Executive director

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What is the difference between the executive director and chief executive officer (CEO)?

The title of the executive director is generally reserved for non-profit organizations whereas the title of the chief executive officer (CEO) is used for for-profit businesses and, on occasion, larger non-profits.

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as an executive director?

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Is an executive director position higher than that of a vice president?

In general, the title of an executive director is a middle-management title. It can be roughly compared to the title of vice president but would generally be considered lower than a senior vice president.

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