Based on 3,541 responses, the job of Executive Director has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.38 out of 5. On average, Executive Directors are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as an Executive Director?
"Quality of relationships is key."
Work hard and lead well.
Check the level of financial security if you are going to work in a non profit sector.
"Board involvement less than expected."
Take time to recruit new board members and develop them.
"Reach Out To Others."
Don't be afraid to reach out and ask a lot of questions. Others in your industry with more experience are always willing to help.
"Ability To Strengthen Community, Work With Diverse Group."
Pros: Making a difference, people, variety.
Cons: Financial stress, lack of resources, controlling supervisor.
"Pay Attention To The Small Things."
Observe, communicate in a positive manner and treat others as you would like to be treated. Know how to complete government budgets and also how to review agency budgets and financial reports. Should have property management skills as we have 21 properties that include 60 living units each a minimum of 1 bedroom.
Surround yourself with strong people and work as a team.