Executive Director - Executive Service Corps Of The Triangle

Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Metro Area, NC
Full Time

The Opportunity

Executive Service Corps Of The Triangle (ESC) is on the hunt for its next Executive Director. The position is remote within the Greater NC Triangle Region.

Salary is commensurate with the requirements of the position and begins in the $65K-75K range. An additional annual stipend of $10,000 is awarded for personal use. The successful candidate will possess a wide range of visionary, strategic planning and leadership skills including but not limited to:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in essential components of successful non-profit leadership, including but not limited to: Budget management, financial acumen, communication savvy, operational wherewithal and technologically proficient   
  • Demonstrated success in increasing revenues and/or philanthropic investments 
  • A proven, easily understood and described history of maintaining relationships that foster a spirit of collaboration 
  • Equipped with the gift of inspiring others through effective storytelling, written, and interpersonal skills 
  • Content expertise on relevant coaching and consulting to nonprofit organizations 
  • Knowledge and understanding of local (Raleigh-Durham) community resources and the ability to engage and partner these resources with the organization's strategic objectives preferred. 
  • Familiarity with North Carolina and relevant federal and state laws governing the operation of a nonprofit preferred 

The Organization

ESC is a well-established non-profit organization based in the NC Triangle Region with a mission to improve quality of life for all by empowering qualified advisors to help local nonprofits better achieve their missions. ESC is governed by a nine-person board of directors and has a small staff with an annual operating budget of roughly $200,000. Income is derived from service contracts, educational workshops and programs, philanthropic support of grants, corporations, foundations, and individuals. Visit The Executive Service Corps at www.esctriangle.org for more information.


Key Responsibilities

Stakeholder Leadership: Serve as the primary advocate, fundraiser, spokesperson, and administrator. Develop a philanthropic spirit and unified sense of purpose among staff, board members, donors, consultants, and strategic partners to achieve the stated mission. Work with board and staff in refining the vision and strategic plan that charts a growth course for the future, ensuring that stakeholder voices are valued and included in the decision-making process. Articulate the mission and vision in an inspiring way to internal and external constituencies. Share ESC’s stories of impact to motivate consultants, board members, donors, and other partners in a way that inspires them to invest in the organization. 

Staff Development: Build an effective, enthusiastic staff and culture of teamwork and accountability. Ensure that all human resource processes are executed with quality, including policies, payroll, insurance, and compliance issues. Provide opportunities for team building and professional development. Recommend and execute changes in roles and staffing to maximize mission achievement.  

Consultant Resource and Program Development: Expand the breadth and depth of relationships with executive-level consultants in a way that will lead to sustainable, diversified funding streams and significant philanthropic investments in the organization’s future. Regularly evaluate performance and processes for all, ensuring that pro bono consultants feel appreciated and valued for the time and efforts. Bring an innovative approach to expanding programs and services, and gauge program effectiveness through solid metrics that yield measurable outcomes. 

Financial and Organizational Leadership: Oversee finances and overall operational effectiveness. Support the staff and board to promote effective planning, oversight, and execution of all organizational activities, using financial forecasting to guide decisions. Comply with all state and federal laws governing the operation of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations: Work to build a strong brand increase brand awareness to leverage financial, programmatic, and fundraising opportunities. Serve as the face of the organization in the community. 

Board Relations: Support governance of the board to identify, retain, and celebrate board members and board interns. Maintain regular communications with the board of directors and provide the board with the necessary reports, support, counsel, and information necessary for effective board governance.


To Apply

To apply, click on the link to the Executive Service Corp Executive Director position profile at ArmstrongMcGuire.com/jobs. You will see instructions for uploading your compelling cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and professional references. Please provide all requested information to be considered. Review of candidates will begin 9/12 and continue until the position is filled. 

In case of any technical problems, contact melvin@armstrongmcguire.com. No phone calls, please, and no applications will be accepted by email or directly from third-party posting sites. 

The ESC actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.


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