Read Employee Empowerment: The Key to Foundation Staff Satisfaction from the Center for Effective Philanthropy.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Reporting to the President and CEO, Dr. David Blumenthal, the EVP-COO position is multifaceted, with this person serving as the foundation’s chief operating officer, chief financial officer, Corporate Treasurer and Secretary, and oversight officer for the Fund’s outsourced chief investment officer firm Investure. The EVP-COO shares with the President and the EVP-Programs responsibility for quality assurance in the development and management of the Fund's grants programs. The EVP-COO is responsible for oversight of the management of the Fund's endowment and the staffing of the Board’s Investment Committee; the Fund's budget, accounting, audit, and human resource systems and the staffing of the Audit & Compliance Committee; and the Fund's headquarters building. In the capacity of Corporate Secretary, the EVP-COO is responsible for liaison with the Fund’s outside legal counsel, staffing the Board’s Governance & Nominating Committee, organizing major corporate events, writing minutes for all Board and Committee meetings, and maintaining corporate documents and archives. With the Fund's President, the EVP-COO is responsible for fostering a positive Fund work environment that promotes creativity and ensures continuing improvement in operations. The EVP-COO is also charged with playing a leadership role in the foundation and endowment management fields and with engaging in activities that help strengthen New York City's nonprofits and improve understanding of the work of value-adding foundations like the Fund. The EVP-COO interacts regularly with members of the board of directors, particularly members of the Executive & Finance, Investment, Audit & Compliance, and Governance & Nominating Committees, and plays a key role in Board recruitment and development.
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