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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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.

WORLD PEDIATRIC PROJECT: Executive Director, Development

World Pediatric Project (WPP) seeks the first Executive Director, Development (EDD) in North Carolina as the organization expands from its founding market in Richmond, VA to the Research Triangle region in North Carolina. WPP began as passion projects in two cities initiated to save the lives of children. International Hospital for Children, founded in Richmond, VA in 2001, and Heal the Children Missouri, founded in St. Louis, MO in 2004, merged in 2011 to better leverage and scale their combined expertise and resources as World Pediatric Project. Now, WPP is prepared to expand its reach yet again. As part of WPP’s vision to serve more children in less time and to increase its global impact, WPP intends to grow from the current two locations (in St. Louis and Richmond) to five in the next three years. Thanks to the generosity of a lead donor, WPP will establish a hub in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina as a blueprint model for WPP’s future market expansion. World Pediatric Project’s EDD position presents an incredible opportunity for a dynamic leader with limitless vision. Launching this new endeavor for WPP calls for a leader who is energized by the prospect of founding a new venture, building its presence, and forging the relationships that will sustain the organization and benefit the children and families served. Click here for the complete job description.

Posted 9/12/23

PASSAGE HOME: Chief Executive Officer

Passage Home is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with an abundance mindset.  The new leader will be well positioned to build and strengthen new and current community partnerships and ready to create, seize, and execute exciting growth opportunities in Raleigh, NC, recently cited as the second-fastest growing metro area in the country. Candidates should have experience in advancing affordable housing services and development models that lead to social advancement within historically marginalized and under resourced communities. The CEO will support an experienced and optimistic staff working in a culture centered on providing social services that prepare Passage Home clients to thrive in Southeast Raleigh. The goal for all Passage Home programs is to support clients and move families toward self-sufficiency. This includes the provision of 1) Housing and Emergency Services, 2) Youth and Family Support Services, and 3) Workforce Development Skill Building. Passage Home’s vision is to become a leading voice in collaborative efforts to address poverty and its causes, and Passage Home is steadfast in its pursuit of equity and opportunity.  Click here for the complete job description.

Posted 9/21/23

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

CAMP CORRAL, Vice President of Programs

From CC: Camp Corral is seeking an experienced residential camp executive to provide leadership, motivation and direction of its programs and services. It is a collaborative role working closely with camp partners and internal team members. Our organization is committed to operating
with a strong lens that respects all individuals through equity and inclusion. The position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer working closely to develop future programs for the organization. Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Posted 8/9/23

CHATHAM EDUCATION FOUNDATION, Development Manager (part-time)

From CEF: The part-time Development Manager is responsible for working with the Executive Director to develop fundraising goals and implement development activities. In partnership with the ED, this position will co-lead fundraising and development activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build CEF’s visibility, impact, and financial resources, as well as design, implement, and oversee a comprehensive written plan for cultivating and soliciting individual, corporate, foundation, and government support.  Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Posted 9/12/23

DURHAM LITERACY CENTER, Director of Educational Programs

From DLC: Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as program leader at the DLC, the Director of Educational Programs leads all programs, ensuring the effectiveness of core program instruction (ESOL, Adult Literacy and Youth Achievement Programs); provides oversight to coordinate CCR services between the CCR counselor and core program staff; ensures digital literacy instruction and tools are integrated smoothly in all programs (software and hardware); and facilitates fee-for-service partnerships (future goal).  Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Posted 8/1/23


From DTCC: Durham Tech is hiring a Director of Grants Development in the Institutional Advancement Department. The Director of Grants Development leads proposal development for external funds from diverse sources including federal, state, local agencies, and the private sector. This position works closely with foundation and college leadership, faculty, and staff to develop competitive grant proposals to forward the college’s mission and strategic plan.  Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Posted 9/18/23

ENO RIVER ASSOCIATION, Director of Development 

From ERA: The Eno River Association seeks an experienced development professional to lead its fundraising and external communications programs. This senior leader plays a key role in achieving the Association’s mission, by creating, implementing, and monitoring comprehensive and diversified plans for fundraising and community partnership. We strongly value a diversity of people and experiences and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.  Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Posted 8/14/23

KIDZNOTES, Development Manager 

From Kidznotes: Kidznotes seeks an experienced Development Manager to create a successful development program that provides music education, leadership opportunities, and character building for children with the fewest resources and the greatest need in communities of the Triangle. Candidates should have a strong understanding of fundraising fundamentals and best practices, a keen interest in being engaged in donor development, and being a trusted partner to the Executive Director in growing an organization with equity-centered values.  Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Posted 9/11/23

MUSEUM OF LIFE & SCIENCE, VP for Marketing and Communications

From MLS: The VP supports the Museum’s mission by serving on Executive and Leadership Teams, leading an integrated marketing and communications program to grow visitation and membership, boost program engagement, and strengthening the brand and position. VP is responsible for establishing annual marketing plans and budgets and coordinating organization-wide resources to support these efforts while serving as the “voice of the consumer,” leading efforts to understand the drivers for attendance, membership, and donation.  Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Posted 9/18/23

NORTH CAROLINA BAR FOUNDATION,  Development Services Coordinator

From NCBF: As an integral member of the Development team, the Development Services Coordinator will provide critical leadership in development strategy and campaign execution for the Foundation. This position will support all fundraising efforts and be responsible for gift tracking and processing, production of development reports, data analytics, and prospect identification and management. This position coordinates development mailings and gift recognition efforts, as well as supports development marketing/communications and events.  Click here for the full job description.

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Posted 9/27/23