates, and entertains. TPT is able to leverage the power of media to help young people succeed, inform and engage Minnesotans, expand access to the arts, and build stronger communities. A preeminent affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), TPT is looking for an exceptional leader to serve as its Chief Operating Officer. This new role will oversee all media and content to continue the organization’s growth and innovation as an industry leader, and ensure the quality and longevity of the TPT brand.

The Organization: Founded in 1957, Twin Cities PBS is recognized as one of the most innovative public media organizations in the country. TPT presents extraordinary PBS programming and also produces award-winning exclusive content for the national PBS system. TPT’s programs and productions have been honored with numerous awards, including Peabody awards and national and regional Emmys. Award-winning TPT programs include SciGirls, MN Original, Make It OK: Facing Mental Illness, Slavery by Another Name, Hoop Dreams, The Lowertown Line, Dragonfly TV, and many more. TPT also airs popular PBS shows like Almanac, NOVA, Call the Midwife, Antiques Roadshow, Downton Abbey, and Sesame Street. In addition to its television services, TPT is a leader in the digital space, having launched the first ever digital-only service within the PBS system.

The Role: Twin Cities PBS seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to lead its local and national content divisions. The COO will be responsible for the development and execution of organizational, financial, and service goals of TPT’s multi-platform media enterprises. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurial skills working in a 21st century media organization, and the passion and vision to apply those skills in a public media organization whose mission is to use the power of media to enrich the lives of individuals and improve the many communities TPT serves. Responsible for TPT’s financial and operational management, the COO leads local and national partnerships and promotion to build and secure a sustained financial base. Strong internal and external collaboration with staff, leadership, and program partners is essential to develop and manage content aligned with the organization’s vision and strategic plan.

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Search Completed! ARRM Chief Executive Officer

Update: We are excited to announce that Cheryl Pray has been hired as the new CEO of ARRM! Cheryl will begin her new role at ARRM on September 6. Click here to read the press release.

On behalf of our client, Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota (ARRM), CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for their CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER.

The Mission: ARRM leads the advancement of community-based services supporting people with disabilities to live meaningful lives. ARRM provides leadership to ensure that sufficient resources, market-driven policies and individual protections are developed to realize fulfillment of ARRM’s vision and mission.

The Vision: ARRM envisions a future where:
– Members work to ensure people with disabilities have opportunities to participate in and contribute to their communities to enjoy all the rights of full citizenship.
– Their success enriches communities. When members are successful, people served are successful, thereby enriching the entire community.
– Members and their staff are fairly compensated for the services they provide to people with disabilities.
– The industry employs highly skilled professionals who make a difference in the lives of individuals.
– Regulations and standards are focused on quality outcomes for individuals in addition to their health and welfare.
– A free and competitive marketplace drives high quality services.

The Opportunity: The Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota (ARRM) is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of providers of services for people with disabilities. Members focus on supporting individuals with disabilities to live rich, meaningful and successful lives. ARRM educates and advocates to drive change that supports the best interests of people with disabilities and their providers throughout Minnesota. The landscape for people with disabilities is rapidly changing in Minnesota and nationally. Minnesota providers are facing tremendous caseload challenges: people with disabilities are living longer, state and federal budget funding is decreasing and a shrinking workforce is stressing service delivery. ARRM staff and association members spend hours advocating at the Capital and with the Department of Human Services to advance the vision of person-centered services for all people with disabilities. This vision needs an inspiring, competent and compassionate leader who carries this mission into the future. Could it be you?

Click here to view a full position profile: Position Profile – ARRM – Executive Director

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Search Completed! Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota – Executive Director

Update: Heidi Fisher was selected as the new Executive Director in July 2016. Click here to read the press release.

On behalf of our client, Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for their EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

The Mission: The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures and save lives

The Vision: A world where people with seizures realize their full potential.

The Opportunity: One in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime, and 1 in 26 will develop epilepsy. Epilepsy is as prevalent as breast cancer, but is one of the most misunderstood and under-funded medical conditions of our time. The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) offers life-changing education, resources and support to the 60,000 people in our community with epilepsy. EFMN, a prominent and growing nonprofit organization, is looking for a strong leader to serve as its Executive Director and continue its growth and innovation. Could you be the next leader who joins forces with people like Coach Jerry Kill, and a dedicated staff and board, who are committed to helping people rise above seizures? This role is a great opportunity for someone who has the passion for making a difference in the lives of people with epilepsy and adding epilepsy to the community conversation. Headquartered in St. Paul, MN, EFMN has satellite offices in Duluth, Fargo/Moorhead, Rochester and St. Cloud.

