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Jobs & Career Development Opportunities

Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Senior Revenue Accountants (Two positions)

Metropolitan Area Planning Council Finance Department is expanding! We are seeking two (2) new senior level Revenue Accountants. The Revenue Accountant assumes primary responsibility for post-award grant accounting, ensuring compliance with funding source administrative guidelines, timely receipt of revenue, accurate submission of financial reports, federal and independent financial audits, and orderly closure of projects. The incumbent will coordinate and provide a wide range of post-award services for the MAPC including but not limited to, time & effort reporting, billing, accounts receivable and accounts payable reconciliations. This position reports to the Director of Finance.
The candidate for this position must have experience managing the finance & accounting functions (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) within a diverse entity. The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills and the ability to function in a complex grant-oriented environment.

About MAPC
MAPC is the Regional Planning Agency (RPA) serving the people who live and work in metropolitan Boston. Our strategic priorities are sustainable development, regional collaboration, and fostering an equitable and resilient region. We are guided by our regional plan, MetroCommon2050: Shaping the Region Together. MAPC’s staff includes approximately 100 full-time employees located in downtown Boston in a transit-accessible and bike-friendly office.

 

- MAPC has a hybrid schedule, combining time in the office with remote work.
- MAPC strongly supports the professional development of each and every staff person, believing their growth to be consistent with the best interests of MAPC and the region. We encourage all our staff to develop new ideas to make MAPC’s planning and policy work more relevant and impactful, and to adapt to changing times.
- This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and innovative environment with professionals who are committed to building a more sustainable and equitable future for everyone who lives and works in Greater Boston. For more information about MAPC or MetroCommon2050, please visit www.mapc.org

Responsibilities (including but not limited to)
- Administer the establishment of new grant and contract awards into the accounting system.
- Perform post award functions for grants and contracts according to the terms and conditions of the sponsor including but not limited to budget and expense analysis, monthly invoicing, financial reporting, labor distribution analysis, and re-budgeting according to project’s terms.
- Perform general accounting related to grants/contracts ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), grantor requirements and Federal and State regulations.
- Monitor assigned grant/project budgets to ensure accuracy, appropriate use of funds, and compliance with MAPC and sponsor policies and procedures.
- Prepare and review grant/contracts reports and balances with project managers, to identify and resolve issues and ensure timely and accurate grants/contract billings and payments for project work.
- Correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries.
- Interpret regulations and applies them to situations encountered in daily interactions with departmental staff.
- Ensure integrity of data in the accounting system.
- Work on special projects as assigned.
- May supervise interns.

Qualifications
Candidates for this position should have a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Accounting and at least 3 to 5 years of full-time experience in financial management, with at least two or more of the following functions: budgeting, accounting, auditing, management analysis, program evaluation, financial reporting, or statistical reporting of program results.

Successful candidates for this position will demonstrate all or most of the following:

- Experience with grants management, including issuing grants as well as reporting to funders on use of grants.

- Demonstrated track record with leading financial reporting and audits for either a division or significant program area of a nonprofit organization or foundation.

- Working knowledge of U.S. GAAP.

- Working knowledge of project management and accounting systems.

- Proficiency in MS Office Suite programs, with a strong command of Excel.

Per MAPC COVID-19 Vaccine Policy, the selected candidate is required to be up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations, as defined by the CDC, by the agreed upon start date. See COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots | CDC.

Compensation and Benefits:
The salary ranges from $72,000-$85,000, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family-friendly work environment and a commitment to continued professional development.

How to Apply:
Apply online at www.mapc.org/jobs.

The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.

 

Candidates selected to interview will be asked to submit three (3) references plus a sample of relevant writing or work product. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver's license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. MAPC participates in E-Verify, which is a federal program that helps us to determine work eligibility in the United States. A Criminal Offenders Records Information (CORI) request must be completed if offered this position. However, a criminal record is not an automatic bar to employment but will be reviewed in relation to the job applied for.

