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The Executive Director of Save The Bay – Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island) will lead a strong, established and growing organization with a passion for the mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay. The new leader will serve as the fifth Executive Director to lead the 53-year-old environmental advocacy organization in its exciting new chapter. With recently expanded education programs, increased habitat restoration capacity, a strengthened board structure, a highly sustainable financial position, and an exceptionally strong leadership team, the Executive Director will take the reins of this highly functioning organization at a time of major expansion. This is a unique opportunity with a leading environmental organization offering a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.
Save The Bay is a member-supported, volunteer-powered nonprofit organization with a mission dedicated to protecting and improving Narragansett Bay and all of the waters that flow into it, from Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Save The Bay works to fulfill its mission and vision of a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to all through activities that improve water quality, marine and aquatic ecosystems, and coastal habitat while training the next generation of Bay stewards. The organization focuses on three areas of work: advocacy and public policy, education and community outreach, and habitat restoration and adaptation.
Save The Bay is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island with additional locations in Newport and Westerly. The organization is led by a growing and professional staff of 40, supplemented by hourly staff, interns and volunteers, and with an annual operating budget of approximately $3.5M. Governed by a 20-member Board with guidance from a board of trustees, committee members, and a President’s Leadership Council, Save The Bay thrives on the community support from thousands of volunteers, members, and students.
The next Executive Director will champion the care and stewardship of Narragansett Bay to ensure that it is healthy, protected, and treated with respect for the benefit of all. Key priorities for the Executive Director include:
- Program Expansion: Expand Save The Bay’s presence and engagement with the opening of the new aquarium in the heart of Newport. Raise the visibility and impact of Save The Bay to reach communities that previously have not been involved with an environmental organization or issues.
- Funding and Resource Development: Increase focus and cultivation of donors for expanding the education program and Save The Bay’s reach in Southeast New England. Continue to build the endowment, the new aquarium and Newport County fundraising. Maintain and build upon the organization’s strong financial foundation.
- Staff Growth and Development: Explore opportunities for expanding operational areas; continue recruiting and building an exceptionally strong workforce.
- Implementing the DEI Goals Outlined in the Strategic Plan: Look across sector issues and diversity within the environmental sector to enact tangible ways to engage more diverse staff and Board leadership; cultivate the Board, staff and donor base to include a more diverse and representative population.
- Staying True to the Advocacy Centered Mission: Manage and grow the Education programs leveraging the new aquarium and related funding without diluting Save The Bay’s primary function as an advocacy organization; ensure the success and self-sustainability of the aquarium in a way that retains a focus on advocacy.
- Staff Retention: Support staff and the challenges associated with transition and growth. Retain and document the institutional knowledge of long-term staff.
The North Hartford Partnership (NHP) seeks an entrepreneurial leader to bring together and inspire residents and institutions around shared, data-driven strategies to close health, housing and economic opportunity gaps across North Hartford. The inaugural Executive Director of this newly independent nonprofit will use a collective impact approach centered on resident participation and data driven improvement strategies to advance economic mobility and outcomes for North Hartford residents. The Executive Director will lead the NHP to the next level at a moment of dynamic and exciting change for the community. The Executive Director will steward existing projects including:
- The operations of the Swift Factory, an economic development and health promotion hub developed by Community Solutions and the NHP that opened in 2020 in the heart of the community.
- A range of housing stabilization and physical development initiatives.
- Facilitation of collective, resident-led improvements to closing health equity and opportunity gaps between North Hartford and the surrounding region.
- Support of key partner-led initiatives to improve cradle to career opportunities for neighborhood children, and a bold effort to eliminate “inflow” into homelessness from North Hartford that serves as a national model.
The North Hartford Partnership is a nonprofit organization working with the community to advance equitable social and economic development in the North Hartford Promise Zone (NHPZ) in Hartford, Connecticut. Working with residents, local partners and the NHP Board, the Executive Director will be accountable for achieving measurable, population level goals through collective action.
Launched as a project of Community Solutions in 2010, the North Hartford Partnership became a separate, affiliated not for profit in 2022. The Executive Director will oversee an initial staff of four, an annual operating budget of approximately $1 million, management of the 85,000 square foot campus of the Swift Factory, and operation of the North Hartford Community Land Trust (NHCLT), a separate legal entity supported by the NHP. Responsible for convening partners and stakeholders to advance collective priorities, the Executive Director will report to the NHP Board of Directors.
