While many non-profit organizations have a board of directors, these individuals typically serve in only a very broad advisory capacity. Oversight on how the organization accomplishes its goals and its day-to-day operations is usually centralized with an executive director. This person, who sits at the top of the organizational flowchart, is usually assisted by a deputy executive director. The deputy assists the executive director by helping to supervise and guide the various departments of the non-profit, serving as the second-in-command of the group.
Deputy Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization Tasks
Work to secure financial support for the NGO, write grants, run pay-for-service programs, and organize fundraisers.
Communicate organization goals and operational plans to all levels of the organization and to donors.
Assist the executive director with strategic planning and coordination of the organization’s programs, projects, and policy positions.
Manage the organization in the absence of the executive director.