President and Chief Executive Officer Search

The Idaho Community Foundation seeks a President and Chief Executive Officer who is a visionary executive leader that demonstrates collaboration with all levels in the community and will inspire confidence and trust with key stakeholders and community partners. 

About the Idaho Community Foundation
The Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) connects Idahoans to a generous statewide network through the power of collective giving. Our grantmaking, community impact work and relationships with local philanthropists have strengthened nonprofits, schools and communities in every Idaho county for more than 30 years. We believe that shared philanthropy is more powerful than giving alone. 

Since inception, ICF has believed that local communities understand their greatest needs, are able to work together on solutions and know best how to distribute charitable dollars.  Our model is to engage and facilitate local communities to identify needs and allocate resources.  Today we have a broad network of relationships, volunteers, community connections and infrastructure that allow us to support a robust grantmaking program that reaches all 44 of Idaho’s counties each year. ICF is Idaho’s only statewide organization focused on building resources to forever support Idaho’s communities.  
Learn more in our Impact Report and our Financial Stewardship Report.

The Opportunity
ICF seeks a President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who demonstrates a strong ability to raise community awareness and clearly articulate the vision and direction for ICF. An appreciation for the culture of Idaho and willingness to understand the opportunities and challenges within Idaho communities will be essential. 

The CEO reports to the Board of Directors (Board). They will ensure that ICF is the leading charitable and philanthropic institution in Idaho, providing commitment, engagement, and partnership for and within communities across the state. The successful candidate will have a sense of shared purposed in the success of others and the talent to inspire them to engage with the foundation. We are seeking a leader who lives our values. Through philanthropic leadership, this person will promote ICF’s culture of collaboration, which we reflect through inclusion, responsiveness, stewardship and enduring community philanthropy. 

This individual must understand the potential of ICF to leverage its financial, social and reputational capital to positively impact Idaho communities. The ideal candidate must have experience working with diverse communities and a record of commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity of thought throughout the organization. 

The CEO must reflect a true passion for the work of community foundations and demonstrate their belief in the importance of building thriving communities for all. Working with staff and Board, this leader will maximize the foundation’s impact. A history of successful fundraising with the demonstrated ability to build relationships, mobilize and connect donors and partners, attract new funders and develop new partnerships is essential. This person must understand and communicate the value of community investment, be able to engender trust and successfully relate to donors.

ICF seeks a leader who can cultivate, support and inspire a high-performing team of staff and volunteers. The CEO must have the temperament and skills to bring passion, vision, direction, business discipline and inspiration to the organization. A management approach that is accessible, collaborative and empowering must be demonstrated. The selected person must be committed to creating an engaging, respectful and inclusive work environment.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer. ICF offers competitive compensation with annual pay commensurate with experience. It provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short- and long-term disability insurance, a retirement savings plan and flexible spending accounts, as well as attractive personal time off.

The Process
Our Search Committee is comprised of executive Board leadership representing a broad range of expertise and talent from communities throughout Idaho. All information provided to the Search Committee will be treated with the utmost confidence. They are actively seeking interested applicants. We encourage expressions of interest as early as possible to accommodate the Idaho Community Foundation’s need to fill this important position. The full job description and application process can be found at Idaho Nonprofits Center Jobs. Any questions regarding this position should be sent to