Sample Chief Executive Officer (Non-Profit) Job Description

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Example job summary

A successful job summary will provide applicants with a strong introduction to your company and the role. Use positive and active language that sums up the advertised role and your company. Include an exact location, or mention if the location is remote.

Example Chief Executive Officer (Non-Profit) job summary

Our non-profit organization is seeking an innovative, experienced Chief Executive Officer to build out our US presence from scratch. Originally from Europe, our organization is focused on building homes for those who cannot afford housing on their own. The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for establishing and communicating the vision for our organization and for implementing new approaches to grow our reach. The successful candidate will have experience leading a non-profit organization in the US. Experience with fundraising, media appearances, and policy development is a must. Bachelor’s degree required, but a master’s degree is preferred.

Chief Executive Officer (Non-Profit) responsibilities

This section should convey the most important duties for the role. Highlight any responsibilities that may be unique to the role or particularly interesting for potential applicants. It’s also beneficial to describe how the role fits into the larger organization.

Example Chief Executive Officer (Non-Profit) responsibilities

  • Building and leading a team from the ground up, including hiring, training and mentorship
  • Conceptualizing innovative approaches to build our reach and brand awareness in the US market
  • Overseeing all organizational operations, including, but not limited to, finance, marketing, human resources, sales, and community outreach
  • Developing and administering an annual budget that aligns with our organization’s mission and needs
  • Strategically planning and monitoring long and short term business and outreach initiatives
  • Executing fundraising campaigns through both online and offline channels

Chief Executive Officer (Non-Profit) requirements

This section should list the essential qualities of an ideal candidate. Include previous work experience, education or achievements that would be beneficial. And list any preferred hard and soft skills.

Example Chief Executive Officer (Non-Profit) requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A) from a reputable university required
  • Master’s degree or MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in an executive or leadership position, preferably at a non-profit organization
  • Well-rounded experience in finance, marketing, sales, and community outreach
  • Experience leading teams of 50+ people
  • Passion for leading and mentoring others
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