Montgomery Moving Forward Director

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Montgomery Moving Forward Director



Application Deadline: March 18, 2022 or when the position is filled
Anticipated Start Date: Late May/Early June 2022

Montgomery Moving Forward (MMF) is a Collective Impact initiative and relies on such collective impact principles to address complex community problems in Montgomery County, bringing leaders—veteran and emerging from across sectors—together to define a problem, convene deliberative community conversations, to articulate strategies, specific action steps, and advance systems-based solutions. MMF tackles strategically selected challenges, based on community needs and the opportunity to achieve systems change.

MMF was launched in 2013 as an initiative of Nonprofit Montgomery. Nonprofit Montgomery continues to serves as the backbone organization. Today MMF is embedded into the fabric of problem solving in Montgomery Count, MD, using the power of the Collective Impact model and the need to deeply engage stakeholders from across sectors: public, private, nonprofit, philanthropy and more to address complex challenges facing our community.

Position Overview 

MMF requires a visionary, entrepreneurial leader who has experience in cross sector initiatives and a desire to grow and lead collective impact initiatives. Key to success is the ability to facilitate the collective success of county-wide efforts, and serve as a public ambassador for the initiative. The MMF Director will lead Montgomery Moving Forward’s external work and internal operations, including strategy, communications, community engagement, development, staff oversight and data functions. The position will manage, engage, and leverage the Leadership Group (LG) who provide oversight of the MMF efforts. Finally, this position will coordinate program and development strategy and activities with the Co-chairs of the MMF Leadership Group.

Key responsibilities include:

Reporting Relationships:

  • The MMF Director reports to the Executive Director of Nonprofit Montgomery (NM).
  • The Leadership Group and the MMF Co-chairs oversee and advise the MMF Director on strategy, process and implementation of the collective impact goals.
  • The MMF Director is responsible for supervising the work of the staff team.


  • Provide visionary, adaptive leadership, modeling Collective Impact guiding values at all times and fostering a culture that reflects them.
  • Build MMF/Nonprofit Montgomery’s identity as a respected, neutral convener among a broad spectrum of local stakeholders.
  • Cultivate excellent working relationships with senior community leaders involved in this initiative in a way that can inspire collective action.
  • Assure that MMF invites perspectives from all sectors of the community and seeks direction from those most affected by the current issue with an eye toward equity and inclusion.
  • Help identify and recruit additional cross-sector stakeholders representing all parts of the community to participate in MMF’s work.
  • Brings a commitment to and a deep understanding of the power and importance of equity and inclusion.

Strategic coherence:

  • Oversee the Leadership Group’s selection of community priorities on which to focus and the research/problem analysis and strategy development to address the issue.
  • Support the Co-chairs and the Leadership Group, and the Working Group Co-chairs to facilitate meetings, assisting in preparation of meeting materials, etc.
  • Build and maintain relationships with the Co-chairs, the Leadership Group members and Working Group Co-chairs, and Working Group members.
  • In concert with the Co-chairs, relevant Working Groups, develop an annual legislative agenda, policy and funding recommendations with guidance of the Montgomery Moving Forward Leadership Group.
  • Support the Leadership Group and subcommittees in advocacy work with state and local elected officials around key issue priorities.

Fund development:

  • In close consultation and collaboration with Nonprofit Montgomery’s Executive Director (ED), ensure the adequate resourcing of MMF.
  • Identify potential funding sources to support Montgomery Moving Forward’s goals and priorities.
  • Oversee all development functions, including grant writing, and prospecting and solicitation of corporate, individual and foundation gifts in concert with development and program staff. Develop appropriate metrics and deliverables and report on those deliverables to funders, the LG and the NM Board.
  • Ensure appropriate donor stewardship practices, including tracking and acknowledging donations and reporting to funders as required.
  • Develop relationships with potential funders and donors—and leverage the Leadership Group to advance development goals.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop and monitor the MMF budget, which is part of the Nonprofit Montgomery budget.

Working with community partners:

  • Coordinate with other projects and coalitions to maintain a full understanding of the current landscape of local and regional activities, and integrating their work into Leadership Group and relevant Working Group processes.
  • Build and maintain relationships with community partners.
  • Leverage collective impact principles to convene cross sector stakeholder groups to determine solutions craft a Call to Action (CTA) and to advocate for the implementation of the CTA.


  • Communicate the objectives of MMF to the community, elected officials and potential partners, including sharing the CTA or other collateral efforts.
  • Develop regular communications vehicles and materials and web content to continuously communicate with stakeholders.
  • Plan and implement learning opportunities and symposia to advance shared learning and educate the community including elected officials and community stakeholders on critical issues related to the current issue.
  • With the ED of NM and board members who serve on the LG, report on the progress of the initiative to the NM Board. Participate in NM Board and other meetings to share information and facilitate open and transparent communication.

Managing Internal Systems:

  • Overseeing daily operations and establishing and maintaining appropriate systems for measuring necessary aspects of operational management.
  • Identify improvements in use of data-driven decision-making and ensuring that data is collected, integrated, and communicated effectively across the initiative.
  • In collaboration with Nonprofit Montgomery’s Executive Director, select and oversee the work of staff and consultants as appropriate (e.g., data management, grantwriting, etc.).

Requisite Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience, including at least 3 years managing teams in a fast-paced and high-growth nonprofit, social enterprise, start-up environment, advocacy, or community organizing entity.
  • At least five years of fundraising experience and demonstrated success in cultivating donor relationships.
  • Understanding of racial equity and demonstrated ability to promote equity in all aspects of the work.
  • Advanced strategy and planning skills, including an ability to think strategically on both organizational and systemic levels over multi-year horizons.
  • Strong data acumen and ability to oversee complex shared-measurement systems.
  • Existing relationships with, or ability to build relationships with, a cross-sectoral range of stakeholders in the local or regional area, including senior executives and elected leaders.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to thrive in a fluid, entrepreneurial environment; willingness to “roll up one’s sleeves” and extend beyond formal responsibilities based on the needs of the work.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout Montgomery County on a regular basis.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in business, education, social work, policy, or related field.
  • Familiarity with Montgomery County/or focus of the initiative.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary range:  $92,000-$96,000 per year.

Benefits include health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, sick time and holidays, and the opportunity to participate in a Simple IRA plan with a 3% employer match. Flexible and entrepreneurial workplace based in Rockville, MD.

Nonprofit Montgomery is currently working remotely due to the pandemic, but anticipates a return to in person work by the spring or summer of 2022.

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and a cover letter/statement of interest that explains why you are interested in collective impact and how your skills and experience relate to the position description. Please send to by March 18, 2022. All applications will be treated with confidentially.

Physical Demands of the Position:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to remain in a stationary position 70% of the time. The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access printers, file cabinets, office equipment, etc. The employee constantly operates a computer and other office equipment, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification and are subject to change at any time. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Nonprofit Montgomery is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: Executive (CEO, Director, President)
Position Type: -
Salary Range (annual): $75,000-$100,000
Experience: 10+ Years
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree