Executive Director

Nourish International - Chapel Hill, NC4.5

To Apply:
Please submit a resume, cover letter, three professional references, and a one-page draft of the plan you would implement over the next 12 months for Nourish fundraising to hr@nourish.org. Your application can be addressed to ED Search Committee.


Hours & Location: This is a full-time position, preferably based in North Carolina, but with the option to be based remotely.
Salary: $45,000 plus performance bonuses and expense account.
Benefits: Generous and flexible working environment, paid holidays, and an expense account for home office and health care expenses.

About Nourish International:
Nourish International exists to nurture the skills, self-awareness, and confidence of students to become social impact leaders. We are an independent 501(c)(3), founded over a decade ago by students at UNC-Chapel Hill. What began as a small group of students at one university quickly grew into a national movement that continues to operate with students at the center of its multifaceted model.

We deliver an unparalleled learning experience through an experiential process that includes teamwork, personalized feedback, coaching, curated resources, and project delivery. In our program, student leaders run chapters that create and operate profitable social ventures. Those profits are then invested in local, community-based partnerships, also chosen by the students.

With a North American focus and a global perspective, Nourish International:

Uses social enterprise as a tool for positive impact and personal growth;
Convenes students, alumni, and professionals to build community and advance strategies;
Facilitates, catalyzes, and supports the efforts of student leaders;
Coaches student leaders to facilitate their holistic success and growth;
Develops programs, resources, and initiatives to advance personal development.
Nourish wants students to grow as leaders and responsible members of their communities and the future workforce. We want them to understand themselves as people and feel empowered to bring their passions and visions to life in support of social impact and positive change for communities. Our aspiration is that every Nourish student leaves college with a unique experience that developed their skill set, particularly in leadership and self-awareness, and impacted their life’s trajectory.

About the Ideal Candidate:
You bring an entrepreneurial drive and commitment to supporting a lean and dynamic organization. You have a passion for and commitment to leadership development and coaching young leaders. You are skilled in building strong programs, fundraising, communication, and partnerships.

The ideal candidate will have the following personal competencies, qualities, and characteristics:

A Passion for the Nourish Mission to nurture social impact leaders
Entrepreneurial Mindset
Excitement and Capabilities for Fundraising
Commitment to Engaging and Coaching Young Leaders
Ability to Juggle Multiple Projects
Understanding of Accounting

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in business, nonprofit management, education, or a related field.
Two years professional experience with increasing responsibility for design, implementation, and management of fundraising and/or program strategies.
Experience in supervision/leadership of special projects, project teams, staff, and/or students.
Ability and interest in working in Chapel Hill, NC and occasional travel.

About the Role:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


Strengthen Nourish for the long-term and inform how the chapters and mentorship programs scale by gathering data, keeping accurate, complete records and by leading monitoring and evaluation of programs, partnerships, workshops, activities, and events.
Ensure that the programs and services offered to student chapters contribute to the organization's mission and vision, and also reflect the priorities set by the BoD.
Manage the program strategy, goals and budget pertaining to programs to achieve quarterly
and annual impact goals.
Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects.
Oversee and monitor the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the programs and services to maintain or improve quality.
For all programs, including but not limited to: curriculum development, phone mentorship and leadership coaching, summer institute, chapter visits, conference calls, and print and online resources
Engage in regular student coaching
Manage, organize, and facilitate live programs
Annual Summer Institute, our student leadership retreat
Periodic Chapter Visits or “mini-student-convenings”
Design, deliver, and adapt resources and curriculum on entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, marketing, conscious leadership, venture scaling, team building, and partnership using both digital and print.
Create and maintain all online educational and chapter-support resources.
Design and execute all monitoring and evaluation processes, including student, alumni, and partner surveys.
Maintain and develop the organization’s website.

Work collaboratively with the BoD Development Committee to raise at least $150,000 each year and oversee an annual budget of approximately $200,000.
Direct the stewardship and communication with the following donor groups: Board of Directors, Individual Donors, Foundations, Major Gift Donors, Corporate Donors, Alumni, and Students.
Manage existing donor and foundation relationships.
Seasonal fundraising campaigns
Monthly email updates
Grant reports and proposals
Monitoring and evaluation
Alumni-alumni campaign
Identify and cultivate new donors and foundation opportunities.
New opportunity research
Maintain data management using our CRM and Google Drive to ensure correct stewardship of our donors.
Facilitate a successful Giving Challenge (month-long online fundraising sprint) for all chapters.
Strategy, BoD, and Collaboration

Serve as the point person on Board relations, keep the Board fully informed on all significant opportunities and challenges.
Create and implement annual and multi-year strategic plans and visions in partnership with the Board of Directors.
Array, select, and implement vision, goals and plans on new program creation.
Review progress on annual priorities and outcomes.
Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with other related organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization.
Represent the organization at meetings and on committees or task forces with other related organizations.
Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agendas and supporting materials.

Responsible for governance and assures compliance with relevant laws and regulations as a 501c3 Non-Profit.
Manage and complete compliance checklist items, including but not limited to Charitable Solicitation License, Form 990, 1099s, and grant reports.

Act as the Nourish International spokesperson to the community; advocate for Nourish.
Manage and execute all external communications in collaboration with the Communications Committee.
All social media accounts
Regular stakeholder updates and newsletters
New chapter recruitment
Share powerful student stories to influence the ongoing conversation about the worlds of social enterprise, community-based development, and student leadership.
Communicate regularly with students, individually and in groups, to empower them to be engaged and accountable as they go through the leadership, ventures, transition and partnership processes and provide encouragement and support.
Participate in regular and engaging communication with chapters.
Collect relevant information
Deliver chapter-operations and leadership coaching material
Ad-hoc troubleshooting student leadership and chapter challenges
Accounting and Finance and Operations

Develop, recommend, and execute annual budget in collaboration with BoD.
Flexibly and adaptively administer funds according to budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization, ensuring expenditures align with budget and grant requirements.
Maintain regular contact with the Board Chair and Executive Committee about budget performance and reporting, providing comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization.
Manage all bank accounts, deposits, and expenses.
Submit payroll
Facilitate bill and invoice payment
Facilitate chapter expenditures
Manage accounting and bookkeeping using QuickBooks.
Weekly categorization and chapter finance reports
Quarterly reconciliation and board reports
Annual tax preparation
Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments.
Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization.
Ensure that the Board and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage.
Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization.

Application Deadline:
August 30, 2019. Applications accepted on a rolling basis; position open until filled.

  • Nourish International is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants. Nourish is committed to supporting a positive and diverse workplace to meet the needs of all of our students and encourages applicants with experience serving students from diverse backgrounds and underserved communities to apply.*