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.

Director of Development

Compass Center, Chapel Hill, NC, seeks a skilled and energetic Director of Development who approaches and executes development work with vision, commitment and an entrepreneurial spirit. The next Director of Development will support a staff and volunteer culture focused on the Center’s mission to help all people navigate their journeys to economic and inter-personal self-sufficiency, safety, and health. Compass Center provides services including career and financial education, domestic violence crisis and prevention programs, assistance with legal resources, and youth sexual health education. The successful candidate will have broad personal experience in the key areas of a nonprofit development program, especially major gifts, annual fund, and special event management, along with the confidence and skill to help Compass Center expand its resource development and communications programs.  Click here for the full job description.

Executive Director

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice seeks a dynamic Executive Director to connect and convene a strong community of trial lawyers in North Carolina. As a 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation, NCAJ works to level the playing field for those unable to fight for themselves and to champion their causes in the courts and at the legislature. NCAJ is the single most important resource in North Carolina for training and supporting trial lawyers and legal professionals fighting for fair laws. The Executive Director leads NCAJ in executing its mission to empower a strong community of trial lawyers through member services and development, education, fundraising, and advocacy. The membership base is energized and enthusiastic about the future, and there is a dedicated professional team and clearly defined internal processes in place to ensure the next Executive Director can focus on building relationships, ensuring strategic growth, and supporting a strong community of trial lawyers. Click here for the full job description.


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From BGCDOC: The Resource Development Director will provide the leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination for generating all Boys & Girls Club support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other sources. The RD Director plays a key role in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors for capital and annual gifts, and will work in close collaboration with the Board, CEO and other senior staff to achieve the fundraising goals of the organization.  Click here for the full job description. 

Posted 7/6/22

CARING HOUSE, Development Coordinator 

From Caring House: Assist the Caring House development department through excellent planning and implementation with the goal to better position the organization for future success, growth and increased impact for Duke Cancer Institute outpatients.   Click here for the full job description. 

Posted 6/7/22

CENTER FOR CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH, Director of NC Child Treatment Program

From the Center for Child and Family Health: The purpose of the NC Child Treatment Program is to implement, disseminate, and sustain an array of evidence-based mental health treatment models addressing psychological trauma, attachment, and disruptive behaviors among children birth through 18 years of age. These efforts are designed toward assuring that effective – and cost-effective – mental health treatment is available in communities and facilities across North Carolina.   Click here for the full job description.

Posted 5/24/22


From EFWM: EFWM seeks a creative and energetic Executive Director (ED), who is fluent in Spanish and English and can build and heal relationships across cultural lines, advocate for and empower agricultural migrant workers, and work with a Board of Directors to continue to build and shape the ministry to meet the changing demands on the immigrant population.  Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Posted 8/3/22

FAMILIES MOVING FORWARD, Director of Finance and Administration

From FMF: The Director of Finance and Administration will play a key role in delivering operations capacity to ensure viability of all programs. This position requires creative thinking, problem-solving, and a collaborative style of working. The successful candidate will possess maturity, integrity, professionalism, discretion, and tact. Responsibilities include accounting, QuickBooks, human resources, information resources, purchasing, database administration, and office operations. Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Posted 7/19/22

FOREST HISTORY SOCIETY, President & Chief Executive Officer

From FHS: The Forest History Society, located in Durham, North Carolina, is seeking an inspiring, visionary, and innovative President/CEO with a passion for forest history and leadership skills to elevate the Society to its greatest potential. In looking for its next leader, the FHS Board of Directors desires to attract the best expertise in history, forestry, library & archives, association management, and related disciplines.  Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Posted 7/18/22


From The Federation: The Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary seeks a dynamic leader and relationship builder to join our team as our Development Director, an exempt full-time employee, to build, expand, and enhance our culture of philanthropy.  The Development Director will be a forward-thinking individual, able to develop and implement strategies to engage the community and secure financial resources to advance our mission.  Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Posted 7/25/22

MUSEUM OF LIFE + SCIENCE, Director of Development 

From MLS: The Director of Development will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual prospects, businesses/corporations, and leadership donors through individual outreach with a focus on increasing the pipeline of major gifts ($100,000 and above) prospects and private support for the Museum of Life and Science. The DoD will have a holistic understanding of fundraising operations, including annual, major, and planned giving, as well as corporate sponsorship, foundation grant-making, and fundraising events.  Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Posted 7/11/22

MUSEUM OF LIFE + SCIENCE, Development Officer

From MLS: The Development Officer is responsible for creating and managing the Museum’s stewardship and engagement efforts with a focus on increasing the number of the annual fund and donor society supporters ($500+). Working in collaboration with other Museum staff, the Development Officer will develop strategic growth initiatives around engagement and stewardship, including, but not limited to, creating inspiring marketing materials, promoting fundraising priorities, and coordinating donor events. Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Posted 7/11/22

NASHER MUSEUM OF ART AT DUKE UNIVERSITY, Development Program Coordinator

From the Nasher: The Development Coordinator for the Nasher Museum of Art plans, coordinates and administers highly personalized donor communications and stewardship. In addition to supporting the Director of Development & Major Gifts, the Coordinator also manages development team projects, fosters team efficiency through administrative organization and liaises with museum and university colleagues to advance Nasher development strategies and objectives.  Click here for the full job description.

Posted 7/7/22