Executive Director, 
Birmingham, AL

Executive Director

Regional Non-Profit Organization


Job Title:            Executive Director

Reports to:         Board of Directors

FLSA Status:      Exempt


Position Overview:

We are seeking a visionary and dedicated Executive Director with experience, creativity, and a collaborative approach to lead the organization in the successful implementation of its mission.  

This nonprofit has been serving women and children experiencing homelessness in Birmingham for decades. The agency operates multiple programs including emergency shelter, housing, and childcare serving individuals experiencing homelessness. The Executive Director must have the expertise, energy, and capacity to take our client to the next level in both programming and funding. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in the areas of nonprofit management, fundraising, community engagement, and collaboration. Birmingham area residency is required for the Executive Director.

Position Requirements:

  1. Oversee the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the agency.

  2. Experience building and executing programs, management, operations, and a deep understanding of cultivating and managing finances from various revenue sources.

  3. Must develop resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the agency.

  4. Must be able to function effectively as part of a team.

  5. Must possess professionalism and tact when interacting with shelter guests, volunteers, co-workers, outside agencies, and corporations.

  6. Work with the board and agency staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.

  7. Oversee grant management for all grants and contracts.

  8. Prepare, manage, and grow the annual budget.

  9. Model and guide strategies to create a positive working environment and culture across the agency.

  10. Must be a resident of or willing to relocate to the Birmingham, AL area.


Professional Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree is required. A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field is preferred but not required.

  2. 5+ years of nonprofit experience in a senior leadership role.

  3. Demonstrated fundraising experience.

  4. Experience administering federal grant funding.

  5. Experience with organizational planning and program development.

  6. Budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.

  7. An inclusive philosophy with experience working with ethnically and socioeconomically diverse communities.

  8. A deep understanding of foundation, corporate, major donor, and government funding.

  9. Excellent conversational, public speaking, presentation, and writing skills.


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this classification, the employee must possess the physical capabilities to perform the following: ability to carry objects weighing up to 10 pounds, sitting, typing, reaching, handling, talking, hearing, seeing, standing, walking, stooping, and bending. While performing the duties of this classification, the employee works in an office setting where the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This nonprofit is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity to all associates and applicants as required by federal, state and local laws

The client provides a competitive benefit package to employees.

To apply or inquire, click below or email: Aaron@brightstreetsolutions.com