You might hire an executive director to:

  • Set and meet annual fundraising goals to secure financial support from foundations, corporations, individuals, and other funding sources
  • Work with staff on annual benefit and other fundraising events, overseeing external communications across websites, marketing materials, newsletters, and social media content

  • Represent the nonprofit to local or national media, increasing organizational awareness

  • Oversee daily nonprofit operations, providing direction for strategy, compliance, quality assurance, and program efficiency

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Strong leadership and management skills
MBA or other advanced degree relevant to country of employment
Exceptional verbal, written, and visual communication
Previous senior management experience, preferably within a nonprofit
Previous experience managing budgets and working with a board of directors
Entrepreneurial mindset