Job Description Template: Nonprofit Chief Executive Officer

How to Use This Template: Expertly craft a post for the open Nonprofit Chief Executive Officer position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Nonprofit Chief Executive Officer Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/Onsite | Location

$101,500 – $182,500 (Suggested salary range for this role per ZipRecruiter)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: We want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As CEO of our nonprofit, you’ll be responsible for overseeing the organization's overall performance, functions, employees, and volunteers. In addition to running the day-to-day operations, you’ll drive the organization’s mission and maintain company direction. You'll be responsible for overseeing and ensuring the financial stability of the nonprofit organization. You’ll also help create and implement strategic planning to benefit and promote the organization.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Gain and maintain positive interactions among organization officials, the governing board, the community, and other parties.
  • Ensure daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly financial goals are met.
  • Inform and direct employees to implement programs or services that align with the organization’s goals.
  • Help plan and schedule activities and events that further the organization's efforts.
  • Motivate, empower, and provide direction for internal team leaders, employees, and volunteers.
  • Present research, data, and information to the board.

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Master’s degree in business administration or related field
  • Experience in leadership roles at a nonprofit or similar organization
  • Detail-focused and results-oriented attitude
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills
  • Marketing, financial, and fundraising experience
  • A strong understanding of organizational development and operations
  • Proven success in strategic project management

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that'll help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Resilience and the ability to inspire others during challenging times
  • Innovative thinking and performance standards that support strategic decision-making

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our community to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Remote program: Virtual team-building events, internet stipend, and ongoing support
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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