The Role: EFMN seeks an Executive Director (ED) to grow its impact on the community and drive its mission. The ED provides strategic direction and leadership for the organization, develops and builds deep relationships with donors, conducts outreach to current and prospective project partners, stakeholders and the community, and serves as the primary representative for state advocacy. Responsible for EFMN’s financial and operational management, the ED leads local and statewide alliance-building and promotion to build and secure a sustained financial base for organization. Strong internal and external collaboration with staff, Board and community partners is essential to develop and implement programs aligned with the organization’s vision and strategic plan.

Click here to view a full position profile: Position Profile – EFMN – Executive Director

For more information or to submit your credentials, please email info@cohentaylor.com. All inquiries will remain confidential.

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Search Completed! Bethel University – Associate Dean of Nursing

Update: This search was completed in August, 2016. Bethel promoted a highly qualified internal candidate. Click here to learn more about the Nursing program at Bethel University.

On behalf of our client, Bethel University, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for ASSOCIATE DEAN of NURSING.

The Mission: Boldly informed and motivated by the Christian faith, Bethel University educates and energizes men and women for excellence in leadership, scholarship, and service. We prepare graduates to serve in strategic capacities to renew minds, live out biblical truth, transform culture, and advance the gospel.

The Opportunity: Historically, Bethel University has consistently invested in delivering progressive healthcare education. The University has a strong reputation for significantly contributing to and impacting the healthcare marketplace. Bethel graduates are known for their knowledge, skilled competencies and ability to command respected career opportunities throughout the healthcare sector. Presently, the U.S. healthcare industry projects substantial growth, representing 20% of the total GDP over the next five years. Minneapolis/St. Paul forecasts ongoing growth and employment opportunities aligning with national growth statistics. Bethel is well positioned to meet these growing demands as it continues to expand healthcare programming. The University recently created this exciting new leadership position, the Associate Dean of Nursing, to lead the Department of Nursing. Qualified candidates can look forward to joining an institution whose mission has deep roots and great accomplishments throughout the healthcare sector, locally and nationally.

The Role: Arden Hills, MN based Bethel University seeks an innovative, experienced leader to serve as Associate Dean of Nursing. This role leads the Department of Nursing, providing direct administrative oversight and leadership for all departmental undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. The Associate Dean of Nursing supervises and mentors nursing faculty and program directors, promotes academic excellence through program development, participates in faculty hiring, curriculum development, review, assessment planning and implementation

Click here to view the full position profile: Position Profile – Bethel University – Associate Dean of Nursing

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Search Completed! Bethel University – Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Excellence

Update: We are thrilled to announce that Kristi Moline has been hired as the first Executive Director for the Center of Healthcare Excellence at Bethel University! Kristi will join the staff in October 2016. Click here to learn more about CHE at Bethel.

On behalf of our client Bethel University CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Center for Healthcare Excellence

The Mission: Boldly informed and motivated by the Christian faith, Bethel University educates and energizes men and women for excellence in leadership, scholarship, and service. We prepare graduates to serve in strategic capacities to renew minds, live out biblical truth, transform culture, and advance the gospel.

The Opportunity: The Center for Healthcare Excellence (the Center) is an exciting, entrepreneurial venture for Bethel University. The Center is poised to make a real difference for graduates and marketplace partners in the healthcare field. Through cultivating partnerships with leading firms across all sectors of healthcare, Bethel aims to be a preferred provider for targeted talent needs. This is an opportunity to build a center from the ground up and match the skills, interests, and education of Bethel students with the growing and evolving employment needs of the healthcare marketplace.

The Role: Bethel University in Arden Hills, MN seeks an innovative, entrepreneurial leader to serve as Executive Director (ED) for the Center for Healthcare Excellence (the Center). This newly established role will lead the implementation of the Center’s aim to build pathways for Bethel students to roles of meaningful service in the healthcare marketplace. The ED will create and lead an interdisciplinary and cross-academic unit team of faculty and administrators. This team will focus on comprehensive and integrated academic preparation to meet the needs of the marketplace today and long-term.

Click here to view the full position profile: Position Profile – Bethel University – ED, Center for Healthcare Excellence

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Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa appoints new executive director

SAINT PAUL, Minn.

Teresa Spaeth has been named executive director of Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa, a nonprofit organization that provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities for youth and young adults while accomplishing conservation, natural resource management and emergency response work. Spaeth succeeds Len Price, who led the organization for 11 years and retired in December 2015.

Spaeth joins the organization after nine years as executive director of Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) in Crookston, Minn. A true innovator, she pioneered the AURI effort to become Minnesota’s first venture development organization certified by the State Science and Technology Institute. She has an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of North Dakota and will sit for her Ph.D. thesis in educational leadership this spring.

“We are excited to have Teresa on our team,” said Anna Kucera, Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa board chair. “She has the expertise, experience and passion to carry Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa forward.”

