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FRAMINGHAM – With the retirement of Helen Lemoine, leadership MetroWest is seeking a new leader.

Leadership MetroWest seeks an experienced professional to lead a regional nonprofit organization comprised of over 800 diverse emerging and current leaders and entities, which aims to move the MetroWest area forward through programming, partnerships, and connections to resources and each other. 

This is an outstanding opportunity for a relationship-oriented individual who can create and implement a vision, work in partnership with a board of directors, and strengthen community partnerships to grow and sustain the organization’s impact.

As the Executive Director of a single-person organization, this individual has the responsibility for programming (which includes a 10-month leadership academy that meets monthly), revenue generation (including fundraising), communications, and finance, with support and strategic guidance from an engaged board of directors who bring a range of skill sets, perspectives, and geographic and sector diversity.

Leadership MetroWest serves the public, private and nonprofit sectors in Framingham, Natick, Ashland, Hopkinton, Holliston, Marlborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, and Wayland.

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Anticipated Start Date: June 15, 2023

Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000. $5,000 allowance to be put towards the benefits most relevant to the Executive Director

Deadline to Apply: Open Until Filled: Applications received by March 31, 2023, will receive first consideration.

The Executive Director of Leadership MetroWest will be:

  • A strong collaborator with excellent interpersonal communication skills demonstrated through a variety of media and audiences
  • Innovative and forward-thinking, able to create a vision of the future grounded in the excellence of the past
  • A self-starter who appreciates the flexibility of creating a workplace and schedule that suits their own situation and the organization’s needs
  • An individual with a track record of business and community development to optimize organizational financial sustainability 
  • A creative leader with experience in program facilitation and leadership curriculum development
  • The face of the organization, regarded as a community leader, and as such will participate in regional events, meetings, and thoughtful discourse relevant to the organization’s mission

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 Essential Skills, Qualifications, and Responsibilities:

  • Significant nonprofit development experience or relationship management experience (5 or more years preferred), with demonstrated success in fundraising 
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Creative and flexible self-starter able to work both individually and as a member of consensus-seeking teams
  • Commitment to the mission and ability to articulate the importance of the organization’s work to a variety of audiences
  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors, create a vision and execute a work plan to realize that vision
  • Manage and maintain fiscal oversight and record-keeping, including financial and organizational compliance with all state and federal law
  • Ensure sustainable financial resources through revenue-generation and thoughtful allocation of funds that reflect the organization’s strategic priorities
  • Develop and implement a leadership curriculum that focuses on ongoing issues in the region, and supports the goals of the Leadership Academy
  • Develop and maintain alumni programs to ensure cross-sector collaborations and civic engagement
  • Create and execute communication that supports revenue generation, recruitment, program advertisement, and stakeholder engagement
  • Design recruiting strategies that reflect the core values of the organization, including antiracism and diversity, to ensure the Academy participants reflect the entire MetroWest region

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Employment Terms, in addition to meaningful and rewarding work:

This is a 35-hour flexible work week schedule to accommodate events and meetings that may occur during limited evenings and weekends.

With no current physical office, but with frequent in-person community engagements, this is a remote-first position that requires physical presence in the MetroWest community.

Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000

Health and Retirement benefits: $5,000 Stipend to be put towards the benefits most relevant to the Executive Director

Generous Paid Time Off: 30 days towards sick, personal, or vacation time, plus all federal holidays 

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Making a difference for racial and social justice will take commitment, action and leadership, not just words, by individuals and institutions. LMW will move from just talking about diversity and inclusion to embracing strategies that dismantle inequities in the communities we serve. We will do the hard work and have the difficult conversations, with humility.

Leadership MetroWest provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Leadership MetroWest complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Leadership MetroWest expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Instructions to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter introducing yourself and letting us know your interest in the position in PDF format to:

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.