Career Opportunities

The Community Foundation for McHenry County is a local organization with deep roots in McHenry County. We are a community leader, convening agencies and coordinating resources to create positive change. The Community Foundation for McHenry County, Connecting People Who Care With Causes That Matter.

Executive Director, The Community Foundation for McHenry County

The Community Foundation for McHenry County (The CFMC) is a key contributor to the economic, social and environmental quality of life in McHenry County, Illinois. The CFMC has a substantial financial endowment and manages the distribution of over $1.5M of incremental investment in the county’s non- profit sector each year. The organization has a strong board, capable staff, and a good reputation. The board believes the organization can grow by driving visibility and awareness, implementing new financial tools that will attract charitable investments, and taking a lead role in coordinating multi-agency efforts that directly address long-term county needs.

We are seeking an energetic and experienced Executive Director for our organization. The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong leadership skills, with a proven ability to create a positive team culture

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable corporate and regulatory best practices

  • Track record of effective fund development/fundraising

  • Strategic thinking with a vision for the future

  • Strong analytical skills to provide financial and operational oversight

  • Proven ability to develop and execute financial strategies

  • Passion for our mission and the community we serve

It is recommended, but not a requirement, that the candidate have an existing active network of stakeholders throughout McHenry County to accelerate the organization’s progress.

The successful Executive Director will fulfill the following expectations:

  • Collaborate with The CFMC Board of Directors to identify, create and implement strategic plans to execute targeted organization objectives.

  • Identify, recruit, train and develop a talented team of employees who can lead critical departments and manage strategic organizational functions (grant management, donor growth and maintenance, marketing and communications)

  • Monitor company operations and ensure employees and organizational practices comply with regulatory and legal requirements.

  • Develop the organizational culture and promote transparency and collaboration throughout the organization.

  • Develop deep partnerships and maintain relationships with county stakeholders, non-profit leaders, local business leaders, financial planning organizations and donors as well as other relevant parties.

  • Identify potential risks and opportunities within the organization and its environment to protect The CFMC interests.

  • Identify potential sources of investment and organize fundraising efforts.

  • Represent the company at social and corporate events in ways that strengthen our organization’s brand and communicate our message.

  • Maintaining consistent and open communications with The CFMC Board of Directors concerning organizational activities, accomplishments, and challenges.

Job Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with proven record of job advancement in leadership positions

  • Five years of organizational leadership experience

  • Substantial and relevant experience with non-profit organization regulations and challenges

  • Current primary residence in McHenry County, or willingness to relocate if chosen

Applying for role
Send resume and letter of interest to The CFMC Board Member, Chip Yager at by February 10, 2023.

Questions regarding the role or process can be directed to the same address.