Neighbors For 
Better Neighborhoods

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POSITION TITLE: Executive Director

ORGANIZATION:  Neighbors For Better Neighborhoods (NBN) is a public non-profit organization, created in 1990 by the Winston-Salem Foundation and is dedicated to connecting people, strengthening voices, and leveraging resources within the community. Our vision is to see safe, just, and self-determined neighborhoods.

REPORTS TO: The Board of Directors

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The ED functions as the Chief Executive Officer of Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods, a small organization of 3-5 persons. In this capacity the ED is responsible for implementation of policies set by the Board of Directors as well as annual goals and objectives, and financial, program, and administrative management of the corporation. Guidance and direction are provided by the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.


Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness

  • Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the
  • Board of Directors and staff and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
  • Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization's
  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

Staff Relations & Management 

  • Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  • See that an effective management team is in place, with appropriate provision for succession.
  • Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top-quality people.

* Note: The Operations Manager is responsible for items above while reporting to the Executive Director. However, staff with responsibilities related to finance and budget will not report to the Operations Manager but rather will report directly to the Executive Director

Budget & Finance

  • Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
  • Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the Board in preparing a budget; see that the
  • organization operates within budget guidelines.
  • Ensure, in conjunction with the Resource Development Committee and Board, that
  • adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
  • Jointly, with the President and Secretary of the Board of Directors, conduct official
  • correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal
Community Engagement

  • See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and
  • important factors influencing it.
  • Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community
  • groups and organizations.
  • Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations,
  • and the general public.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • The ED will ideally have 7-10 years of experience in significant non-profit leadership roles.
  • Full comprehension of the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) model
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of minority communities and the historical perspectives related to structural and systemic racism
  • Proven track record in non-profit fundraising
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve community advocacy goals
  • Strong management skills coupled with outstanding leadership capabilities
  • Ability to establish project budgets and work within such budgets
  • Excellent communication skills, especially with respect to written and oral communications, including public speaking and media relations activities
  • Resource development and proposal and grant writing proficiency
  • Excellent computer skills with Windows-based software, including Microsoft Office
  • Extensive program development and management skills
  • Strong administrative abilities and staff management
  • Budgeting and financial management excellence
  • Training, community organizing, and organizational development technical assistance skills
  • An understanding of the principles of community building and neighborhood organizing
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationship with diverse populations
  • Coalition building skills, including the ability to motivate, negotiate, and persuade stakeholders into a course of action relative to the mission, vision, and values of the organization
  • Analytical skills, including the ability to collect information, determine key objectives, and act strategically to promote desired programming
  • Meeting facilitation skills
  • Ability to balance multiple demands and set individual targets to accomplish goals independently
  • Understanding and support of nonprofit community organizations
  • Work with a diverse group of community members, organizations, and businesses

*The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Brookmeade Holdings, LLC
Robinhood Executive Center

NBN is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.