Executive Director/CEO

  • Fargo Moorhead Area Foundation
  • Fargo, ND
  • Jul 20, 2020

Job Description

Spherion has been contracted to provide the search for the next Executive Director/CEO of the Fargo Moorhead Area Foundation. FMAF is a community foundation created in 1960 by and for the people of Cass and Clay Counties Minnesota. The Foundation helps people give back to the community and ensures that community needs are addressed now and into perpetuity by working in partnership with individuals, families, businesses, and professional advisors. The FM Area Foundation manages charitable funds and provides grants to qualified nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students. Since 1960 the Foundation has granted over $54 million back to the community and has about $100 million in assets. They currently have 7 staff, a 14-member Board of Directors and an operating budget of around $1 million annually.

The Role & Responsibilities of the Executive Director/CEO include, but are not limited to,

  • Providing visionary leadership and management to the FM Area Foundation staff
  • Developing the strategic planning process, leading the achievement of goals, assessment of outcomes and evaluation of initiatives.
  • Promoting and enhancing broad-based philanthropic support, engaging donors and connecting them to opportunities to improve the quality of life in our community.
  • Working with the Investment Committee, fund managers and staff on asset management and financial administration strategies and practices
  • Serve as the charismatic spokesperson that accurately conveys the mission and vision of the foundation.
  • Responsible for marketing & PR strategies
  • Engaging and understanding board relationships in order to meet the mission of the Foundation.

Candidate Background & Experience Requirements; (full job description is available upon request)


Experience leading large, complex programs with accountability for data-informed decision making, managing, and leading through others and effectively stewarding external stakeholder relationships. Communication skills in a variety of settings, grant management, leading the business and the staff to success and to meet the mission, values and vision of the organization. Community & regional knowledge and personal network will have a strong preference due to the community focus necessary for success.

Bachelor’s Degree required. An Advanced Degree strongly preferred as is previous business or nonprofit management experience.

Interested candidates please send a confidential resume and cover letter of your interest by email to Kathleentoft@spherion.com

All referrals, applications and inquiries will be handled with utmost confidentiality.


Job ID: 54358962

Fargo, North Dakota, United States

Position Title: Executive Director/CEO

Company Name: Fargo Moorhead Area Foundation

Job Function: CEO/Executive Director/President

Job Type: Full-Time

Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate