The Foundation is looking to fill a new position – that of Chief Operations Officer &Vice President, Special Projects. This is a newly-created position, and reports to the President. This position is a supervisory position and will oversee the day-to-day operations of GTCF. The position profile follows. To apply, email GTCF@Waverly-Partners.com by September 6, 2020.
Position Profile: Chief Operations Officer & Vice President for Special Projects / Greater Toledo Community Foundation, Toledo, Ohio
Greater Toledo Community Foundation is the community foundation serving the Toledo region, including northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan with a particular emphasis on the greater Toledo area. Since 1973, Greater Toledo Community Foundation has worked with individuals, families and businesses, assisting them in making effective choices that match their philanthropic interests and needs while creating a better community for generations to come.
The Foundation provides a variety of arrangements through which citizens may donate gifts in any amount to meet the changing needs of the community. In general, only the investment earnings are used for grant making purposes, leaving the principal intact in perpetuity. In this way, the Foundation is building a permanent endowment to support community needs in areas such as social services, the arts, education, neighborhood and urban affairs, natural resources and physical and mental health. Currently, the assets of the Foundation are approximately $324MM, made up of over 920 funds. The Foundation is the largest grant maker in the Toledo area, granting approximately $19MM annually.
In addition to that of responsive grant maker, the Foundation plays a variety of other civic roles such as educator, catalyst or convener on key community issues and makes available the expertise of its professional staff to a wide range of community efforts. The Foundation’s mission:
The Greater Toledo Community Foundation is also the home of The Center for Nonprofit Resources, an affiliate organization that seeks to ensure nonprofit organizations in Greater Toledo have the information and resources required to operate in an efficient and effective manner. The Foundation is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees composed of community and business leaders and managed by a professional staff recognized for its expertise in specific program areas.
More information can be found on the Foundation’s website: www.toledocf.org
is based at the Greater Toledo Community
Foundation offices, 300 Madison Avenue, Suite 1300, Toledo,
Ohio 43604; telephone (419) 241-5049.
The Chief Operations Officer & Vice President for Special Projects is a newly created role that reports to the President & Chief Executive Officer and supervises the Vice President-Philanthropic Services & Advancement, Director-Marketing & Communications, Information Technology, Senior Program Officer; total staff of 17. Other important relationships include members of the Board of Trustees; 6 Affiliated Community Foundations from throughout the region; donors and their representatives, investment advisers, public and private sector community leaders, members of the media and outside advisors.
The Chief Operations Officer & Vice President for Special Projects is charged with meeting goals and contributing to the overall growth of the Foundation; to oversee the day-to-day operations for the organization be it marketing, communications, internal relations, HR relations, or technology as well as overseeing special initiatives or projects on behalf of the Foundation. This position will work alongside the Chief Financial Officer, providing management for internal operations. The goal of the COO position is to secure the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth.
The Chief Operations Office & Vice President for Special Projects is expected to earn an attractive base salary; appropriate benefits and some relocation assistance provided.
A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced
degree is strongly preferred.
The ideal candidate is currently functioning as a senior leader in a comparable community foundation or a complex nonprofit organization with a mission of service to the community. Alternative backgrounds could include a senior leader at a similar organization who is professionally prepared to step up to the COO-level position or an experienced for-profit leader with background of service to nonprofits and an interest in this kind of career path.
The projected first year accomplishments for the new Chief Operations Officer & Vice President for Special Projects of the Foundation include:
The Chief Operations Officer & Vice President for Special Projects of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation is an outstanding opportunity for a community foundation, nonprofit or perhaps private sector executive to serve in an important staff leadership role. The Foundation enjoys a strong reputation with key organizations in the area along with track record of solid fiscal and investment results. The COO will join an enthusiastic and dedicated Foundation staff and a committed Board of Trustees. This position represents a leadership opportunity to help bring the organization and the entire Toledo region to “the next level” along with an exciting role in defining Greater Toledo area for years to come.
Located on western Lake Erie, the Greater Toledo area offers all the attributes of a large cosmopolitan city, while maintaining small town atmosphere and charm. The three county MSA has a population of over 650,000 and the 11 county Northwestern Ohio region has almost one million people.
The Greater Toledo community includes residents from diverse ethnic backgrounds and has maintained a solid economy with a mix of service, healthcare, and manufacturing businesses. There are 33 colleges, universities and community colleges within 60 miles of Toledo, accounting for one of highest such concentrations in the United States. With an enrollment of more than 71,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Northwest Ohio offers a comprehensive selection of higher education programs including nationally recognized schools of engineering, pharmacy, education, business, law and medicine.
There are recreational, sporting,
and cultural activities available year-round and the area is home to an extensive Metroparks system,
a nationally recognized zoo and symphony
orchestra, a world renowned museum of art, and a variety
of neighborhood festivals. Professional and collegiate athletics include minor league baseball
and minor league hockey along with collegiate Division
I, II and III sports programs.
More information can be found on the following websites:
The client organization we represent, and WAVERLY PARTNERS firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of race, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability. Interested candidates should send a resume/CV in confidence to either consultant at WAVERLY PARTNERS, the executive search firm retained by the Foundation on this search.
Email: GTCF@Waverly-Partners.com Application deadine: September 6, 2020
Heidi G. Milosovic, Managing Director & Principal WAVERLY PARTNERS, Cleveland, Ohio
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