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Executive Director, New England Society (NES) in the City of New York

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About the New England Society (NES) in the City of New York

The NES is one of the oldest social and charitable organizations in the United States and was founded in 1805 to promote “friendship, charity and mutual assistance” among and on behalf of New Englanders living in New York. NES celebrates the New England spirit and heritage through its philanthropic outreach, social events, and cultural activities. Our charitable focus is education. The NES Scholarship Program assists New York City students at New England colleges and universities. Another signature program, the annual New England Society Book Awards, recognize books of merit that honor New England and its culture.


Position Summary

The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board of Directors to lead the NES mission with volunteers from the community of members. The Executive Director is responsible for developing and implementing policies and programs to support and advance the mission of NES. The successful candidate will be intellectually engaged in all aspects of our work, while at the same time managing the small details to ensure a smooth operation.


Position Type

Full-time (35-40 hours/week) with a flexible schedule of working at home or onsite at our Manhattan Midtown East office location. Most meetings and events are in the evenings to accommodate our members, and it a requirement of this position to attend evening meetings and events in person. This successful candidate must live in the NYC area because of the onsite, in-person management required for the NES events held in Manhattan on a yearly basis.


Reports to

NES Board of Directors


Job Responsibilities

  • Manage all meeting and all administrative support needed to have NES functions meet the finest standards of quality.
  • Support and advance committee work with administrative tasks, communication needs, and advice.
  • Process income and expenses around membership, events, and reimbursements.
  • Prepare monthly Treasurer reports and maintain accurate accounting of income and expenses.
  • Review and renew insurance as needed
  • Work with the Board of Directors to develop programs to develop NES membership
  • Work closely with the President and other Board members to develop and implement a comprehensive and effective communications strategy to engage members and the community and to raise the visibility of NES
  • In conjunction with the Social Events Committee and the Board, provide needed administrative organization for all NES events including organizing event space, negotiating contracts and handling logistics of vendors, determine timelines, task lists, schedules of deadlines.
  • In conjunction with Scholarship Committee, administer the Scholarship Program including developing the application and related process for candidates to apply, determining the timeline, task list, schedule of deadlines
  • Work with Communications Committee and/or Events Committees, coordinate and oversee production of printed collateral, including event invitations, newsletters, programs, and journals, etc.
  • Other duties which support NES’s mission and activities as assigned by the President and/or Committee chairs.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in nonprofit, community-based leadership, event management, or fund development
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Event planning and management
  • Ability to work independently and manage deadlines and competing priorities
  • Adept at solving problems and strong analytical skills
  • A passion for New England is a plus!


Compensation

Salary range $90,000+ depending on experience.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to 1805nes@gmail.com with the subject line “NES ED Applications”.

Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

About the New England Society (NES) in the City of New York

The NES is one of the oldest social and charitable organizations in the United States and was founded in 1805 to promote “friendship, charity and mutual assistance” among and on behalf of…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to 1805nes@gmail.com with the subject line “NES ED Applications”.

Please send a cover letter and resume to 1805nes@gmail.com with the subject line “NES ED Applications”.

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