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Executive Director Position Description

MakingChange is a Howard County-based 501(c)(3) organization that empowers individuals and families to achieve financial stability.

Position Overview: This full-time position is responsible for the overall administration and operations of the organization, including: managing and overseeing staff, programs and finances; pursuing grants and other funding opportunities; and maintaining relationships with partners and others in Howard County and other service areas. Programs (live and virtual) include financial coaching, financial seminars, first-time homebuyer counseling, operating two Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, and hosting or participating in community events related to financial wellness education. Coaching and seminars address a spectrum of matters important to our clients and mission: budgeting, credit repair, savings, scams and shams, eviction prevention (including financial counseling services related to Covid-19 renter assistance programs), mortgage readiness, and first-time homebuying.

Staff, programs, and finances

  • Manage staff to deliver quality programs, including expansion into virtual environment, ensuring equity in programs and delivery of services
  • Oversee volunteer management system
  • Administer data management system to demonstrate program impact
  • Maintain document management system, physical office (at Nonprofit Collaborative), and website
  • Manage administrative functions including payroll, budgeting, fee-for-service billing, audit assistance, marketing, funder reporting, IT/social media development, required filings (e.g., IRS Form 990) and annual or other registrations/renewals (e.g., federal SAMS renewal, charitable solicitation renewal).
  • With other staff, manage email and other inquiries and make referrals to other providers or services as necessary.

Grants and funding

  • Identify and pursue diverse funding sources including grants, corporate sponsorships, individual donors, and fee-for-service opportunities
  • Oversee the creation of complete and accurate financial statements with the assistance of the bookkeeper


  • Promote MakingChange in the community and collaborate with existing and new community partners, social service agencies, government agencies and others – including representing MakingChange at various events and/or on community boards.
  • Prepare reports for the Board of Directors; regularly communicate with Board Chair and committee chairs

Other duties as may be required by the Board of Directors



  • Commitment to MakingChange’s mission
  • Leadership experience (strong preference for nonprofit leadership experience)
  • Strong business sense, financial acumen, and organization skills
  • Knowledge of personal finance topics
  • Experience in building teams, managing a volunteer system, and expanding programs or activities
  • Effective communicator, both one-on-one and in groups, including public or virtual presentations
  • Proactive approach to developing partnerships with organizations and agencies in the community
  • Experience identifying grant opportunities and applying for and managing grants
  • Experience planning and executing effective fundraising campaigns
  • Understanding and sensitivity to MakingChange’s culturally and socioeconomically diverse client population
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience


  • Graduate degree
  • Housing or financial counseling certification (if not certified, willingness to pursue certification)
  • Experience with one-on-one financial coaching or counseling
  • Involvement with VITA sites
  • Familiarity with state registration compliance and managing federal/state/local government funding

Please submit your resume to for consideration.

Submission deadline:  August 25, 2020
Salary range:  $60,000 to $65,000


Opportunities at MakingChange

MakingChange’s mission is to empower individuals and families to achieve financial stability.