Executive Director Job Description

New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, NHBSR, the premiere convener of organizations dedicated to doing well by doing good, is seeking a seasoned executive to accelerate the organization’s growth and impact. The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the successful leadership and growth of NHBSR and the fulfillment of its mission to convene, inspire and support businesses and their community stakeholders to improve our workplaces, our communities and the environment. Reporting to the Board of Directors (BoD), this is an exciting, full-time, NH-based opportunity for a passionate, resourceful, strategic and collaborative leader and community builder with a deep belief and joy in NHBSR’s work.

Founded in 2000, NHBSR is a non-profit member network of 250 businesses and organizations that believe that New Hampshire will thrive when we engage the power of business and our people to build sustainable and prosperous communities. We provide resources, foster dialogue, and help to build meaningful connections to forward our member organizations’ efforts while inspiring positive change and an engaged, inclusive workplace culture. The NHBSR BoD aims to work with the new ED and talented NHBSR team to increase and diversify our revenue sources, grow our membership, further our expansion in Maine, increase our impact through advocacy, progress toward our diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) goals and continue to deliver excellence in our programming and value.

Position Summary
  1. The ED is the leader, facilitator and hands-on motivator of NHBSR, joining our well-established and highly adept team. As the face and voice of the organization, the ED will lead the internal team and coordinate with the BoD to educate, inspire and motivate action from NHBSR’s members.
  2. Working directly with and reporting to the BoD to define our vision and drive growth, the ED will oversee daily operations of the organization as well as chart our goals for the future.
  3. The ED will foster and manage key stakeholder relationships, partnerships and sponsorships while nurturing a learning organization that forwards the mission and creates an inclusive, respectful, and rewarding environment for all.
Leadership and Strategy
  1. Be the thought leader, compelling communicator and representative of NHBSR and our business members throughout the community, including State House engagements, to raise awareness and understanding of issues that impact our businesses and our State.
  2. Work collectively to expand revenue generation including sponsorships, membership growth, program development and the identification of additional income streams and grant opportunities.
  3. Lead, mentor, inspire and collaborate with internal team, currently consisting of Program Manager, Communications Manager and Sustainability Intern. Size of team expected to grow based on targeted grant funding and program expansion.
Financial and Operation Management & Planning
  1. Oversee the efficient, effective and transparent day-to-day operations and financial management of NHBSR. Develop and track the annual operating budget and budget process. Ensure fiscally responsible spending and consistent adherence to accounting procedures.
  2. Collaborate with the BoD and internal team to set the strategic direction and annual objectives for NHBSR, including new endeavors, programs and grants. Continuously review and evolve offerings in order to engage current members and attract new members.
  3. Support networking efforts to create community and foster collaboration among members and not-yet-members. Explore opportunities to further expand into Maine.
People, Culture and Communications
  1. Be the chief spokesperson, storyteller and listener in the community, while coordinating with the internal team and BoD on further engagement through multiple forms of media communication.
  2. Establish and enhance positive working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, policy makers and other organizations and stakeholders to help achieve NHBSR’s goals.
  3. Maintain a welcoming, positive and safe work environment and organizational culture committed to fulfilling NHBSR’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
  4. Determine staffing requirements for NHBSR management, fundraising, advocacy and program delivery. Recruit, interview and select staff with appropriate skills to further NHBSR’s mission. Facilitate individual and collective growth of the internal team.
You Bring:
  1. Passion for NHBSR’s mission and purpose with an extensive knowledge of and experience in corporate social and environmental responsibility and/or non-profit management.
  2. Strong ability to inform, inspire and engage individuals, organizations and large audiences.
  3. Natural talent for networking – fostering relationships, connecting dots, building partnerships, inviting collaborations and growing membership.
  4. Grant writing and research excellence and experience with fundraising and development work.
  5. Existing connections in the NH and Maine business communities.
  6. An inclusive, empathetic, transparent and empowering leadership style.
  7. Comfort with analyzing financial data to set long term strategic goals and address near term needs.
  8. Excellent written and verbal communication and active listening skills.
  9. Abilities to prioritize, delegate, set realistic expectations, meet deadlines and build budgets.
Total Compensation

Salary Range: $75,000 to $95,000, full time.

Benefits package includes paid time off including paid state holidays, retirement plan and flexible work schedule. Remote position with routine in-state presence required.

Job Location

The ED will work from their home office and will travel throughout New Hampshire and Maine as needed, with appropriate travel expense reimbursement.


Please send your resume and cover letter to Search@NHBSR.org.

NHBSR is committed to creating a diverse team and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that demonstrates high standards of corporate social responsibility in all we do. We know that representation matters in the workplace and with our members; to that end we are committed to a hiring process grounded in equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, citizenship or immigration status, national origin, caste, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, or veteran status. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

We do not expect every candidate to have experience in every area listed. We encourage you to apply if you believe you have the necessary personal and professional experience to successfully lead our organization into the future. Research suggests that women and some marginalized groups tend to apply only if they meet all the requirements. We value your application and invite you to apply even if you do not meet every requirement on the list.

NHBSR complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact us at search@nhbsr.org.

NHBSR is always happy to post job openings on behalf of its members in the hope that it widens the prospective talent pool and brings individuals who prioritize social responsibility and sustainability together. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have a job posting you’d like included in our listings.