OPPORTUNITY PROFILE Chief Executive Officer

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1 OPPORTUNITY PROFILE Chief Executive Officer Pride Foundation Main Office 2014 E. Madison St, Suite 300 Seattle, WA Prepared by:

2 About Pride Foundation Founded in 1985, Pride Foundation is the only LGBTQ community foundation serving the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Pride Foundation s mission is to inspire giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for LGBTQ people across the Northwest. We envision a world in which all LGBTQ youth, adults and families enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly and genuinely. As a donor-supported community foundation and a catalyst for change, we support transformative philanthropy, programs and individuals that help people find joy and strength in who they are. Through scholarships, grants, advocacy and community leadership, Pride Foundation donors and volunteers are helping us to transform our communities and culture. Our work ripples through communities, inspiring equality at every point along the way. Our Philosophy Our work is grounded in social justice philanthropy. We are committed to: Harnessing our fundraising, grant-making, program and advocacy efforts to address root causes of discrimination impacting the LGBTQ community; Supporting community leaders and organizations that work to eliminate long-standing barriers to equal access, opportunities and resources for LGBTQ people; Expanding and deepening the level of engagement among all LGBTQ people and allies, including people who are economically, racially, socially, geographically or politically disenfranchised; and Centering racial equity and the leadership and voices of LGBTQ people of color. 2

3 About the Next Leader of Pride Foundation The next leader of Pride Foundation will join an organization whose mission and scope are unique. As the only LGBTQ community foundation serving the Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, it is critical that the next leader of Pride Foundation be eager to serve our region and understand the issues affecting its communities. They must be a storyteller, who can articulate those issues in a way that moves others to action. They must have a passion for fundraising within a foundation, and, looking forward, be excited about the opportunities to engage new communities in future fundraising. Simultaneously, they must recognize the broad field and culture of philanthropy and have a consciousness around leveraging opportunities and resources beyond dollars. They must be a champion for institutionalizing equitable practices and procedures and for leading Pride Foundation s commitment to racial equity. In the fall of 2016, Pride Foundation began work with Morten Group, LLC to perform a racial equity assessment and subsequent action plan, implementation of which began in Morten Group will continue to work on the racial equity action plan with Pride Foundation as we move into a strategic visioning process. Pride Foundation will implement a three-year strategic plan, developed with staff, board and stakeholder input, during the spring and summer of The next leader will need to be comfortable with the tension of an organization in transition, not only in its leadership, but also its vision and goals. It will be important that the next leader is enthusiastic about moving Pride Foundation along the journeys laid out in both the racial equity action plan and strategic plan. Position Purpose & Responsibilities The Chief Executive Officer of Pride Foundation will hold a deep personal belief in the mission, values and vision of the organization and will effectively communicate the unique role and impact of Pride Foundation as a community leader in the movement for full equality. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for leading and working collaboratively with Pride Foundation s talented staff and board. They are responsible for setting a standard of excellence for the organization both internally and externally in the community at large and for growing the impact and influence of the foundation throughout the five-state region we serve. The Chief Executive Officer s top priority is building relationships with prospective and existing donors, volunteers, scholars, grantees, nonprofit organizations, advisors, community leaders and politicians throughout the region. The Chief Executive Officer manages the overall administration of the organization in accordance with the goals, policies and strategic direction approved by the board and assures the overall financial health of the organization. 3

