As a leader in your organization, you need to make every hire count.
First step is knowing exactly what you are looking for. The job description is not just a document, but a living tool that supports many key functions such as: creating a strategic recruitment process; developing annual performance objectives and reviews; providing a reference in case of conflict; understanding requirements for your organization.
As an organization develops and grows, both in its programs and its culture, the type of leader that is required changes as well. To recruit a new leader, you first have to identify the strategic goals of the organization and the skills and experience in a leader that would deliver on those goals. This process is one of the most important tasks facing any not-for-profit board.