Fenway Community Center
$65k - 75k
Executive Director, Fenway Community Center at Viridian, Inc.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) leads the daily operation and management of the Fenway Community Center, an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a neighborhood gathering place and programming for all ages in arts, health and wellness, education and enrichment, and civic engagement. The ED is chiefly responsible for building community partnerships with individuals, institutions, and organizations serving Boston’s Fenway and Audubon Circle community and for the organization’s consistent achievement of its financial, strategic, and operational objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Membership, Community Relations & Partnerships
Create programming partnerships and cultivate/nurture relationships with local institutions and organizations (e.g., universities, hospitals, museums) with the support of the FCC programming and marketing committee.
• Build, sustain, and grow membership within the community and design/update a member database to support the marketing, programming, and fundraising/finance committees.
• Develop and foster a team of reliable volunteers and interns to assist with programs and events.
• Represent the Center in the community, serving as chief spokesperson and ambassador with stakeholders and the media.
• Encourage positive visibility in the Fenway by attending key constituent, stakeholder, and community events to build relationships and inspire support.
• Support the development and implementation of a dynamic public relations and marketing strategy.
Board Development and Support
Support the board’s development of the strategic plan for the organization.
• Provide guidance to the board on policy development and program effectiveness.
• In collaboration with the board president and committee chairs, plan, attend, and support board and committee meetings and provide timely and accurate reports on key issues and operations, including finances, resource development, programs, policies, community relations, and strategy.
• Oversee and support the development, design and delivery of program initiatives, assuring that the goals and objectives are aligned with the Center’s strategic plan.
• Support the development and reporting of key metrics to the board that provide feedback on organizational activities, impact, program and operational effectiveness and sustainability.
• Together with the board treasurer and fundraising/finance committee, serve as a primary fundraiser to secure sufficient financial resources to achieve the mission, execute operations, and advance organizational long-term sustainability.
• Oversee grant procurement and management activities.
• Direct and support donor cultivation through development of strong long-term relationships with key donor segments as well as through regular and ongoing outreach and communication to current and potential donors.
Monitor and oversee the Center’s day to day financial activities to ensure appropriate and compliant use of funds and fiscal sustainability.
• Oversee and support development of an annual budget and present budget to the board for approval.
• Actively manage budget, including monthly cash flow, and proactively address budgetary issues with the finance committee.
• Maintain prudent financial management and act reasonably to secure funding and control expenses.
• Arrange and oversee required financial reviews, tax reports to the IRS and State, and all other legal documents and filings required by federal, state and local laws.
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
Two years’ experience as an executive director in a community-based or similar organization
Demonstrated advanced level of proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Access)
Ability to work with FileMaker databases required
Solid working knowledge of business systems, including financial reporting documents and procedures
Ability to pay attention to details while working in a dynamic environment
Proven communication and interpersonal skills; must be sensitive to diversity in all forms and possess exemplary interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
Excellent organizational skills as well as demonstrated ability to work independently and set priorities as required
Must be able to work under the pressure of deadlines while exercising judgment, diplomacy, and poise, maintaining confidentiality when necessary
We seek an individual who is dynamic and enthusiastic, with demonstrated experience in working with others in a collaborative environment.
The Executive Director is a salaried exempt employee. The Executive Director will work on a regular full-time basis but must have the flexibility to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends, as necessary or appropriate. The Executive Director is employed on an at-will basis.
80/20 employer covered health and dental, 21 days PTO, short-term disability insurance coverage, partial reimbursement of monthly cell phone expense
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
$65k - 75k
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Fenway Community Center