President & Chief Executive Officer

Position: 
President & Chief Executive Officer
Organization Name: 
Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation
Location: 
Findlay, Ohio

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation (“TCF”) has a rich history of assisting individuals, families and corporate entities in realizing their charitable visions.  The Foundation was established in 1992 as a supporting organization of the Cleveland Foundation, based on a one-time gift in 1976 from L. Dale Dorney to The Cleveland Foundation.  From 1992 to 1999, the Foundation operated under the mentorship of the Cleveland Foundation.  In February 1999, the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation became an independent entity.  Today, TCF has over 400 funds and assets of over $120 million.

TCF developed The Family Center, a multi-tenant nonprofit facility located on North Blanchard Street in Findlay.  The Family Center is owned by Hancock Properties Foundation, Inc., a supporting organization of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation.   Today there are 12 tenants housed in this facility.  Hancock Properties Foundation has an 8-member Board of Trustees; the President & CEO of TCF serves as the Secretary of the Hancock Properties Foundation Board.  

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation has an 11-member volunteer Board of Trustees who govern the organization. Led by a Board Chair, the Board members establish policy and approve the distribution of grants to nonprofit organizations. A separate 10-member volunteer Finance & Investment Committee oversee fiscal matters and the investment of the Foundation's endowment.  

The President & Chief Executive Officer provides leadership and direction in fulfilling and advancing the mission of the Findlay Hancock County Community Foundation.  The CEO is responsible for leading TCF in its achievement of its operational and strategic goals including the success of TCF’s fund and donor development, fiscal management, grants and program operations, board relations, human capital management, community leadership and administrative matters.

The ideal candidate is currently functioning as the top executive in a comparable community foundation or a complex nonprofit organization with a mission of service to the community.  Alternative backgrounds could include a “#2” or other senior leader at a similar organization who is professionally prepared to step up to the CEO-level position or an experienced for-profit leader with background of service to nonprofits and an interest in this kind of career path.  A Bachelor's degree is required and an advanced degree strongly preferred. 

Contact: Waverly Partners, the executive search firm retained by the Foundation Board on this search.  Email a cover letter and resume to Findlay@Waverly-Partners.com   

The President & Chief Executive Officer position of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation is an outstanding opportunity for a community foundation, nonprofit or perhaps private sector executive to lead an organization committed to building a community of opportunity.  TCF enjoys a strong reputation with key organizations in the area along with solid fiscal and investment results. The CEO will inherit an enthusiastic and dedicated staff and a committed Board of Trustees.  Hancock County has a solid economy and business community, and TCF faces a critical opportunity to be viewed as a true leader in the community at large.  This CEO position represents a leadership opportunity to bring the organization to “the next level” along with an exciting role in defining the Findlay and Hancock County area for years to come.