Position Summary – President/CEO

  • $90,000/yr – $100,000/yr  On-site  Full-time  Senior level
  • 1-5 employees · Philanthropic Community Leadership

The President/CEO is responsible for carrying out all staff supporting activities necessary to fulfill the purposes of the Greenwood County Community Foundation as defined by its by‐laws, mission statement, and policies and procedures that are established and determined by the Board of Directors.  The President reports directly to the Board Chair.

Duties / Responsibilities

Board Relations:  Communicates fully and frequently with the Board of Directors.  Assists Chairman with preparation and follow‐up actions related to Board meetings.  Serves as a consultant (ex officio) on all Board committees.  Facilitates preparation and follow‐up actions related to committee meetings.

Operations:  Overseeing the daily and long-term operations of the Foundation and its staff, including recruiting, employing, releasing, and supervising staff and defining job responsibilities.  Performs verbal and/or written evaluations of personnel.  Informs Board of personnel and staffing issues as appropriate.

Program Administration:  Oversees the Foundation’s development, grant-making and public relations programs. Develops new programming ideas and initiatives to benefit the Foundation – defining and refining grant-making guidelines and presenting to Board for input and approval.  Designs, reviews, maintains and implements all operational policies and guidelines for the Foundation and presents these to the Board for their input and approval.

Fiscal Management:  Oversees fiscal policies and procedures approved by the Board. Monitors operating budget on an ongoing basis and reviews and approves all operating expenses. Works with contract accountant(s) on monthly financial reports, quarterly fund statements and annual audit reports

Development:  Represents the Foundation to the general public – educating and assisting citizens, businesses and other nonprofit organizations in their understanding of the Foundation’s mission, interests and concerns.  Promotes charitable contributions to the Foundation and oversees all fundraising campaigns or activities.  Maintains contemporary skills and knowledge within the field of philanthropy – attending seminars and professional training institutes as appropriate.
Community Relations:  Provide and assist staff with consultation to nonprofit organizations and their leadership on issues and services such as fundraising, strategic planning, etc.  Participates in community meetings and activities designed to coordinate, strengthen, and promote nonprofit sector interests and organizations – representing the Foundation and its priorities. Participates in and networks with local, state, and national organizations’ efforts that are consistent with the Foundation’s mission.

Stakeholder Relations:  Maintain close personal contact with the existing donor community, including, but not limited to banks, financial advisors, CPA’s, estate attorneys, individuals, families, and local non-profit foundations to enhance the image and personal relationships between current and future donors and the foundation.  Organize regular luncheons, social events, and other times of planned one on one interaction, including board leadership, with this group, to maintain a positive image of the foundation and encourage continued support of this vital core of key stakeholders.

Marketing: Develops and maintains marketing promotional material that helps educate board members, prospective donors and nonprofit investors of the unique value proposition and financial benefits that can be achieved by investing in the foundation.

Other: As requested by the Board of Directors.

Qualifications / Expectations

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferable, but not necessary, in non-profit management, social services, finance/investments or related discipline

Experience: Minimum three years of experience in a responsible position at a public or private foundation, supporting organization, or other fund raising/development office.

Leadership: Staff management or other oversight highly preferred. Proven record of organizational leadership, community engagement and personal integrity is imperative.

Strengths: Strong sales instinct; ability to meet and quickly engage people; highly developed written and oral communication ability; stand-up presentation skills; demonstrated understanding of community foundations and community philanthropy.

Computer: Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite products, particularly Word, Powerpoint and Excel mandatory; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products a plus; familiarity with Foundant Community Suite and Grant Interface platforms highly desirable.

Other: Position requires residency in Greenwood County.

About Our Benefits

As part of our overall compensation package, we offer work/life flexibility, paid time off, and retirement contributions designed to support you and your family.


  • Stipend option for employee obtained health benefits.
  • 401K employee and employer contributions.
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Employer paid AD&D life insurance, with employee options to add supplemental life insurance.


$90,000 – $100,000 depending on education and experience.

To apply

Interested persons should send a resume with qualifications and letter of intent to:

110 Phoenix St
Greenwood, SC 29646

Or email:
search@greenwoodcf.org (please make “president search” the subject line)

EEO; no phone calls, please