Executive Director

LEAP Global Missions
May 26, 2023
7777 Forest Lane, Suite B326, Dallas, Texas
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Since its founding in 1991 by Dr. Craig Hobar, LEAP has focused on providing specialized surgical services to those in need around the world. Inspired by the love of Christ, we provide medical care to primarily children who have no other options. Through our programs, LEAP volunteers give their time and expertise, show unconditional love, and humbly serve humanity. LEAP has provided free surgical care for 10,000 patients and currently does two surgical missions per year to Mexico, two to Belize, one to India, and one to Zimbabwe.


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for LEAP’s consistent achievement of its mission, strategic goals and financial objectives. The primary responsibility of the position will be to provide successful leadership and management of the organization’s operations according to the strategic direction set by the Board. Additional responsibilities of the Executive Director include overseeing fund development; marketing, communications and community relations; financial management; staff supervision and volunteer coordination; Board relations and support; and the development and implementation of LEAP’s mission programs and other outreach initiatives.



  • Collaborate to develop a strategic plan to guide LEAP’s direction and growth
  • Implement the strategic plan by leading the development of operational plans and LEAP’s programs 
  •  Oversee the operations of the organization and ensure that all operational goals are achieved
  • Identify, evaluate, and inform the Board of internal and external issues that impact the organization
  • Maintain a culture that fosters a passion for LEAP’s mission and attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse team of highly-qualified and skilled staff and volunteers
  • Stay current on trends in mission and outreach programs providing specialized medical services as well as nonprofit management, fund development, and other related matters
  • Utilize medical and legal training to improve upon systems and programming, as needed  
  • Represent the organization at fundraising and community activities to enhance LEAP’s profile

Fund Development

  • Oversee the development and execution of LEAP’s annual fund development plan
  • Attend major fundraising events and assist in recruiting donors/attendees
  • Oversee fund development activities and achievement of funding goals and expense budgets
  • Cultivate strong relationships with major donors, foundations and corporations
  • Strengthen and diversify funding sources
  • Solicit donations as needed

Marketing, Communications, and Community Relations

  • Oversee the development and implementation of an annual marketing, public relations, and communications plan
  • Ensure all communications are consistent with LEAP’s mission and presented in a strong, positive image
  • Manage the actual expenditures for marketing, communications, and community relations activities against the annual budget
  • Enable effective communications between the Board, staff, and volunteers
  • Encourage all methods of social media to promote the organization
  • Seek opportunities to promote visibility and education about LEAP
  • Establish strong working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups and other nonprofit organizations

Financial Management

  • Provide oversight and direction to all financial operations
  • Direct the preparation of LEAP’s annual budget and approval by the Board
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly financial statements and collaborate with the CPA regarding analysis of results
  • Ensure expenditures remain within budgeted amounts and report exceptions accordingly
  • Oversee the preparation for an independent financial audit
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State, and Local reporting (e.g., IRS 990)
  • Ensure financial policies and procedures are followed and in compliance with the external audit

 Supervision of Staff and Volunteers

  • Supervise and directly manage staff in the performance of their duties
  • Develop and implement human resources systems, policies, and programs
  • Conduct an annual performance process that includes measurable performance goals for employees
  • Ensure all staff are provided direction, motivation, counsel, and training to fulfill their individual job responsibilities and grow professionally
  • Oversee volunteer recruitment and coordination to increase productivity of volunteers within LEAP
  • Provide leadership to LEAP volunteers by promoting active participation in all areas of the organization, providing organized opportunities/projects, and facilitating meetings, training, and activities.

Operations and Administration

  • Plan the agenda, oversee the development of content, and facilitate all Board meetings
  • Work with the Board to continually define the commitments of a Director and annually review the membership composition
  • Ensure any new Board members are provided with appropriate orientation/training and are supported in their ongoing service
  • Review operating policies and procedures, update as needed, and ensure compliance
  • Review office lease arrangements and oversee facilities management

Programs and Services

  • Oversee the development and quality delivery of LEAP’s programs and services
  • Ensure the programs and services contribute to LEAP’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board
  • Define expected outcomes, metrics, and goals for specific programs and services
  • Evaluate the results and recommend any changes to the Board
  • Lead the collaboration between LEAP staff and Board on the development of new programs and services
  • Oversee the implementation and communication of new programs and services


  • BA or BS in Social Services, Business or Nonprofit Management; MBA or MS preferred
  • At least 10 years of senior leadership experience; some experience in nonprofit sector is desirable
  • Experience in developing programs and implementing operational initiatives
  • Ability to lead significant organizational growth and change
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to effectively motivate and supervise others
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to effectively manage people and projects 
  • Ability to develop relationships and increase the visibility of the organization within the community
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in managing a $2+ million balanced budget
  • Ability to foster a healthy organizational culture, building strong teamwork and collaboration
  • Experience in managing financial, human resources, marketing, communications, and sales/fund development
  • Solid computer skills, including proficiency with Apple products, Microsoft Office, and Google Workspace
  • Social media knowledge and skills, including Facebook and Instagram
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Excellent reputation 
  • Integrity, credibility, and passion for LEAP’s mission
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend events/appointments as needed
  • Some international travel possible



Application Instructions

Please email your cover letter and résumé to Ashley Winder at ashley@leapmissions.org. No phone calls, please.

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