Executive Director

Armenian Church Endowment Fund
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 17, 2023

Job Description: ACEF Executive Director

The Armenian Church Endowment Fund (ACEF) is searching for an “Executive Director.” The position will be responsible for day-to-day operations, reporting to the chair of the Board of Directors, and working closely with ACEF’s Executive Committee.
The role of the Executive Director will be to monitor the various investor accounts in ACEF’s $140 million portfolio, maintain investor relations, and promote the value of creating endowment funds.


The Armenian Church Endowment Fund is an independent, nonprofit that supports parishes and individuals throughout the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church who are creating a legacy through endowments. We encourage these parishes and individuals to make a long-term investment planning an everyday practice, and help them maximize financial returns by investing as a community.


1. Help promote the mission of ACEF by creating materials, together with the Communications Committee, to educate individuals and parishes about the benefits of establishing endowments and investment funds with ACEF.

2. Respond to requests for information on the establishment of endowment funds and facilitate their creation to meet the needs of the donor and/or beneficiary.

3. Coordinate meetings of the ACEF Executive Committee and the ACEF Board of Trustees, preparing proposed agendas and materials.

4. Deposit funds in ACEF accounts and monitor the performance of its investments, keeping the ACEF Executive Committee and ACEF Board of Trustees informed of any issues requiring their attention.

5. Coordinate annual distributions to beneficiaries upon their approval by the ACEF Board of Trustees.

6. Work with the finance committee on the financial management of ACEF including the preparation of the annual budget and monitoring of expenses against budget.

7. Work with the Investment committee and ACEF’s investment advisor on the overall updates and reviews of ACEF.

8. Support the Communications Committee and Chair on all communications to stakeholders.

9. Represent ACEF at the Diocesan Assembly, Diocesan Council and Parish meetings upon request, as well as to its various other constituencies.

10. Manage ACEF employees and outside vendors, including its administrator, database manager, contracted accountant, and external auditor.

11. Maintain/update ACEF’s website, working in collaboration with Communications Committee and outside vendor; monitor social media traffic and analytics.



1. A proven track record in running organizations and possessing basic business skills in the areas of accounting, finance, investment management, marketing, database management and computer skills.

2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to comfortably interact with ACEF Board of Trustees and leaders of the Armenian Church.

3. Strong organization skills and ability to prioritize and perform complex tasks on time with minimal supervision.

4. A team player with excellent relationship skills.

5. An undergraduate degree is preferred.

6. A self-starter who can anticipate problems and help resolve them.


1. Competitive annual salary for part-time position (slated for three days per week, however may require more time in year one.)

2. Opportunity for some work to be completed remotely.

For consideration, please forward you background information to:

Greg Zorthian, Chair, Armenian Church Endowment Fund



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