Executive Director

Laughing Gull Foundation
August 24, 2021
Durham, North Carolina
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About the Organization

Laughing Gull Foundation was founded in 2012 and plans to spend out all assets by 2036 in the service of three strategic goals: (1) the advancement in the South of LGBTQ equality, higher education in prison, and climate and environmental justice; (2) the growth of progressive philanthropy in the South; and (3) the sustaining of a vibrant internal learning community. LGF currently grants $4.5 million annually in primarily multi-year, general operating grants, with the aim to reach $6 million a year by 2022 and maintain that pay-out level until they complete their work and pass the torch.

About the Opportunity

The Laughing Gull Foundation’s (LGF) Board of Directors seeks an Executive Director who is an energetic and empathetic leader to guide and manage the next chapter of LGF’s impact. Laughing Gull’s next Executive Director will work out of our newly built-out offices in downtown Durham, North Carolina. They will be a strong internal manager and external organizer. The successful candidate will utilize their high-level leadership, emotional intelligence, and management skills to lead LGF in advancing justice in the South.

For best consideration, please apply by September 20, 2021.

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