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Executive Director

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  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Salary range: $115,000-$130,000 (commensurate with experience) USD / Year
  • Salary: Salary range: $115,000-$130,000 (commensurate with experience)
  • To apply, please complete the application form on our website:

Website LorisHands Lori's Hands

Community Health Service Learning

Lori’s Hands, Inc. is looking for a dynamic Executive Director who will be responsible for the continued growth of Lori’s Hands, based on the established models operational in Newark, DE, Baltimore, MD, and Metro Detroit, MI. The Executive Director will be a “realistic dreamer” who will both develop and lead the implementation of strategic growth plans for the organization. The Executive Director will oversee all development and fundraising efforts and will pursue non-philanthropic funding streams (e.g. mutually beneficial contractual partnerships with higher education and healthcare institutions) to support the continued growth and sustainability of the organization.

The Executive Director will be responsible for managing a team of 3 full-time and 2 part-time employees, who are responsible for program delivery. The Executive Director will report directly to the Lori’s Hands, Inc. Board of Directors. The Executive Director will travel approximately 2-4 times per year to each of our chapter locations: Newark, DE, Baltimore, MD, and Metro Detroit, MI. In addition, the Executive Director will travel approximately 5-10 times per year to other locations nationwide for donor meetings, partnership opportunities, and professional development opportunities. This position may be completed remotely when travel is not required.


Development and Fundraising (70% of week spent performing function)

  • Lead the Lori’s Hands team in identifying and obtaining new and continued philanthropic funding, including corporate sponsorships, foundation grant opportunities, and individual donations (estimated budget is $520,000 for FY2023)
  • Develop fundraising strategy; Mentor program staff to plan and lead local events
  • Develop novel revenue-generating relationships (such as contractual partnerships with healthcare and higher education institutions)
  • Oversee organization communications to bolster fundraising, engagement, and outreach efforts; Serve as the organization’s primary spokesperson
  • Oversee Board recruitment, development and engagement activities; Lead Board meetings with administrative support from Program Assistant


Strategic Growth (20% of week spent performing function)

  • Identify and assess opportunities for Lori’s Hands’ growth through the expansion of current chapters and launching of new chapters
  • In collaboration with the Program Director, cultivate new partnerships to enable the strategic growth of Lori’s Hands
  • Lead the development of new chapters with support from the Program Director (e.g. developing and carrying out staffing plans in new locations)


Supervision and Organization Management (10% of week spent performing function)

  • Lead Lori’s Hands employees in organizing to efficiently provide exceptional services for community members and student volunteers
  • Report to and collaborate with the Board of Directors to evaluate service delivery and plans for growth
  • Develop and manage organizational budget



Required Qualifications

  • Passionate about the Lori’s Hands mission
  • Experience raising and managing funds
  • Experience with grant writing and familiarity with the nonprofit sector
  • Experience developing, implementing, and managing business plans and budgets
  • Strong and effective writer and verbal communicator
  • Supervisory/mentorship experience
  • Experience and comfort with cloud-based technology (Lori’s Hands uses Google Drive, AirTable, Canva, and email marketing tools)


Nice to Haves

  • Experience fundraising with private foundations, corporations, individual donors, and government funders
  • Experience developing and managing revenue-generating partnerships and services
  • Lived experience and/or deep understanding of the issues that are central to the work of Lori’s Hands; a strong candidate may not already be working in community health, but must demonstrate a genuine interest in and commitment to community health and intergenerational relationships
  • Familiarity with the health care, higher education, and/or community health sectors
  • Experience using data analysis to drive decision making and to demonstrate value of a program



  • Salary range: $115,000-$130,000, commensurate with experience; This is a full-time position
  • Competitive benefits package



To apply, please complete the application on our website:

Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning February 20, 2023.

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