Executive Director Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Executive Director in Atlanta:
"Do what you love and love what you do."
Figure out the money. If you make your numbers, you can do most anything you want.

Executive Director in Henderson:
"Harder than you think."
This job involves more hours than you can imagine.

Executive Director in Columbia:
"You can do it."
Pick a worthy mission and start chipping away at it. Rome wasn't conquered in a day.

Executive Director in Bozeman:
"Delegate!"
Train others in all that you do.

Executive Director in Verndale:
"No pay."
Don't work so hard.

Executive Director in Philadelphia:
"Be a Business Major."
Get a business undergraduate degree and a masters in the field you want to spend your life in.

Executive Director in Toms River:
"Things to focus on."
Very important to manage relationship. Be a great listener. Focus on fiscal discipline and then focus on building better leadership in the programs. Manage the vocabulary and communication with staff, community, and the Board. It is not necessarily what you say, but how you say it.