Executive Director (Non-profit)

A rewarding opportunity for a proven executive and fundraising professional to lead a small, established nonprofit organization that serves people with ALS and their families. The mission of the client’s company is to equip, encourage, and empower people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The Executive Director will be responsible for leading the organization’s growth and success in revenue generation and mission delivery.

Job Description 

As the Executive Director, you will report directly to the client’s company’s Board Chairman and serve as the primary resource for the Board of Directors. You will provide visionary leadership, overseeing the implementation of strategies aimed at creating sustainable revenue sources, enhancing community presence, and fulfilling the organization’s mission.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Developing an annual income development plan in collaboration with the Board of Directors, focusing on individual and corporate donor cultivation, retention, and acknowledgment.
  • Planning and executing all approved special events and fundraising projects.
  • Cultivating major gifts and contributions through relationships, grants, sponsorships, and other forms of support.
  • Continuously evaluating internal and external resources and revenue potential, locally and globally, for all development activities.
  • Serving as the primary liaison to the Board of Directors for fundraising responsibilities.

Community Involvement and Public Relations

  • Actively promoting the organization’s mission to enhance visibility and engagement with corporate and community leaders, stakeholders, and the public.
  • Managing all public relations and media relationships to showcase the organization’s Patient Grant Program and generate interest in new forms of support for program expansion.


  • Administering and supporting financial and accounting practices, maintaining fiscal records, and preparing financial reports.
  • Ensuring the preparation of reports, records, and other documentation regarding the organization’s progress and status.
  • Managing overall operations, including evaluating results, allocating resources for peak effectiveness and efficiency, and overseeing employee management functions.
  • Supporting all Board of Directors activities, including planning and staffing Board and Committee meetings, developing organizational and administrative policies, providing information and strategic guidance for the Chairman of the Board and the Board of Directors, and implementing Board building activities.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive fundraising and management experience in a nonprofit organization.
  • Proficiency in nonprofit revenue generation, with a focus on proven fundraising results in special events.
  • Strong fiscal management skills.
  • Ability to build and leverage relationships and negotiate agreements.
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and strong analytical abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency with computer systems and highly organized with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple activities and priorities with tight timelines.
  • Compassion for people with ALS and their families, and enthusiasm for the Foundation’s mission.

Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not exhaustive. Duties may be altered or assigned based on organizational needs.

Salary, Work Type & Locations, and FLSA: This is a full-time position with a hybrid work arrangement in Owings Mills office. $75,000 annually. (Negotiable). This role is Exempt; therefore, not eligible for overtime pay.

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