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The Austin Center for Grief & Loss

is actively seeking a full time Executive  Director 


The Austin Center for Grief & Loss (ACGL) is a non-profit organization serving children and adults who are experiencing grief or loss due to a death (including pregnancy loss and suicide) divorce, or other life-altering event.  Founded in 2007, ACGL assists children and adults as they move from loss to life through therapy, support groups, education, training and consultation.   ACGL enjoys an excellent reputation in Central Texas and its surrounding communities.



A team leader who brings the message of Austin Grief to the Austin community with passion and magnetism, and is independently motivated to manage, direct and strategically support the work of Austin Grief in the community. The optimal candidate for this position will facilitate and grow a vigorous and highly successful fundraising program. The candidate will also oversee the business and administrative aspects of Austin Grief. This person will readily demonstrate a commitment to the agency and its mission through engaged participation and the ability to lead the agency into its next phase of maturity. The candidate will work closely with the Board of Directors and staff to meet established goals.  




The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of proven leadership experience in non-profit leadership, management and business operations, and/or fund development with a proven track record of strategic fundraising and community building successes. Excellent communications and organizational skills are keys to success in this position. Attention to detail in budget planning and management are a must. Experience as an Executive Director or in a key management role for a similar organization is preferred – either with a medium-sized non-profit, high-touch client organization, or counseling environment.



The Executive Director position is full-time, with hours flexible to meet the responsibilities of the position. Compensation includes a competitive salary based on experience of $90,000, with generous benefits including a health insurance option, participation in a Simple IRA, and paid time-off which includes three (3) weeks of  vacation, six (6) holidays, and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. A year-end bonus may be offered based on fundraising results. Minimal night and weekend work is required.  


  •  Budgets and finance  

  •  Fundraising, event planning, and donor development  

  •  Agency administration  

  •  Internal and external communications  

  •  Short and long term strategic planning and execution  

  •  Board and volunteer relations  

  •  Staff management and human resources  



  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. 

  • High integrity. 

  • Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience, working with CEOs or their equivalents. 

  • Experience working with a Board of Directors. 

  • Leadership experience in a member-driven organization. 

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills with the ability to collaborate, develop, and communicate the organization’s mission and vision to staff. 

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and clinical practice management software is a bonus. 

  • High level strategic thinking and planning experience. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s mission and strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers, and donors. 

  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation. 

  • Financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making, and reporting.  

  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 

  • Fundraising experience related to grant writing. 

  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies, and volunteers. 

  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy. 


Submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names phone numbers of at least three professional references to: References will not be contacted until candidates have been interviewed. Letter of interest should include how the mission of The Austin Center for Grief & Loss is meaningful to you, and what unique qualities you will bring to Austin Grief. 


POSTING DATE:     November 28, 2022 

CLOSING DATE:     December 23, 2022 

JOB STARTING DATE:  Preferably January 19, 2023 

Only serious, qualified candidates should apply. Email is the preferred method of communication and submission. Applicants whose qualifications and experience which matches ACGL criteria for the position will be contacted. Send resume and cover letter to:



The Austin Center for Grief & Loss is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetic information. ACGL encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

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