For nearly 40 years, the Nevada Women’s Fund has been dedicated to empowering achievement in Northern Nevada women through educational scholarships and grants. Since its inception, the Nevada Women’s Fund has distributed more than $8 million to women, families, and nonprofit community organizations throughout Northern Nevada’s urban and rural communities.


The President/CEO of the Nevada Women’s Fund will provide strategic oversight, fundraising expertise, and management to fulfill the organization’s mission of strengthening our community by empowering women to improve their lives through education. This position reports to the 30+ member Board of Directors and manages a two-member office staff.




1.Instrumental in strategic planning by developing and recommending specific long and short-term goals for developing NWF programs and services. Interprets trends in the field(s) of service in which the NWF is engaged by maintaining involvement in the professional sector. Evaluates the services provided by NWF in relation to the mission, goals, current community climate and recommends and/or provides input on proposed new programs or modifications to existing programs. Coordinates the annual strategic planning process for the Board of Directors.

2. Provides leadership in the execution of the strategic plan and NWF operations consistent with established goals, policies and Board approval.

3. Acts as a liaison and provides appropriate and effective communication between the Board, committees, donors, and staff. Serves as an advisor to all NWF committees.

4. Oversees board development by recruiting, vetting, orienting, and mentoring new board members.



1.Recommends policies to the Board and/or assists in the formulation of policies for effective and economic operation of the NWF and ensures implementation of policies adopted by the Board.

2. Has chief administrative responsibility for public accountability of the NWF, maintenance of facilities and records, and regular reporting to various regulatory agencies. Carries principal staff responsibility to ensure that the legal obligations of the NWF are met.

3. Supports and empowers the staff to embrace the mission and values of the NWF. Supervises and directs staff to perform their duties, including interviewing, hiring, orienting, training, evaluating, discipline, termination and scheduling.

4. The President/CEO directs and is accountable for controlling all financial resources and operations of the NWF. Reviews operating results of the organization, compares them to established objects, and takes steps to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to correct unsatisfactory results.

5. Prepares the NWF annual operating budget for approval by the Board and budgets for all NWF projects and events, ensuring the organization’s financial health.

6. Works closely with NWF CPA and oversees annual NWF audit.



1.Responsible for planning and oversight of NWF fundraising activities and educating the Board and NWF volunteers about fundraising strategies.

2. Cultivates relationships with community donors and funders and works to maintain and grow relationships to support NWF projects and programs.

3. Prepares requests for proposals and grants.

4. Coordinates and develops new and ongoing funding sources, including federal, state, local government, foundations, corporations, and individuals.

5. Responsible for the organization and management of large fundraising events, which host more than one thousand attendees.

6. Responsible for oversight of endowment funds.



1.Serves as the community “face” of the NWF and represents the organization at community events and functions.

2. Works with volunteer board committees to oversee public relations relative to the activities and mission of NWF.

3. Serves as a professional representative of the NWF to the Board of Directors, its members, regulatory agencies, funders, and the community.

4. Establishes and maintains active engagement with NWF donors.



  1. Education
    • Baccalaureate degree preferred
    • Equivalent knowledge acquired by training and experience
  1. Experience
    • Ten or more years of progressive responsibility in nonprofit or for-profit leadership
    • Fundraising and governance experience required
  1. Language Skills
    • Strong written skills, ability to draft compelling and informative correspondence
    • Outstanding presentation and communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser
  1. Skills
    • Normal office equipment. PC applications such as MS Office, email, electronic spreadsheets, databases (including donor databases), presentation applications, etc.
    • Fundraising
    • Project and Event Management
  1. Physical Demands:
    • Normal office environment
    • Continuous sitting
    • Ability to perceive spoken voices
    • Comprehensible speech
    • Interpersonal skills sufficient for working closely with others on a team
    • Ability to plan, direct, control, and monitor others’ activities
    • Sustained concentration and prolonged commitment to job tasks
    • All other strength and endurance, other physical demands, functions, and job conditions are infrequent

Organization may provide reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position


Salary range: $90,000-$110,000


To apply, please email the following to: [email protected]

·       Resume

·       Cover letter

·       List of professional references (minimum 3)

Nevada Women’s Fund

C/O Craig Wesner

Transition Committee Chair

[email protected]