How to Avoid Limitless Job Responsibilities in Nonprofit CEO Searches

Job descriptions for the CEO/executive director role can be expansive. They can also lead to limitless responsibilities that can send the most high-performing executives looking for the nearest exit before they even enter your nonprofit’s door. While some senior-level positions require leaders to wear many hats, candidates want to know that you have set reasonable expectations for what they can achieve as a new hire.

Organizations have an obligation to build a strong framework around the CEO so that he or she is successful in the position. While it’s critical that CEOs bring top skills, experiences, strategies, and vision to their roles, they won’t be able to achieve success without adequate support and resources.

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About Dara Klarfeld

Dara Klarfeld is a Vice-President of DRG. She specializes in conducting executive searches in education administration. With more than fifteen years of experience working in both the formal and informal Jewish education communities, Dara has a wealth of experience working with camps, Jewish Day Schools, and a variety of other education-focused organizations. She is also passionate about developing talent pools of next generation senior leadership in the nonprofit sector.

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