Neighbor Brigade is seeking a dynamic leader that builds and thrives in an inclusive community that fosters support for our neighbors in crises. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will ensure that Neighbor Brigade’s fiscal, operations, fundraising, marketing, human resource, technology, and programs are effectively implemented. The ED plays a significant role in strengthening our mission and encompassing the vision of our late founder Pam Washek to positively impact our communities.
Leadership & Management:
- Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board of Directors to ensure open communication about the financial and program performances against stated goals and objectives. Attend Board meetings.
- Maintain and support a strong and diverse Board of Directors that is engaged and willing to leverage and secure resources; attend sub-committee Board meetings as needed; seek and build Board involvement with strategic direction for growth.
- Actively engage and collaborate with Neighbor Brigade’s volunteer Chapter Leaders, Board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders.
- Maintain, support, and motivate a diverse, qualified, and engaged staff (currently 4 part-time associates) to support the organization’s mission and goals.
- Seek seasonal interns and professional administrative volunteers as needed to supplement the needs of staff.
- Work with bookkeepers, payroll, and CPA to meet monthly and annual requirements for financial documents, HR requirements, and IRS filings.
- Ensure effective systems to track Chapter success and regularly evaluate program components. Measure accomplishments that can be effectively communicated to the Board, funders, and other constituents.
- Provide oversight support to the Chapter Leaders through the management of the intake, oversight, and day-to-day issues in 28 Chapter communities, primarily in Massachusetts, with one in New Jersey and one in Rhode Island.
- Oversee the use and implementation of the volunteer and client management software, Better Impact, to assure volunteer services are implemented safely and securely throughout our chapters.
Fundraising & Communications:
- Execute marketing, branding, communication, and development strategies to secure revenue from major donors, foundations, and corporations. Ensure funds are allocated properly to reflect present needs and future potential.
- Identify and apply for grant funding to support and complement the organization’s program goals and fulfill all necessary requirements for awarded grants.
- Oversee two annual fundraising events (Pam’s Run and Spring gala) to assure committees meet goals and fundraising plans are executed successfully.
- BA or BS and previous nonprofit management experience strongly preferred.
- Experience with development, fundraising, branding, and fiscal management.
- An independent and self-directed leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, communicate and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Passion, integrity, positive attitude.
- Strong commitment to the professional development of staff with a successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team.
- 21 days of Paid Time Off, plus 11 National Holidays.
- Simple IRA of 3% of Salary after completion of one year of employment.
- Full-Time Position with flexible work hours. 100% work from home - must be located in Massachusetts and within 30 miles of Maynard, MA.