4 Specific Responsibilities Leadership Champions a clear and cutting-edge vision for Pride Foundation that is developed with the board and staff and is anchored in our mission, vision and values. Contributes to expanding the vision and thought leadership of the LGBTQ movement and the field of social justice philanthropy, especially in the areas of equity and inclusion, policy advocacy and community engagement. Excites the imaginations of the board, staff and pertinent external groups. Inspires the board, staff, donors and volunteers to think strategically and innovatively about the opportunities and challenges ahead. Provides strategic direction in achieving organizational goals. Takes initiative to capitalize on, or mitigate, the impact of unexpected events. Seeks creative opportunities to add value to Pride Foundation and turns opportunities into action. Supports and facilitates the board s work in exercising their leadership and governance responsibilities. Provides leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the board and staff and carries out plans and policies authorized by the board. Development Continues to build a culture of philanthropy, ensuring exceptional community-centered stewardship, relationship building and responsiveness to the needs of both existing and prospective donors. Values every donor at every level, consistently exploring opportunities for supporters to express and invest in what inspires them most within Pride Foundation and the movement for full equality. Proactively pursues opportunities to meet new supporters to Pride Foundation. Leverages new and ongoing partnerships with institutional funders. Provides leadership and support to the board, the Director of Community Engagement and Resource Development Committee to create and implement plans that ensure the organization has sufficient discretionary resources to meet our annual and long-term goals. Participates in regional fundraising activities, both as solicitor of funds and in support of board fundraising. 4

5 Specific Responsibilities (continued) Management and Program Leads staff and manages overall operations, paying special attention to alignment with organizational priorities, goals, accountability and priority setting. Provides direction and support to the management team. Provides leadership along with the management team in identifying and making recommendations to the board regarding strategic directions for programming. Ensures best practice standards and due diligence across all grant-making, charitable distributions and program activities. Ensures the organization has diverse staff with skills and strengths appropriate to the requirements of strategic direction and operations through effective hiring, ongoing staff professional development, performance management and fair compensation policies and benefits. Creates and maintains an inclusive work climate that attracts, keeps and motivates a diverse staff of high performing, team-oriented people. Creates a positive, collaborative, organizational culture, guiding cross-team and crossorganizational efforts. Finance Provides direction and support to the Director of Finance and Operations in preparing annual and project budgets, monitoring budgets to ensure appropriate spending, overseeing the annual audit and ensuring accurate and timely reporting to the board and the Finance Committee. Ensures regular fiscal oversight of Pride Foundation s investment portfolio and component funds in concert with the Director of Finance and Operations, the Finance Committee, the Investment Committee and the Investment Manager. Provides full financial implications of any proposed activities before the board is expected to act on them. 5

6 Specific Responsibilities (continued) Communications and Community Relations Ensures a consistent, clear, effective and inspiring public presence for Pride Foundation for all our current and potential constituents across numerous communications platforms. Represents Pride Foundation at a wide range of public meetings, events and other venues as well as works collaboratively at the regional and national levels to advance the mission of Pride Foundation. Supports the marketing and public engagement efforts to present Pride Foundation as a leader and collaborator in our region. Makes and maintains regional relationships with key people and organizations that Pride Foundation supports in carrying out our goals and long-term strategies. Ensures an open internal communication environment and that the board and staff are kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it. Essential Qualifications Significant experience working with racial and gender equity and broader social justice issues. Experience implementing a racial equity plan in a large organization is preferred, not required. Fluency and Confidence; a leader who can truly represent Pride Foundation, the region and the movement in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. A functional understanding of how a community foundation operates as well as the broader systems and culture of philanthropy. Knowledge and experience with LGBTQ communities and issues. Experience implementing and overseeing change management processes. Demonstrated understanding and use of the emotional soft skills required for relationship building and maintenance. Demonstrated capacity to see the big and small picture simultaneously; can hold both vision and leadership while implementing management details around different content issues. An ability to read nonverbal community and conflict dynamics, facilitate and manage those dynamics in the moment and respond to them as appropriate. Demonstrated decision making around a portfolio of community investments. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Consistent communication with staff and external stakeholders. Experience managing a remote staff, situated in multiple regions. 6

7 How to Apply Pride Foundation has retained Morten Group, LLC to conduct this search. Applicants should a cover letter and resume in PDF format to mortengroup.com with subject line PF Chief Executive Officer Search. Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample and should include the applicant s salary requirements. Application materials must be directed to the address above. No phone calls, please. Note that due to the number of applications we receive, we will only respond to those candidates whom we would like to invite to interview for the position. Pride Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity and/or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. Applicants from historically underrepresented and/or marginalized communities, including people of color, are strongly encouraged to apply. 7