The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CERGE-EI Foundation will support the Chairperson of the Foundation’s Board of Directors by providing leadership for the US-registered CERGE-EI Foundation, as it increasesits emphasis on fundraising in the Unites States and strengthens its fundraising performance.
Providing leadership for the Foundation in delivering results for its US fundraising activities, including the development and implementation of a strategic fundraising plan and campaigns.
Providing leadership for the Foundation’s day-to-day governance, including ensuring that the further development of its processes are in compliance with legal requirements and sufficient to meet current and future challenges.
Developing and managing relationships and communications with funders and grantees – including identifyingand cultivating major individual, corporate, government, trust and foundation donors, and soliciting and stewarding donations from them.
Assisting the Chairperson in maximizing the contributions of individual members of the Board of Directors,commensurate with their
Preparing the Foundation’s annual budget, audit reports, and materials to support Board
Assisting the Chairperson and Board of Directors in identifying and recruiting other Board and staff
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the success of the CERGE-EI Foundation and has a strong track record of fundraising at a board level. The successful candidate will have significant leadership experience within philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, and achievements that would enable them to recruit other well-qualified, high-performing Board and staff members.
The ideal candidate will have:
Significant executive leadership achievements in philanthropy and within the nonprofit sector.
Demonstrated success as an experienced executive, ideally within nonprofit organizations.
A track record of building credibility within the funding community that has resulted in major gifts for nonprofit
Diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals and groups.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the performance of CERGE-EI
Telecommuting is allowed.
About CERGE-EI Foundation
The CERGE-EI Foundation supports our founding partner CERGE-EI (Czech Republic) in promoting modern economic research, education and literacy. Our primary regional focus is Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. We also collaborate with other educational and research institutions, philanthropic entities and supranational organizations in this mission.