Community Forklift is a nonprofit reuse warehouse where donated building materials, appliances, furniture, vintage materials, and architectural salvage are made available at low cost or for free. We are dedicated to uplifting the community through sustainability, creativity, and economic opportunity. We also offer public education about reuse, and we create green jobs. We find new lives for used and surplus materials and have unlimited potential as a local leader in sustainability. Since 2005, we have recovered an estimated $45 million of building materials in the DC metro region, keeping tons of materials from going to landfills or being burned in incinerators and so much more. To learn more about Community Forklift, visit them online.


The Executive Director has a critical and visible role requiring strong business and leadership acumen. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be a collaborative partner developing creative and effective strategies to further the mission of Community Forklift: to lift up local communities by making repairs affordable, reducing waste, promoting reuse, and creating green jobs.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic leader who can build and execute thoughtful and innovative strategies while ensuring operational excellence. The incoming leader is a visionary with a demonstrated commitment to the values of integrity and honesty, service, growth and learning, teamwork and collaboration, community building, and diversity, equity and inclusion. A few areas of responsibility that that role is accountable for include:

  • Strategic Development
  • Advocacy & Fundraising
  • Financial Leadership

Executive Director will have exceptional interpersonal and people management skills, with the ability to build and retain a high-performing and cohesive team. A results-oriented motivator with the ability to build trust within the organization and community, the incoming leader is a consistent and empathetic communicator who excels and relationship building, is constantly innovating and has entrepreneurial instincts.


The ideal candidate has a successful track record of developing a healthy organizational culture, change management, complex operations execution, and leadership development. Also essential to success in this role is demonstrated experience in strategic planning and execution, resource development and financial management. Candidates with significant grassroots nonprofit or related experience in the mission and operational areas of Community Forklift are encouraged to apply.


Click the below link to see more about this exciting and fulfilling leadership opportunity and how to apply. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications submitted by or before November 11, 2022 will be prioritized.


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