Employment Opportunities

The Philanthropy Roundtable, America’s leading network of charitable donors working to strengthen our free society, uphold donor intent, and protect the freedom to give, seeks a new President and CEO to succeed Adam Meyerson, who will be stepping down as its long-time president.

Founded in 1991, the Roundtable has grown to a $9 million organization focused on fostering excellence in philanthropy, protecting philanthropic freedom, and helping donors advance liberty, opportunity, and personal responsibility. 

The new President and CEO will have a deep commitment to the mission and principles of The Philanthropy Roundtable, as well as a passion for philanthropy, a flourishing civil society, and philanthropic freedom. He/she will have a significant track record of leadership and management success and the vision to take the Roundtable to the next level of membership, influence, and effectiveness, especially in serving and inspiring high-net-worth individual donors.

The Philanthropy Roundtable has just completed an extensive strategic planning process that calls for significant growth in membership, revenue, and impact over the next five years. The new President and CEO will play a primary role in helping the Roundtable substantially build on its assets to lead in the fight to protect philanthropic freedom and to grow a community of donors dedicated to strengthening our free society.

The President and CEO reports to the Board of Directors.


The President and CEO will recruit and oversee a high-performing senior executive team, and work with them to achieve the following responsibilities:

  • Execute the strategic plan, and revise it, as necessary, in collaboration with the board
  • Build a national philanthropic movement of donors and foundations committed to strengthening our free society
  • Ensure that the Roundtable is the national leader in the protection of philanthropic freedom and that it is widely known for this leadership among individual donors as well as foundations
  • Maintain high standards of excellence and integrity in all the Roundtable’s conferences, publications, and other goods and services.
  • Develop world-class convenings, publications, and other goods and services that actively engage and add value for high-net-worth individuals.
  • Lead an aggressive fundraising campaign that will increase annual revenues by at least 50 percent in five years
  • Increase membership from 600 to 1,000 in five years, with a substantial increase among high-net-worth individuals
  • Work closely and responsively with the board—providing the board with the timely information and analysis it needs for effective oversight and accountability and for making strategic choices
  • Represent the Roundtable in the media, in testimony before Congress, and with gatherings of high-level business and professional leaders


  • Absolute commitment to the mission and principles of The Philanthropy Roundtable
  • Dynamic and innovative personality with the ability to foster new ideas and inspire change
  • Passion for philanthropy, a flourishing civil society, and philanthropic freedom
  • Vision to take the Roundtable to the next level of membership, influence, and effectiveness, especially in serving and inspiring high-net-worth individual donors
  • Significant executive experience running and growing an organization or a substantial part of an organization
  • Experience implementing a strategic plan in a business or nonprofit
  • Demonstrated track record in building and overseeing high-performing teams
  • Proven ability to win the confidence and trust of individual donors, foundation executives, and board members
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising
  • Strong customer-service orientation
  • Broad generalist knowledge of public policy, the key institutions driving public discourse, and major cultural issues affecting the nation
  • Significant experience working in or with the liberty movement
  • Absolute integrity in all matters of financial management and personal conduct
  • Excellent written and/or oral communication skills
  • Experience and comfort in dealing with media 

Application Process

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • A cover letter including:
    • Your interest in leading The Philanthropy Roundtable
    • An overview of your leadership and organizational growth experience, fundraising experience, and experience serving as the public face of an entity
    • Desired salary range
  • Résumé
  • A list of at least four professional references who can attest to the material presented by the candidate

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:


Questions can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: claire@talentmarket.org.

Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

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