Executive Director at Dallas Furniture Bank

Dallas Furniture Bank
February 26, 2024
Dallas, TX
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About Dallas Furniture Bank

Dallas Furniture Bank (DFB) provides families and individuals experiencing furniture poverty in North Texas with the necessary furniture to live physically and mentally healthy lives. DFB’s approach to furniture services reduces financial stress and aids in the continuum of support provided by DFB’s partner agencies. By leveraging community partnerships and volunteers, DFB collects and refurbishes gently used furniture, connecting quality pieces with those who need them most. The annual operating budget of DFB is $991,576, which is supported by a diverse funding model made up of 40 percent program service revenue, 25 percent grant income, and 35 percent in-kind, individual and corporate donations.

About the Position

DFB is seeking a value-aligned, dynamic and experienced nonprofit leader to join their team as the Executive Director. This role will be responsible for the strategic direction of the organization’s operations, programs and development. As the face of the organization, this position will lead fundraising efforts including building and managing a portfolio of active and prospective donors, creating cultivation and solicitation strategies and securing a fundraising goal each fiscal year. The Executive Director will directly manage volunteers and approximately seven full-time staff members and will report to the Board of Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and direct the organization’s operations and programs.
  • Develop and implement inventory and cost accounting policies, procedures and operational reporting/metrics.
  • Engage volunteers, event committees, alumni, partner organizations and donors.
  • Steward the Board of Directors and provide them with timely and effective communication, reports and assignments.
  • Analyze, capture and communicate fundraising metrics, variances, and performance trends.
  • Provide exemplary staff leadership to ensure appropriate support for all departments.
  • Coordinate and lead annual budget reviews and monthly and periodic forecast updates.
  • Approve major systems implementations related to cost and inventory control.
  • Recruit and retain a diverse and qualified team of staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure program services and funding relationships meet or exceed strategic goals and objectives.
  • Support marketing and communication strategies.
  • Oversee all fundraising efforts and develop other revenue streams including locally and through program-specific activities.
  • Submit a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements to the Board of Directors to maintain the organization’s fiscal integrity.
  • Deepen and refine social media, newsletters, website, and external communications.
  • Manage the physical office location including maintaining equipment, troubleshooting, ordering and delivering supplies and work with the program director and warehouse manager to monitor and restock inventory.


  • This is a fully in-person role based in Carrollton, requiring working from shared office spaces and remotely. The role includes traveling locally within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex for meetings, events, and activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management or a related field, or associate degree with equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience required with at least three (3) years of nonprofit leadership experience preferred.
  • Prior experience in development and fundraising strategy.
  • Nonprofit Management Certificate or CFRE preferred.
  • Context and experience with programs management and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Effectiveness in organizational management with the ability to coach, staff, manage and develop a team with a core set of strategic objectives.
  • Proficiency in financial management.
  • Ability to cultivate board member relationships and recruit new members.
  • Strong knowledge of marketing, public relations, and branding.
  • Excellent and persuasive written and verbal communication abilities, with proven ability to positively influence behavior toward a positive outcome.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently, as well as within a team environment.
  • Positive, service-oriented attitude. High level of integrity.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple activities and collaborate cross-
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license, vehicle, and appropriate insurance

Compensation and Benefits

The organization is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to equity and transparency in its hiring practices. The minimum base salary for this position is $95,000. The compensation package will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and will include a bonus structure tied to the financial performance of the organization. The Executive Director will receive a $5,000 signing bonus and a $500 monthly stipend to assist with healthcare expenses.

Application Instructions

Wise Resource Development has been retained to lead the recruitment of the Executive Director for the Organization. Wise Resource Development is a nonprofit consulting agency specializing in recruiting skilled nonprofit executives and fundraising professionals.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, at least three professional references and salary requirements to admin@wiseresourcedevelopment.com. No phone calls, please. Only those receiving interviews will be contacted.

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