Based on 3,565 responses, the job of Executive Director has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.37 out of 5. On average, Executive Directors are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as an Executive Director?
"A small town that is a perfect fit for families and someone wanting to retire! Everything is 5 minutes or less away!"
Executive Director in Port Alberni:
Pros: Wonderful Supportive Community with everything you need and all the attractions you would normally access on a holiday!
Cons: Unfortunately, so many live in poverty and there needs to be more supportive housing for Elders, Youth and Singles.
"It is my home although the market is very unprofessional."
Executive Director in Rio de Janeiro:
Pros: Is is the place I was born and where my familt lives
Cons: The lack of planning and organisation
"That jobs in non-profit sector are not as respected by industry."
Keep the Board of Directors informed to help them understand the business.
"Where can one find the support?"
You must be ready to find funding all the time. You have to look always to the future and try to figure out what your community is going to need.
Agriculture is always changing and with that means that your position within the organization is evolving. The job description I applied for has changed drastically over the past 5 years and for me that has allowed me to gain additional skills and knowledge on various areas within a commodity organization and the impact to a primary producer.
"Share my knowledge."
Be a visionary and advocate.
Be prepared to do all the work.