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COMING SOON, Summer 2022!
Executive Director, Northeast Recycling Council (NERC)
The Northeast Recycling Council, a multi-state non-profit that conducts research, hands-on projects, training, and outreach on issues associated with source reduction, recycling, composting, environmentally preferable purchasing, and decreasing the toxicity of the solid waste stream, has announced the planned retirement of its longstanding Executive Director, Lynn Rubinstein. Her tenure will continue through early fall 2022.
NERC will be working with TSNE, an expert in non-profit Executive Director transitions, to work with the Board and key stakeholders to ensure that NERC continues to be the outstanding organization that it has been for the past 35 years, with no loss in performance or quality during the transition or with the hiring of a new Executive Director.
Early interest candidates can submit a resume via the 'Apply for this job online' blue button located at the top right of this post. Please also check back for the full position description and requirements for submission this summer 2022.
St. Stephen’s Youth Programs (SSYP) seeks a full-time Executive Director to lead the organization, fulfill the mission, and deepen impact in our communities.
The mission of St. Stephen’s Youth Programs is to promote equity in education, employment, and opportunity through long-term relationships with young people and their families and communities.
SSYP accomplishes its mission through:
- Out-of-school time programs that keep young people safe and healthy within a supportive community and strengthen critical thinking through academics and enrichment.
- Teen and alumni programs that provide teens and young adults with the tools they need to achieve their own academic and career goals.
- Intergenerational community organizing and family engagement programs that equip parents and young people with the tools to build power and make material changes in our neighborhoods and schools.
The Vicar of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church founded SSYP in the South End of Boston and served as the part-time Executive Director of the organization from 1999 to 2022. This deeply committed and highly respected Executive Director stepped down from his position this past winter. SSYP functions as an independent non-profit organization and remains wholly owned and operated by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church overseen by the Executive Board of St. Stephen’s Church. Currently, SSYP employs 12 full-time staff, 7 part-time salaried employees, and more than 210 seasonal staff including teens, young adults, and parents. SSYP has an annual operating budget of $2.4M that covers a variety of youth program costs (60%), community organizing engagements (20%) as well as administration and development expenses (20%).
SSYP has a unique model of deep relationship-building with youth which includes restorative justice practices. Thanks to these relationships and connections in the community, SSYP has the ability to adapt programs rapidly to respond to community input and changes. SSYP uses nationally recognized evaluation and measurement tools to analyze the success and areas for improvement in all programs. In 2021-2022, SSYP’s out-of-school time programs engaged 400 young people ages 5-25 and 250 parents from across the City of Boston. SSYP seeks a leader who embodies the core organizational values and who brings a positive vibe to the team and organization. SSYP is a dynamic, supportive work environment where the team takes its crucial work to heart while also enjoying lots of laughs together.
- Welcoming: We welcome everyone who walks through our doors, and we continually reach out to engage with the communities around us.
- Relational: Our work is rooted in healthy one-on-one relationships, thriving partnerships and a supportive and dynamic community.
- Responsive: We pay careful attention to evolving youth, family, and community needs and respond as quickly and effectively as possible to what emerges.
- Equitable: We actively work to create greater equity of opportunity for all people to participate in and benefit from the common good, public institutions, and democracy, especially those who have been systematically marginalized from these public goods due to race, gender, ethnicity, age, and other factors.
- Resource Wise: We are attentive to the needs of our community and how to match effectively the resources of funds, people, and materials to meet those needs.
The Executive Director will lead an organization dedicated to promoting equity and supporting youth, their families, and other parents in the vibrant and culturally diverse community of Boston. This is a unique opportunity to sharpen SSYP’s vision and to deepen its impact; the new leader will increase SSYP’s ability to achieve its mission and strategic goals. Priorities for the next Executive Director include:
Strategic planning to define SSYP’s vision for the future
The Executive Director will play a strategic role in the direction and growth of the organization. They will continue to refine and sharpen the mission and vision to help drive and guide the work. The Executive Director will bring a clarity of understanding around mission and vision to staff, stakeholders and community partners.
