High Country Caregiver Foundation






Full Time


Northwest NC


Watauga County




Executive Director/CEO


1. Applicants should complete an assessment found at this link:
2, Applicants should send resume and cover letter to

Applicants will be notified if they are chosen for an interview.


Salary commensurate with experience.


Reporting to a participatory Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for implementing the HCCGF's strategic direction and providing overall leadership to the organization. S/he serves as the public face of the organization and works with local partners to collaboratively advance the mission. The Executive Director leads all external engagement activities, including fundraising, and community initiatives, as well as developing and directing all programs and the operations of the organization. The Executive Director is responsible for coordinating with existing leadership to shape the future direction of the organization and its programs. S/he works closely with the Board of Directors to ensure HCCGF's financial integrity, and directly supervises the organization’s staff as it grows.


• Hire and manage staff.
• Set personnel and administrative policies within the parameters established by the Board of Directors and maintain adherence thereto.
• Oversee office operations and evaluate direct report performance on regular basis (eg. quarterly, semi-annual or annual).
• Report to the Personnel Committee and Board proposed changes in personnel policies. 

Outreach and Public Relations:
• Represent HCCGF before community groups, nonprofit and government agencies and donors in order to educate, encourage support, and facilitate working partnerships and involvement to ensure caregivers receive necessary support and services.
• Engage with elected officials at the local, state and federal levels in support of caregiver needs and Issues.
• Provide local leadership within multiple sectors, regarding kinship and family caregiving Issues.
• Actively pursue earned media opportunities via multiple channels to build public awareness and support for family and kinship caregivers.
• Work with staff and Board to develop creative strategies to educate the public about the needs of family and kinship caregivers.
• Provide oversight for all scheduled events for donors and the general public.
• Oversee preparation of newsletters, annual report, other publications and communications.

• Regularly interface with major donors (individuals, businesses, foundations) to cultivate and solicit gifts.
• Design seasonal appeals and fundraising campaigns.
• Work with the Fundraising Committee of the BOD to execute major individual and business solicitations and renewals.
• Report to the Board the status of individual, business and foundation development.
• Develop and/or oversee the development of grant requests to foundations and agencies.
• Develop effective, sustaining relationships with key individual and business donors, and foundations.

• With the Treasurer of the BOD, prepare annual income and expense budgets for presentation to the Board.
• Ensure financial goals are met and that the Board is apprised of expected variances.
• Ensure adequate control of all accounting, funds deposit, accounts payable, payroll, and investment accounts.
• Cause the preparation of financial reports for Board and Committee meetings, as required, keeping the Treasurer informed of current fiscal status.
• Recommend long-range financial plans to the Board and submit supporting documentation for special projects and grants.

• Develop the organization's capacity to provide services to caregivers that meet needs with effective use of resources, leveraging relationships with other agencies and support from the community.
• Oversee and evaluate all programs, develop and measure outcomes and analyze program effectiveness.
• Stay abreast of new research and practices in the field.
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with partner organizations to facilitate strategic outcomes.
• Identify opportunities for special projects, partnerships, and grants that further the mission of the organization. 


• Bachelor’s degree or higher with a minimum 2 years of experience in a senior leadership position.
• A proven track record in fundraising and development, including major donor cultivation and success in obtaining support from foundations, government, and the business community.
• A proven ability to build effective partnerships.
• Experience preparing budgets and providing fiscal oversight that results in the financial integrity of the organization.
• Experience leading and collaborating with an effective Board of Directors.
• Excellent communication skills through written and oral, formal and informal, and electronic and traditional means.
• Solid financial management skills.
• Ability to use time effectively and efficiently and to focus on the most important priorities.
• Ability to lift 30 pounds.
• Valid NC driver's license and vehicle.