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otherwise specified. Job Description Summary
The Executive Director is responsible for the general oversight
and growth of the Center for Private Business, which currently
encompasses 180 member-companies, 8 sponsor-companies, and more
than 50 individual volunteers. They lead the staff team across all
statewide markets. They ensure strong financial sustainability
through fundraising and membership growth efforts. They are also
responsible for engaging volunteers and key partners as needed. Job
Major Tasks and Responsibilities
• Lead and oversee the Center for Private Business staff, across
all statewide markets.
• Leads fundraising and sponsorship efforts to secure needed
funding via phone calls, one-on- one meetings and group
• Plans strategically for the Center’s future
• Creates and maintains a current financial budget of
approximately $630k and a three-year
financial plan for the center.
• Recruits and retains Center members
• Speaks publically on behalf of the Center in order to increase
• Manages student engagement efforts including sourcing adjunct
professors, online course preparation and deployment.
• Manages a portfolio of approximately 30 active prospects and
donors to Wake Forest University at any given time.
• Serve as functional leader of one of the following
disciplines: Forum Program, Educational programming for
members, Administrative Oversight
• Manages key relationships both inside and outside of Wake
Forest University which provide beneficial partnership
• Partners with other Universities in the area to create
• Plans for regional programming
• Manages volunteer committees and groups
• Maintains cohesive marketing materials and Center brand
• Serves as the liaison and manages relationships with
contractors and vendors engaged in
maintaining office space and relations at 500 West 5th
• Responsible for all operational requirements of
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Bachelor’s degree plus five or more years of experience.
• Knowledge of fundraising practices.
• Ability to travel statewide and regionally as required
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work
effectively with a wide range of
constituents in a diverse community.
• Ability to foster teamwork and cooperation in a work
• Experience in database management and maintenance.
• Ability to supervise and train staff, volunteers, and student
workers, including organizing,
prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments for these
• Skill in fiscal management.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Direct Reports Include: Regional Directors, Senior Associate
Director of Membership, and
Assistant Director, Business Leader Forum Programs.
• Responsible for the creation and maintenance of annual
• Maintaining growth
This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and
expectations for performance. It
cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be
required to perform. Employees are required to follow any
other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as
may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
Additional Job Description
Time Type Requirement
Full time Note to Applicant: This position profile identifies
the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It
cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be
required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other
job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be
reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living
community, Wake Forest University conducts background
investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates
being considered for employment.
Wa ke Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse
workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed
to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence
with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the
University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on
the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex,
age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic
information, disability and veteran status and
encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to
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