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Maine Philanthropy Center

President & CEO

Located in Portland, Maine Philanthropy Center (MPC) is Maine’s regional association of grantmakers. We are seeking a strategic and personable leader who will enthusiastically nurture relationships and grow a visible and vibrant philanthropic network in Maine. The next President & CEO has the extraordinary opportunity to build on MPC’s strengths and chart a path for bold philanthropic leadership and successful growth.

Founded in 1995, MPC’s mission is to provide opportunity, leadership, and support to advance the effectiveness of philanthropy in Maine and its ability to make a meaningful difference. Today, MPC serves as a "backbone organization" for philanthropy in Maine, promoting shared learning and collaborative action among a network of grantmaker members. MPC’s membership base includes family and private foundations, community foundations, public charity grantmakers, corporate foundations and giving programs, and individual philanthropists. The membership is primarily located in the state but also includes regional and national foundations with a significant interest in Maine. MPC also offers membership opportunity to philanthropic consultants and advisors and is one of only a few philanthropy serving organizations in the nation to include nonprofit organizations within the membership model.

The new President & CEO will join the Maine Philanthropy Center as the organization is poised for growth and increased leadership visibility. MPC is seeking a strategic and personable leader who will enthusiastically nurture relationships and grow a vibrant network that will increase the effectiveness of Maine's philanthropic sector - at a time when the field of philanthropy is changing. They bring a strong understanding of the context and trends of philanthropy. An experienced nonprofit manager and equity-informed leader, they are excited to work with the Board of Directors to grow an organization grounded in best practice and the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. They are able to balance MPC’s responsiveness to members and the organization’s operational needs with taking an external leadership role in the field of philanthropy.

The complete position description and required qualifications, as well as directions for interested candidates to submit applications, may be found at

If you have questions - or suggestions for specific potential candidates who seem like the ideal candidate - please share them with Jodi Dowling, TSNEMissionWorks Executive Search and Recruitment Manager at or Cathy Kidman, transition consultant, at

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