Executive Director

Job Type

Full Time




825 North Water Street
United States


The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and leads and directs the day-to-day management and financial oversight to continue to build the future of the Community Fund and to fulfill its mission.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a related field: Marketing, Business, Social Work, Management, Public Relations/Communications
  • Three to five years experiences in the nonprofit public sector.
  • Experience with fundraising and grant writing
  • Experience in overseeing human resources and staff


  • Strong interpersonal skills that include the ability to inspire, motivate, and organize staff and volunteers
  • Ability to speak in public and represent the organization at community events. Communicate with diverse groups of people: board members, staff, volunteers, guests, and community partners
  • Capability in financial planning, financial analysis, and budgeting
  • Computer knowledge: Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Power Point

Responsibilities and Duties

The Executive Director will demonstrate a genuine desire to serve the most vulnerable of our community. This person will display kindness and compassion through his/her words and actions, modeling a servant leadership style for the entire team


  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to fulfill the mission of the Community Fund through the development and implementation of the strategic plan and other policies.
  • Oversee daily operations of the organization and ensure that all operational goals are met.
  • Oversee the work of the department heads of the organization.
  • Manage and develop the staff.

Fund Development

  • Build a fund development strategy to strengthen and diversify funding sources.
  • Create outreach strategies using technology and social networks to increase visibility of the organization.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with key donors including individuals, foundations, churches, and corporations.
  • Engage in the Decatur community to gain support and volunteers.
  • Pursue grants appropriate to the organization’s mission.

Community and Public Relations

  • Ensure the organization and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive manner to the community and clients.
  • Seek opportunities for public speaking to promote visibility.
  • Be able to attend after-hours events and meetings.
  • Establish solid working relationships and collaborative arrangements with appropriate civic and church groups.


  • Ensure the organization is fiscally sound.
  • Develop an annual budget with the board treasurer for Board approval and manage the organization’s resources within these budget guidelines.
  • Provide timely financial and administrative reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Analyze actual performance versus budget on a monthly basis with the treasurer.
  • Ensure all financial policies and procedures are followed.

Human Resources/Management

  • Manage the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures.
  • Establish measurable performance goals for employees and ensure that performance reviews are conducted annually.
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are up-to-date, followed, and conform to current laws and regulations.


  • Manage and maintain building, which includes office and program space.
  • Ensure facility has appropriate insurance coverage and safety and security features.


  • Healthcare benefits or stipend
  • Salary based on candidate experience

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



Email cover letter and resume to Director@NortheastCommunityFund.org