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Asian Women for Health

Communications and Development Manager

Organizational Overview
AWFH is a peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women’s health and
wellness through education, advocacy, and support. We envision a world where Asian women are wellinformed, have access to care that is culturally appropriate and high quality, and inspired to live happy,
healthy lives.


About
AWFH seeks a Communications and Development Manager whose main responsibilities will be to: 1)
manage our communications and information-sharing strategies; and 2) plan and implement a fundraising
program to provide for AWFH’s short- and long-term needs. This position works with colleagues to craft
messages and communicate in ways that represent our values and work. Tthe ideal candidate is someone
who enjoys the challenge of developing strategies and systems, both independently and collaboratively
with a team. This position reports to the Operations Director.


Communications
• Develop and oversee an annual communications plan, including written, digital, visual, and oral
strategies
• Create outreach and education programs for key stakeholders, as necessary
• Communicate programmatic aims and objectives to participants, Board members, colleagues, and the
public, including periodic reports on the state of programming
• Draft press releases, talking points, Op-ed pieces, special reports, story lines and position statements
• Proofread, edit and re-structure organizational materials for maximum coherence, accuracy, and
consistency
• Maintain a catalog of stories, images, and resources to use in messaging
• Oversee social media platforms and networks, including editorial support, platform content, and
supervision of staff who maintain them


Development / Fundraising
• Develop and oversee an annual fundraising plan, including written, digital, visual, and in-person
strategies
• Maintain donor database, ensuring accurate data entry and integration with other databases
• Conduct donor stewardship programs including recruitment and retention of donors
• Implement a major donor program
• Support direct mail, pledge, and other donor campaigns by drafting, reviewing, and/or revising donor
solicitation and relationship materials
• Support fundraising initiatives by sending timely donor acknowledgments
• Oversee printing, copying, and mailing of all fundraising materials
• Analyze returns on fundraising campaigns
• Develop relationships with foundation staff to facilitate grant application process
• Draft grant proposals and maintain a grant tracking system, including award letters


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Commitment to AWFH’s mission, goals, and objectives
• The ability to work independently and contribute as part of a larger team.
• Exceptional writing, editing, proofreading and oral communication skills.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles, including building relationships with
foundations, individual and major donors, corporations, and other sources.
• Experience with donor databases, including managing and tracking donor contributions and organizing
gathered data.
• Desire to work as part of a team in a culturally diverse organization, including building relationships
across lines based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability.
• Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to communicate about, complex, or controversial issues,
with accountability and deference to those most impacted by those issues.
• Experience in the production of print and electronic publications, including knowledge of desktop
publishing, social media, website authoring, video, and narrative strategy.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple daily, weekly, monthly, and long-term tasks by carefully
setting priorities, meeting deadlines, and scheduling time efficiently.
• Ability to deliver quality products on tight deadlines.


Qualifications:
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (or similar) applications and social media platforms
• Five years of experience in the field of communications and development (may be a combination of paid
and unpaid).


Compensation: $ 52,000 - $55,000


To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Chien-Chi Huang, cch@asianwomenforhealth.org, with the
subject line “Communications and Development Manager.” In your cover letter please specifically address
why you are interested in this position, what you find compelling about our work, and why your skills are a
match. No phone calls please. Position open until filled.
AWFH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, BIPOC people, immigrants, LGBTQ and gender
nonconforming individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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Asian Women for Health

Program Manager

About this position:
The Program Manager is responsible for the implementation of all programs run under the auspices of
AWFH. By ensuring that AWFH provides high quality information, programs and training, the Program
Manager will make sure that issues related to Asian women’s health and wellness will be AWFH’s number
one priority. The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys the challenge of developing strategies and systems,
both independently and collaboratively with a team. This 40 hour per week position reports to the Operations
Director.


