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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Director of Development, Voices Together

Voices Together, an innovative and leading nonprofit provider of specialized music therapy services to children, teens, and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, seeks a Director of Development to lead its fundraising efforts during a time of tremendous growth and opportunity. Based in Durham/Chapel Hill, NC the organization serves school districts and individuals across the state with a variety of innovative and evidence-based programs that integrate music and language development to promote critical communication skills while helping students identify and express emotions and engage socially.  Having a connection to the subject matter is not as important as being excited about learning more and having empathy for the clients and their families.

The successful candidate will be a goal-oriented fundraiser with demonstrated experience managing first-class fundraising programs with diversified strategies including prospect pipeline development, annual appeals, personal cultivation of major gifts, grant writing, and stewardship.  The Director of Development will be a confident self-starter who can work effectively with staff and volunteer leadership to increase the base of support so that more people can benefit from Voices Together’s proven model for improving the lives of the individuals and families its serves. Click here for more info.

Executive Director, Eno River Association

The Eno River Association (ERA) seeks an Executive Director with a passion for land protection and the inspiration to bring new vision and growth to a highly respected grassroots organization that is proud of its half-century of conservation accomplishments and deep connection to its community. Now in its 53rd year, ERA has protected more than 7,000 acres, which are largely contained in five public parks, along the Eno River in Durham and Orange Counties in central North Carolina. ERA owns and manages 277 acres of protected lands and holds conservation easements on 829 acres.  Together, these lands benefit water quality, biological diversity, wildlife habitat, and productive working farms and forests. The ERA’s annual Festival for the Eno is in its 40th year and brings 20,000 people together each July to celebrate the Eno while its year-round educational programs and seasonal hikes bring thousands of people to the river to enjoy its beauty and learn about its history and benefits to the community.  The successful candidate will manage a staff of six and will be an experienced and innovative leader, strategic relationship builder, and skillful advocate, fundraiser and community networker with a talent for developing consensus. Click here for more info.

Senior Directors of Development (Plant Sciences and Food Animal Systems), NCSU CALS

North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is hiring two Senior Directors of Development to lead fundraising activities in plant sciences and food animal systems. The Senior Directors will play a critical role in the future success of this nationally-recognized program where cutting-edge research delivers real-world solutions to feeding a growing global population. The positions report directly to the Assistant Dean for CALS Advancement and are members of her management team. The 30-person Advancement team has a history of exceeding annual goals and is seeking your input and leadership in helping it complete its $400 million part of the university’s $1.6 billion “Think and Do the Extraordinary” comprehensive campaign. Both Senior Directors will be responsible for specific initiatives related to their divisions.
CALS is looking for fundraising leaders with a history of routinely closing 5-, 6- and 7-figure gifts combined with a head for strategy and planning that will take a great advancement effort to even greater heights. CALS Advancement has a family-oriented work culture with a small-school feel and big-school opportunities. An agricultural background is helpful but not critical. Being a successful, goal-oriented fundraiser is.
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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.

Communications Manager, Triangle Land Conservancy

From TLC: “The Communications Manager is responsible for ensuring that TLC’s marketing, communications, and public engagement activities are tightly integrated in support of our mission of conservation, stewardship, and fundraising efforts. This position serves as the communications expert within the organization and is considered TLC’s designer, writer, and digital communications lead who reports to the Director of Advancement to define the direction of TLC’s
communications efforts to deepen ties with our community, inspire increased engagement through volunteerism, events, membership, and financial support for TLC’s work to accelerate the pace of land conservation. The Communications Manager supervises communications interns and volunteers and works closely with staff from all departments.” Click here for more info.

Development Coordinator, North Carolina Bar Association

From NCBA: “As an integral member of the Development team, the Development Coordinator will provide critical leadership in accurate data entry, gift tracking and processing, acknowledgement and reporting of all charitable contributions received by the NC Bar Foundation (NCBF). This role requires working closely with various internal stakeholders in the NC Bar Association, including the Finance and Accounting Department.” Click here for more info.

Associate Director of Development, Emily K Center

Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Associate Director of Development is responsible for the Center’s fundraising events and annual fund management and is a full partner in development efforts across the organization. This key role works as part of a cohesive development team to meet yearly revenue targets and help pursue successful strategies in support of an ongoing comprehensive campaign.Click here for more info.

Marketing & Communications Coordinator, StepUp Ministry

The StepUp Marketing and Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Development Director, Executive Director, Board Members, Staff, and Volunteers to develop and coordinate effective strategies to enhance and expand current brand, message, communications, and help create and implement plans to raise new money for StepUp Ministry. 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.