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

December 2014
"I cant really believe this site is asking for this."
Executive Director:
I appreciate your desire to provide insight to potential employees but really, I don't think this should be mandator.
January 2015
"Keep a balance."
Executive Director:
Make sure you have a good balance between home and work. You will be a better and more productive boss.
January 2015
"Downtown Revitalization Non Profit ED."
Executive Director:
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.
January 2015
Executive Director:
Believe in it even others don't.
January 2015
"Your employment becomes your cause, you can get swallowed."
Executive Director:
Be prepared for long hours, lines blurred between professional and personal time, volatile board member personalities, conflicts, competition, emotional exhaustion, size matters, and much more. Very important to remember, "It is not what you are 'selling' but what they are 'buying'". Relationship development must usually precede significant ask for financial support. Friend-raising before fund-raising.
January 2015
"A day in the life at BBBS."
Executive Director:
Pros: Working with people, flexibility, stability.
Cons: Lack of training, support and resources.
January 2015
"Critical thinking and communication skills."
Executive Director:
Never stop learning.