Responsibilities
• Develop annual workplans for each program, including strategies and timelines for implementation.
• Monitor overall program progress in relationship to workplans and goals.
• Ensure smooth and transparent internal communications regarding all aspects of AWFH’s
programming.
• Facilitate regular Program Team meetings and brainstorm sessions.
• Supervise and evaluate program staff.
• Serve as the organizational liaison to program participants, partners, and colleagues.
• Identify community training needs and develop programming on topics related to AWFH’s mission and
goals.
• Maintain regular and positive interactions with AWFH’s partners and colleagues, ensuring the success
of joint planning and programming ventures.
• Be aware of the need for schedule changes and make appropriate contingency plans.
• Prepare meeting and workshop materials, as necessary.
• Handle requests for program information and data, as necessary.
• Assist in volunteer recruitment and orientation to support AWFH’s public programming.
• Communicate AWFH’s programmatic aims and objectives to Board members, participants, colleagues,
funders, and the public, including periodic reports on the state of AWFH’s programming.
• Provide information to staff who maintain AWFH’s social media networks, as requested.
• Determine program priorities and forecast resource needs.
• Work with the Executive Director and the Operations Director to prepare an annual program budget.
• Operate AWFH’s programs within the budget
• Prioritize and maintain all aspects of confidentiality required to perform AWFH’s work.


Qualifications
• Commitment to AWFH’s mission.
• Exceptional attention to detail, along with interpersonal communication, writing, and editing skills.
• Three years of experience in nonprofit programming.
• Knowledge of health disparities, research, and services, especially those pertinent to Asian women.
• Desire to work as part of a team in a culturally diverse organization, including building relationships
across lines based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability.
• Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to communicate about, complex or controversial issues, with
accountability and deference to those most impacted by those issues.
• Ability to deliver quality programming on tight deadlines.
• Occasional travel and willingness to work some nights and/or weekends.


Compensation: $52,000 - $55,000


To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Chien-Chi Huang, cch@asianwomenforhealth.org, with the
subject line “Program Manager.” In your cover letter please specifically address why you are interested in
this position, what you find compelling about our work, and why your skills are a match. No phone calls
please. Position open until filled.


AWFH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, indigenous people, immigrants, LGBTQ
and gender nonconforming individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

Manager of Residential Services

Position Summary:

ATASK is in search of a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a full-time Manager of Residential Services, which is composed of the Emergency Shelter and the Transitional Housing Programs. These programs, which are part of our Asian Shelter and Advocacy Program (ASAP), provide shelter and advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence. ATASK shelter operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The position is based out of our Emergency Shelter in Boston.

Learn more and apply here

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Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

Managing Attorney

Position Summary:

ATASK is seeking a highly organized, industrious, and mission-driven individual with a demonstrated commitment to racial and social justice to fill the position of Managing Attorney. The Managing Attorney will be responsible for leading the vision, mission, and values of ATASK’s Legal Advocacy and Representation Program; coordinating and managing the substantive work of legal staff; ensuring the day-to-day operation of the program; providing leadership in developing and implementing the program’s work plan for providing legal assistance to individual clients and law reform initiatives; overseeing staff supervision including evaluations of staff and the handling of other personnel issues; developing, managing and reporting on grants; collaborating with other legal services and participating in the ATASK management group on program wide policy issues

Learn more and apply here

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Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

Cambodian Advocate/Case Manager

Position Summary:

ATASK is in search of a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a full-time Cambodian Advocate/Case Manager. The position is within our Community Based Services Program, based out of our Boston site serving clients primarily in Greater Boston, Metro West and Southeastern MA; though services extend throughout Massachusetts and occasionally bordering states to provide needed services to victims, survivors, and their children.

Learn more and apply here

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Boston Medical Center

Health Equity Study - Diagnosing and Dismantling Obstetric Racism

Boston Medical Center is seeking to decrease the impact of structural racism in medical, particularly serving pregnant people and their experience delivering with us. We're working to recruit members of the area community to help us address medical racism our patients may experience.

 

Open to: Anyone over 18 who supported a Black person that received any pregnancy-related care at BMC and felt their experience was negatively affected by racism

Seeking community activists or advocates in reproductive health/rights/justice or birth equity/justice aged 18 years or older who have supported Black women and people in birth at Boston Medical Center since 2020.

