Strategic development consulting for the 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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Director of Development, Urban Ministries of Durham

Urban Ministries of Durham invites well-qualified applicants to consider joining a talented leadership team providing shelter, food, and resources transitioning citizens in the Durham community through homelessness to security.  The Director of Development works with staff, volunteers, donors, corporate and foundation entities, and other partners to sustain and grow UMD services of more than $3 million annually.  This individual will work to build the UMD brand while overseeing donor portfolios, annual fundraising events, grant-writing and reporting, marketing and communications, and coordination of planning and evaluation with the Executive Director and the Board.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for such work, a fine record of achievement, and obvious talents for building strong interpersonal relationships with clients, supporters, and colleagues.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Click here for more info.

Senior Program Associate, Energy Foundation

The Energy Foundation seeks a Senior Program Associate for its Southeast Regional office in Raleigh, NC.  With a mission to serve the public interest by building a strong, clean energy economy, the nonprofit foundation is pragmatic and nonpartisan, supporting education and analysis to promote policy solutions that build markets for clean energy technology which grow the economy by opening doors to greater innovation and productivity with dramatically less pollution. The foundation’s headquarters are in San Francisco, CA, with satellite locations in Raleigh, NC, Chicago, IL, and in Las Vegas, NV. Energy Foundation China offices are in Beijing, China.  The Senior Program Associate’s primary responsibilities are to support the work of the Southeast office’s full regional team by leading internal coordination, project management, and the processes for the region’s most complex grants and contracts. The Senior Program Associate will engage in all facets of grantmaking, from start to finish and will also be the lead on facilitating important projects like in-state strategy meetings, annual planning, and supporting the launch of new state programs. Competitive salary and benefits. Click here for more info.

Director of Development, The Green Chair Project

The Green Chair Project helps families and individuals turn empty houses into homes, providing hope for a new beginning to all who step through its doors. It collects high quality donated furnishings for people transitioning from homelessness, crisis or disaster.  Since 2010, thousands of families have found essential furnishings offered with dignity and choice thanks to the efforts of a caring staff, volunteers, donors and more than 60 social service and faith partners in Raleigh and Wake County. Green Chair is seeking its first full-time Director of Development, a person with passion for improving community, who finds joy in teamwork, and has a proven history of fundraising using a full range of gift strategies and a track record of organizing, leading and managing successful development programs. Click here for more info.


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 long-time clients.


VP of Marketing & Communications, Marbles Kids Museum

From Marbles: “Marbles Kids Museum and IMAX Theatre seeks an entrepreneurial, playful and results-oriented professional to lead our marketing and communications team. One of the fastest growing children’s museums in the country, Marbles considers our team members our greatest resource. We look for talented professionals with the energy and enthusiasm to engage our community in support of our mission and to inspire children of all ages to imagine, discover and learn through play.

It’s a pivotal time to join the organization, as Marbles embarks on growing our impact through expanded facilities and programs. As a key member of the executive and senior leadership teams, the Vice President of Marketing & Communications will work closely with the CEO and Board of Directors to serve our existing audience, grow awareness and support for our museum mission and theater programming and help develop a vision for our future. Click here for more info.”

Executive Director, Community Music School

The Community Music School (CMS) is seeking a dynamic and seasoned leader with an entrepreneurial spirit who is deeply passionate about music education for all children and will work closely with the Board to achieve the goals of its strategic plan. CMS is strategically poised for growth and is looking to strengthen its programs, expand its reach and impact, and build a stronger fundraising base. This will require a strong and visionary leader who is committed to our mission and has a background in music education; understands the challenges facing low income families; will be an effective ambassador for CMS in the community with grantors and other music programs; can engage volunteers and donors; and will maintain the quality of its programs.  Click here for more info.

Development Director, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University teaches, engages in, and presents documentary work grounded in collaborative partnerships and extended fieldwork that uses photography, film/video, audio, narrative writing, and experimental and new media to capture and convey contemporary memory, life, and culture. CDS values documentary work that balances community goals with individual artistic expression. CDS promotes documentary work that cultivates progressive change by amplifying voices, advancing human dignity, engendering respect among individuals, breaking down barriers to understanding, and illuminating social injustices. CDS conducts its work for local, regional, national, and international audiences.

Under the supervision of the Director of the Center for Documentary Studies, the Development Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing a multifaceted and comprehensive giving program to fund identified CDS priorities. The Development Director sets strategies and manages all development activities for CDS, including individual, foundation, and corporate giving. The Development Director also is a frontline fundraiser who develops and manages a portfolio of major-gift donors. The Development Director works with the Director and senior leadership at CDS to ensure that these activities are coordinated with staff, the board of directors, other supporters of CDS, and Duke University Development. The Development Director supervises two development associates and a development assistant. Click here for more info.

Development Coordinator, UNC Wesley Campus Ministry

UNC Wesley Campus Ministry, the United Methodist Church’s outreach to students of UNC-Chapel Hill, seeks a Development Coordinator to support and assist the Campus Minister, staff and volunteers to fundraiser for WCM. Immediate duties include managing UNC Wesley’s Annual Fund and Legacy Giving Program; as well as weekly, monthly and annual tasks including but not limited to: communications and outreach to friends/donors/alumni; stewardship and acknowledgement of donations; event management for outreach and fundraising; maintaining the development-related files and the donor database. Future duties will include prospect management, cultivation and solicitations to benefit WCM; and board development, committee support, training and management.

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum three years prior development experience is preferred, and non-profit and/or faith-based experience is preferred. Technology and social media proficiency is necessary. Click here for more info.



Completed Job Searches

Within the last few years, moss+ross has completed executive searches for Beth El Synagogue, Communities In Schools – NC, Dress for Success Triangle NC, Families Moving Forward, the Foundation of Hope, Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, Learning Together, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, the UNC Institute for the Environment, the UNC School of Law, the UNC School of Media and Journalism, the UNC School of Social Work and the United Way of the Greater Triangle.