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Position Profile

Executive Director

Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care

Southern Pines, NC


Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care was founded in 1986 by twelve churches to provide emergency food, clothing and financial resources to families of Moore County, NC. Today, the Coalition receives support from over seventy-five churches as well as businesses, individuals, and civic groups throughout the community. Services have expanded to include transportation, employment counseling, and other ancillary services in addition to food, clothing and financial assistance.

The Coalition operates two campuses in Southern Pines, NC. The Coalition Resale Shops and Donation Center is located on West Pennsylvania Avenue and the Gilmore Client Services Center is located on West Indiana Avenue. Primarily a volunteer staffed organization, the Coalition has over 300 regular volunteers and five full time equivalent employees.

The Coalition Resale Shops are the Coalition’s single largest source of income and generate 35-40% of the total operating budget. Individual and church donations comprise approximately 25%, grants and fundraising events make up approximately 25%. Sandhills/Moore Coalition is also a United Way of Moore County partner agency.


The Executive Director must be a motivational leader, effective communicator, and innovative problem solver. A nonprofit professional with strong experience working with a Board, the Executive Director will represent the organization’s collective voice in the community, serving as an encouraging partner, identifying and leveraging opportunities, and leading fundraising and advocacy efforts.

The Executive Director will act with integrity and convey their passion for the mission throughout their work. As a key individual in the organization, the Executive Director will sustain and enhance the work of the Coalition and embrace the values of the organization.


The Executive Director serves at the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Coalition’s staff, programs, expansion and execution of its mission. Development of deep knowledge of core programs, operations and business plan will be required.


Leadership and Management:

  • Ensure program excellence, thorough program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems
  • Actively engage and energize volunteers, board members, churches and other community partners
  • Provide leadership in developing programs as well as organizational and financial plans and carry out policies authorized by the Board of Directors
  • Assist the Board of Directors in all its functions, including orientation, recruiting, communications, development and committee work
  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Director on all aspects of the organization's activities
  • Ensure compliance with all government legislation, regulations and guidelines pertinent to the organization’s role as an employer and non-profit agency

Fundraising and Communications:

  • Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support programs
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications to create a stronger brand
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities
  • Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with area churches, community groups and other organizations
  • Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to churches, agencies, organizations, and the general public

Budget and Finance:

  • Research funding sources, oversee the development of fundraising events and write funding proposals to increase revenues
  • Administer funds according to approved budget and monitor cash flow
  • Provide comprehensive reporting on revenues and expenditures
  • Identify organizational risk to people, property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks
  • Ensure the accuracy, integrity, and timeliness of all financial accounting and reporting
  • Maintain full awareness of the complete financial, statistical, and accounting records of the organization


The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to the Coalition’s mission and have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum five years nonprofit leadership or senior management experience. Other qualifications include:

  • Solid financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Excellent organizational management and administrative skills
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations
  • Ability to interface with and engage diverse populations
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Extensive marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills

The target hiring salary for this position is $55,000 to $65,000 at this time.


Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three to five references (including a supervisor and/or Board member, a direct report, and a volunteer working directly with you) to: Only applications received through this address will be considered.

Applications will be reviewed as received.