Hiring a new director is a two-way street for the organization and the potential candidate.

This leaflet provides tips for both job seekers and Boards of Directors selecting a new employee.

Anne W. Ackerson provides guidance for boards assessing what they need in a candidate depending on the institution’s development and also for potential employees determining the needs of the board.

She breaks down three types of assessment that should occur between the candidate, board of directors, and institution, assessing where an institution is developmentally, assessing where the board is philosophically, and assessing where the director is professionally.

Additionally, she provides a list of the roles a director plays that potential candidates and boards will find helpful as they look for a new position or director.

Technical Leaflet #203 (1998)