North Hartford is a 3.11 square mile area home to nearly 24,000 residents, a neighborhood rich in assets and home to an active community of West Indian/Caribbean immigrants, African Americans, and Latinos. Over the years, economic conditions have compounded with the effects of decades of racially biased policies and disinvestment leading to housing instability, poor health outcomes and decreased average life expectancy. Housing stability is an urgent concern, with an estimated >20% of homelessness in the region originating from North Hartford alone and eviction rates also among the highest in the region.
The successful candidate will embrace and lead a community-organizing ethos that puts residents in the driver's seat of identifying and implementing solutions to shared problems and opportunities, and help identify faltering public systems to increase their efficacy for residents through collaborative action. The Executive Director will lead and inspire staff, volunteers and partners to collaborate, learn, and propel systemic change in population level health, safety and economic prosperity, with a particular focus on community outcomes for housing stability and job creation. They will identify, partner with and support organizations in the neighborhood that share the values of resident leadership and collective action and a steadfast commitment to achieving racial justice.
The Executive Director will create and respond to feedback loops to assess and advance progress towards measurable, time-bound, neighborhood improvement goals; look past commonly accepted system flaws and find new opportunities to leapfrog the neighborhood to new heights and collaborate with partners and residents to develop common tools and resources to expedite design, adoption and scaling up of collective neighborhood initiatives.
Bethany Hill Place seeks a mission driven leader with a commitment to social justice to lead an organization dedicated to providing safe affordable housing and transformative educational and social programming.
WHY Bethany Hill Place?
- The care and humanity exhibited at Bethany Hill Place are the milestones that change lives…
- …I found peace, encouragement, and the time I needed to set goals, confront challenges.
- The surprise was that I could benefit from living here…It saved my life. It could save someone else’s.
-Quotes from Bethany Hill Place Residents
Bethany Hill Place is a living and learning community that combines affordable housing with educational opportunities for those in need within a climate of respect, inclusion, and acceptance. Residents are empowered to fully engage in, and transform their lives in a safe, supportive environment to develop skills, strengthen their lives, and build financially stable futures. As a community and as individuals living and working at Bethany Hill Place, the following values define and inspire the work:
- WELCOME - We strive to welcome and be kind to all. We show respect for individual differences and offer inclusion and support.
- EDUCATION - We believe that growth and empowerment come through education.
- SAFETY - We feel belonging, pride, and ownership for this community.
- CHANGE - We learn from and teach each other. We set an example for the next generation.
Bethany Hill Place is designed for individuals and families to build financial stability, increase parenting knowledge, support health and well-being, create social connectedness, and build youth social, academic, and leadership skills. With a history and commitment to racial and social justice, Bethany Hill Place has served over 1,000 individuals since opening its doors is 1994 and was awarded a 10 year ‘Sustaining Grant’ from the Cummings Foundation in 2019.
Bethany Hill Place is a mission driven non-sectarian 501c3 organization sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston (CSJ). Located in Framingham, MA, Bethany Hill Place ($1.3M) offers affordable housing (through 42 mixed-use units) to approximately 120 adults and children annually. The organization is led by an executive director who oversees a team of five members and 30 volunteers. There is also a long-standing property management vendor who manages the facilities. Bethany Hill Place is governed by a separate 20-member Board of Trustees representing a cross section of the educational, business, and nonprofit sectors.
LifePath seeks a compassionate and innovative leader to champion the rights of people of all cultures, ages and abilities to find their path to living and aging with dignity and independence.
I love the people here who sincerely support each other in providing the best care possible to our consumers. I love our focused mission to grow in relation to equity and inclusion for all our employees and to those we serve.
- Believes all people have a fundamental right to maintain their quality of life, dignity, and independence, as valued members of our communities.
- Is an advocacy organization compelled to take social action to create just, fair, and equitable societies that value all individuals.
- Staff love working here because they enjoy helping people have the best possible quality of life.
LifePath is dedicated to the well-being of older adults, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers. Through person-centered service coordination, education and support, LifePath seeks to create integrated systems of care that are culturally responsive and informed by best practices. LifePath believes all people have a fundamental right to maintain their quality of life and aspires to support people of all cultures, ages and abilities to find their path to living and aging with dignity and independence.
