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.


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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.