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Executive Director

About the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network

Founded in 2005, the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC whose mission is to uphold human dignity through service to the medically vulnerable. We express this mission through public advocacy of essential qualities of human dignity—which include the right to food and water, the presumption of the will to live, due process against denial of care, protection from euthanasia as a form of medicine, and access to rehabilitative care—as well as through National Crisis Lifeline service to at-risk patients and families.

About the Executive Director role

The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is seeking a full-time Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for executing the vision and has overall operational responsibility for the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network’s mission, administration, development, and programs. Day-to-day responsibilities include overseeing operations, programs, fundraising/development, marketing, communications, and outreach.

The Executive Director reports to the President, based in Cincinnati, OH, and is distinctly responsible for the success of major gifts and development initiatives, with an emphasis on new donor, foundation, and community support.

General Responsibilities

  1. Governance, Mission, Strategy, and Corporate Development: Works with President and Board of Directors to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and outreach.
    • Responsible for leading in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the President and Board of Directors.
    • Responsible for communicating effectively with the President and Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
    • Responsible for developing and supporting the Board of Directors and serving ex-officio on board committees.
    • Responsible for producing an annual report to communicate mission and impact.
  2.  Finance and Development: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health, sustainability, and growth of the organization.
    • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the organization, including submission to the President and Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
    • Responsible for overseeing and executing all major fundraising activities including major donor and foundation solicitations (including meetings), direct mail, and online/digital fundraising.
    • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
    • Responsible for modeling leadership through a compelling finance and development program with support from chair, board, and supporters.
  3. Operations, Programming, and Communications: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are sustainable and impactful.
    • Responsible and effective administration of organizational operations.
    • Responsible for maintenance of official records and documents, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
    • Responsible for conceiving and implementing viable programming that carries out the organization’s mission.
    • Responsible for deepening and refining all aspects of marketing and communications to best convey vision and programming impact.

Key Duties

  • Create, submit, and obtain approval of annual budget.
  • Assist the President and Board of Directors in all operational responsibilities.
  • Develop major gifts and development initiatives, with an emphasis on new donor, foundation, and community support.
  • Continuous communications with President and Board of Directors, including quarterly meetings and monthly updates.
  • Ensure mission clarity and consistency across all aspects of marketing and communications.
  • Determine programming priorities by donor affinity and potential for earned income.
  • Evaluate donor relationships and historical gifts to set quarterly fundraising benchmarks.
  • Identify key local and national donors, undertake meetings and other communications to improve relationships and increase revenue.
  • Drive foundation solicitation program including research, inquiring and meeting with foundations, and preparing and submitting grant proposals.
  • Better convey national and regional relationships to improve organizational perception.
  • Evaluate and reduce organizational operating expenses.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Alignment with Network’s mission and pro-life values
  • Successful major gifts and development experience required
  • Strong spoken and written communications skills
  • Familiarity with Google for Work, NationBuilder, and relevant digital platforms
  • At least 2-5 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Bachelor’s degree required


The Executive Director is an at-will employment opportunity with a competitive salary, a health care insurance stipend, and benefits of remote employment.

To Apply

Send resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample (no more than 5-10 pages) to [email protected].


Bobby Schindler, President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, travels the country to give witness to the importance of upholding human dignity through service to the medically vulnerable.

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