The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation (ALPLF) is a private 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to support the exhibits and programs of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM). Over the past 20 years, ALPLF has helped to enrich the lives of Library and Museum visitors by providing much-needed in-kind and financial support to the ALPLM, which immerses visitors in the rich history of Abraham Lincoln and his triumphs for equality and preservation of the Union.
ALPLF would like to dramatically strengthen its support of the Museum and Library and create a strong partnership with leadership to drive a new level of engagement and impact in the organization. The CEO is responsible for the overall day-to-day leadership of the Foundation. Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for formulating fundraising goals and objectives and leading a comprehensive development program and staff. The position can be based in either Springfield, IL or Chicago, but the CEO will be expected to spend a substantial amount of time in both cities, as well as traveling to other cities for fundraising purposes.
We seek a proven leader whose participation and experience in his or her community have demonstrated an ability to increase and sustain a higher level of philanthropy and an awareness and enthusiasm to make a difference in the human condition. Ideally, this person will have executive fundraising and management experience in a similar environment, including with successful debt retirement. Leadership experience raising money on behalf of a major nonprofit institution of similar scale and complexity is desired, as is someone who has worked in the private half of a successful public-private partnership.
Comprehensive campaign management experience, from start to finish, is essential. Involvement in history or historical institutions is desirable but not an essential part of one’s ability to succeed in this position; the ability and capacity to develop partnerships with legislators, government employees and other stakeholders, as well as to understand the importance of Lincoln’s role in society and the ideals of historic preservation and education are essential. Experience with philanthropy at a national scope would be a plus.
Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred. Demonstrable leadership experience in public or private institutions concerned with philanthropy, history and/or historic preservation, education or related professions would be valued. Previous experience working with, or serving on, a nonprofit Board and knowledge of board governance is important.
To apply, please send a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/2WXOp8P (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).