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Community Counseling Center

Executive Director Position Description

Position Title:  Executive Director

Hours: part-time (20 hours per week)

Minimum Salary: $34,000, salary range commensurate with experience



The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for implementing policy as set by the board.

  This position is responsible for the overall management and operation of the Community Counseling Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit

providing psychotherapy and mental health services to New Hanover and surrounding counties in North Carolina. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational Management: overseeing all personnel in an administrative (non-clinical) capacity; overseeing IT and facilities;

maintaining official records and documents, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws. 


Financial Management: overseeing the financial planning, operating budget, and accounting with assistance from the board

Treasurer, CPA, and Office Manager. 


External Relationships: cultivating and developing relationships with philanthropic groups, faith communities, individuals, and the



Board Relations: overseeing policy development and administration; board recruitment and development.


Strategic Planning: collaborating with staff and board to form, evaluate, and implement the center’s current and long-term goals

and objectives. 


Fundraising: collaborating with board and staff to encourage individual donations and ensure the success of fundraising events. 


Grant Writing: overseeing the grant writing process that includes identifying opportunities, writing, and submitting proposals for

grant funding. 


Traits and Characteristics


The Executive Director should be a visionary and a strategic leader who can work effectively at the intersections of non-profit

management, staff development, and client care. 


Leadership: The Executive Director will be able to engage and convene others in a process of exploration and dialogue.  They

will be an open-minded, confident professional who enjoys exploring issues while also recognizing that the ownership of ideas

is less important than the result of the collaborative effort. The Executive Director will be an enabler and facilitator who will have

the strength of character and conviction to work with a strong, engaged staff and board who are dedicated to the mission of the

Community Counseling Center.


Communication: Strong written and oral communication skills are critical to ensure that the Executive Director will be effective and

persuasive in presenting the Community Counseling Center and its mission to its supporters and the public. 


Management: Successful candidates will have strong organizational, administrative, and financial management skills. The

Executive Director will be comfortable in a hands-on role and be willing to do the essential tasks required to meet the goals of

the center. 



Education and/or Experience


An undergraduate degree is required.  An advanced degree is not required; however, the Executive Director must possess the

above skills, knowledge and qualities which may result from formal education.  At least three years of experience in business,

non-profit operational and financial management, or related areas is strongly preferred. 


Review of resumes will begin April 1, 2024.  Please send a cover letter and resume to Amy Van de Motter at

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