If you meet the above criteria and would like to take part an interview about your experiences:

o   Complete a one-time online survey which takes about 15 minutes. Then schedule a one-time online interview that takes about 1 hour. You need access to a phone, email address, and the internet.

o   Send an email with your name, preferred email address and phone number to info@birthingculturalrigor.org

o    Include in the subject line that you wish to be part of the BMC program

o    Participants will be asked to complete a 15-minute survey, then a 1-hour online interview. Those who complete all 3 steps before 9/30/2022 will receive a $75 gift card for their time

Email info@birthingculturalrigor.org to start the screening process. Be sure to leave your name and a reliable phone number.
Earn a $75 gift card for your participation by completing all steps by September 30, 2022.

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City of Brockton

Policy/Intergovernmental Affairs Associate

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Draft/create policy on specific initiatives. Coordinate with local, state, federal agencies, external organizations, and City departments. 
- Builds information links so that data flows efficiently between the Mayor, Departments, the City Council, other elected officials, and the public. Regular interaction with local, state, and federal elected officials and/or respective staff.
- Serves as project manager on interdepartmental initiatives, including establishing written city policies, and serving as liaison to local universities for student policy projects.
- Files and tracks executive branch priorities with the City Council. 
- Participates in citywide budget planning and review in preparation.
- Tracks local, state, and federal legislation of importance to the City; collaborates with relevant Departments to advocate and write testimony on behalf of the City.
- Performs a variety of related duties as directed by the Mayor.

Supervision:  Works under the direct supervision of the Chief of Staff.

Work Environment: 

The work environment involves everyday discomforts of a municipal office subject to frequent interruptions. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but working conditions are generally not unpleasant. Work is subject to unplanned fluctuations and administrative deadlines; attendance at night meetings may be required. 

 

Requirements:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

- Education and Experience: Must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferably in public policy or public administration or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

As a condition of employment, the City will conduct appropriate background reviews. All offers of employment with the City of Brockton are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

- Strong project management skills.
- Working knowledge of municipal operations. 
- Working knowledge of office software including word processing, access and spreadsheet applications. 
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with department personnel conflicts regarding strategy, policy and operations.
- Ability to work independently in an efficient manner.
- Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks in an efficient manner.
- Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
- Excellent interpersonal skills; time management skills, self-motivational skills and organizational skills are very important. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Operates standard office equipment. Minimum physical effort required to perform most duties.  Required to stand, sit, walk, speak, hear, and use hands to operate equipment. Vision requirements include the ability to read and analyze documents and use a computer.


Additional Information:
The City of Brockton provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other protected class.  

 

The City of Brockton complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in all locations in which the City operates.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

 

As a condition of employment, the City will conduct appropriate background reviews. All offers of employment with the City of Brockton are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check. 

 

Residency Requirement:

The City of Brockton, Section 2-110 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Brockton mandates that at the time of employment you must be a resident of the City of Brockton or shall, within one (1) year of employment establish residency within the City.

City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity / ADA Compliant /Affirmative Action Employer

Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via this online process: Apply HERE,

- Resume/Cv
- Cover Letter
- Writing Sample

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Jewish Collaborative Services

President and CEO

Background and History

The mission of Jewish Collaborative Services (JCS) is to sustain, nurture and strengthen the well-being of seniors, adults, children and families and to ensure access to a full continuum of care through the life cycle, within the framework of Jewish tradition and values.

 

Jewish Collaborative Services was established in 2018 through the union of two of Rhode Island’s premier social services agencies: Jewish Family Service of RI (JFSRI) and Jewish Seniors Agency of RI (JSARI). Both agencies were grounded in the values of compassion, humanity and inclusiveness, serving all in need.

JCS is a comprehensive, solution-oriented, full-spectrum service organization, offering aging and wellness programs, assisted living, support for caregivers, affordable housing for seniors and the mobility impaired, counseling services for children and adults, food and nutrition programs, adoption services and more. In 2021, JCS touched the lives of 5,187 individuals through its various programs and services.  

