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.


InterAct, a nonprofit serving Wake County, NC (Raleigh) with a proven history of empowering victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, seeks an innovative, adaptive, and visionary Executive Director who has demonstrated the ability to establish trust and credibility in an organization. This individual should be forward-thinking with the experience to work with and support a team of dynamic individuals. The ideal candidate will have a heart for the victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence along with the vision, leadership, and managerial skills to move the organization to new heights of service. InterAct is a leader in providing innovative services through collaborating with other service providers along with the criminal justice system in bringing assistance to victims and survivors. InterAct’s next leader will build on that legacy while driving the mission and vison of the agency. The Executive Director will support a culture that brings out the best in each staff member and supports them in this very challenging work. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in nonprofit leadership/management best practices, advocacy, and fundraising. Click here for the job description.

KRAMDEN INSTITUTE, Executive Director

Kramden Institute is setting a new standard for bridging the digital divide by collecting, refurbishing, and awarding computers to students and families without a computer in their home; inspiring students to succeed by teaching them critical computer, software and Internet skills, and recycling and reusing donated computers and parts; extending their lives and reducing e-waste. To date 42,243 computers have been donated, 7,334 students have participated in educational programs and in a single year Kramden can keep more than 300,000 pounds of electronics out of the waste stream through recycling and re-use. Headquartered in RTP, Kramden has distributed computers to students from 84 counties across North Carolina and four military bases.

There has never been a more exciting time to lead this dynamic and growing organization. Kramden just moved into a 15,000 square foot space which will allow it to do more and absorb future growth. It recently launched a $1 million campaign to upfit the new space, expand its programs and pay off the mortgage.  The campaign quickly surpassed its original goal of $300,000 and Kramden has now set its sights higher. Check back later for full job description.


Families Moving Forward provides families with children a stable, safe, and loving environment while they are in the temporary crisis of homelessness. In addition to housing, FMF offers after school tutoring, educational enrichment programming, and early interventions to children residing in their shelter as part of a two-generation approach that aims to break the cycle of poverty in our community. The organization also works with families for one year after they move into permanent housing to help them reach their goals of increased self-sufficiency and stable housing. Located in Durham, FMF represents the successful merger in 2016 of Genesis Home (founded in 1989) and Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network (founded in 1994) and serves up to 75-85 families annually and approximately 160-200 children each year through its emergency shelter program, making FMF the largest housing and services provider for homeless families in Durham.

FMF’s next Executive Director will be leading a well-respected and well-run program with a strong history of public and private support and a history for building strong partnerships including its role in the Durham Collaborative to End Family Homelessness. Check back later for full job description.


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

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT (part-time), Community Music School

From CMS: “For 25 years CMS has been providing access to high quality music instruction for underserved students in Wake County ages 8-18. All of our students qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch through Wake County Public Schools and we charge $1 per music lesson, or $32 for the school year, and we provide all of the instruments. Fundraising makes that possible. Our financial model operates on donations from individuals and through grants. That model made it possible for us to continue music instruction even during the pandemic, and now, we are working to safely bring our students and teachers back together to resume in person after-school instruction in the fall at Longleaf School of the Arts in Raleigh.” Click here for the job description.


From Durham Tech: “The Coordinator of Development Operations is responsible for aiding in the execution of the annual fundraising campaign and supporting the operations of the department’s programs, chiefly the department’s scholarship program. Click here for the job description.


From IFC: “We are seeking a dynamic leader to further advance our racial equity, social justice, and leadership development work by bringing a R.E.A.L. lens to organizational structure, systems, and relationships through education, equitable infrastructure development, and individual growth.” Click here for the job description.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER, Inter-Faith Council for Social Service

From IFC: “We are seeking a dynamic leader to engage in relationship-building with community allies, new and current volunteers, and congregational partners; respond to requests from student groups and other community organizations; welcome visitors; and support the leadership team with related administrative responsibilities.” Click here for the job description.


From The Rams Club: “We are seeking a gift processing administrator to process incoming donations. The position is also responsible for generating annual tax receipts for donors and non-annual pledge reminders for outstanding pledge balances and assists the Finance Team with other financial tasks.” Click here for the job description.