Build relationships and strengthen community awareness
Strengthen relationships with community partners and expand the network of SSYP supporters. The Executive Director must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, be eager to be out in front as SSYP’s primary spokesperson and be a consummate networker, able to interact and communicate with staff, board members, community partners and funders to proactively build and sustain thoughtful, supportive, caring relationships and deepen the community’s knowledge of SSYP.
Develop a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategy
Embed a focus of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within the framework of the organization to ensure those most affected by decisions have not only input but also decision making power; and that staff and board members reflect the race and experiences of the neighborhoods and communities of SSYP. Maintain the organization’s values and standards by continually inspiring a positive culture of empathy, inclusivity, and care for employees and develop leaders and professional opportunities.
Build and diversify funding to expand network of donors
The Executive Director will passionately convey the story of SSYP and take a strategic approach to determine fresh avenues of individual and corporate funding. SSYP has an experienced team of development staff who support the Executive Director in maintaining existing donor relationships and developing new relationships.
The Managing Director of the Provincetown Theater will work in partnership with the current Artistic Director to provide the vision and leadership necessary for fulfilling the mission of the organization.
Formed in 2001 in Provincetown, in the birthplace of American theater, the primary purpose of the Provincetown Theater Foundation (aka, Provincetown Theater) is to encourage, promote, and sustain the performing arts on Outer Cape Cod through a year-round schedule of programming at the Provincetown Theater. The Provincetown Theater provides performance and educational space for theatrical artists within the Outer Cape Cod community and beyond.
Provincetown Theater has thrived in recent years as a result of a renewed commitment to its local community and a greater investment in upholding the original legacy of Eugene O'Neill & the Provincetown Players. Audiences, donors, and sponsors have all embraced the institution's new direction and the board and staff have worked to establish a powerful upward momentum. The Provincetown Theater is now looking for an individual to help increase that valuable momentum as it seeks to develop new strategies and policies for long-term sustainability.
Located in Provincetown, MA, Provincetown Theater has an annual budget of $500,000 led by a seven-member board of directors and three key staff members, including an Artistic Director, Operations Manager, and Technical Director, a Development Consultant, and three contractors who provide design and advertising services during the production season. Home to beautiful coastlines and stunning landscapes, Provincetown is a haven for individuality and freedom of expression, and is rich in creative history on Cape Cod as the oldest continuous art colony in the country.
A recent strategic review of Provincetown Theater identified the hiring of a Managing Director as a key and immediate priority, with a focus on managing the business side of the house and providing clarity of staff roles. An inaugural hire, the Managing Director will complement the strengths of the current Artistic Director, David Drake, and bring new proficiencies and shared executive leadership to the organization. The addition of a Managing Director will also serve to provide capacity for board development activities, create the potential for alternate staffing structures, and support an internal pipeline for talent development and recruitment.
Other key recommendations identified for the continued and sustainable success of the Provincetown Theater include:
Fundraising for a financially healthy and sustainable institution for years to come.
Maximizing the potential to unlock new streams of income and secure a positive future for the financial health of the organization. Renewed focus and investment of energy and resources on fundraising through the adoption of donor stewardship best practices and communications. A long term vision and strategy for growing charitable income, along with an increased focus on the role of the board in fundraising.
Marketing to strengthen digital presence and capacity, and professionalize marketing efforts.
Guide the organization as it reframes marketing and the intersection of public relations, donor communications, and an expanded understanding of organizational brand. Prioritize a strategic, high level perspective into measurable, achievable tasks to increase engagement. Invest in a boutique digital marketing firm, the recruitment of a dedicated marketing intern, hiring of a part-time manager, coordinator, director, and/or a combination of the above.
Development of staff to grow and better understand the institution.
Key steps to take in the immediate future, in addition to the hiring of a Managing Director, include: clarification of roles and reporting, adoption of an organizational chart and a workplace violence and harassment policy, adoption of a midterm and/or annual review process, and finding meaningful ways to educate and involve the staff and board as the institution matures into a new and exciting phase of its existence.
Board Development for improved sustainability, organizational stability, and increased engagement.
