The Quad Cities Community Foundation (QCCF) is the most trusted
resource for community generosity in the Quad Cities. Through donor
generosity, nonprofit grantmaking, and active community
participation, the organization shapes the way community members
care for one another throughout eastern Iowa and western
Donors from around the region work with QCCF staff to make gifts
to the communities and causes most important to them to support the
most pressing needs and promising opportunities in their community.
QCCF helps individuals, families and corporations to think deeply
about and identify their philanthropic values and mission and learn
about new avenues and methods for impactful giving. Staff support
of nonprofits in their fundraising and endowment-building programs
along with specific programming for the region’s funders and
nonprofit CEOs and development professionals serves to strengthen
the nonprofit sector’s resilience and capacity.
As the Quad Cities seeks to grow its population, economy and the
vibrancy of the community, QCCF is committed to ensuring that all
of their work is intentionally diverse, inclusive, and considers
the impact of its actions on equity.
QCCF seeks a proven and visionary executive-level leader who
demonstrates a strong ability to work collaboratively at all levels
in the community, but especially including philanthropic,
government, nonprofit, and private sector leadership. The ability
to inspire confidence and trust, along with exceptional
communications skills, are a must. Knowledge of the community
foundation sector and business model is expected.
A demonstrated capacity to lead the organization and community
by articulating a clear, collective vision and to act decisively on
behalf of the organization in pursuit of its mission and goals, is
required. Successful experience exploring, developing, and
implementing strategies for community impact is needed.
Experience engaging and supporting an active Board in its role as
fundraising, fiduciary, steward, and strategic institutional asset
The successful candidate will likely be naturally creative,
entrepreneurial, and eager to find innovative ways to pursue,
cultivate and build strong and authentic donor and stakeholder
relationships. This person must be able to engender trust and
empathy and relate to community members and donors in a highly
professional, honest, and caring manner. Their career has been
noted by their ability to chart a path forward with exceptional
interpersonal skills and a servant leadership style. Extensive
experience in community leadership, philanthropy, fundraising, and
experience in the community foundation sector is strongly
The candidate will have a professional and personal commitment
to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and must be able
to lead the organization with a core commitment to these values,
including leading organizational change processes to embed equity
into the work of the Foundation. The qualified candidate must
demonstrate success in reaching out to the community, participating
with people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, and building
rapport with those who have varying viewpoints and
perceptions. High integrity, commitment, fortitude, and
sensitivity are essential to success in this role.
The ability to communicate exceptionally well in oral and
written form is necessary for success in this position. This
leader is an active listener and a creative problem solver who is
politically savvy, patient, collaborative, and builds consensus to
reconcile points of view. As the key spokesperson for the
Foundation, this person must be able to speak extemporaneously and
appropriately on any number of subjects in a clear and transparent
fashion in order to build trust and support.
Leading, growing, and empowering the staff and a dedicated,
committed Board are needed skills. While a familiarity of the
region is not a requirement, the ideal candidate must have the
ability and desire to know, fully engage, and invest in the vibrant
diversity that is the Quad Cities community.
The ideal candidate will show a high level of participation in
the life of the community in which they work by virtue of civic
involvement, public service, volunteerism, and club or social
activities. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced degree
and continuing education/certification preferred.
Quad Cities Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
and/or applicable state regulations, Quad Cities Community
Foundation will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified
individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees
and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with Quad Cities
To apply, submit a current resume and letter of
introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at
on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).
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