Nov 09, 2023

Executive Director

  • Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, Inc.
  • Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Full-Time Administration/Operations Executive Management (CEO/ED) Fundraising/Development

Job Description

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) seeks a visionary leader who is passionate about developing creative, sustainable strategies to preserve affordable homeownership and promote neighborhood revitalization. RTMC fulfills its mission by assisting the most vulnerable Montgomery County homeowners to maintain their most precious asset -- their homes.

 About the Organization: The mission of RTMC is Repairing Homes, Revitalizing Communities, Rebuilding Lives. We envision a Montgomery County with safe homes and communities for everyone. As a member of the national Rebuilding Together network, RTMC was founded in 1990 with an aim to mitigate the risk of foreclosure, displacement, and chronic substandard living conditions for Montgomery County, Maryland’s most vulnerable homeowners, including seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, families with children, and members of marginalized communities. RTMC provides critical home repairs, accessibility modifications, energy efficiency upgrades, and links to community resources at no cost to income-qualifying homeowners. RTMC carries out its mission through two core programs: 1) the Safe and Healthy Homes Program – the foundation of RTMC’s home repair work – which addresses significant safety and health hazards through large- and small-scale repairs for 180 homes annually, and 2) the Community Revitalization Program, through which RTMC provides repairs/accessibility modifications to several nonprofit organizations annually. To date, RTMC has served 3,000 homeowners and galvanized more than 50,000 community volunteers in our neighbor-helping-neighbor approach.

 Led by an engaged Board of Directors, RTMC has an annual budget of approximately $2M and an outstanding staff. For more information about RTMC, please visit our website at

 About the Position: The Executive Director, appointed by and reporting to the Board of Directors, works in partnership with the Board to set the strategic direction of RTMC. The Executive Director leads the staff to implement the organization’s strategic priorities and achieve annual goals. The Executive Director is responsible for oversight of duties related to financial management, staffing, fundraising, and program execution. The position also represents the organization publicly to the Montgomery County communities, donors, volunteers, and partner organizations.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning & Evaluation

·         Partner with the Board of Directors to develop Rebuilding Together’s strategic plan and annual goals.

·         Recommend performance goals and metrics and track, analyze, and report on performance outcomes regularly to achieve annual program and fundraising goals.

Financial Management & Compliance

·         Develop and submit to the Board of Directors a balanced annual budget recommendation that aligns with the Board’s strategic priorities.

·         Monitor, track, and analyze revenue and expenditures in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and provide monthly reports to the Finance Committee.

·         Responsible for the management of all grants and contracts, vendor payments, and payroll.

·         Manage the procurement of goods and services with authorization to spend up to $5,000 without approval of the Board of Directors.

·         Ensure all grant applications and awards are maintained in the shared drive and all grant reports are prepared and submitted on time.

·         Oversee the completion of an annual financial audit by an independent audit firm and present findings to the Board.

·         Create and manage operation plans and business processes in the areas of financial reports, program services to clients, payroll, resource development, and record keeping.

·         Ensure the organization is compliant with all federal, state, and local regulations, the rules and policies of national Rebuilding Together, and any requirements made by funders as part of agreements in support of the organization.

 Staffing and Management

·         Directly supervise key staff: Director of Program Services, Director of Development, Office Manager, and outside Accountant.

·         Responsible for the recruitment, training, professional development, evaluation, and termination of staff and AmeriCorps members.


·         With Director of Development, create and provide annual fundraising plan to the Board of Directors to achieve annual fundraising goal.

·         Oversee the Director of Development’s implementation of fundraising activities in accordance with the Board’s approved fundraising plan and track and measure against development goals and provide regular reports to the Board.

·         Support Development Director as needed to secure and retain partnership and grants that are aligned with the organizational mission.

 Public Relations and Outreach

·        With the Board and Director of Development, ensure outreach to significant donors is conducted and tracked on a regular basis.

·        Serve as chief spokesperson for the organization and represent the organization at events and conferences to increase awareness and visibility of RTMC.

Board Engagement

·         Serve as the chief advisor to the Board of Directors on matters pertaining to nonprofit management, policy, financial management and fundraising, program development and implementation, and client and volunteer outreach.

·         Respond to board member requests for information through oral and written reports.

·         Responsible for planning and attending regular meetings of the Board of Directors and the Board’s Executive Committee.

·         Assist the Board, as requested, with the recruitment and orientation of new board members.

Program Administration

·         Ensure all programs are fully resourced through the development of annual budgets and the allocation of staff, volunteers, and contractors.

·         Serve as the organization’s chief liaison with outside organizations who support major programs financially and/or through in-kind contributions.

·         Guide and direct staff responsible for the implementation of home and community development projects.

·         Share outcomes of projects related to major programs for benchmarking against annual performance goals and metrics.

Hiring Organization

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County


Experience and Attributes: The ideal candidate will share our commitment and passion for advancing RTMC’s mission and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to RTMC, including:

·        Self-starter with a minimum of 10 years of senior-level experience working with governments/local municipalities, businesses, or nonprofits. Management experience in an organization of similar size is a must.

·        Ideally, be familiar with housing development, low-income and affordable housing; community development and/or poverty alleviation.

·        Has demonstrated record of success in generating significant donations from corporations, foundations, individuals, and special events.

·        Be a strong networker who builds robust relationships across diverse groups of individuals.

·        Has a knack for building and leveraging community relationships and partnerships. Has experience in implementing programs that align to strategic plans with proven track record of achieving aggressive annual goals.

·        Has superior verbal and written communications skills, including compelling public speaking abilities.

·        Provide a proven track record in assessing and improving operations and processes to support sustainable growth.

·        Has excellent negotiation and diplomatic skills.

·        Results-oriented with strong abilities to multitask.

·        Has experience in grant writing and use of restricted and non-restricted funds.

·        Can demonstrate strong financial and budgeting skills and has experience developing and managing budgets.

·        Has a high comfort level with technology, including Salesforce.

·        Team player with ability to work collaboratively and build effective working relationships with staff, Board members, volunteers, and donors.

·        Minimum bachelor’s degree required.


Industry/Service Area

Community/Capacity Building, Housing/Shelter, Human Services




Excellent benefits and competitive salary offered. 

Application Instructions

Application Process: To apply for this position, e-mail resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: (e-mail applications are required).

RTMC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established by federal, state, or local law.

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