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The Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund

Executive Director

The Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund


Job Summary

The Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund is pleased to invite applications, expressions of interest, and/or nominations for its next Executive Director. Formed in 2008, the Fund continues the legacy of Dan and Margaret Maddox, avid outdoorspeople with a passion for wildlife habitat conservation and a deep commitment to the young people of Middle Tennessee. Today, the Fund provides funding support to programs and advocacy efforts in two areas of focus, the natural environment and youth.

As a learning organization, the Fund embraces all stages of transformation and change toward liberation. Guided by the North Stars that were established as a result of their 2021 Equity Audit, the Fund seeks to identify and dismantle policies or practices that perpetuate white supremacist culture in the region. The challenges facing the communities of Middle Tennessee that the Fund partners with, have led the Fund to re-double its commitment to those communities with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Liberation (DEIJL) principles at the center of that commitment.

The next Executive Director will serve as the steward of the Fund’s mission-aligned investments, champion the Fund’s nonprofit partners, serve as an exemplar for equity-centered grantmaking, and advance a model of regional leadership that centers equity in all its forms. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will support the existing small staff and work to build the internal capacity of the organization for its next phase of work.

Additional Information

How to Apply

To learn more about The Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund please visit: maddoxfund.org

This search is being led by Cara Pearsall and Robert Diggs of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest, qualifications, and commitment to equity and transparency as a central tenet of effective grantmaking, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal. NPAG welcomes expressions of interest, prior to applying for the position, and/or nominations submitted via this form.

The Maddox Fund commits to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination. It is the policy of the Maddox Fund that all applicants and employees are entitled to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion or creed, sex (includes sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender (includes gender identity or expression), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or other protected characteristics as required by local, state and federal law. As such, the Maddox Fund does not discriminate in employment decisions, including with regard to hiring, termination, promotion, transfers, leave of absence, compensation, or training. The Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund is an equal-opportunity employer.


  • Date Posted: May 28, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Director
  • Service Area: Environment
  • Salary Range: $160,000 - $200,000.