Strengthening Our Nonprofit Community

moss+ross specializes in CEO/Executive Director and development professional searches for Triangle-based nonprofit organizations including community-based nonprofits, universities and independent schools. We help our clients find the best and the brightest in the field whether they are rising stars or veterans, local professionals or searching from afar.

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Assistant Dean for Development & College Relations and Executive Director, NC State Engineering Foundation

The NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. (NCSEF), a private nonprofit organization that raises funds to support the College of Engineering, is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as the Assistant Dean for Development and College Relations, and Executive Director of the Foundation. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape and direct the complete range of development activities related to the College of Engineering and the NC State Engineering Foundation as they work toward achieving the $230m campaign goal. Primary responsibilities will include planning, managing, and implementing an annual operating plan and budget; preparing and implementing a comprehensive major gift program that includes individual and corporate donors; engaging, managing, and facilitating activities of the NC State Engineering Foundation Board and its committees; and providing strategic direction and coaching to a staff of 8 development professionals. The Assistant Dean will report to the Dean of the College of Engineering while working in close collaboration with college department heads, University Advancement, and development colleagues across campus.
The College of Engineering at NC State is one of the highest-ranked programs of its kind in the country. With more than 10,000 students, over 50 degree programs and 24 research centers, and 60,000 alumni across the state and around the world, the college is a powerhouse of innovation in the field. In 2017 the college had $206m in research expenditures which ranked 6th in the country among public universities. Read the prospectus and apply here. (moss+ross is assisting with this search.)


Additional Job Searches

moss+ross is not leading the following searches, but would like to share these opportunities with you on behalf of current or former clients.

Executive Director, Communities In Schools of Durham

From CISD: “Founded in 1992, Communities In Schools (CIS) of Durham is an independent nonprofit with a proven history of meeting its mission to ‘surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.’ The next Executive Director has the opportunity to lead an organization that operates effective programs, has worked hard to build strong relationships with the Durham Public Schools and enjoys a very good reputation in the community. The ED must be able to work with and advocate for students and their families within the Durham Public Schools, the Durham community and at times the state and beyond, which in today’s economic environment is a challenge. It is helpful to understand Durham – its politics, movers and shakers; its entrepreneurial and quirky spirit and its challenges.” Click here for more info.

Executive Director, Judea Reform Congregation

From Judea Reform Congregation: “The leadership of Judea Reform Congregation views the appointment of its next Executive Director (ED) as an exciting opportunity for a visionary leader to advance the congregation at a turning point in its history; to innovate and contribute significantly to the success of this congregation; to strengthen and build community; and to ensure the important role of Reform Judaism in the lives of its members.” Click here for more info.

Executive Director, Housing for New Hope

From Housing for New Hope: “Housing for New Hope’s next Executive Director will be taking the reins of a $2.5M organization with a dedicated staff and a Board of Directors committed to the mission and to maintaining HNH’s well-earned and respected standing in the community. As effective as HNH has been, it cannot do its work alone. We have worked hard to build a strong collaborative relationship with the other programs in Durham serving people who are homeless. The organization’s next leader must know how to lead and participate in the collaborative enterprise and recognize opportunities to work jointly with those in our community. This position is an incredible opportunity for a talented, caring leader with the drive, intelligence, skills and humility to keep the organization moving forward toward the goal of sustainable housing for all people in our community.”  Please click here for more information.

Completed Job Searches

Within the last few years, moss+ross has completed executive searches for: Alliance Medical Ministry, Beth El Synagogue, Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, Communities In Schools – NC, Dress for Success Triangle NC, the Foundation of Hope, Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, Learning Together, North Carolina Bar Foundation, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, the UNC School of Law, the UNC School of Media and Journalism, UNC School of Social Work, and Urban Ministries of Durham.