Knapp Community Care Foundation


Weslaco, Texas

Date Posted

January 9, 2023

Job Category

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Since its inception, KCCF has worked closely with nonprofit partners to create a culture of shared trust and understanding for a stronger Mid-Valley region. The Board and staff have been intentional about creating a robust grant-making process that has provided nearly $50 million in community investment. The Board has also been wise with its assets and put policies in place for long-term sustainability. With a strong asset base, effective systems and processes, an experienced and dedicated staff team, and solid community partners, the Foundation is poised to welcome an action-oriented philanthropic leader ready to set in motion the possibilities for evaluating impact, increasing capacity building efforts, innovating grant-making strategies, and galvanizing impact investment opportunities. As the Foundation approaches its 10th anniversary and prepares for its future, the Foundation is seeking a seasoned leader, who is interested in partnering with the Board of Directors and staff to lead it into its next organizational phase. There is great opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders activating strategies that support innovation, creativity, community collaborations, and an entrepreneurial spirit.


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) leads the organization in fulfilling and advancing the mission of Knapp Community Care Foundation. The CEO directs KCCF in its achievement of all operational and strategic goals including grantmaking, program initiatives, financial management, and administrative matters. 

The CEO provides effective supervision, delegation, and accountability of staff, and works closely with the Board in setting strategic direction and assembling support for Foundation initiatives and community partnerships. The CEO serves as an active and visible liaison to the community and collaborates with other philanthropic leaders locally, regionally, and nationally.


We seek a proven and visionary philanthropic leader who demonstrates a strong ability to work collaboratively with KCCF’s current and future grantee partners and an experienced leader in developing strong working relationships in the community, including government, nonprofit, philanthropic, and private sector leadership. The ability to build trust-based relationships with other funders and partners for greater impact in the Mid-Valley is a must.

KCCF’s next leader will contribute to the vision and thought leadership in the field of philanthropy by demonstrating a willingness and ability to shape community discussions around the issues impacting KCCF stakeholders. In addition to working with Board and staff on grant program management strategies and systems, the next KCCF executive will understand the importance of accountability and evaluation management by demonstrating how KCCF might integrate a robust evaluation component into its existing grants program.

Strong business acumen and a proven financial management track record will be key for KCCF’s next leader. The successful candidate will demonstrate his/her experience in working with a Board and staff on wealth management and financial management systems, processes, and strategies that are efficient, and effective, and leverage other philanthropic dollars to the area.

The successful candidate will be naturally creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative in how KCCF approaches its work to improve the health of Mid-Valley families. An inquiry-based work style focused on continuous learning, leadership development, and professional staff growth will be important for integrating with and leading KCCF’s strong board and staff teams. The successful candidate’s career path will demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and a focus on building community while leading organizational change.

The ability to communicate exceptionally well in oral and written form is necessary for success in this position. This leader is an active listener and a creative problem solver who is politically savvy, patient, collaborative, and builds consensus. As the key spokesperson for KCCF, this person must be able to speak extemporaneously and appropriately on any number of subjects in a clear and transparent fashion in order to achieve authorized voice and power among all stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be bilingual in Spanish and English.

The ideal candidate will show a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and will demonstrate an understanding of the socioeconomic needs and issues affecting South Texas. The ideal candidate will exhibit a high level of participation in the life of the Rio Grande Valley through current or future involvement. A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years in nonprofit, public administration, philanthropy, or related field are required. An advanced degree and/or continuing education/certification is preferred.

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About the Organization

The Foundation was created in 2013 when the nonprofit hospital, Knapp Medical Center, was acquired by the nonprofit Prime Healthcare Services Foundation. As a healthcare conversion private foundation, the Foundation is required by law to invest its assets in charitable purposes similar to those of the original nonprofit entity. Knapp Community Care Foundation is location-based and was established to benefit Mid-Valley families. Their mission is to improve the health of Texas’ Mid-Valley families.


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