Moses Taylor Foundation President and CEO Search Update: Position Details

Aug - Mon - 2021
August 23, 2021

The mission of the Moses Taylor Foundation is to improve the health of people, especially the most vulnerable, in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The next President and CEO will be a visionary leader who can build upon the success and stature of the Foundation as the leading collaborative and transformative philanthropic institution in the community.

The President and CEO will provide overall leadership and general supervision for the daily operations of the Foundation including strategic direction, governance and board administration, program development, financial management, operations and human resources management, and external/community relations.

This leader will build upon the success of the Foundation’s ambitious 2019-2023 strategic plan, which includes the following five core priorities: expanding school-based health through broadly supporting school nurses and increasing the availability of school-based health centers; reducing social isolation in older adults through public awareness, identification and connections to community resources; cultivating responsive grants to identify and address community health needs; championing increased investment in nonprofit capacity building; and strengthening the Foundation's capacity to operationalize its vision.

In pursuit of these goals, the President and CEO will have the opportunity to help refine strategies for grantmaking and thought leadership. They will play a key role in building partnerships across sectors, issue areas, geographic boundaries and levels of influence to help promote a healthier region in Northeast Pennsylvania.

The Moses Taylor Foundation is seeking a proven, servant leader who is passionate about improving the health and wellness of Northeast Pennsylvania residents. The new President and CEO must have a high level of empathy for the well-being of others, especially Pennsylvania’s older adults and youth population. The right candidate will have experience in the nonprofit sector, a track record of collaboration, and an understanding of the region’s persistent health challenges.

The ideal candidate is a visionary and thought leader with a management style that draws upon the current culture of the organization and the expertise of a seasoned team. The candidate should have a drive to make a meaningful difference, be respectful and empowering of others, while willing to collaborate closely with the board, team and community leaders on key community health issues.

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field and significant professional experience in nonprofit organization leadership. Professional experience in a grantmaking foundation is highly desired; grantmaking, organizational development, talent management, nonprofit board governance are required, along with budgeting and financial principles and skills. Demonstrated success and commitment in developing partnerships across nonprofit, public and corporate environments is essential to this role. Knowledge and experience in the health and wellness arena are preferred.

Moses Taylor Foundation embraces diversity and seeks to provide an environment characterized by respect and inclusion. Equal employment opportunity is a fundamental principle at the Foundation, where employment is determined based on job related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, working conditions, compensation, placement or promotion, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

To apply, click here to submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

To learn more about the position, read the Moses Taylor Foundation President and CEO Position Guide.

Capacity Building Older Adult Isolation Responsive Grantmaking