 

Although the organization’s work is guided by Jewish values, it serves those of all backgrounds and religious affiliations. JCS has an operating budget of approximately $10M, an endowment of $18M and is governed by a 21-member Board of Directors and administered by 112 staff. JCS has locations in Providence and Warwick, Rhode Island.

Position

JCS now seeks a President and CEO who will continue to move the organization forward to meet emerging needs in the community.  The ideal leader will have a deep passion for, commitment to and knowledge of social services and/or assisted living or affordable housing. This individual will have the ability to build strong relationships quickly and will display leadership qualities including empathy, honesty, integrity and intelligence.  

The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of effectively managing key internal and external priorities and successfully leading organizational change. The person we seek must be adept at critical thinking and strategic planning. They will be skilled in organizational management and development, with a minimum of five to ten years of senior leadership experience, preferably attained in a complex multi-service organization. This person will possess well developed administrative skills, including strong financial acumen. 
   
The new CEO will possess exceptional leadership qualities, including dynamic interpersonal communication skills, effective collaboration and collegial relationship-building in communities such as those served by JCS. They will be a clear communicator with exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills. The well qualified candidate will demonstrate an ability to be comfortable and engaged in a broad variety of social settings and to effectively communicate and collaborate with a broad and diverse range of individuals throughout the community.

Background and Experience

A background working within a large, multi-layered organizational structure would also be beneficial. Experience in fundraising and/or generating capital from major donors and/or investors for programs or projects would be a plus. The individual must be a strategic thinker and problem-solver without seeking or desiring to solve every challenge themself; a healthy and intentional reliance on staff and board members is required. Humility and an attitude of servant leadership will be effective traits in harnessing the efforts of others and in furthering the impact of JCS. A track record of successfully engaging with an active and participative governing board must be evident.

Experience working in eldercare or healthcare is a plus, but not a requirement. Strong consideration will be given to leaders with other relevant experience and expertise. A bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is required, and experience working with nonprofit organizations is preferred. Understanding of and respect for the Jewish community and culture is required, and candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. JCS offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to paid holidays, vacation, health insurance and life insurance/AD&D policy as well as a retirement plan including employer contribution.

 

Jewish Collaborative Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complying with all applicable laws regarding equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees.

To Apply (Deadline: August 15th, 2022)

To confidentially apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3QSEI6a (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

 

For more information about Jewish Collaborative Services of Rhode Island, please visit https://jcsri.org/

Application Deadline 8/15/22
 

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Executive Director

Massachusetts Voter Table

Position Overview: The Massachusetts Voter Table seeks a leader committed to transformational, progressive social change led by low-income people and people of color to be our next Executive Director. The Executive Director provides vision and leadership to facilitate collective action across 30+ nonprofit partner organizations. This position is ultimately accountable to all of MVT’s partners and reports to the Steering Committee. 

Compensation: Salary range is $90,000-$110,000, based on qualifications. A generous benefits package is provided, which includes but is not limited to: health insurance, dental and vision insurance, 403(b) savings plan with employer match, 3 weeks paid vacation, 3 weeks paid sick leave, and 12 weeks paid parental leave. MVT closes its office over the weeks of July 4th and Thanksgiving, and the week(s) from the Friday before Christmas until December 31. 

 

Essential Job Functions:

Coalition Leadership

- Facilitating the creation of an annual civic engagement plan, which describes a coordinated statewide program and budget, and names the division of labor among partner organizations to meet goals.

- Developing and cultivating partner participation in collective decision-making, strengthening relationships between partners, and holding partners accountable to fulfill their commitments to the Table.

- Aligning partner organizations to advocate for local- and state-level policies that advance racial equity and economic justice.

 

Resource Development

- Developing and driving fundraising for table operations and regrants to partners.

- Overseeing preparation of grant proposals and reports.

- Identifying and securing new individual donors and institutional funders.

- Stewarding current funder and donor relationships.

 

Financial and Administrative Oversight

- Facilitating the Steering Committee.

- Working with our fiscal sponsor on budgeting and financial accounting.

