Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 29-Jan-2019 to 17-Feb-2019
  • - Wellspring/Charitable Advisors
  • Ft. Wayne, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Wellspring, a force for good in downtown Fort Wayne since 1968, is seeking its next Executive Director. This exciting opportunity will be the perfect challenge for an experienced and energetic nonprofit leader with highly developed interpersonal and financial skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for Wellspring's mission of enriching the lives of the residents of Fort Wayne.

Wellspring was formed when five congregations partnered with the local YWCA to provide summer programs for youth living in the West Central Neighborhood. Five decades later, Wellspring is supported by a diverse faith family of 16 congregations and annually serves more than 7,000 individuals from across the city. Wellspring still serves Fort Wayne's youth through after-school and summer day camp programs, but services have expanded to include a food bank, clothing shop and programming for older adults.

Wellspring's Executive Director provides primary leadership for the organization, from strategic planning to day-to-day operations. The next executive will be responsible for: maintaining a positive working partnership with the Board of Directors; serving as the face of the organization and developing strategic community partnerships; overseeing fund development and relationships with key funders; budgeting and fiscal management; program development and management; communications, public relations and marketing; facilities and IT management; and staff development, culture and oversight.

The ideal candidate will be a high-energy, well-organized and results-driven professional. He or she must be well versed at developing and nurturing collaborative partnerships; attuned to the needs of the community and consumers; and able to bring together and inspire people to achieve great things. The next Executive Director must possess exemplary presentation and verbal and written communication skills and be able to skillfully message on behalf of Wellspring to a diverse audience.

Candidates should have a bachelor's degree and at least five years' experience in a leadership role, including demonstrated success in staff supervision and financial oversight. Nonprofit experience, including in a fund development role, preferred. Knowledge of, and experience working with, Fort Wayne's network of funders, service providers and faith communities highly desirable. Active engagement of the faith community required.

Learn more about Wellspring at:

Qualified candidates with questions are encouraged to contact Charitable Advisors: Don Gulbrandsen, Director of Consulting, at

ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting "APPLY" to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.
1) Why would leading Wellspring be a great match for you?
2) Describe a situation when you used leadership to bring people, organizations and/or resources together to improve a community.
3) In previous roles, what steps did you take to build a productive relationship with your board of directors or supervisor?
4) Share your experiences in fund development and fundraising. What were the keys to success?
5) Describe a situation where your leadership helped improved the performance of a staff team. What were the barriers to success and how did you remove them?

Click the APPLY button to submit cover letter and resume.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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