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, North Carolina Museum of Art

The world-renowned North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) seeks a new Director of Development at an exciting time of transition and opportunity as Valerie Hillings, Ph.D., the new Director of the Museum and CEO of the NCMA Foundation, begins her tenure. The Museum’s next fundraising leader will bring the vision, drive and creativity to reach ambitious fundraising goals with an eye toward growing high-end stewardship, membership, principal and major gifts, campaigns and opening new revenue markets. The Director of Development will be a passionate and knowledgeable advocate for the arts, an inspiring and effective leader and manager, an articulate and persuasive communicator and a relationship-builder of the highest integrity. This is a unique opportunity to serve on the Museum Director’s leadership team, to work with a cadre of talented colleagues and Museum and Foundation leaders, and to position a strong development program for significant growth in the future.  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 clients.

Vice President for Advancement, Museum of Life and Science

From Museum: “The Museum seeks candidates for the role of Vice President for Advancement.  Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President is a member of the Executive Team and has primary oversight of the Development, Membership and Communications teams, which consist of ten talented staff members.  The position leads or executes critical revenue opportunities for the Museum, including philanthropy, membership, government and special projects funding and acts as the primary liaison for the Development Committee of the Board of Directors.

The Vice President provides strong, creative, energetic, and strategic leadership on all advancement and communications initiatives, programs, events, and functions with responsibility for building a culture of philanthropy and increasing annual contributed revenue.  The Vice President will engage in government and corporate relations and serve in a lead role with future campaigns, including County bond referendums. 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.

Development Officer, UNC School of Social Work

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Advancement, the Development Officer is primarily responsible for the identification, qualification and solicitation of annual giving and major gift prospects. This position is essential to ongoing donor pipeline expansion for the UNC School of Social Work. Click here for more info.

Director of Development, Durham Tech Foundation

The Durham Tech Foundation’s vision is to inspire the community to invest in Durham Tech as the smart choice for our local, regional, and global partners. The mission is to advance Durham Tech’s people, programs, and aspirations through bold strategic partnerships, resource development, zealous advocacy, and wise stewardship.

The Director of Development will help meet campaign, annual, and endowment fundraising goals as set by the Foundation Executive Director and Foundation Board by soliciting gifts through in-person cultivation and solicitation, targeted events, written proposals, and appropriate stewardship of donors. Click here for more info.

Volunteer Services Coordinator, Urban Ministries of Wake County

From Urban Ministries: “We engage our community to serve and advocate on behalf of those affected by poverty by providing food and nutrition, promoting health and wellness, and by laying the foundations of home.

The Volunteer Services department is responsible for recruiting and retaining the corps of volunteers that is vital to the operations of Urban Ministries of Wake County. This individual will collaborate with the Manager of Volunteer Services with database management, volunteer on-boarding, volunteer scheduling and special projects.” 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 Beth El Synagogue, Communities In Schools – NC, Dress for Success Triangle NC, the Foundation of Hope, The Green Chair Project, 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.