Details: Salary range is negotiable depending on experience.
District of Columbia
POSITION LOCATION: BOSTON, MA
In 2017 Action for Regional Equity and On the Move: Greater Boston Transportation Justice Coalition merged to form Action for Equity (ACTION). Action for Equity (Action) is a coalition of 11 community-based/social justice organizations that strives to create equitable access to quality housing, good jobs, a just and sustainable environment, and equitable transportation, among other things, for all people, as steps to reach the society we want. ACTION is poised to build on the strong track record of its founding members to fight for an equitable society where power is held by all, regardless of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, faith, geography, or physical ability. A society where the disparities resulting from a history of embedded structural racism are not just gone, but people are restored and made whole; where the benefits of our collective endeavors in government, community building, development, and progress in general are felt by all. We are fighting for a society in which the oppression of many is not used to benefit the few, and where neither race nor anything else is used as a dividing line.
Bikes Not Bombs
Black Economic Justice Institute
Boston Tenant Coalition
City Life/Vida Urbana
Conservation Law Foundation
Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston
Greater Four Corners Action Coalition
Jamaica Plain Racial Justice & Equity Collaborative
Livable Streets Alliance
Sierra Club of MA
Somerville Community Corporation
Transit Riders Union
United for a Fair Economy
ACTION is seeking a candidate with a history of leadership in the fight for equity and social justice and solid administrative, fundraising and program development experience to serve as our first director. We are looking for a dynamic detailed-oriented director who will utilize the energy and expertise found among our membership to advance our strategic goals. The director will work under the direction of the coalition’s Steering Committee and will be supervised by the Executive Committee chairperson.
Include, but are not limited to:
Fundraising and Financial Management
-Manage ACTION’s finances with the Executive and Finance Committees to ensure overall financial and operational -strength and stability.
-Manage creation and execution of annual resource development plan to sustain operations.
-Provide Leadership for Action.
-Identify, assess and inform the Steering Committee of internal and external issues affecting the coalition.
-Facilitate effective teamwork among the Steering Committee, volunteers and staff
-Ensure ACTION meets member needs and the Steering Committee’s expectations.
-Lead strategic planning process consistent with the vision and mission.
-Provide leadership to guide ACTION as it learns how to function effectively as the product of two “merged” coalitions.
-Ensure Effective Management and Staffing.
-Recruit, train, and manage staff, interns and volunteers.
-Facilitate communication between member organizations and the media.
-Maintain a positive, healthy and safe work environment. Provide leadership in creating a culture of teamwork and accountability.
-Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the coalition and to identify changes in community needs.
-Establish effective working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, elected officials and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the coalition.
-Ensure ACTION has a compelling marketing and communications strategy; maximize the outreach to people with lived experience, allies, providers and other stakeholders
-Serve as an expert resource for the news media.
-Source, prepare for, and execute public speaking engagements in the community.
-Provide testimony on relevant legislation at the municipal, county, and state levels.
-Represent ACTION at public meetings, with political leaders, and at community events.
-Strengthen and grow ACTION membership, Steering Committee, and allies.
Program Execution and Operations
-Plan, convene and provide leadership during ACTION Steering Committee meetings.
-Ensure that all responsibilities related to the planning and execution of all ACTION events are completed.
-Plan and coordinate campaigns, grassroots outreach, education, and policy initiatives.
-Develop and execute process to evaluate ACTION’s external programs and campaigns and the overall performance of the Steering Committee.
-3-5 years of experience in direct organizing in community, tenant, workplace or union settings.
-Demonstrated commitment to issues of equity, social justice, diversity, cultural competency and antiracism.
-Ability to speak frankly and directly about issues of race, poverty and equity.
-Demonstrated capacity leading coalitions and assisting coalition leaders in achieving consensus and taking action.
-Experience with financial statements and budgets; ability to interpret financial information, draw appropriate conclusions, and take action.
-Proven track record in fundraising and resource development.
-Demonstrated capacity recruiting.
-Experience facilitating meetings, organizing events, and giving presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
-Ability to work with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
-A great sense of humor, good judgment and commitment to improving the lives of others.
-Demonstrated communications capacity, including internal communications, media coverage, social media, and shaping reports and other research materials.
-Experience supervising staff, volunteers and interns.
-Self-starter, ability to work independently.
-Solid computer skills (familiar with Microsoft Office, Internet, and databases).
Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation days, and a T pass.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send a cover letter and current resume to Muadi B. Dibinga at firstname.lastname@example.org for review by the Hiring Committee. ACTION is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity on our staff. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, individuals who identify as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. This position will remain open until filled.