Continue to put policies and systems in place with investment in both the strategic recruitment of new board members and education of new and existing board members, creating a healthy and functional board to steer the organization through the growth phase to maturity.
Community Access to the Arts (CATA) seeks a full-time Program Director to lead dynamic performing arts programs for artists with disabilities and nurture partnerships with community-based organizations.
Community Access to the Arts(CATA) is an innovative nonprofit that nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through the arts.
For 28 years, CATA has been a trailblazer in artistic inclusion. In powerful arts programs, children, teens, adults, and elders with disabilities explore new interests and express themselves creatively, developing personally and artistically through dance, theater, singing, drumming, juggling, painting, yoga, creative writing, and more. Their vibrant work is showcased in CATA’s public events– dynamic performances, readings, and art exhibits, presented in collaboration with premier cultural institutions in the Berkshires including The Clark Art Institute, Shakespeare & Company, and The Mount.
In recent years, CATA has dramatically expanded its programs, scope, and impact, cultivating robust partnerships with 50 community-based organizations, including disability agencies, residences, and schools to serve over 800 CATA artists through 1,500 annual arts workshops. Programs focus especially on people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, autism, and brain injuries–historically among the most underserved groups in the arts–and are taught by a professional faculty of talented teaching artists, all experts in their artistic fields.
In 2020, the organization harnessed its exceptional community support to complete a highly successful capital campaign and create a beautiful, fully accessible arts center with dedicated studios for the visual and performing arts.
CATA is an arts organization with a profound social mission: to create an inclusive community where people with disabilities are recognized for their talents. We believe the arts can be a force for inclusion, creativity can be embraced by all of us, and tiny moments of connection can lead to tidal transformations.
Located in Great Barrington MA, CATA has an annual budget of $1.6M. CATA is led by a dedicated team of 10 full-time staff with 25 part-time teaching faculty and an 18-member board of directors. CATA prizes its intentional organizational culture, which is characterized by collaboration, inclusivity, openness, mutual respect and a shared commitment to innovation, bold thinking, and excellence. CATA strives to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
CATA has been recognized for its groundbreaking work through the Massachusetts Cultural Council Commonwealth Award, NEPR Arts & Humanities Award, Mass Nonprofit Network Excellence Award, 1Berkshire Trendsetter Award, and the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative.
The Program Director is a key member of a three-person arts leadership team that works collaboratively to advance a shared vision for a unique arts organization that is on the rise. Within this team, the Program Director holds primary responsibility for leading CATA's performing arts programs and for nurturing relationships with a group of community-based partners and agencies. Following the recent retirement of a long-time senior leader in programming and performing arts, coupled with vigorous growth in programs, CATA has restructured staff roles to develop a shared program leadership model. Two exceptional employees with deep expertise in the visual arts and in leading inclusive arts programs have been promoted as Program Directors. CATA now seeks to hire a third Program Director with deep expertise in the performing arts as the critical final piece of this arts leadership team. The three-person arts leadership team reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with the ED to set program priorities and translate CATA’s mission into exciting, ongoing opportunities for artists with disabilities. The Program Director will bring to bear their deep expertise in the performing arts to shape and direct performances showcasing the talents of CATA artists, including our annual gala performance, while also nurturing CATA’s day-to-day work by building partnerships with community-based organizations through which we recruit and engage artists with disabilities. This is an exceptional opportunity for a performing artist-slash-administrator with expertise as a dancer, choreographer, actor, director, musician or in other fields of the performing arts to use their talents to create broad community impact. CATA is a strong organization that has a proven track record and significant recognition for its work. Staff members are experienced, highly dedicated self-starters who share a passion for CATA’s mission and genuinely enjoy working together. The organization is at an especially exciting stage in its growth, with a beautiful new building, robust community partnerships, and expanding programs. CATA successfully navigated the challenges of the pandemic financially and artistically, deepening its commitment to artists with disabilities by piloting new art forms, strengthening equity and inclusion initiatives, and developing innovative online programming including a virtual gala performance attended by over 2,000 supporters and community members.