The Nonprofit Radio Show continues its three-part 2022 leadership series with a focus on the ED search. In this episode, Nancy and Sarah reflect on the “great resignation” and offer thoughts on how a nonprofit might approach recruiting and hiring an Executive Director or senior staff member during these tight staffing times. They reframe the job description, as well as the questions that a search committee might ask. Ultimately, Nancy and Sarah offer insights into how to engage in a search with all of the same principles we use to build our community in general.
Question to reflect on before you listen:
How does your organization currently go about recruiting or hiring for leadership positions?
- What resonated with you about this conversation? What would you like to take back to your organization?
- What are your guiding principles that would guide your search for a leadership team member?
- How would you complete the sentence: “We seek an ED (or other senior staff person) who….”?
- How could you update your job descriptions to reflect outcomes over characteristics?
Word of the week: Opportunity
How do you think about the word “opportunity” related to your search for a senior leadership team member?
NONPROFIT RADIO SHOW LIVE! – May 6, 2022 at 10:00am
Our next Nonprofit Radio Show LIVE event will be during the Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good, happening between April and June 2022. Join us on May 6 from 10:00-11:00am Pacific as we talk about what is most on your mind. Register for the Conference here.