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President & CEO, Sh Foundation - Hybrid


Cincinnati, OH 01-23-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
The Scripps Howard Fund (a public charity) and Scripps Howard Foundation (a private foundation) were established by The E.W. Scripps Company to create informed and engaged communities through journalism, education, childhood literacy and local causes. The Scripps Howard Foundation President & CEO is part of The E.W. Scripps senior leadership team and is responsible for leadership of the Fund and Foundation. This role leads a team in accomplishing the organizations' shared mission and sets their strategy, initiatives, revenue streams and programs. This is a hybrid position located in Cincinnati, OH.


Vision and Leadership
• Serves as visionary, anticipating both cultural and business shifts. Operates as the chief advocate for the Foundation as well as author and owner of the associated long-term strategy. Is attentive to trends in the philanthropic community, in the media industry, in journalism education and professional development and in research.
Strategic Management
• Leads the execution of the Foundation's long-term strategy ensuring appropriate alignment with the overall direction and interest of The E.W. Scripps Company. Provides guidance to keep daily operations aligned with strategy.
Values and Ethical Standards Management
• Ensures the adoption of and adherence to appropriate values and ethical standards in all Foundation business. Sets policies and procedures in full conformance to laws and regulations, especially as they apply to the legal and proper role of a tax-exempt private foundation.
Financial Management and Stewardship
• Responsible for the overall financial health of the Foundation and accomplishing financial goals and objectives. Is the chief steward of resources entrusted to the Foundation and works diligently to ensure appropriate and effective use in keeping with the intentions of Foundation donors.
• Oversees the management of fundraising activities and planning and the development of strategies to build donor base and diversify funding sources. Oversees branding, marketing and communication pertaining to fund development.
Program and Grants Management
• Nurtures innovation. Develops and oversees programming, grant making and grant management strategies and systems. Ensures such strategies and systems are well implemented. Ensures programs and grants are effective and aligned with the Foundation's vision and mission and also with the overall directions and interests of The E.W. Scripps Company.
Community and Public Relations
• Serves as a spokesperson for the Foundation. Assures the organization and its mission, programs, products and services consistently present a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders. Active in civic and professional organizations. Ensures the Foundation supports and serves the communities in which The E.W. Scripps Company does business.
• Serves as primary channel for interaction between the Foundation and the Scripps and Howard family members.
Partnership and Collaboration
• Works collaboratively with other private or public funders and grantees for greater social impact. Helps shape the agenda and decision making of educational institutions and organizations, government and other external stakeholders. Contributes to the national and local vision and thought leadership in the Foundation's focus areas and communicates this vision.
• Works with television stations and business units to raise funds for local causes as well as to provide support for employees in special cases of disaster.
Legacy and Culture
• Honors and commemorates the legacy, creativity and impact of The E.W. Scripps Company, its founders and its historical leaders. Supports and reinforces the culture and style of operation of The E.W. Scripps Company and aligns the operations of the Foundation appropriately.
Human Resource Management
• Ensures the Foundation has the talent it needs to be successful. Holds overall responsibility for building an effective team committed to the Foundation's mission and organizational goals and objectives.
Board Administration and Support
• Supports operation and administration of the Foundation board of trustees, fulfilling governance and stewardship obligations to the members of the Foundation board and to the Foundation's donors.

• BS/BA in related discipline or equivalent years of experience
• Generally, 10+ years of experience in a related field including some non-profit and managerial experience
• Experience leading a foundation or other similar institution
• Media experience and industry expertise is a plus

• Strategic thinking and planning
• Project and program management - strong drive and ability to ensure completion
• Innovative thinking - Inventive and resourceful
• Strong communication skills - listening as well as written and oral communication
• Exceptional relationship development skills - able to build highly productive stakeholder relationships
• Flexible, collaborative and facilitative - able to work with all types of people, and build consensus among diverse groups, and make changes and adjustments to plans
• Up to 30% travel
• Scripps offers a hybrid working option for this position

If you are a current Scripps employee, please do not apply on this site. Please access our internal career site at Worklife > My Info > View Open Positions at Scripps.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rnn59o-3-239-9-151-42 in your application.

Company Profile

The E.W. Scripps Company is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets.