TREE Fund is a 501(c)3 organization based in the greater Chicago region. Established in 2002 via a merger of the International Society of Arboriculture Research Trust and the National Arborist Foundation, TREE Fund has awarded over $4.3 million in grants toward its mission of identifying and funding programs that support the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in arboriculture and urban forestry.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The President/CEO is the principal executive of TREE Fund, and is responsible for guiding the organization in fulfilling its mission per goals and objectives established by the Board of Trustees. The President/CEO is a full-time, exempt employee, supervised by the Board of Trustees’ Executive and Governance Committee, with the Chairman of the Board serving as the primary liaison between the President/CEO and the Board at large.
• A full embrace of TREE Fund’s mission and a willingness to serve as a public champion for it;
• A minimum of ten years’ experience in relevant nonprofit work, with special preference given for experience with grant-making organizations and/or green industry organizations;
• A master’s degree in business, nonprofit management, organizational development, public affairs and policy, or other related fields that provide demonstrated grounding in public funding principles, philanthropy, and the effective management of nonprofit organizations;
• Demonstrated understanding of philanthropic theory and practice in managing nonprofit operations with first focus on the charitable mission, not on retail sales-driven metrics, along with demonstrated experience in managing the full fund development cycle from prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, through to stewardship;
• Strong interpersonal, public speaking and writing skills, including a willingness and ability to travel, build external relationships, initiate and schedule donor visits, make fundraising calls, and personally ask for gifts in a timely fashion;
• Strong leadership and management skills, a strong commitment to encouraging professional diversity in the workplace, and a proven ability to deftly manage the challenges and opportunities associated with working for a geographically decentralized nonprofit Board.
ADDITIONAL HELPFUL QUALIFICATIONS:
• A doctorate in a relevant field;
• Experience in managing scientifically rigorous research programs;
• Urban forestry or arboricultural experience.
Instructions for applicants are available on the TREE Fund website at:
NOTE WELL: Please do NOT apply via the one-click button here or other job sites, as your application will NOT receive full consideration without the information requested and directions provided at the TREE Fund website. Also, please do NOT call the office to inquire about the status of the job or your application.
Job Type: Full-time
About TREE Fund
The TREE Fund works to sustain the world’s urban forests by providing funding for scientific research, education programs, and scholarships related to arboriculture and urban forestry.