Spaeth will be responsible for the overall leadership of the Corps and will oversee the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan. She will also guide the Corps toward a regional leadership position, while advancing the career value of the Corps experience and the engagement of diverse communities across the state.

“I am excited about this opportunity because I believe there has been no greater time to be the Conservation Corps” Spaeth said. “The opportunities to build two of our most precious assets — young people and the environment — are endless, and I want to be a part of that.”

About Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
Conservation Corps provides meaningful work for young people in managing natural resources, responding to disasters, conserving energy and leading volunteers. The Corps offers environmental science education and training in resource management, safety, job-readiness and technical skills, and helps young people develop personal responsibility, a strong work ethic and a greater awareness of environmental stewardship.

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Search Completed! Jeremiah Program – Chief Advancement Officer

Update: Ellen Muller joined the staff of Jeremiah in July 2016. Click here to read more about Ellen’s placement as the new CAO.

On behalf of our client Jeremiah Program, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for the CHIEF ADVANCEMENT OFFICER

Click here to view the full position profile: Position Profile – Jeremiah Program – Chief Advancement Officer

The Opportunity: Be a part of the movement! Join a committed staff and board who are dedicated to helping young women further their education and simultaneously prepare their children for success in school and life. Jeremiah’s program provides the opportunities and tools while young mothers, most of whom come from challenging backgrounds and life situations, do the work. This unique blend of high expectations and holistic support works. For mothers and children alike. This program could serve as a nationwide model for breaking a cycle of poverty and low performance in school. Visit jeremiahprogram.org for more program information. Engage with Jeremiah Program on social media: Facebook, Twitter

The Role: Jeremiah Program seeks a Chief Advancement Officer (CAO). Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CAO is accountable for leading Jeremiah Program’s advancement strategies for organizational growth and facilitating enterprise-wide collaboration of fundraising efforts. The CAO works to build relationships with national funders and prospects and is responsible for meeting annual revenue and communication goals. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the CAO works in partnership with the CEO and Campus Executive Directors to meet the organization’s annual and long-range development and marketing goals.  As the primary liaison to the Advancement Committee, the CAO will work to inspire and leverage the strategic guidance of community members. The role will focus on collaboration with internal staff, Board of Directors, donors and external partners to develop and implement fundraising strategy aligned with the organization’s vision and strategic plan.

Jeremiah Program headquarters are in Minneapolis, MN, with additional locations in Austin, TX, Boston, MA, and Fargo/Moorhead. The CAO could be located at any one of these offices.

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Search Completed! Executive Director – Central Minnesota Community Foundation

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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Search Completed! Carleton College – Development Officers

Update: This search was completed and three new Development Officers began at Carleton in June, 2016.

On behalf of our client, Carleton College, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for three DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS.

To view a full position profile, click here: Position Profile – Carleton College – Development Officer

The Organization: High-achieving students thrive at Carleton College, a top-10 liberal arts college that inspires a joyful balance between academic life and everything else in life. In the classroom, they’re challenged and mentored by outstanding professors who are recognized nationally for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Outside the classroom, they’re welcomed into a supportive campus community that encourages them to live large—to follow their passions, find their people, and venture outside their comfort zone to embrace all Carleton has to offer. Along the way, they forge real connections with professors, staff, alumni, and one another, becoming part of a worldwide Carleton network that lasts a lifetime.

The liberal arts education offered at Carleton is widely considered to be among the best in the world, according to the College’s academic peers as well as U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and Princeton Review (to name just a few). See what others say about Carleton.

The Role: Carleton College seeks three Development Officers, each responsible for prospects that they will qualify as campaign prospects, cultivate for the College, and eventually solicit and close gifts of $50,000 and up. As a member of the Development team, this position reports to and works closely with the Director of Major Gifts to secure gifts from donors living in one of six defined regions within the United States. This position will participate with Development colleagues and others in regular planning meetings that facilitate initiating, cultivating, and stewarding donor relationships, planning events, and developing meaningful communications.

The Ideal Candidate: Candidates must be committed to the values of a liberal arts education, demonstrate intellectual curiosity, and possess the ability to directly solicit gifts. They must be persistent in following up with donor prospects, engage in authentic and meaningful interactions and possess excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. The candidates must subscribe to and demonstrate the highest ethical standards. This candidates must have experience and ability to build relationships and work collaboratively across an organization, including engaging multiple types of stakeholders in donor cultivation and solicitation. Experience in Development is desirable, and 4-6 years of experience in major gift fundraising is preferred. Working knowledge of capital campaign efforts and various planned giving instruments is also desired.

For more information, or to share your credentials, contact us at info@cohentaylor.com. All inquiries will remain confidential.

CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is a boutique, national search firm, dedicated to finding the best executives for nonprofit and public organizations.

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