Interim Executive Director (The Nonprofit Village)

  • Rockville, MD
  • Full Time
  • Senior Executive

The Nonprofit Village broadens the capacity and increases the sustainability of nonprofits through education, collaboration, and operational support within a shared workspace. Our vision is for nonprofits to possess the knowledge and business practices needed to serve and collaborate more and increase impact in the community. The values under which we operate on behalf of the nonprofit sector include creating community, encouraging collaboration, ensuring sustainability, operating with integrity, demonstrating impact, and constructing a more equitable and inclusive environment.

The Interim Executive Director (ED) reports to the Board of Directors through the Board Chair. With support from a staff of administrative and program specialists, the ED will champion the organization's vision, maintain strong working relationships with staff, provide leadership to guide daily organization management, and be responsible for operations, fiscal budget oversight, and fundraising. We are searching for a person who to make the Nonprofit Village a more mature organization capable of delivering on its long-term vision. The successful candidate will serve as the primary external spokesperson for the organization and collaborates with the Board and stakeholders to build a strong leadership model that supports and gives voice to the organization's mission.

Reports to: Board of Directors

Responsibilities include:

Change leadership

  • Work with the board to explore options for NPV's future, ranging from capacity building to parceling out services to other nonprofits to possible collaborations.
  • Support a diverse, inclusive, and highly engaged Board whose members are representative of the community and willing to leverage and secure resources.
  • Provide inspirational leadership and direction to all stakeholders and ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization; establish effective decision-making processes that will enable Nonprofit Village to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives.
  • Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board and ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals.



  • Develop and implement a strategy and a detailed plan for fundraising that supports the organization's mission, creates sustainability, and communicates regularly to the Board development activity.
  • Plan, organize and solicit major donations in collaboration with the Board of Trustees.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with individual and corporate donors.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with foundations and community partners.
  • Consistently identify and pursue new sources of funding to expand the financial base.
  • Ensure that the flow of funds is allocated properly to reflect present needs and future potential.
  • Formulate and execute comprehensive marketing, branding, and development strategies to enhance revenue from major donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations.


Strengthening infrastructure and operations

  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality services and programs.
  • Conduct an organizational analysis to determine the health of each program and function, making recommendations for improvements.
  • Support and motivate the organization's staff.
  • Create and promote a positive, multicultural work environment that supports the organization's strategy, operational methods, and data collection needs.
  • Set financial priorities accurately to ensure the organization is operating in a manner that supports the needs of the program and staff.


Program Development

  • Rationalize the delivery of programs through new and existing partnerships.
  • Increase program efficiencies by developing and implementing standardized programs, services, and program office marketing.


Marketing and Communications

  • Oversee the development and implementation of marketing, and public relations plans to achieve earned income goals and other revenue streams.
  • Review and approve content and outreach on social media and the Nonprofit Village website.
  • Promote a positive image in the community, the media, and potential funding sources that align with the mission is consistent and enhance the Nonprofit Village image.
  • Work with marketing consultants to develop and maintain effective working relationships with media, strategic partners, partner organizations, and public agencies.



  • Guide the annual budget process in collaboration with the finance committee, ensuring alignment with priorities and the efficient use of resources.
  • Oversee implementation of the annual operating budget; work collaboratively with the Board's administrative manager, bookkeeper, and finance committee to ensure all operational initiatives are within budgetary limits and in compliance with funding requirements.
  •  Review and approve all expenses for programs, services, and other activities, in coordination with the Board and financial staff to ensure expenses are within budget.



  • Minimum of a BA degree.
  • At least 5-7 years of overall professional experience.
  • Previously served as an Executive Director or senior leadership role in a nonprofit.
  • Proven record as a successful fundraiser and managing a budget of at least $500,000.
  • Proven track record of working collaboratively with Board members to promote the best interests of the organization.
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser.
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team.
  • Proven ability to formulate short and long-range plans.
  • Excellent coalition-building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with various internal and external stakeholders.


Ideal Qualifications

  •  Management of a capacity-building program preferred.
  • Significant board development, fundraising, marketing/branding, and fiscal management experience.
  • Financially savvy and politically astute leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems.
  • Transition management experience.
  • Keen analytic, organization, and problem-solving skills, which support and enable sound decision-making.
  • Persuasive negotiator who can achieve consensus amongst differing opinions.
  • Specific knowledge of Montgomery County nonprofit sector and the surrounding region, as well as the needs of small and emerging nonprofit organizations.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and multi-task.


Compensation and Benefits: 

  • Salary starting at $90,000 DOE, plus benefits.
  • This is a 40 hour/week, in-person or hybrid role.


Applications:  Please apply with a cover letter and resume



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