Frey Foundation

Executive Nonprofit Opportunity: Details





Frey Foundation

Grand Rapids, MI


Based in Grand Rapids, the Frey Foundation is a multigenerational foundation and one of Michigan’s larger family foundations committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals, families, organizations and communities. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations of all sizes, primarily in West and Northern Michigan, for projects that support child development, protect natural resources, promote the arts, and build community.

We seek a leader whose passion for service to the community is demonstrated by a career-long dedication to and compassion for improving the human condition. A track record of successfully engaging with an active and participative governing board must be evident. The person we seek is a seasoned manager who demonstrates a career track that includes senior-level leadership responsibilities for a minimum of 5 years. An understanding of community investment at a high level is highly valued.

An inclusive, collaborative style of communication along with the ability to be an authentic listener are important personal attributes. A keen understanding of family dynamics is necessary and experience working with a family board is a plus. Candidates with for profit experience, particularly those from professions intersecting with family wealth management/counsel (i.e. investment, finance, legal), are highly encouraged to apply. This person must exhibit professional skills honed through public speaking, collaborating with key stakeholders and convening people with common interests and concerns so that current needs and issues are addressed in the most productive manner.

The ideal candidate must be able to speak extemporaneously and intelligently to a variety of audiences about the issues and subjects related to the primary fields of interest of the Foundation. The qualified candidate should demonstrate success in reaching out to the community by working with nonprofit, foundation, business and local governmental leaders whose interests are aligned with those of the Foundation. An ability to build on the Foundation’s reputation as a responsive, accessible and trusted partner is a necessity.

A bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is required; a graduate degree or degrees is preferred. Evidence of continuing professional education would be preferred. A demonstrated level of competency of current legal, regulatory, governance and tax issues related to a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization is expected.

Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, please click on the Apply Now link below; then President, Frey Foundation.

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