Executive Director, Massachusetts Voter Table

Website Massachusetts Voter Table

Position available:
Executive Director, Massachusetts Voter Table

Position Overview: The Massachusetts Voter Table seeks a leader committed to transformational, progressive social change led by low-income people and people of color to be our next Executive Director. The Executive Director provides vision and leadership to facilitate collective action across 30+ nonprofit partner organizations. This position is ultimately accountable to all of MVT’s partners and reports to the Steering Committee.

Compensation: Salary range is $90,000-$110,000, based on qualifications. A generous benefits package is provided, which includes but is not limited to: health insurance, dental and vision insurance, 403(b) savings plan with employer match, 3 weeks paid vacation, 3 weeks paid sick leave, and 12 weeks paid parental leave. MVT closes its office over the weeks of July 4th and Thanksgiving, and the week(s) from the Friday before Christmas until December 31.

Essential Job Functions:

Coalition Leadership

  • Facilitating the creation of an annual civic engagement plan, which describes a coordinated statewide program and budget, and names the division of labor among partner organizations to meet goals.
  • Developing and cultivating partner participation in collective decision-making, strengthening relationships between partners, and holding partners accountable to fulfill their commitments to the Table.
  • Aligning partner organizations to advocate for local- and state-level policies that advance racial equity and economic justice.

Resource Development

  • Developing and driving fundraising for table operations and regrants to partners.
  • Overseeing preparation of grant proposals and reports.
  • Identifying and securing new individual donors and institutional funders.
  • Stewarding current funder and donor relationships.
  • Financial and Administrative Oversight

Facilitating the Steering Committee.

  • Working with our fiscal sponsor on budgeting and financial accounting.
  • Ensuring compliance with 501(c)(3) guidelines for non-partisan civic engagement.
  • Team Management

Promoting a staff culture conducive to collaboration, relationship building, and professional development.

  • Foster coordination between departments in service of partner organizations.
  • Supporting development of long-term strategy, immediate problem solving, and managing direct reports. There are 4 Direct Reports to the Executive Director: Field Director, Data & Targeting Director, Development Manager, Communications Coordinator

Desired Qualifications and Skills: The ideal candidate is a leader dedicated to organizing and movement building; who can meet ambitious, multiyear outcomes without compromising staff well-being; and is enthusiastic and passionate about raising the money required to support a long-term vision, as defined primarily by people of color and working-class people.

Required

  • Track record of success working with communities of color, women and gender-oppressed people, low-income people, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and other historically marginalized communities, especially centering the fight against anti-Blackness.
  • Ability to build consensus, reach agreements, resolve conflict, and manage participatory decision-making processes among diverse participants.
  • Ability to move people to action and hold them accountable.
    Strong strategic thinking and planning abilities. Ability to think both ‘macro’ (big picture, long-term campaign strategy) as well as ‘micro’ (support partner organizations and manage daily program tasks).
  • Clear, precise, compassionate communication and active listening skills, in person, on the phone, and in writing.
  • Strong sense of ownership and resilience with respect to planning ahead, finding alternative paths when needed, and bouncing back from setbacks and rejections.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive complex projects with minimal support or oversight.
  • Demonstrated commitment to centering grassroots institutions and movements.
  • The ability to work varied hours as may be required by the work including evenings and weekends; and to travel as needed.

Preferred

  • Experience creating and leading power building campaigns (coalitions, issue-specific campaigns, and/or base building) and voter contact programs (voter registration, election GOTV mobilization, down-ballot campaigns, etc).
  • An understanding of the full cycle of year-round civic engagement tactics and strategies, including the role of data and tools in supporting programs.
  • Experience supporting/uplifting staff–including BIPOC staff, such as: onboarding/training, managing work plans, and holding a team accountable to collective goals.
  • Fundraising experience, especially donor relationship building and grant-writing
  • Previous experience serving as a spokesperson for media, an issue advocate with legislators, and/or serving as a point of contact with funders.
  • While not required, the ideal candidate would likely also possess existing relationships and understanding of Massachusetts progressive/political/movement building  stakeholders.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to: [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with a target start date of fall 2022.

The position is geographically flexible within Massachusetts, with an option to work in an office in Boston. Women and members of Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities are strongly encouraged to apply. As an EOE/AA employer, Massachusetts Voter Table/TSNE will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, and veteran or disability status.

About the Massachusetts Voter Table (MVT): We advance civic access, engagement, and representation to increase resources and power for people of color and working-class people toward achieving a multiracial democracy. MVT convenes a statewide coalition of community organizations to integrate voter engagement with grassroots organizing in service of a shared agenda for racial equity and economic justice. We provide coaching, training, and guidance on data-driven field strategies to nonprofit organizations in communities of color in Boston and in Gateway Cities in Massachusetts. MVT is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE and is affiliated with State Voices. Learn more here: https://mavotertable.org/

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@mavotertable.org