The Board of Directors of The Golden L.E.A.F. (Long-term Economic Advancement Foundation), Inc. is seeking a new President to lead the Foundation as it begins its third decade of service to rural North Carolina. We are seeking an individual who brings passion, vision and commitment to improve the economic prospects of the state’s tobacco dependent and economically distressed counties.
Golden LEAF is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to receive a portion of North Carolina’s funding received from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with cigarette manufacturers. For 20 years, Golden LEAF has worked to increase economic opportunity in North Carolina’s rural and tobacco-dependent communities through leadership in grantmaking, collaboration, innovation, and stewardship as an independent and perpetual foundation.
The Foundation has provided lasting impact to tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and rural areas of the state by helping create 64,000 jobs, more than half a billion dollars in new payroll and more than 77,000 workers trained or retrained for higher wages.
To learn more about Golden LEAF, visit www.goldenleaf.org.
The President is responsible for the overall performance of the organization to ensure it fulfills its mission and objectives. The President develops and maintains appropriate relationships with the Governor, legislators, leaders in economic development and agriculture, legal and regulatory authorities, philanthropy, public agencies and the nonprofit sector. Working collaboratively with the Board and community stakeholders, the President is responsible for adherence to the mission and maximizing the Foundation’s impact on economic growth of rural NC.
The President’s roles and responsibilities include:
Communication and Public Relations
Strategic Initiatives, Oversight of Grantmaking and Investments
Partnership with the Board of Directors
Financial, Administrative and Personnel Management
To succeed in this work, the new President must be:
Golden LEAF has hired Elinvar, a Raleigh-based search firm, to facilitate the presidential search and oversee the recruitment and selection process. Applications and any questions pertaining to the search process should be sent to Elinvar at the following address: PresidentGoldenLEAF@elinvar.com. Applications should include a cover letter and current resume. Resumes will be reviewed as received. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible and no later than July 15, 2019.
Golden LEAF is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.
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