Annual Assessment of the Executive Director
Evaluating your nonprofit’s executive director on a yearly basis helps to document both their successes and their shortcomings, and helps the executive director identify any areas that require either personal improvement or better communication. Typically, a committee of the board (often the board officers) leads the evaluation process, reports on the evaluation to the entire board, and recommends salary for the next year.
Assessment of the ED Template (Center for Nonprofit Leadership)
Bookkeeper Job Description
A nonprofit bookkeeper enters income and expense data into an accounting system. Depending on the size and nature of your nonprofit, a bookkeeper may also process payments, pay bills, assist with year-end audits and tax preparation, or perform other clerical work.
Bookkeeper Job Description Template (Missionbox)
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Job Description
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) directly oversees all financial aspects of a nonprofit. The CFO reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and provides direction and support for internal operations, staffing, programs, and any new business developments as they relate to the budget. The specific duties of a CFO may vary across organizations depending on the nonprofit’s budget size and the complexity of its programs.
CFO Job Description Template (Missionbox)
CFO Job Description Template, General (Workable)
CFO Job Description Template, Small Organization (Bridgespan)
CFO Job Description Template, Med Organization (Bridgespan)
CFO Job Description Template, Large Organization (Bridgespan)
CFO Job Description Template, Complex Funding (Bridgespan)
Chief Operating Officer (COO) Job Description
A chief operating officer in a nonprofit makes sure that an organization’s operations are running smoothly and are in line with the organization’s overall mission. The COO is an executive-level employee who manages teams, oversees programs and facilities, monitors internal processes such as staffing and budgeting, and even participates in financial planning. The specific role of a COO may vary greatly across organizations based on the nonprofit’s strategic goals, infrastructure, and culture.
COO Job Description Template, Operations/Administration (Bridgespan)
COO Job Description Template, Generalist (Bridgespan)
COO Job Description Template, Program-Focused (Bridgespan)
COO Job Description Template, Strategy/Operations (Bridgespan)
Controller Job Description
A controller in a nonprofit is responsible for collecting and analyzing the organization’s financial data. The controller may perform a variety of accounting tasks, including payroll processing, financial reporting, and budgeting. They typically report to the CFO (if there is one) who utilizes this information to inform the nonprofit’s financial strategy.
Controller Job Description Template (Missionbox)
Controller Job Description Template (Bridgespan)
National Controller Job Description Template (Bridgespan)
Controller Job Description Template (Workable)
Controller Job Description Sample (LinkedIn)
Deputy Director Job Description
A deputy director in a nonprofit is second-in-command to the executive director and manages the organization in their absence. The deputy director helps oversee everything internal; they typically supervise various departments, develop and oversee budgets, oversee organizational communication, help coordinate programs, and assist in overall strategic planning.
Deputy Director Job Description Template (Bridgespan)
Director of Finance and Administration Job Description
The director of administration and finance in a nonprofit is responsible for managing the organization’s cash flow, providing strategic business planning, overseeing budgets, and managing various administrative duties. A finance director ensures all of the nonprofit’s financial activities comply with the law and implements internal audits. They typically report directly to the CFO (if there is one). A finance director has similar responsibilities to a CFO, but they are not part of the top executive team.
Director of Finance and Administration Job Description Template (Bridgespan)
Managing Director of Finance and Administration Job Description Template (Bridgespan)
Email Job Announcement
Reach out to your network and find qualified candidates using this email job announcement.
Email Job Announcement Sample (Bridgespan)
Emergency Succession Plan
What would happen if your nonprofit was faced with the unexpected and sudden departure of your executive director? Adopting an Emergency Succession Plan can help you ensure that essential functions continue uninterrupted by outlining a plan for the appointment of an acting executive director.
Emergency Succession Plan Template (Center for Nonprofit Advancement)
Employee Exit Interview
When an employee leaves your nonprofit, an exit interview can help you do the following: identify strengths and weaknesses in your organization, get an idea of the kind of skill sets you need from your next hire, and maintain a positive relationship with the employee.
Employee Exit Interview Template (Center for Nonprofit Leadership)
Executive Assistant Job Description
An executive assistant in a nonprofit is the primary point person for the Executive Director or President/CEO and is their representative to the public. They serve as the liaison between management and the board of directors, staff, and volunteers. The executive assistant oversees internal communications, may assist with HR responsibilities, and will most likely help with fund development.
Executive Assistant Job Description Template (Missionbox)
Executive Director Contract
When hiring a new executive director to your nonprofit, a contract can be a useful document that helps lay out expectations and ultimately lays the groundwork for a successful relationship between your board and new executive director.
Executive Director Contract Template (Mission Capital)
Executive Director Job Description
The executive director in a nonprofit is responsible for general management, evaluating programs, and sometimes developing a national expansion plan. This sample job description shares how one smaller-sized, growing, multi-site nonprofit organization configured the role of executive director.
Executive Director Job Description Template (Missionbox)
Executive Director Job Description Template, Small Organization (Bridgespan)
Executive Director Job Description Sample (The Moran Company)
The organization overview is the section in your nonprofit’s job posting that shares key information about your organization so that interested candidates can get a better understanding of your nonprofit’s history, mission, and goals.
Organization Overview Template (Bridgespan)
President Job Description
The role of president in a nonprofit is to ensure successful achievement of the nonprofit’s long-term goals and vision by focusing on the organization’s core functions, such as: overall strategy, finance, board management, fundraising, and programs.
President Job Description Template, Medium Organization (Bridgespan)
Program Management Job Descriptions
Program management roles at a nonprofit can differ based on the skill and experience required. At larger nonprofits, a vice president of programs may have an executive-level role that is similar to that of the executive director. Areas of oversight may include fundraising, program development and delivery, budget and team management, and public speaking and relationship management. At a smaller nonprofit, the program manager may have a smaller role that focuses primarily on program management.
Vice President, Programs Job Description Template (Bridgespan)
Vice President of Regional Programs and Operations JD Template (Bridgespan)
Director of Programs Job Description Template (Bridgespan)
Vice President Job Description
The vice president in a nonprofit has the general role of helping to develop and enforce policies and initiatives within the organization that ensure it stays in line with its mission and meets its goals. The vice president works under the direction of the president or the board and manages employees and day-to-day operations. Depending on the organization’s specific needs, responsibilities may include: hiring staff, staff development, managing teams to coordinate community outreach and fundraisers, overseeing and maintaining finances, and helping with overall strategic planning.
Vice President, Finance and Operations Job Description Template (Bridgespan)
Vice President, Development Job Description Template (Bridgespan)