Located in Franklin County in Greenfield, MA, LifePath is a $20.3M private, nonprofit corporation and is an Area Agency on Aging and Aging Service Access Point. LifePath is a mission driven organization led by an executive director, a senior management team of four, and a 14-member board of directors. Over 150 staff and 230 volunteers support the work. LifePath serves all of Franklin County and the North Quabbin area with other select programs and opportunities in other parts of the state.
For more information, please visit the LifePath website at https://lifepathma.org/
The Executive Director provides the leadership of the organization and direction to promote independence, dignity and quality of life for individuals. The Executive Director leads the organization through programmatic, operational and financial oversight in accordance with the goals and values of the Board of Directors and organizational stakeholders. The Executive Director is responsible for building relationships and strengthening the LifePath mission within the community.
LifePath seeks a leader who has a keen eye on industry shifts, and a successful track record of building and scaling an organization and establishing a positive organizational culture. The ideal candidate has significant experience and expertise in high-level decision making, fostering relationships with key stakeholders, and building strong management teams. In addition to having experience in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, the Executive Director has exceptional communication skills and financial acumen, and a passion for community engagement and development.
The next Executive Director will be an inspirational and prominent leader in the community, and will seek out and mobilize all available resources, business and community partnerships and funding opportunities to enhance LifePath’s objectives. Engaging with board members, staff, volunteers and stakeholders at all levels within the organization is key to the role of Executive Director.
Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC), a highly respected state leader in essential child advocacy and education reform, is seeking a mission driven, strategic and collaborative leader. The next Executive Director of MAC will have the opportunity to join a dynamic organization with a creative, family-friendly culture and make a significant impact on the lives of some of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable children and families.
MAC’s mission is to remove barriers to educational and life opportunities for children and youth. MAC’s core values shape the work it does, from its internal policies and practices to its advocacy with children and families: Equity, Inclusion, Racial Justice, Systemic Impact, Self-Advocacy, Independence and Accountability, Whole Child Approach, Collaboration.
In 1969, MAC founder Hubie Jones, started noticing some inequities in Boston schools. An increasing number of parents were being told that their children should not return to school. Hubie created the Task Force on Children Out of School and released a report revealing 10,000 or more children were systematically excluded from Boston’s public education system, warehoused in classrooms or placed in schools that provided inferior or custodial care. The report led to the nation’s first bilingual and first special education laws and to the creation of MAC.
MAC’s current strategic directions include the following:
- Protect and expand educational rights of all students with disabilities, particularly those with autism;
- Transform school cultures to be inclusive, safe and supportive, and trauma-sensitive for all students;
- Keep children in school and out of the “school-to-prison pipeline”;
- Advocate for the educational rights of immigrant and Latinx children with disabilities;
- Eliminate opportunity and achievement gaps by advocating for racial equity in education;
- Promote self-advocacy for families and youth;
- Expand inclusive pathways to higher education and employment for older youth with disabilities;
- Address the educational challenges faced by children and youth with behavioral health needs and / or those impacted by traumatic experiences
Through our Children’s Law Support Project, MAC operates a statewide Helpline and leads the Education Law Task Force. MAC’s major programs include:
- Disability Education Justice Initiative
- The Racial Equity and Access Project
- Advancing the Education Rights of Immigrant Children
- Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline
MAC was launched in response to the widespread and systemic exclusion of disabled children and children of color from school and MAC remains committed to racial equity today. Since 2016, MAC has been engaged in an organization-wide Racial Equity Initiative designed to make it better equipped to identify, name and respond to the effects of structural and other forms of racism in the Commonwealth’s educational systems. This has required an ongoing and deep transformation in the organization’s external programs and internal policies and practices, as well as in the composition of its board and staff leadership. Some concrete ways MAC uses a racial equity lens to guide its work include:
- Building a team that reflects the diversity of constituents and supporting a culture that reflects the values of equity, inclusion and belonging
- Providing frequent learning opportunities focused directly on structural and institutional racism and racial bias
- Strengthening relationships with partners working toward racial justice and organizations led by and primarily made up of people of color
- Using disaggregated data to uncover and address racial disparities
- Prioritizing client cases that address racial inequities
- Advocating with and on behalf of students of color with equity and belonging as guiding principles
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures required major changes in how MAC does its work, but the organization’s mission has remained unchanged. The organization has adopted a hybrid structure with staff able to work from its Boston-based office or virtually from home.
MAC has a diverse, 10-member board of directors and an impassioned, committed staff of 14 with a flexible culture that values and promotes creativity. MAC is a financially solvent organization with an annual operating budget of approximately $1.6M.