Administration, Foundations and Philanthropy, Health, Nonprofit and Social Impact

Chief Operating Officer

  • Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation
  • Greater Chicago, IL

This position has been filled.

Read and download the Position Profile here.

About Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation

As Illinois’ only private foundation focused solely on the health needs of children across the state, Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation continues to play a leading role in supporting communities and organizations committed to improving the health of their children, with a specific focus on children’s oral health and mental health.

To date, ILCHF has invested more than $42 million to advance oral health strategies and $67million to support mental health initiatives.

ILCHF’s inspired team and Board work to make its mission and vision a reality through strategic grantmaking, collaborations and community engagement. The Foundation actively engages community members to understand both community needs and solutions that drive sustainable change.

The Opportunity

Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) is seeking its first Chief Operating Officer. This leader will be a dynamic and exceptionally strong administrative leader, managing complex operations within the areas of finance, operations, human resources, technology, programs, grants, and special projects.

They will serve in close partnership with the President to ensure that all operational and grant making activities are aligned for organizational success. They will also work collaboratively with the President to maintain the short term and long-term fiscal, operational and cultural health of the organization, which includes co-leading the implementation of a newly crafted and adopted Equity, Diversity and Inclusion action plan.

Additionally, the COO will lead the management and professional development of the Foundation’s program and administrative team members and will play a key role in hiring 1-2 new team members in 2022.


Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Tiara Muse is leading this search along with Bryn Siberski. To make recommendations or to express interest in this role please email All nominations, inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Read and download the Position Profile here.

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