Asheville, NC

Executive Director, OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling

The Organization

OnTrack WNC is Western North Carolina’s trusted non-profit source for financial education and counseling. 

Since 1973, OnTrack WNC has helped people achieve their money and housing goals through financial education, counseling and support so that they can overcome crises, afford basic needs, improve money management skills and make sound financial choices rooted in their values.

We are a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), a HUD-approved counseling agency, and have consistently achieved an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Our service area includes Western North Carolina, and office is in Asheville.

Equity in our hiring process is important to us. 
OnTrack WNC strives to foster leadership opportunities and raise the voices of historically marginalized people, including, but not limited to, Black people and other people of color, Indigenous and Native peoples, LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming people, disabled people, immigrants, and low-income people. We strongly encourage candidates of these, or other, diverse backgrounds to apply.

Want to know more? Visit OnTrack WNC’s website at

Position Overview

This is an incredible opportunity for a humble, innovative leader to join an outstanding organization with a strong reputation, 50 years of community work, a highly motivated staff, and experienced board.  It’s an organization that is deeply appreciated by the community, has a history of expanding programs to adapt to community needs, and is the only service provider of free financial, credit and housing counseling in the area.

The Executive Director of OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling (OnTrack WNC) will be responsible for leading the organization to achieve its Mission and deliver its strategic vision. The Executive Director brings visionary leadership to all areas of the agency’s operations, providing oversight of the organization’s programs, culture, values, talent, and financial performance.

Reporting to and working closely with the Board, the Executive Director will provide transparent leadership to enhance OnTrack WNC in ways that both build on its history and expertise and positions the organization to meet the future needs of the region. This includes driving an innovative strategic plan that creates future funding, new initiatives, and an even stronger infrastructure.

The Executive Director will have the privilege of working alongside a committed group of OnTrack WNC staff and volunteers.

  • In addition to the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, there are four other Board Committees, including Fundraising, Engagement, Investment, and DEI committees.
  • OnTrack WNC’s Executive Leadership Team is made up of five members, including the Program Director, Operations Director, Grants & Development Director, and (contract) Finance Director who all support the Executive Director.

The Executive Director will be a deeply engaged member of the community representing the agency throughout the region and beyond. The Executive Director will work effectively in a highly visible role with a broad range of constituents, both within OnTrack WNC and externally.

The Executive Director will continue to build the reputation of the agency, clearly articulating a unique value proposition and ensuring all OnTrack WNC’s programs and work- internally and externally- reflect the organization’s deeply held values and mission. In partnership with the staff, the Executive Director will take risks, implement new ideas, support innovation, and foster creativity throughout the organization.

How To Apply

Full position profile and application at:

Review of candidates will begin in mid-April and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please, and no applications will be accepted by email or directly from third-party posting sites.

Salary is commensurate with the requirements of the position and starts at $100K. This position includes flexibility for partial remote work. Additionally, OnTrack WNC provides significant employee benefits: On your first day, you’ll be eligible for medical, life, and disability insurance. There are 10 paid holidays in addition to personal time off.  After one year, OnTrack WNC will also contribute to a 401(k)-retirement plan (currently 5% of annual salary).

OnTrack WNC is committed to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age. We strongly encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.

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