Outreach, a non-profit organization based in Concord, MA, is accepting applications for the position of a full-time Executive Director. This position is temporarily remote.
About Concord Prison Outreach:
Concord Prison Outreach (CPO) offers high-quality, transformative programs that focus on education, personal growth and increased opportunity for incarcerated people and their families.
CPO works cooperatively with the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC), offering educational programs that focus on skill-building and personal growth, essentials to help support people in prison to achieve success while incarcerated or post-incarceration. CPO recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to implement effective programs that teach valuable skills to people in prison. CPO also offers community outreach programs and sponsors events in the larger Boston community to help raise awareness and understanding about the criminal justice system. Annually, hundreds of individuals and nearly forty faith communities join CPO in its mission.
CPO is committed to anti-oppression work. We value and affirm individuals across all identities and lived experiences, especially those at the margins of society. As such, we strongly encourage diverse applicants to apply and join our community as we demonstrate our values around justice, inclusivity, and diversity.
The Executive Director (ED) reports to the Chair of the CPO Board of Directors and is responsible for ensuring that the organization offers the highest quality programs, engages proactively and effectively with the communities it serves, and secures the resources needed to deliver its mission, while managing those resources efficiently and effectively.
Management and Program Development
- Supervise, support, and evaluate two part-time staff members: the Director of Operations and Outreach (DOO) and the Manager of Volunteer Engagement and Programming (VEP)
- Drive the overall achievement of the CPO strategic plan’s objectives, in partnership with the Board, to build infrastructure and capacity, improve volunteer engagement, and expand programming
- Partner with the DOC, community organizations, faith communities, and our students to inform and implement program development that is responsive to their needs, in accordance with CPO’s strategic plan
- Serve as the primary fundraiser for CPO
- Create a broad-based annual fundraising plan to raise revenue from foundations, individuals, corporations, and faith communities
- Implement the fundraising plan annually
- Manage all grant writing and reporting
- Proactively engage the board in fundraising, particularly regarding major gifts
Marketing and Public Relations
- Review and approve publications and marketing materials
- Participate in faith-based engagements
- Speak regularly at public events about CPO’s mission
- Serve as the primary liaison to the Board of Directors; assist Board Chair as needed with board meetings
- Assist with recruiting and onboarding board members
- Provide written monthly updates to the Board on activities, program effectiveness, and resources
- Build teamwork and collaboration across all staff and board committees
- Experience in prison education and/or a proven passion for working with people who are incarcerated will be highly valued
- Background and skill in working with a Board of Directors
- High level strategic thinking and planning
- Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers, donors, and the public
- Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers, and the overall community
- Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
- Five years of nonprofit management experience preferred
- A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results
- Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community
- Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations including funders, partner agencies, volunteers, and the public