Greater Lowell Community Foundation Seeks Executive Director

As a founding member of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation back in the late 1990s and a longtime Chair of the Distribution Committee, I know how important this seach for a new leader is to the foundation and the Greater Lowell/Merrimack Valley community. It is a critical position in our local non-profit world and I’m  confident that they will find “that perfect fit” as the GLCF’s next Executive Director. Check out the job description and pass it along to your network.

Executive Director Search for the Greater Lowell Community Foundation 

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF) seeks an executive director (ED) to grow the 14 year-old organization.  The foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the people in the Greater Lowell/Merrimack Valley communities through philanthropic leadership and service.

Working with the board, the ED will first lead the multi-year strategic/business thinking/planning process together with the development of a strategic communications plan. Guided by this roadmap for growth, the ED will be instrumental in implementing, leading, building, expanding and managing GLCF’s day-to-day operational effectiveness; friend, donor and fundraising capacity; community, program and project development; as well as multi-pronged collaborative efforts with other organizations.

Through a highly successful and prudent investment strategy, GLCF’s endowment has grown to $21 million in 2011.  In 2010, the foundation gave $868,000 in grants, totaling 290 grants in education, human/social services, health, community development, arts & culture and the environment. The foundation’s 2011 operating budget is $460,000 with a current staff of 2.5 FTE and a 19–member board, representing a cross section of Greater Lowell’s community leaders.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a BA degree, with ten or more years in a management role with progressively increasing responsibilities.  He/she will possess strong social entrepreneurial leadership skills and be effective in both nonprofit and donor worlds. With the proven ability to navigate in a multi-cultural and diverse environment, he/she will have a history of success in all aspects of friend, donor and fundraising as well as community outreach and development. The successful candidate will have a genuine passion for the mission and philosophy of GLCF, be a multi-tasking team player with a strong, hands-on work ethic and be an individual of unquestioned integrity.

This is a full time position offering a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with skill and experience. 

This search is being conducted by Third Sector New England’s Executive Transition Program.  Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Only online applications will be accepted.  For the complete job description and information on how to apply, please visit

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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