Candidates should have a significant track record of progressively responsible senior leadership experience, with a proven history of successfully navigating organizations through strategic evolutions and leadership transitions. Deep knowledge of the philanthropic sector is required as is direct experience gained in a foundation or other philanthropic enterprise. Preference will be given to candidates whose backgrounds include work with family philanthropies.

A genuine passion for the impact that giving families can have on the world, as well as an innate curiosity about where the field is going is essential. Successful candidates will have demonstrated an ability to generate revenue to build an organization’s financial capacity for future investment. Working effectively with both staff and a board of directors, candidates must have a participatory and inclusive leadership style that fosters diverse points of view, respectful collaboration, and accountability.