- Ensuring compliance with 501(c)(3) guidelines for non-partisan civic engagement.

 

Team Management

- Promoting a staff culture conducive to collaboration, relationship building, and professional development.

- Foster coordination between departments in service of partner organizations.

- Supporting development of long-term strategy, immediate problem solving, and managing direct reports. There are 4 Direct Reports to the Executive Director: Field Director, Data & Targeting Director, Development Manager, Communications Coordinator

 

Desired Qualifications and Skills: The ideal candidate is a leader dedicated to organizing and movement building; who can meet ambitious, multiyear outcomes without compromising staff well-being; and is enthusiastic and passionate about raising the money required to support a long-term vision, as defined primarily by people of color and working-class people.

 

Required

- Track record of success working with communities of color, women and gender-oppressed people, low-income people, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and other historically marginalized communities, especially centering the fight against anti-Blackness.

- Ability to build consensus, reach agreements, resolve conflict, and manage participatory decision-making processes among diverse participants. 

- Ability to move people to action and hold them accountable.

- Strong strategic thinking and planning abilities. Ability to think both ‘macro’ (big picture, long-term campaign strategy) as well as ‘micro’ (support partner organizations and manage daily program tasks).

- Clear, precise, compassionate communication and active listening skills, in person, on the phone, and in writing.

- Strong sense of ownership and resilience with respect to planning ahead, finding alternative paths when needed, and bouncing back from setbacks and rejections.

- Demonstrated ability to drive complex projects with minimal support or oversight.

- Demonstrated commitment to centering grassroots institutions and movements.

- The ability to work varied hours as may be required by the work including evenings and weekends; and to travel as needed.

 

Preferred

- Experience creating and leading power building campaigns (coalitions, issue-specific campaigns, and/or base building) and voter contact programs (voter registration, election GOTV mobilization, down-ballot campaigns, etc). 

- An understanding of the full cycle of year-round civic engagement tactics and strategies, including the role of data and tools in supporting programs.

- Experience supporting/uplifting staff–including BIPOC staff, such as: onboarding/training, managing work plans, and holding a team accountable to collective goals. 

- Fundraising experience, especially donor relationship building and grant-writing

- Previous experience serving as a spokesperson for media, an issue advocate with legislators, and/or serving as a point of contact with funders.

- While not required, the ideal candidate would likely also possess existing relationships and understanding of Massachusetts progressive/political/movement building  stakeholders.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to: jobs@mavotertable.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with a target start date of fall 2022.

The position is geographically flexible within Massachusetts, with an option to work in an office in Boston. Women and members of Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities are strongly encouraged to apply. As an EOE/AA employer, Massachusetts Voter Table/TSNE will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, and veteran or disability status. 

 

About the Massachusetts Voter Table (MVT): We advance civic access, engagement, and representation to increase resources and power for people of color and working-class people toward achieving a multiracial democracy. MVT convenes a statewide coalition of community organizations to integrate voter engagement with grassroots organizing in service of a shared agenda for racial equity and economic justice. We provide coaching, training, and guidance on data-driven field strategies to nonprofit organizations in communities of color in Boston and in Gateway Cities in Massachusetts. MVT is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE and is affiliated with State Voices. Learn more here: https://mavotertable.org/

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Chief Advancement Officer

Boston Harbor Now

About the Chief Advancement Officer Position
This is an important opportunity to join a diverse team of talented individuals who work closely with public 
agencies, communities, and private and nonprofit partners.  As a member of the executive team and reporting to the President & CEO, the CAO will work collaboratively as a member of the Executive Team to lead, manage, and implement all aspects of  development while serving as an important external ambassador.

 

The CAO will partner with the President & CEO and Board to lead and implement a comprehensive development plan while working closely with the communications team on development marketing and the integration of fundraising messaging. Key priorities of the CAO will be to develop and implement strategies to grow existing donors, to identify, cultivate, and steward new funding sources, to prioritize Board development and recruitment, and to implement sustainable systems that enhance and measure productivity.

