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Executive Director Job Description Sample

Executive Director Job Description Sample

This executive director sample job description can be used to help you create a job advert that will attract candidates who are qualified for the job. Feel free to revise this job description to meet your specific job duties and job requirements.

Job Title: Executive Director

Executive Director Job Purpose:

Responsible for overall operations and strategic planning for a non-profit organisation. Leads the non-profit's staff members and volunteers and acts as a representative of the non-profit within the community and with the organisation's board of directors.

Executive Director Job Duties:

  • Report to the non-profit's board of directors
  • Develop a vision and strategic plan for the organisation in conjunction with the board
  • Inform the board of internal and external matters affecting the organisation
  • Ensure that the organisation's mission is being properly executed
  • Develop and evaluate various programs
  • Oversee the organisation's financial accounts and budgeting
  • Weigh in on the hiring, firing and discipline of certain employees
  • Lead and motivate the non-profit's staff members and volunteers
  • Foster effective teamwork among employees
  • Develop and support fundraising activities
  • Serve as the face for the organisation in public relations matters
  • Prepare official correspondence concerning the organisation, such as press releases or annual updates
  • Represent the non-profit at community events and activities
  • Seek to expand the non-profit's community presence and public awareness of the organisation's services and efforts

Executive Director Skills and Qualifications:

Advanced degree in a related field, such as an MBA; several years of senior management experience; proven leadership ability; strong marketing and public relations skills; familiarity with the community being served as well as the non-profit's issues and causes; communication skills, both written and verbal; interpersonal skills; entrepreneurial spirit; motivated; problem-solving skills; planning and organisational skills; creativity; budgeting experience; basic computer skills; passion for the organisation's cause; positive outlook; relationship-building skills; integrity and understanding of ethical business practices.


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