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Executive Director, Tutoring Plus of Cambridge

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Tutoring Plus is seeking a passionate leader to advance strategic direction, leverage relationships and ensure continued programmatic excellence.  

This is an exciting time for Tutoring Plus with opportunities to increase its impact. The organization is in a strong position financially and programmatically. Demand for Tutoring Plus programs is high and is likely to increase. There are two expansion sites planned for this year with the opportunity for more.  The Tutoring Plus staff is passionate and committed and there is a strong volunteer base from local companies and universities. The right candidate will be able to drive the Tutoring Plus mission forward and pursue a strategy of controlled growth. 

 

The Executive Director will be responsible for strategic direction, financial management, community relations and administration and will be supported and advised by the Board of Directors. The next Executive Director of Tutoring Plus will bring management skills, fundraising experience, education or youth work experience, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to take initiative and flexibility.

 

To advance strategic direction the Executive Director will collaboratively develop and implement a regular strategic planning process that engages students, staff, community members, board members and a broad range of stakeholders. Expansion to new neighborhoods and sites within the community will be part of a growth plan.

 

Ensuring programmatic excellence will require a hands-on management style and is an important part of the role. The ED will supervise staff in developing program structures, curriculum, evaluation and general program operations. The ED will develop the appropriate staffing model to meet the organization’s goals, including clearly defining staff roles and responsibilities. This will include supervising staff in conducting volunteer recruitment, training, support and retention strategies.

 

The Executive Director will oversee and safeguard the fiscal and administrative health of the organization. This will be accomplished by working closely with the fundraising committee to create and carry out a fundraising strategy, including an annual fundraising event, giving appeals, small events and communications. The ED will maintain, secure and increase grant and contract funding. Fiscal duties will include creating and maintaining the annual budget, including monthly reports and annual tax filing. Administrative functions include payroll, human resources, information technology and general office management.

 

The next Executive Director of Tutoring Plus will leverage relationships through outreach, community relations, and partnership and collaboration development. The ED will maintain relationships with other nonprofits, programs and Out-of-School (OST) providers and establish and promote ties to local businesses, universities, corporations and foundations to support fundraising and volunteer recruitment efforts. This role includes managing external communications to promote Tutoring Plus programming and accomplishments, including website, social media, newsletters, press releases, annual report and other marketing materials.

 

Board management and maintaining a collaborative relationship with the board as a whole as well as with individual board members will be important. This will include cultivating board engagement and actively recruiting new board members who bring skills, perspectives and networks that contribute to the organization's mission, work and growth.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will demonstrate success with the following skills and experience:

 

Passion and commitment to the goals, mission and approach of Tutoring Plus. Prior youth or education work experience with a diverse student and family demographic is important.

  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work at a personal and organizational level.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact appropriately with students, families, volunteers, community partners, donors and board members and to be able to work independently and as part of a team.  
  • Strong team building, management and coaching skills. This will include being able to conduct hiring, orientation, training and ongoing support for staff.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks, manage competing demands, plan ahead and meet deadlines. Willingness and ability to adapt to changing situations and the ability to take initiative.
  • Strong communication skills including verbal, written and listening skills. 
  • Diverse fundraising experience and the ability to create and manage a budget.

Submission Guidelines

Candidates should include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of Tutoring Plus along with salary expectations and how they learned of the position. Applications should be sent to Diane Carson carson@tutoringplus.org and will be accepted until the position has been filled. 

 

The Executive Director position is a full time position with some required evening hours for program and community meetings.  Salary is commensurate with relevant experience, within the framework of the organization's operating budget in the approximate range of $65,000-$75,000, with opportunities for additional compensation based on performance. Benefits include health insurance reimbursement and dental insurance coverage, 12 paid holidays each calendar year and flexible paid vacation time, and access to training and networking opportunities.

 Tutoring Plus is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. Tutoring Plus welcomes people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, religions, ages, and sexual orientations to apply.

Tutoring Plus is seeking a passionate leader to advance strategic direction, leverage relationships and ensure continued programmatic excellence.  

This is an exciting time for Tutoring Plus with opportunities to increase its impact…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    November 30, 2021
Salary
USD $65,000 - USD $75,000
/ year
Salary is commensurate with relevant experience, within the framework of the organization's operating budget in the approximate range of $65,000-$75,000, with opportunities for additional compensation based on performance.

Benefits

 Benefits include health insurance reimbursement and dental insurance coverage, 12 paid holidays each calendar year and flexible paid vacation time, and access to training and networking opportunities.

 

 Benefits include health insurance reimbursement and dental insurance coverage, 12 paid holidays each calendar year and flexible paid vacation time, and access to training and…

Location

On-site
Cambridge, MA, USA

How to Apply

Candidates should include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of Tutoring Plus along with salary expectations and how they learned of the position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Candidates should include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of Tutoring Plus along with salary…

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