The CAO will manage a team of three development staff: a Director of Development, a Development Coordinator, and a Development Assistant.  The right candidate will be a collaborative and innovative development professional with a track record of creative, strategic leadership and management. A team player, capable of communicating and working effectively with the Board and a diverse and growing staff, they will collaborate to make strategic decisions to raise the profile and the funds to fulfill the organization’s vision. 
 

Key Responsibilities
Strategic Leadership and Staff Management
● Oversee a comprehensive, proactive development plan focused on major gifts, annual giving, foundation and corporate grants, and prospect identification and engagement that generates diverse financial support for the organization
● Collaborate with the Executive Team and staff to develop and implement BHN’s strategies and initiatives and maximize growth in fundraising
● Strategize and partner with CEO in board recruitment, development, and support
● Lead, manage and cultivate the development staff and incorporate all staff and volunteers in the development function
● Work in collaboration with the Chief Administrative Officer to ensure the organization’s fiscal practices and approaches result in timely and accurate budgets, adequate/strategic funding, and employee understanding of programmatic finances to execute on Boston Harbor Now’s priorities.
● Create a development communications plan and work with the communications team to integrate of fundraising messaging into organizational marketing.
 

Fundraising
● Partner with and support the President and CEO and Board of Trustees on all major fundraising initiatives, including implementing a comprehensive development strategy for individual, corporate, foundation, and government grants
● Develop relationships with various external stakeholders, knitting together the work of BHN’s communications and marketing efforts, approach to philanthropy, and key strategic partnerships
● Manage and solicit a portfolio of important, long-term individual donor and partner relationships

● Oversee research of funding sources and trends and development of proposals to position Boston Harbor Now for future growth
● Monitor development information and performance, presenting analysis to Board and staff
● Increase all sources of donations over time, consistent with the organizational strategy and plans
 

Key Qualifications

Ideal Qualifications 
● Experience setting best practice standards and achieving ambitious fundraising goals, supervising fundraising staff, budgeting, and development communications
● Record of success identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of individual donors at the 5- and 6-figure gift level
● Demonstrated ability to grow a sustainable fundraising program; elevating donor relationships and increasing gifts over time from non-built-in constituencies
● Ability to establish productive and collaborative relationships with a multitude of stakeholders including Trustees, donors, staff, volunteers, and philanthropic partners
● Experience supervising staff and working effectively as part of an executive team
● Experience as a strategic thinker—who is creative, innovative, and takes initiative
● Committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
● Excellent verbal, written and problem-solving skills, strong knowledge of use of media and external partnerships, demonstrated ability to expand brand awareness
● Highly organized, detail-oriented with excellent management skills
● Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; can work within an ambitious, fast-moving environment while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investments in people and systems.

 

Additional Valued Experience
● Fundraising for an organization focused on civic engagement, DEI, public education, transportation, environmental advocacy, or public health highly preferred
● Relevant experience with board governance and demonstrated board recruitment skills
● Exposure to collaboration with government agencies

 

Compensation
The salary range for this position is $140k - $170k, commensurate with experience.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to: bostonharbornow@developmentguild.com
For more information, please visit www.developmentguild.com.

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Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Chief Executive Officer

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute including strategic direction, finances, fundraising, programs, staff, partnerships, and external relations. The CEO is charged with achieving the mission and goals of the Institute in a manner that is fiscally sound and reflects best practices in nonprofit management.

• Create a new program called "The Senate Project", with the goal of improving the functioning and effectiveness of the U.S. Senate. The methodology used will be an Oxford- style moderated debate between two sitting Senators, each from one of the two parties, particularly those with extremely divergent views, at the end of which they will discuss the views they have in common.

