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Executive Director, Philanthropic Foundation

The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
California, United States
$250,000.00 - $300,000.00
Closing date
Feb 15, 2023

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
Reports to: The Haynes Foundation Board of Trustees
This is a full-time exempt position and will require presence on-site in the
downtown Los Angeles office

THE HAYNES FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR is a new position working in close partnership with the Haynes Foundation Board of Trustees. The ED will play a pivotal role in ensuring the foundation’s program success and impact; building a positive community presence and profile; creating a fulfilling work environment that reflects the foundation’s mission and values; and providing steady organizational and fiscal management. At the same time, with experience and ease around civic life, the executive director will help shape and implement the
foundation’s new grantmaking initiatives and processes; solicit and present proposals to the trustees; enliven and inform public awareness about the foundation’s focus, mission, and goals; and convene and connect academic researchers, community stakeholders, and regional policy makers to collaborate on innovative projects that advance good governance and strengthen democracy in Los Angeles County.

FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES include helping to chart a new course for the foundation while creatively expanding ways to leverage the foundation’s resources and forging innovative, solution-oriented partnerships with academic, nonprofit, philanthropic, and public sector leaders; being strategic in funding; demonstrating deep passion for the foundation’s programmatic focus areas; modernizing administrative processes; evaluating the impact of the foundation’s grantmaking; and supporting the Board of Trustees in making difficult decisions about funding priorities, grant awards, and program architecture.

SALARY: $250K+
The foundation also offers a generous benefits package, including paid vacation and sick time, thirteen paid holidays, a health-care allowance, vehicle lease or stipend, retirement contribution, and a discretionary annual performance bonus.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter expressing your interest in this position, sharing your qualifications, and describing why you are passionate about advancing good governance and strengthening democracy in the Los Angeles region, to Please write “Haynes Foundation ED Application” in the subject line of your email. The Haynes Foundation has retained The Chambers Consulting Group, specializing in mission driven executive searches, for this executive director search. If you have questions, please contact Mary Chambers at or at 213-393-8800.

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the Haynes Foundation, the full job description, directions on how to apply for this
position, and an overview of the foundation’s new governance and democracy
grantmaking initiative.

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