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Greater Ashmont Main Street


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Published 9 days ago

December 20, 2020
December 11, 2020
At least $60,000Bonus Eligible

Please follow application directions when applying. Failure to do so will forfeit your application. See details below.

Greater Ashmont Main Street’s Executive Director (ED) coordinates the operations and administration of the non-profit. The ED works closely with the Board of Directors and liaisons for the City of Boston Economic Development Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, as well as representatives of surroundings civic associations, various NGO partners, and relevant elected officials. The ED leads the planning and implementation of the organization’s annual workplan and calendar of events, assisting the Board and various committees in accomplishing their goals, while keeping the organization in compliance with its by-laws, vision statement, and underlying contract with the City of Boston. The ED and the Treasurer collaborate closely on projecting and maintaining an accurate budget and healthy financials for the organization. The ED is a central point of contact and source of information regarding ongoing projects, programs, and events in the neighborhood, acting as an “ambassador” to and for the district in a variety of ways.


Characteristics & Knowledge

•     Well-developed, timely communication skills, both written and oral; comfortable with public speaking

•     Effective manager of people, resources, and funding sources

•     Ability to balance multiple responsibilities and projects with excellent attention to detail and discretion as needed

•     Superior interpersonal skills, willing to spend a portion of work time out of the office for projects in the larger district

•     Skill in navigating cultural differences

•     Knowledge of the Greater Ashmont MS district, Dorchester, and Boston at large would be preferred

•     There are many professional backgrounds that would make for an excellent candidate. A new ED could excel in this role starting out with a working knowledge (through education or work experience) in any of the following areas or prior career paths: architecture, historic preservation, residential & commercial development, public relations, community organizing, journalism, public planning, business administration, marketing, retail, non-profits, volunteer administration, event planning, placemaking, fundraising, or small business administration. If this role and its impact on the community are of interest to you, please apply!

Credentials

·     Bachelor’s degree and 3 – 5 years professional experience preferred. 

·     Existing comfort with MS Office, with the Google Cloud Suite, and social media generally

·     Existing skill or willingness and ability to learn other software used in the office environment, including Apple OS; Greater Ashmont’s social media platforms (Facebook, twitter, Instagram); Canva and Photoshop Elements (graphic design); Quickbooks (accounting); Constant Contact (newsletter); Wordpress (website design); Square (credit card processing)

·     Able to lift up to 40lbs unassisted, more as part of a team

·     Proficiency in another language in addition to English would be a plus, especially in Vietnamese, Spanish, or Cape Verdean Creole, but is not required

Hours: 40 hours/week, based out of the Greater Ashmont Main Street office at 1914 Dorchester Avenue; evening or weekend hours for organizational meetings or community events required regularly; otherwise flexible schedule[1]

Wage: $60,000 annually, bonus eligible

Benefits: 4 weeks PTO accrued proportionally over the year; comp time allowed on an informal basis as part of the generally flexible schedule; 11 paid federal holidays; $500 annual professional development budget

Reports to: Board of Directors

Supervises: Farmers Market Manager/Program Assistant (40 hours/week)

Review Schedule: 6 months, then annual

Equal Opportunity Policy

Greater Ashmont Main Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state equal employment laws, equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment, or military status. All interested applicants from traditionally disadvantaged groups are especially encouraged to apply.


[1] Note that all current group meetings of more than five people are conducted only virtually in light of the current public health emergency and anyone using the office space is required to comply with appropriate precautions to prevent the transmission of covid19 (physical distancing, face covering when distancing is not possible, handwashing/sanitizing, use of an air purification system, frequent office cleaning).

Please follow application directions when applying. Failure to do so will forfeit your application. See details below.

Greater Ashmont Main Street’s Executive Director (ED) coordinates the operations and administration of the non-profit…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

40 hours/week, based out of the Greater Ashmont Main Street office at 1914 Dorchester Avenue; evening or weekend hours for organizational meetings or community events required regularly; otherwise flexible schedule

40 hours/week, based out of the Greater Ashmont Main Street office at 1914 Dorchester Avenue; evening or weekend hours for organizational meetings or community events required…

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency in another language in addition to English would be a plus, especially in Vietnamese, Spanish, or Cape Verdean Creole, but is not required

Proficiency in another language in addition to English would be a plus, especially in Vietnamese, Spanish, or Cape Verdean Creole, but is not required

Location

1914 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124, Dorchester, MA 02124

How to Apply

Bryan Bryson, the Vice President of the Board of Directors, at bryan.d.bryson@gmail.com. He is coordinating the search for the Hiring Committee.

Applications received by Friday, December 11th will be reviewed together, and later applications on a rolling basis. Those invited to interview will be asked to submit a writing sample and references before their interview. We hope to fill this role before the end of December, but that is flexible as scheduling requires.

Please follow the above application directions when applying. Failure to do so will forfeit your application.

Bryan Bryson, the Vice President of the Board of Directors, at bryan.d.bryson@gmail.com. He is coordinating the search for the Hiring Committee.

Applications received by Friday…

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