The Institute’s facility is a 68,000 square foot building located on Columbia Point on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston. It was designed by architect Rafael Viñoly. The centerpiece of the Institute is a full-scale replica of the United States Senate Chamber where daytime and evening programs take place.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

 The Edward M. Kennedy Institute is at a pivotal time in its history. The CEO will be the face of the Institute as it expands its mission, through the Senate Project, to lead a national effort to restore civil discourse to the United States Senate and to our democratic institutions. While leading this effort, our next leader must also be a steward who builds upon our success while growing and evolving for the future. The ideal candidate is a proven leader who understands the power of collaboration and has extensive experience and success leading high performing teams that foster a culture of excellence, from programming to facilities to the visitor experience. The skills and qualities we seek in the CEO of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute include:

External Facing

- Political Experience – The CEO will have a strong background in politics and governance, with experience in, and a commitment to, building nonpartisan and bipartisan coalitions. If a former office holder, the CEO will have developed a reputation for bipartisanship and coalition building. The CEO will have a commitment to strengthening democratic institutions.

- Vision – The Edward M. Kennedy Institute seeks a leader who can work with the Board of Directors, the staff, and external stakeholders to develop a clear vision for the future of the organization. That vision will incorporate both the historical significance of the Institute and a commitment to strengthening democratic institutions. The CEO will build, and work with, a wide network of external supporters to promote that vision and make it a reality.

- Communication – The CEO will be a persuasive and charismatic communicator who will serve as the key spokesperson for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute and can lead others, including staff, board members, donors, elected officials, corporate executives, and others in actions that support the mission of the Institute. The CEO will be the public face of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute and share the mission and vision of the Institute with a wide audience.

- Fundraising – The CEO will have extensive experience working to build and cultivate a network of relationships and will show evidence of successful fundraising leadership that includes the acquisition of major gifts and grants from foundations, corporations, individuals, and the public sector at the local, state, or national levels. The next leader must value and engage fully in the successful development of a fundraising strategy for the next 10 years.

 

Operations

- Executive Leadership – The CEO will have the skills and competencies to provide oversight for the operational and financial management of a multi-faceted organization. The individual must be a strategic thinker and problem solver who creates a team environment, solving problems through a healthy and intentional reliance on staff and volunteers, and is committed to ongoing professional development of the staff. The candidate should have a keen understanding of their role as steward with extensive experience managing and overseeing long-term projects and initiatives. High integrity, sound judgment, humility, and decision-making skills are essential to success in this role. Experience in building, and partnering with, an engaged governing board will be essential. This person will establish and maintain a climate of trust in all leadership and board-related matters and sustain a learning environment, encouraging active inquiry by the Board and staff in pursuit of organizational excellence.

- Financial Management – The CEO will have the financial expertise to effectively manage the organization’s budget, properly allocate its resources, and forecast trends and changes. The CEO will have the skills to navigate the new environment created by the COVID pandemic and help the organization identify new opportunities and resources to adapt to a changing landscape.

- Institute Oversight – The CEO will oversee staff to ensure a quality visitor experience including walk-ins, tour groups, school and adult programs, lectures, on-site performances, the gift shop, and the website. Under the leadership of the CEO, the Institute will increase revenues by generating additional admissions and memberships as well as store and special event revenues. The new CEO should possess the interest in and ability to enhance the use of technology in the delivery of a first class educational and tour experience.

- Team Building and Mentoring – The CEO will cultivate, develop, and inspire a cohesive, high- performing team of staff who embody organizational values of collaboration, trust, and respect for one another. The CEO will have the temperament and skills to continue the development of talented staff as well as a demonstrated ability to bring passion, vision, direction, business discipline, and inspiration to the organization. The successful candidate will be a good listener and open to dialogue and critical conversations that lead to shared success. A management approach that is accessible, collaborative, and empowering must be demonstrated, and balanced by results-oriented accountability.

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is between $250,000 and $300,000 and will be commensurate with experience. The Edward M. Kennedy Institute offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to 12 paid holidays, 15 vacation days (for less than three years of service) and group health and dental, as well as a 401K plan.

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principle and policy of equal employment opportunity. The Edward M. Kennedy Institute will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to, veteran status, military status, race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, creed, national origin, genetic predisposition, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other protected class recognized by federal, state, or local law.

TO APPLY, please send a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at: https://bit.ly/3lFpOSh (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

For more information about the Institute, visit https://www.emkinstitute.org/.