At a moment of profound promise and pride in its nearly 70 year legacy of change making, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust seeks applications and nominations for its next President. Since its inception in 1947, the Trust has been fulfilling the promise of its remarkable, forward-looking namesake to support the financially disadvantaged residents of Forsyth County and across the state of North Carolina. Since the Trust began in 1947, its assets have grown from $4 million to over $550 million, placing it among the largest in the state. In recent years, the Trust has gained national recognition for its innovative, active, and focused philanthropic strategy, which is making measurable impacts on the lives of residents across the state. Spanning the two divisions that reflect the founder’s vision for serving both the basic needs of residents of Forsyth County and the health and wellness of North Carolinians regardless of race, gender, age or income, this strategy is defined by concentrating half of each division on a cornerstone effort and focusing remaining dollars on additional funding interests. The Trust’s demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and reflection, rigorous measurement, and meaningful connection and partnership with other funders sets it apart as a leading-edge model for the transformative power of strategic philanthropy at the regional, state, and local levels.
The new President will inherit an exceptionally talented staff and tremendous organizational and strategic momentum. The Trust’s two new cornerstone investments, Healthy Places NC and Great Expectations, represent “big bets” in two areas of critical interest and transformative potential: place-based, community-driven health improvement efforts and comprehensive early childhood education.
Reporting to the Trustee, Wells Fargo Bank, NA, the President of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust will direct the execution of an expansive vision and strategy and elevate the profile of the Trust, statewide and nationally, through strategic partnership building, effective dissemination of results, and inspiring storytelling around learning and impact over time. S/he will lead and develop a talented and committed staff, serve as liaison to the Trust’s Advisory Councils and Trustee, and build and cultivate relationships and partnerships with stakeholders including civic and political leaders, fellow funders, nonprofits, and grantees. S/he will seek to be a force for long-term impact, with appreciation for both recent developments in the Trust’s strategic approaches as well as that which has remained constant over the last 70 years.
The successful candidate will be a broad and rigorous strategic thinker with demonstrated experience leading high performing teams from concept to action; a visionary spirit with a deep and expansive understanding of the power of philanthropy to make measurable, sustainable change and the leadership capacity to bring that forward to execution. The charisma and collaborative presence to draw people to a shared vision through partnerships, coalitions, and collaboration is vital. S/he will demonstrate a sophisticated ability to recognize and capitalize on opportunities for greater impact while staying grounded and true to an underlying vision and legacy. S/he will bring a keen understanding of the landscape of issues, populations, institutions, and contexts across the state of North Carolina, the specific challenges and assets it presents, and the opportunity the Trust has to position itself as a national model of the power of local and statewide strategic grantmaking.
For more information on the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and its initiatives, please visit www.kbr.org.
For a detailed position description, please visit: http://nonprofitprofessionals.com/job/kbr-pres
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has retained Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group to assist in this search. Allison Kupfer Poteet and Callie Carroll are leading the engagement. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and preferably before October 1, 2015. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), salary history, and where you learned of the position should be submitted to: KBR-PRES@nonprofitprofessionals.com. Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.