Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina (the Foundation or CCF) seeks a passionate candidate with extensive leadership and managerial experience to serve as its next President and CEO (President). Established in 1974, CCF now serves nine counties of the Lowcountry with the mission of fostering philanthropy for the lasting good of the community. With $230 million in resources, the Foundation is very successful in fundraising, has established a strong presence, and is highly respected in the communities it serves. In 2014, the Foundation received $21 million in gifts and awarded $18.5 million in grants.The Foundation is on a growth trajectory and, with increasing geographic reach and scale, CCF has demonstrated the capacity to have impact beyond its dollars. Board members, staff, and donors are engaged in an ongoing conversation about the opportunities for deeper work on the part of the Foundation in the area of community leadership. As the Foundation looks to the future, it seeks a dynamic President who can blend vision with industry best practices to realize this goal. The next President will work closely with the board and staff to create and execute a strategy for future growth and impact that pays close attention to the wishes of donors and needs of the communities served. The President will unite the staff behind this plan and cohesively lead them forward, ensuring milestones are reached along the way. Acting as the spokesperson for CCF, the President will be expected to build relationships with key external constituents from all nine counties, including current and potential donors as well as public, corporate, and nonprofit leaders in the region. The President will inherit a talented staff and dedicated board to support the Foundation through this exciting process.
Candidates may come out of a non-profit, public sector or for-profit background. Those from the region and beyond are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of the region and an appreciation for its people, assets, challenges and opportunities are important. An understanding of how non-profits operate and the purpose, role, and operation of community foundations is vital. The President should be passionate about the opportunity to build philanthropic resources to address critical issues in the community. Additionally, the next President should be experienced in working with, or answering to, an engaged and ambitious governing board; must be able to set and manage priorities; provide clear direction in partnership with board and staff while maximizing available internal resources; understand investment practices and have the skills to effectively oversee complex business operations.
The Coastal Community Foundation has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in this search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in strict confidence to: www.imsearch.com/5502.