Senior Vice President -Alnoba Lewis Family Foundation

Position Description


Alnoba – Daring leaders to change the world


The Alnoba Lewis Family Foundation is pleased to announce an opening for Senior Vice President of the Alnoba Lewis Family Foundation.


The Alnoba Lewis Family Foundation is a results-driven Foundation with the mission to transform peoples’ lives and build strong communities by developing leaders and strategic partners on a local and global scale. Located in Kensington, NH the Foundation encompasses 600 acres of forests, fields, ponds, trails and exceptional outdoor sculptures by internationally renowned sculptors. This space provides a natural place for reflection, and inspiration for creating change. The Foundation funds and works with 31 Strategic Partners throughout New England as well as others nationally and worldwide. The Foundation also provides grants to Boston based community organizations with the intent of developing high performing leaders in the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.


Alnoba Co-founders Alan and Harriet Lewis - Alan, as Chairman of Grand Circle Corporation and the Lewis family owned Kensington Investment Company, led both companies to become global enterprises. Alan has been recognized for his philanthropic leadership. He earned the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy’s Excellence Award for CEO leadership and innovation in philanthropy and was named Ernst & Young’s New England “Social Entrepreneur of the Year.” He and Harriet have authored “Leading Through Turbulence” and “Driving with No Brakes,” personal experiences of how they built very successful companies.


Harriet, an educator, philanthropist and world traveler, is passionate about helping guide social change and developing leader with a special focus on women and youth. Harriet founded the Next Generation Leaders, a program to provide rising college freshmen from Boston’s Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan neighborhoods with work, service and international travel opportunities to advance their leadership skills and improve their chances of success in life and college.


The Foundation awards grants are exclusively focused on the Four Pillars of Alnoba which are:

  • Leadership - nonprofit leaders and teams
  • Conservation – sustainability models, strategic partnerships and bold environmental leaders
  • Health and Wellness – programming at the Alnoba site that promotes health and wellbeing
  • Arts – internationally renowned outdoor art


Senior Vice President Role


The primary role of the SVP is to drive the achievements of the Foundation’s social mission with

specific focus on the Alnoba Four Pillars.  The SVP provides the key leadership as the principal administrator and informational contact person for the Foundation. This position is responsible for the implementation of all grantmaking activities ensuring that they are consistent with the Foundation’s mission, vision, goals and measurements for all grants. The SVP manages all applicant correspondence, grant application processing, the writing of grant agreements, grant awards tracking results, and provides reports as required to the Board of Trustees. The Senior Vice President reports to the Board Chair.


  Essential Duties


  • Serve as Foundation contact person for all grant inquiries and recommend potential grant recipients to the Foundation Board.


  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and provide the link between strategic and community partners and Alnoba staff who are assigned to grant ownership.


  • Oversee the grant application processes and measurements.


  • Support the leadership of Strategic and Community partners.


  • Work in coordination with the General Manager of Kensington New Hampshire Operations on Alnoba Foundation operational issues and the Vice President of Finance, Lewis Family North Kensington Investment Company on accounting for and tracking of grant payments.


  • Plan and implement annual Foundation plans.


  • Create grant award calendar and lead all grant award/review meetings.


  • Provide and/or prepare all Foundation reporting information required

both internally and externally.


  • Visit, as appropriate, grant recipient sites.


Annual Goals - The Senior Vice President’s role is to focus on top three annual goals:


  1. 60% - Provide leadership and support to Strategic and Community Partners to help them achieve annual plans, to accomplish specific measurements as outlined in grant awards, and to strengthen their organization’s mission, vision and goals.


  1. 30% - Ensure compliance with all grant agreements, measurements and funding expenditures are aligned with the Foundation’s mission and that they follow the stipulations of the grants as laid out in the agreements. Accurately report results quarterly and as requested by the Board of Trustees.


  1. 10% - Accountable for putting together and executing the Foundation’s annual calendars providing timely correspondence, verbal and written, for all of the Foundation’s business.


Qualification and Experience Required


  • Five years experience in an Executive Director or senior position of a family foundation or community based nonprofit organization.


  • Prior experience in working comfortably in a values driven organization.


  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.


  • Excellent writing ability that is clear and concise.


  • Able to work effectively both independently and in cross-functional teams.


  • Able to work with deadlines.


  • Able to travel nationally and internationally on occasion.


Compensation and Benefits

     Annual salary $150,000

     Health and Dental Insurance

     401K Company Match

     Tuition Reimbursement


All final applicants will be required to complete a Predictive Index and Leadership Evaluation Assessment Survey, and a drug screening and background check.


To Apply:

Send a letter of intent detailing your interest in the position along with a complete resume outlining your professional career, and three references with contact information by email to:


George Armstrong, Search Committee