Recruitment of Homer Foundation Executive Director

The Homer Foundation, founded in 1991, values its vital role as a community foundation in enhancing quality of life through local grant-making and developing philanthropic potential in the Foundation’s service area.  We serve communities in Homer, Anchor Point, Ninilchik, Seldovia, Nanwalek and everywhere in between.

The Homer Foundation has experienced significant growth and is poised for increased impact in the future. Prudent resource stewardship and impactful grants solidify our role as a trusted community partner for both today’s donor and long-term endowment donors. Our successes demonstrate that the Homer Foundation will exist as an independent community foundation in perpetuity.

With an office in Homer, the Foundation is located on the southern Kenai Peninsula, one of the most beautiful places in Alaska.  We are seeking an inspirational servant leader to steward the next stage of our expansion. This visionary leader will continue to build the reputation of the Foundation as the preferred source for long-term philanthropy and enhancement of community resources throughout the region.

Position Overview: The Executive Director position will lead with an entrepreneurial spirit, aiming to grow and diversify revenue streams, expand our reach, and enhance the programs and services. These efforts will enrich our communities and provide opportunities for continued growth of the Foundation’s impact. Working with a Board of Trustees and a staff of two, the Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization’s operations, including fundraising, program development, financial management, staff supervision, and volunteer engagement.

The Executive Director will be an articulate, passionate, and motivational leader who inspires others to engage with our mission. They will work closely with the Board of Trustees to ensure that the Foundation is fulfilling its mission and serving its constituents effectively. The Executive Director will also be responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, including donors, partners, fellow philanthropies, community leaders, and represented citizenry.

The Executive Director will be a strategic thinker who is able to balance short-term needs with long-term planning. They will have excellent communication skills and be able to represent our organization to a variety of audiences.

The position is a .8 FTE with a starting salary range of $80,000- $87,000 DOQ. The Homer Foundation offers a flexible work place, a 403B retirement plan, 10 paid holidays and PTO.

Qualified interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume. The position is open until filled. First screenings will happen May 13, 2024.

Resumes and questions can be emailed to: