Interim Executive Director

Help us to inspire and develop leaders in our community.
Leadership Prince William, a 501(c)3 leadership development organization, is looking for a passionate, driven and engaging Interim Executive Director to lead the organization in achieving its mission of advancing and connecting community leaders to enrich Prince William County.
Through its ongoing leadership programs and alumni outreach, Leadership Prince William (LPW) enables and builds leaders who actively support Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park. Graduates become part of, and stay connected to, a rapidly growing number of alumni and community leaders.

Our ideal candidate will lead a committed and energetic staff (paid and/or volunteer) to ensure excellence in the curriculum-based programs, strategic planning, Board relationships, and day-by-day operations that include staff development, volunteer management, financial leadership, and office management. Along with the LPW Board of Regents, the Interim Executive Director will serve as the external face of LPW with the various constituency groups, including representatives from the government, nonprofit, and corporate sectors. The Interim Executive Director must be an individual who can listen and provide guidance to leaders in the community while being a strong advocate for the organization and a proponent for the resource development of LPW.


Essential Functions:


In close coordination with the Chair, the Treasurer, and the Finance Committee Chair, the applicant must:

  • Develop, recommend, and monitor an annual budget and other budgets (events, etc.);
  • Approve and track expenditures, ensuring effective bookkeeping of all finances;
  • Provide for proper fiscal record-keeping and reporting;
  • Ensure current financial statements are available for the Executive Committee and Board each month;
  • Work to identify and obtain target funding streams and funding sources; and
  • Prepare and submit grant applications and funding proposals as appropriate.




Program Design

In coordination with staff and/or volunteers, the applicant must:

  • Develop and implement curriculum for the Signature Program for adults;
  • Develop and implement curriculum for the Summer Youth Academy;
  • Oversee development and implementation of curriculum for the Emerging Leaders Program;
  • Manage the annual class service project, via community partnerships or other approved opportunities.




Board Relations

In conjunction with the Board of Regents Chair and the Executive Committee, the applicant must:

  • Assist Board Chair in planning the agenda and materials for Executive Committee and Board meetings;
  • Initiate and assist in developing the Strategic Plan, policy recommendations and in setting priorities;
  • Facilitate the orientation of new Board members;
  • Collaborate with the Board to raise funds and sponsorships; and
  • Staff Board committees as appropriate.




Public Relations

In coordination with the Board of Regents Chair and designated committee chairs, the applicant must:

  • Serve as chief liaison and representative with the community, government officials and other organizations;
  • Oversee development, production and coordination of all LPW marketing activities to ensure public awareness and partnership opportunities; and
  • Attend LPW and community events, ensuring appropriate representation of Leadership Prince William by all employees and/or volunteers.





In concert with the Board of Regents, Chair and other designated individuals, the applicant must:

  • Administer board-approved personnel policies;
  • Ensure legal hiring and termination procedures for staff;
  • Oversee any disciplinary action;
  • Provide supervision and evaluation of staff and/or volunteers;
  • Develop annual goals;
  • Work in a collaborative team environment to recruit, support and manage the LPW staff and volunteers; and
  • Maintain a professional work environment that fosters leadership, collegiality, and professional growth.




Essential Attributes

The core attributes of the applicant should include:

  • Stakeholder Engagement – Investing and inspiring others across the organization in the vision of leadership development; ensuring full implementation of leadership development initiatives of the programs. Resource Development experience is strongly preferred.
  • Recruitment – Ensuring a vibrant, inclusive group of applicants is available for each year’s Signature Program, Emerging Leaders Program and Summer Youth Academy.
  • Facilitation and Coaching – Leading group workshops and coaching individual rising leaders in select topics.
  • Event Management – Work with staff and/or volunteer teams to plan, implement and promote various special events that engage alumni and the broader public.
  • Resource Development – Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion while simultaneously identifying and growing other revenue streams.
  • Marketing and Communications Planning – Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence and social media to external relations—with the goal of creating a stronger brand.





  • Ability to set vision and invest others in that vision
  • Self-directed and results-oriented
  • Outstanding skills in problem solving and critical thinking
  • Innovative approach to training and development
  • Sharp eye for talent and ability to assess competencies
  • Ability to simultaneously plan for the long-term and meet short-term goals
  • Ability to establish an inclusive and welcoming organizational culture
  • Flexible and able to work effectively in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Experience “managing through influence,” driving results requiring contribution from multiple stakeholders without direct oversight
  • Strong coaching skills, with the ability to differentiate coaching and management
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Experience directly managing a high-performing team

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Salary Range: $80,000 – $90,000, based on experience. Bonuses will also be considered.