President and Chief Executive Officer - United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas

August 28, 2018

The Board of Directors for the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas is soliciting applications for the position of President and Chief Executive Officer.

Position Overview: The President and Chief Executive Officer, in collaboration with the Board of Directors and the Staff, implements the mission of the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas; ensures that the Foundation fulfills its fiduciary duties; provides strategic vision and leadership; promotes development and organizational growth; and strengthens the Foundation’s operations. All applications will be considered confidential.


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree, with advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience (or equivalent) in executive management.
  • Theological understanding of stewardship.
  • Demonstrated strategic leadership
  • Excellent collaboration, presentation and communication skills
  • Finance and investment acumen.
  • Adherence to the highest moral and ethical standards
Please submit curricula vitae by email or U.S. Mail:
Beth Deere
804 N. Monroe St. Little Rock, AR 72205

The mission of the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas is to create and administer permanent charitable endowment funds to strengthen and expand United Methodist ministry in Arkansas. This includes helping individuals plan for a legacy to the Church through a Last Will and Testament, Revocable and Irrevocable Trust, or Life Income gift. It also includes administering endowment funds held by local churches and other United Methodist institutions. 

The Foundation manages assets totaling more than $166,000,000, in partnership with Wespath Investment Management. Fifty-five percent of this total is owned outright by UMFA. In 2018, the Foundation will make more than $5 million in grants, including: tuition for United Methodist seminary students; lay leadership training, financial training for pastors; funds for college students to visit seminaries; funds for local church staff members to become certified in youth and children’s ministries; and stipends for newer pastors to participate in the pastoral leadership programs. Since 2001, the Foundation has provided 34 full scholarships to United Methodist seminaries.

In the fall of 2018, the Foundation will move into a new 10,000 square-foot building. In addition to housing the Foundation’s offices, this facility will include a state-of-the-art training facility for lay and clergy professional development activities.