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The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Los Angeles County, CA, United States (on-site)
28 days ago
The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Los Angeles County, California, United States (on-site)
28 days ago


THE HAYNES FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR is a new position working in close partnership with the Haynes Foundation Board of Trustees. The ED will play a pivotal role in ensuring the foundation’s program success and impact; building a positive community presence and profile; creating a fulfilling work environment that reflects the foundation’s mission and values; and providing steady organizational and fiscal management. At the same time, with experience and ease around civic life, the executive director will help shape and implement the foundation’s new grant making initiatives and processes; solicit and present proposals to the trustees; enliven and inform public awareness about the foundation’s focus, mission, and goals; and convene and connect academic researchers, community stakeholders, and regional policy makers to collaborate on innovative projects that advance good governance and strengthen democracy in Los Angeles County.

FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES include helping to chart a new course for the foundation while creatively expanding ways to leverage the foundation’s resources and forging innovative, solution-oriented partnerships with academic, nonprofit, philanthropic, and public sector leaders; being strategic in funding; demonstrating deep passion for the foundation’s programmatic focus areas; modernizing administrative processes; evaluating the impact of the foundation’s grant making; and supporting the Board of Trustees in making difficult decisions about funding priorities, grant awards, and program architecture.

Click here: for more about the Haynes Foundation, the full job description, directions on how to apply for this position, and an overview of the foundation’s new governance and democracy grant making initiative.



Ability to be a thought leader with and guide the board of trustees while being led by the board’s vision and direction
Proven ability to bring diverse people together around a common purpose
Communication skills to share and disseminate research findings and lessons learned from our grantmaking
Ability to engage and connect academic researchers, regional stakeholders, and policy makers
Ability to build and create a respected and sought-after community presence for the Haynes Foundation


At least ten years of progressively advancing responsibility and leadership in complex environments promoting positive change and successfully implementing initiatives while working with board members and leaders across organizations and sectors
Experience drafting and managing organizational budgets; proven capacity to develop strategic and responsive financial and administrative planning processes that are adaptive to changing funding and priorities
Work experience in Los Angeles County academic research, community advocacy, and public policy environments
A sophisticated understanding of building relationships across different sectors, networks, fields, and cities to identify and advance common visions of progress and success
Knowledge of academia and the critical elements of quality academic research that drive change, understanding of the challenges facing the region, and relationships with regional public policy makers and agents of change.

The Haynes Foundation’s ED will be an experienced, people-centric, results-focused, and collegial leader who is passionate about the foundation’s mission and strategic direction.
The ED will cultivate connections among academia, regional stakeholders, and policy makers to advance good governance and strengthen democracy within the Los Angeles region.
The ideal candidate is an excellent listener, a network weaver, and a proactive collaborator who fosters a culture of candor, trust, and partnership to cultivate
productive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders—trustees, staff, grantees, and partners. The ED will oversee an administrative assistant.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; an advanced degree is desirable. The Haynes trustees recognize academic credentials alone are not indicative of leadership experience and potential; a mix of academic and professional background and work experience will be considered.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67558027
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Los Angeles County, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
  • Position Title: Executive Director
  • Industry: Philanthropy/Voluntarism and Grant-making Foundations
  • Job Function: Executive/Senior Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $250,000.00 - $300,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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