Leadership Howard County (LHC) is the critical force in preparing, inspiring, connecting and sustaining community leaders to make Howard County the best place to live, work and play. Since its launch over 35 years ago, LHC has committed to cultivating and engaging leaders through excellent programs and opportunities challenging them to translate their visions into action. By convening community leaders through meaningful programming, LHC has yielded a dedicated network of professionals and the next generation of emerging leaders equipped to transform our community. Today, our programs include Leadership Premier, Leadership Essentials (in partnership with Loyola University), Leadership U, Community Impact Projects and our alumni programming and special events.

The Executive Director is a critical and visible position requiring strong business (financial, operations) and development experience. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible to execute the strategic direction, leadership, and day-to-day operations of the organization as well as community-focused and mission-aligned program development and innovation. The Executive Director works collaboratively with the board to execute a highly strategic vision and facilitate relationships with key stakeholders including LHC’s members and alumni network, funders, community leaders, corporate partners, the media and more.


The ideal candidate is a dynamic leader who can build and execute thoughtful and ambitious strategies while ensuring operational excellence. The incoming leader has experience managing an organization with a thriving membership network and a demonstrated commitment to the values of integrity and honesty, service, growth and learning, teamwork and collaboration, and diversity, equity and inclusion.



DEI PracticeOur Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advises our clients to operationalize DEI and position our content and educational opportunities to help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.