The Leever Foundation, a highly regarded family foundation dedicated to the well-being of the city and community of Waterbury, CT, seeks an exceptional professional to lead the organization into a new era of innovative grant making and community impact.
After decades of dedicated philanthropy, Harold and Ruth Ann Leever founded the Foundation in 1991. The Foundation’s mission is to “create opportunities for people, especially children, in greater Waterbury to fulfill their potential and become productive members of society.” Last year, the Foundation awarded more than $650,000 in grants and scholarships.
The executive director, an inaugural position at the organization, will be the primary liaison to the community, grant seekers, government, social services agencies and organizations, and other funders. Working in partnership with community leaders, the executive director will assess needs and make recommendations to the Foundation’s Board of Directors in support of the organization’s grant making objectives and criteria. Additionally, the executive director will monitor and evaluate funded and potential projects, provide the Board with updates and recommendations, and will work with the Board to ensure the Foundation’s financial integrity.
The Foundation seeks a strong leader with experience in nonprofit management, philanthropy (family philanthropy experience a plus) and grant making. Relational skills with a board of directors and community members, as well as strong communication and administrative skills, are also important.
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This search is being conducted by TSNE MissionWorks and led by Transition Consultant P. Stewart Lanier. All submissions are confidential.
The Leever Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, veteran, or disability status.