The Heartland Institute, a 33-year-old national nonprofit research and education organization poised for rapid growth in the coming years, is seeking candidates for the position of President to replace its founding President, who will likely be named chairman in early 2018.
Heartland is one of the top ten free-market think tanks in the United States (according to www.thebestschools.org). It is the nation’s leading source of research and commentary for state elected officials, communicating with them more than one million times in 2016. Heartland is also “the world’s most prominent think tank supporting skepticism of man-made climate change” (according to The Economist).
Heartland is a national organization housed in its own modern 13,000+ square-foot building in Arlington Heights, Illinois, an affluent suburb northwest of Chicago. Our building is a short walk from a golf course and forest preserve, affordable housing and good schools.
Heartland has a full-time staff of 38 employees, some 30 additional senior fellows and 370 policy advisors. It has an annual budget of approximately $6.0 million, nearly all of which comes from tax-deductible contributions from some 5,000 individuals, foundations, and corporations.
About the Job
The President will lead Heartland to its next level of growth and influence. To do so, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in organizational leadership, fundraising, and communication.
The President is the chief staff member of the organization and reports to the CEO. The plan is to have the President become CEO after a successful six-month tenure. The board will consider combining the president and CEO positions immediately for highly qualified candidates.
This is an incredible opportunity for someone who shares our “heartland values” and wants to live in our nation’s heartland while leading a prominent think tank that is making a significant impact. The new President will lead an organization with a corporate culture that emphasizes excellence, self-improvement, honesty and fairness, mutual respect, reciprocity, and optimism.