Applications Open for our Next President and CEO

Kittleman & Associates, the firm contracted to support the hiring of Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s next president and CEO, is now accepting applications for the position. The position guide, which outlines the responsibilities of the position and the qualities of the individual desired, can be found on the Kittleman & Associates website.

The posting will remain active until filled as individuals from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds and lived experiences are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and current resume directly to Kittleman & Associates via their website.

About Kittleman & Associates and the leadership transition process

Kittleman & Associates is a national search firm that specializes in the recruitment of CEOs for grantmaking foundations and public charities. It is the nation’s first executive search firm to provide recruitment services exclusively for nonprofit organizations. A committee of current and former Community Foundation Trustees and volunteers will lead the process to select finalists. The Board of Trustees will make the final selection and offer to our next president and CEO, which is expected later this year.

Kittleman conducts searches for executive directors, presidents and CEOs of nonprofit organizations across the country, representing 95% of its practice. The firm has vast experience in the nonprofit sector with a focus on equity in all of its searches. In the past two years, 58% of Kittleman’s CEO placements have been women and 40% have been people of color.

The search will be led by Cory King, president and CEO, and Susan Cowen, senior principal, in partnership with the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Cowen, who focuses exclusively on CEO searches across the nonprofit sector, brings 25 years of experience in the human services sector to the search process. For more information about Kittleman & Associates, visit

Interested in more information?

Earlier this year, the Community Foundation announced President Diana R. Sieger’s plans to retire. More information on Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s search for our next president and CEO can be found at