Job ID: 17701

Location: Nationwide Texas

Executive Director


The IFMA Foundation (Foundation) was established in 1990 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and a separate entity from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). The IFMA Foundation is supported by the generosity of the facility management (FM) community including IFMA members, chapters, councils, corporate sponsors and private contributors who share the belief that education and research improve the facility management profession, visit The Foundation works for the public good in support of facility management higher education, students studying facility management and related fields, research critical to the profession, and increasing awareness of facility management and making FM a career of choice.


As the IFMA Foundation Executive Director, you will report to IFMA’s President & CEO with joint leadership from the Foundation’s Executive Committee. You will collaborate with the Foundation’s Chair and Immediate Past Chair on annual goals, performance reviews, salary increases, and bonuses. You will also manage all aspects of the IFMA Foundation, including strategic planning, business development (fundraising and marketing), event planning, financial accounting, daily operations of the Foundation, and supervision of staff, volunteers, and consultants.



To be successful, you should have:

  • 10+ years related experience. Non-profit management experience is required, with a minimum of five years of fundraising experience. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Thorough understanding of financial statements and budgeting process. 
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • A self-starter, able to take the initiative to make Foundation programs successful in many ways. 
  • Ability to work with the Board of Trustees to define, initiate, and execute Foundation projects and programs. 
  • Ability to create instant rapport, confidence in public speaking and presenting to audiences, and travel supporting program growth is essential.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Microsoft Teams, and experience with fundraising software.
  • CAE or another non-profit-related credential preferred.


In this senior leadership role, the Executive Director will focus on 4 major areas of the organization:

  • Scholarship Program Management – Developing new funding sources for facility management education and training.
  • Fundraising – Working with the Fundraising and Development Committee, the Executive Director seeks new donors and fulfills donor expectations. Leads donor acquisition efforts – this includes working with existing GWI Advisory and GWI Chapter Partners to ensure their satisfaction in their relationship with the Foundation.
  • The Global Workforce Initiative (GWI) – The Global Workforce Initiative seeks to fill the growing facility management workforce talent gap as more than half of today’s practitioners are expected to retire in the next five to 15 years. Working in partnership with impacted industries worldwide, the IFMA Foundation is leading the charge to make FM a career of choice. By collaborating with educators at all levels and increasing the number of accredited FM degrees and educational programs worldwide, the Global Workforce Initiative is helping create a clear career pathway to an exciting and fulfilling career in FM.
  • Accredited Degree Program – Oversees the foundation’s activities in working with colleges and universities internationally to establish degree programs in facility management. Also represents IFMA as a Member Society of ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering & Technology) for the accreditation of facility management and similarly named programs.


Your responsibilities as the Executive Director include: 

  • Oversee implementation of all Foundation Programs to achieve strategic objectives and mission.
  • Collaborate with the IFMA Foundation Board of Trustees to establish annual budgets, marketing, and program plans.
  • Monitor monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial statements; report financial status to committees and Board of Trustees.
  • Serve as primary contact for the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, committees, and task forces.
  • Implement strategic and marketing plans, working with volunteers and Trustees for fundraising and program goals.
  • Manage fundraising functions, including events like World Workplace, tracking donations, and researching prospects.
  • Oversee annual Foundation scholarship program and scholarship presentations at IFMA’s World Workplace.
  • Coordinate judging process for the Foundation’s Trustees Award and its presentation at World Workplace.
  • Guide development of facility management degree programs and accreditation standards.
  • Communicate regularly with donors, chapters, council leaders, sponsors, and Trustees.
  • Direct Foundation staff.


Best-in-Class Benefits and Perks:

Our client values our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by competitive compensation of $145K- $150K annually, depending on experience, and an extensive benefits package including:

  • Health benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • 401(k) / retirement plan with employer matching
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending and health savings accounts
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Flexible schedule
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid family leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Remote work/telecommuting options
  • Workplace perks


Plus, we work to maintain the best environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where everyone feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.


We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes and encourages workplace diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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