Executive Director

Stonewall Community Foundation
March 15, 2024
New York, New York
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Please download the Position Profile to read the full version.About Stonewall Community Foundation 

Stonewall Community Foundation (SCF or “Stonewall”) strengthens the LGBTQ+ community and Movement by making strategic, values-driven investments in dynamic organizations, projects, and leaders.

As a public foundation, SCF does that in close partnership with the people impacted by their mission, their diverse and global supporter base, and the many individuals pushing forward the front lines of progress.

SCF raises money and funds hundreds of nonprofits every year in over 30 issue areas that advance queer liberation, including racial, social, and economic justice. They also administer a variety of donor funds and have historically housed six unique scholarship programs, 3 of which are active, including the largest in the country created to support LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers.

SCF grantmaking, which began during the height of the AIDS crisis, is complemented by capacity building initiatives that equip changemakers with the tools needed to maximize their impact. That includes free consulting, coaching, and monthly workshops.

In all they do—from seed funding to planned giving—their priority is to make the greatest difference possible. SCF’s contributed revenue comes from institutional and individual funders supporting a range of issue areas, from health and housing to advocacy and art.

  • 47% of overall operating revenue is from corporate partnerships
  • 15% is from foundations
  • 38% is from individuals (including Board)
  • Overall, 35% of total revenue is from special events (Vision, Revel) which includes corporate, foundation, and individual gifts

The Opportunity

Stonewall is seeking an innovative and strategic leader to usher this beloved foundation into its next chapter of impact.

Reporting directly to the Board, the Executive Director (ED) will lead overall strategic, operational, and financial management of SCF. Working collaboratively with the Board, staff, and community partners, the ED will lead SCF in realizing its full potential and vision, refining its approach to maximizing impact across the region. The ED will lead a strong and passionate staff in fulfilling SCF’s goal of being the leading funder for the LGBTQ+ community in the region.

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $195,000 - $210,000, commensurate with experience.

Stonewall Community Foundation offers an excellent benefits package, which includes the following:

  • 15 days of paid wellness/sick leave and 23 days of PTO per year;
  • 17 holidays, including Lunar New Year, Eid al-Fitr, Juneteenth, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur, and a weeklong office shut-down for spring break;
  • Employer-covered medical, dental, and vision (up to $1,367/month in 2024);
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage;
  • Life insurance;
  • Half-day Fridays all year and flextime;
  • $75/month automatic reimbursement to support hybrid work (staff are generally expected to be in-office two days a week); transit benefits;
  • An FSA and 401(k) retirement plan (with annual employer contributions of 3% of earned pay); and
  • Professional development and conference budgets for all staff.


Koya Partners l Diversified Search Group has been exclusively retained for this engagement, which is being led by Chartise Clark and Sarah Wilson. Submit your resume and a compelling cover letter that outlines your leadership and involvement in the LGBTQ+ community by filling out our Talent Profile. All inquiries are strictly confidential.

Koya Partners l Diversified Search Group is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email [email protected]. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.


Stonewall Community Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer and is enthusiastically committed to equity in recruiting. That means always striving to build and maintain a team, both at Board and staff levels, that reflects the diversity of the communities Stonewall serves and an understanding that many identities and experiences therein are significantly underrepresented in the nonprofit sector, and especially in philanthropy. Stonewall encourages people of color, women, trans and nonbinary folks, LGBQ+ individuals, and neurodivergent and disabled people to apply.