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 work with a client’s desired geographic scope – local to national – to find the best and the brightest in the field whether they are rising stars, veterans, local professionals, or searching from afar.

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Unlike firms from outside the region, we live with the outcomes of our work, and we know the success of the new executive is important to our community. We are in this business out of a respect for nonprofits and want our local nonprofit sector to be the best it can be.

moss+ross reviews applicants, conducts telephone or preliminary interviews and prepares a summary analysis for client review. After the client determines finalists, moss+ross facilitates reference checks and interview sessions and discussions. Once a client selects a candidate, moss+ross can help develop a competitive offer, negotiate with the selected finalist, and plan press announcements.

We can craft a plan for a new executive’s seamless transition into your organization, tailored to the needs and goals of the organization as well as the strengths of the executive. If your organization requires interim staffing during a transition, moss+ross can provide full or part-time coverage to ensure important projects stay on track.

ASHLEY HALL, Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement

Ashley Hall seeks an Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement to lead a high-performing and professional team of fundraising and communication professionals. Ashley Hall is a premier all-girls school enrolling students in pre-kindergarten to grade 12, and successful applicants will need to understand the value of the school’s mission and have a passion for single-gender education. The Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement will assume significant responsibility for working with the Board of Trustees and engaging alumnae, parents and donors of all levels. The position will serve as a strategic partner of the Head of School and the Board in the planning related to the growth of the School. The position directs external communications and marketing and is expected to maintain a high profile within Charleston and the surrounding communities. The successful applicant will have demonstrated a high level of performance in fundraising and communications and as a leader who has built collaborative internal and external relationships through creative and innovative practices and programs. As the School moves forward with a strategic initiative that includes growing its endowment, it is looking for a highly motivated individual who sees planning and executing a multi-million-dollar campaign as a personal and professional opportunity. Click here for the full job description and application instructions.

BETH EL SYNAGOGUE, Executive Director

Beth El Synagogue,Durham, NC, seeks an experienced, talented, and committed Executive Director to serve as the chief executive officer of a vibrant and growing Conservative Jewish congregation of more than 400 member families. Beth El serves the fast-growing Triangle area of Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh, an area noted for its quality of life and outstanding resources. The Executive Director collaborates with the Rabbi and Board to meet the needs of a multi-generational and deeply engaged congregation. Beth El’s foundations are strong with newly renovated facilities, an experienced staff, and $1.1 million annual budget. The Executive Director is principally responsible for managing Beth El’s finances, facilities, and administrative staff as well as supporting the ritual life of the community and its educational programs. The congregation is seeking a leader with at least five years of relevant professional experience, strong competence in the functional areas of the job, and proven talent as a community builder, innovator, problem solver, and team leader who will be an avid participant in the life of the Beth El community. Click here for the full job description and application instructions.


Compass Center, Chapel Hill, NC, seeks a compassionate and thoughtful new Executive Director, a skilled organizational builder who will lead with creative vision, solid financial and management skills, and a deep commitment to equity and anti-racism. Proven fundraising experience is essential and familiarity with issues of domestic or gender violence, youth and women’s empowerment, and self-sufficiency education is helpful. Serving the Orange County community, Compass Center provides services including career and financial education, domestic violence crisis and prevention programs, assistance with legal resources, and youth sexual health education programs. The successful candidate will possess the energy and expertise to support an experienced staff and strong volunteer culture centered on providing services that uplift marginalized populations and a mission to help all people navigate their journeys to self-sufficiency, safety, and health. Click for the full job description and application instructions.

MUSEUM OF LIFE AND SCIENCE, Vice President for Advancement

The Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC, is seeking a new Vice President for Advancement who will work closely with a dynamic new President and CEO in developing new and expanding existing philanthropic relationships within the region and will provide creative, energetic, and strategic leadership for the Museum’s development activities. The Vice President will also lead, develop, and mentor a team of three development professionals that is responsible for generating more than ten percent of the Museum’s $10 million annual operating budget. Click for the full job description and application instructions.


moss+ross is not leading the following searches, but would like to share these opportunities with you on behalf of current or former clients.

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT, part-time, Emily K Center 

From the Emily K Center: “The Emily K Center is looking for its next Development Assistant. Previous development and Raiser’s Edge experience helpful but not required. This is a part-time, 20 hours per week position.” Click here for the job description.

Posted October 26, 2021


From the Emily K Center:  “The Emily K Center is looking for an organized, detail-oriented team player with a strong customer service orientation to join its team as Director of Facilities and Operations. This newly established position will lead all operations for the Center’s 36,500 square foot facility. This includes managing facilities, maintenance needs, and third-party vendors.” Click here for the job description.

Posted October 6, 2021


From Healing Transitions: “The Development Assistant will manage all general administrative support for the Development Department. This position will maintain an accurate and updated donor database (DonorPerfect) with the ability to analyze data and create reports, generate mailing lists, and ensure efficient donor tracking and moves management.” Click here for the job description.

Posted November 10, 2021


From Kidznotes: “Kidznotes is a cultural catalyst that provides access to joy through music, working in partnership with public schools to honor diversity, embrace collaboration, and empower excellence in the daily lives of our students. An El Sistema inspired program, Kidznotes creates music that energizes limitless social change through a thriving, diverse network of children, families, and community partners.” Click here for the job description.

Posted December 1, 2021


From UNC Rams Club: “The Director of Stewardship supports the growth and development of The Rams Club through direct support of the Member Services Team (Member Engagement, Events, Stewardship, Hospitality, Tickets). This position will report directly to the Director of Member Services, and will work closely with other Directors to effectively promote The Rams Club and Carolina Athletics.”  Click here for the job description and link to apply.

Posted November 24, 2021