Highlighting Your Mission

Searching for mission-aligned candidates should be top priority for any nonprofit.  

Gabriel Lucas

Mar 30, 2020

Highlighting Your Mission

Minor gaps in experience can be addressed post hire; mission-alignment gaps are greater cause for concern.  A good job opportunity statement illuminates an organization's mission, values, vision, strategy, and goals.  Next, interview questions should always have the mission as a backdrop.  A simple test: if your questions could all be asked by a competitor with an entirely different mission, then you've come up with the wrong questions.  Finally, during performance tasks always inject your mission into more complex scenarios.  For example, if diversity is at the core of your mission, develop case studies that put a sample budget at odds with diversity goals, and see whether and how CFO applicants respond.  The more you mission-align your hiring process, the more likely you are to make a successful long-term hire.

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