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.


Families Moving Forward (FMF), the largest housing and services provider for families experiencing homelessness in Durham, North Carolina, seeks an Executive Director who affirms, respects, and believes in the resiliency of families experiencing homelessness. This individual will be a team builder and a collaborator with a commitment to a community-wide system for ending homelessness. The ideal candidate will be an effective advocate for FMF and bring expertise in nonprofit management, staff development and fundraising. They will have a deep-seated appreciation for the significant role that race plays in compounding trauma, homelessness, poverty and perceptions of power and self-worth and will embrace FMF’s commitment to building a resilient community. Children experiencing or at risk of homelessness will find a champion in this new leader who will take FMF’s innovative, two-generational model for ending family homelessness to new heights. Equipped and eager to bring fresh energy and managerial talent, the next Executive Director will fuel FMF’s spirit of hope and possibilities for the future. Click here for the job description.

KRAMDEN INSTITUTE, Executive Director

Kramden Institute is seeking its next collaborative, strategic Executive Director who is excited by the opportunity to help a nationally recognized team scale up to help underserved children, adults and families cross the digital divide. Kramden’s innovative structure combines its 501(c)3 nonprofit mission to provide computers and training at no cost to qualified recipients with a business model of earning income from the sale of refurbished equipment and keeping tons of materials from being sent to the landfill. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in providing access to technology to strengthen communities and improve lives, along with the vision, energy, leadership, and business management skills to move the organization to new heights of service.  The Executive Director will support an experienced staff and strong volunteer culture centered on providing the technological tools and education that prepare Kramden Institute’s clients to thrive in a digital world. Click here for the 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.


From ADF: “The Director of Grants and Development Operations is a full-time position responsible for all aspects of cradle-to-grave grants management. This role will manage the grants calendar and ensure that all deadlines are met, write and gather support materials for all proposals, and complete all grant reporting requirements, among other responsibilities.” Click here for the job description.


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.” For more details on the position and how to apply, please click here.

OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE, The Junior League of Raleigh 

From JLR: “The Junior League of Raleigh is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The position of Operations Associate reports to the League Director and is one that represents the face of the Junior League of Raleigh while coordinating for the organization as office manager, a
member of the JLR office team, and liaison to guests, members, and liaison to long and short term tenants.”
Click here for the job description.


From SAFEchild: “The Operations Manager provides support to SAFEchild’s employee team comprised of administrative, development, and program staff and manages facility, operations and technology needs of the organization and staff.”  Click here for the job description and link to apply.


From UNC-CH: “The Associate Director is the Lead Annual Giving Officer and serves to maintain and grow existing relationships with donors as well as establish new relationships that advance programs and resources in Student Affairs. The position also helps to educate and inform prospects and donors about giving opportunities appropriate to their personal circumstances, including gifts outside of Student Affairs.”  Click here for the job description and link to apply.