Executive Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Executive Director?

Executive Director in Sandpoint:
"Life as the Executive Director."
Pros: Working with the people in need and mentoring staff who want to get better.
Cons: The money paid and the money available.

Executive Director in Grand Island:
"A day in the life at BBBS."
Pros: Working with people, flexibility, stability.
Cons: Lack of training, support and resources.

Executive Director in Framingham:
"Downtown Revitalization Non Profit ED."
Pros: I am most rewarded by the work I do to support local small business entrepreneurs. I find that my efforts to connect the many communities of Framingham to its historic downtown are integral to building a successful economic future for these businesses. My goal to create a vibrant place that improves quality of life for all of the town's residents is closely aligned to my personal vision, which makes the experience fulfilling.
Cons: I am the only paid employee and I wear many hats, so there is less time to focus my energy on the community planning aspect of the job. I do all of the bookkeeping, administration and grant-writing, as well as a lion's share of the fundraising. Also, my position is of great importance to the general public, so there often is a great deal of criticism and pressure associated with outcomes that take a significant amount of time to achieve.

Executive Director in Independence:
"Time consuming job."
Pros: Seeing the outcome.
Cons: The slow pace of progress.