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 Annual and Major Gifts, North Carolina Bar Foundation

The North Carolina Bar Foundation seeks to hire a Director of Annual and Major Gifts, to provide top-level leadership for its fundraising program.  This is a new position within the Foundation created as an outgrowth of an extensive needs assessment completed in fall 2017.  The Director of Annual and Major Gifts will be a skilled and innovative fundraising professional, team player and strategist, experienced in implementing best practices for raising major gifts for a variety of purposes and Annual Fund gifts. Primary responsibilities include redesigning an Annual Fund and major gifts effort that is smart, assertive and stimulates a vibrant donor pipeline improving the Foundation’s ability to move donors to greater levels of giving.  Applications accepted through March 5, 2018 or until position is filled. For more information and application instructions, click here.

Executive Director, Beth El Synagogue

Beth El Synagogue, located in Durham, NC, is seeking a skilled Executive Director who can help lead the congregation forward into our next era. This is an exciting time for Beth El, a dynamic, inclusive and growing Conservative Jewish Congregation. We have just begun a major building renovation after a record-breaking capital campaign. Our growing 400-household membership will welcome an executive leader who thinks proactively, can modernize operations and will work with our Rabbi and Board to support our vibrant Jewish community. For more information and application instructions, click here.

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.

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.

Executive Director, Durham Library Foundation

The Durham Library Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is reorganizing its work in support of the Durham County Library system and seeks a part-time Executive Director.  The ideal candidate is a self-starter with good community relations, organizational, fundraising and managerial skills. Under the direction of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide oversight and administrative support for the Foundation’s operations including communications with Library staff, donors and the wider community; management of records and disbursements; and coordination of board meetings and Foundation events.  The Executive Director will play an important role in positioning the Foundation and Library for critical fundraising efforts ahead. Click here for more info.

Director of Development, WakeEd Partnership

WakeEd Partnership is a unique, strategic, education nonprofit focused exclusively on transforming teaching and leadership modeling in Wake County Public Schools to provide graduating students with the content knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a complex and changing workplace. Reporting to the President, the primary responsibility of the Director of Development is to ensure the continued success and growth of the organization’s fund development program.  The Director of Development will oversee the development and management of cultivation activities, annual giving, grant writing, unique events, and related relationship-building activities. 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 Associate, Forest History Society

Founded by a gift from the Weyerhaeuser Family, the Forest History Society (FHS or Society) is a nonprofit library and archives dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating forest and conservation history for all to use. FHS houses one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of the history of forests and plays a vital role in understanding forests, their evolution and use, and their relationship to today’s environment and economy.

Since 1984, the Society has been headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, benefiting from a longstanding affiliation with Duke University. Within the coming year, FHS will move into a newly constructed headquarters in the Duke Forest – the first facility in the organization’s history built to meet the Society’s unique programming needs. In 2018, FHS anticipates not only wrapping up its capital campaign for this new headquarters, but also completing its most robust annual fund campaign to date, with a goal of raising $330,000 for its important programming.

The Development Associate is an essential position for the Society and is primarily responsible for coordinating the annual fund effort, preparing the annual fund solicitations, managing the donor database with all contributions to the Society, and sending donors timely gift acknowledgements and pledge reminders. The Development Associate will also provide support to the President and other FHS team members, as additional fundraising and stewardship opportunities arise. 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. Email cover letter, references and writing sample requesting support for a non-profit organization by Monday, February 12, 2018 to: (Please no phone calls.) Click here for more info.



Completed Job Searches

Within the last few years, moss+ross has completed executive searches for the Communities In Schools – NC, Dress for Success Triangle NC, Families Moving Forward, the Foundation of Hope, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, 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. For a full list of our executive search clients, click here.