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MotherWoman Executive Director
MotherWoman, a rapidly growing and well-regarded nonprofit organization based in Western Massachusetts is seeking a seasoned, dynamic and strategic Executive Director. Our mission is to support and empower mothers to create personal and social change by building community safety nets, impacting family policy and promoting the leadership and resilience of mothers. Our core philosophy is that when mothers are strong and supported, families and communities thrive.
The Executive Director works in partnership with the board and staff to provide leadership, vision and direction for the organization in order to ensure that MotherWoman achieves its mission. S/he develops organizational strategy, implements policies approved by the board, manages the organization’s programs and operations, and represents the organization in the community. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their achievements as a nonprofit leader, entrepreneur, and manager.
|Reports to:||Board of Directors|
|Supervises:||Director of Training, Program Director, Financial Manager, Development & Marketing Coordinator, Administrative Assistant|
MotherWoman's mission is to support and empower mothers to create personal and social change. Our core philosophy is that when mothers are strong and supported, families and communities thrive.
Founded in 1999, MotherWoman has an active and engaged board of directors and a very competent, passionate, talented team. MotherWoman is a respected emerging leader in our field. Revenue has increased from $82,500 in 2008 to $284,000 in 2012, and we anticipate this rate of growth will continue. 2013 budget is $345,000.
MotherWoman serves all mothers and families in the four counties of Western MA by:
- Supporting and Empowering Mothers - We train diverse professionals and community leaders to facilitate MotherWoman Support Groups (MSGs) in the communities they serve and live. There are currently eleven MSGs in Western MA. In 2012 we trained facilitators in New England, New Jersey and Seattle.
- Building community safety nets for mothers and families who are struggling in the postpartum period - MotherWoman developed the Community-based Perinatal Support Model (CPSM). We train medical, mental health and social service providers about the risks of post-partum depression, early detection and screening. To date, we've trained over 1,700 professionals in our region and beyond. The quality of these trainings has led to requests from as far away as California, New Jersey, Seattle and Washington, DC.
The CPSM also develops county-based Perinatal Support Coalitions comprised of multi-disciplinary professionals working together to resolve gaps in services to mothers and families. Coalitions meet monthly in Franklin, Hampshire and Berkshire Counties, and we work closely with existing initiatives in Hampden County.
- Impacting family policy - Educating mothers, fathers, caregivers and legislators about the impact of state and federal policies on families. We engage them in taking action to make it easier to raise a family while earning a living. Related policy issues include paid maternity/paternity leave, earned paid sick time and paycheck fairness. In 2012, MotherWoman received the MA Nonprofit Network Excellence Award for Advocacy.
- Passionate commitment to MotherWoman's mission
- Bachelor's Degree required; advanced degree preferred,
- Minimum 5 years' experience in non-profit management, with at least 3 years at an executive staff level, including program development
- Experience leading an organization in transition to the next level of maturity
- Demonstrated success with fundraising - grant writing, foundation relations and major donor cultivation
- Demonstrated understanding of information technology and human resources
- Excellent oral and written communication, collaboration and facilitation skills; high energy and good sense of humor
- Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with Board of Directors, staff, stakeholders, collaborating agencies and the community
- Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; familiarity with the strategic use of social media to advance the mission and increase the impact of an organization
- Possess an accessible, transparent, and flexible leadership style that inspires trust and confidence in staff to work effectively toward a shared set of strategic goals
Leadership & Management of Programs & Operations
- Ensure the organization has a long-range strategy aligned with its mission and vision
- Oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs, ensuring they fit the changing needs of participants
- Hire, supervise, and evaluate the staff to deliver excellent programs and service; Build an effective leadership team with appropriate succession plans.
- Maintain an organizational culture that attracts, retains and motivates a diverse, highly qualified staff, with respect, open and clear communication, teamwork, and passion for MotherWoman’s vision
- Supervise and improve administrative and personnel policies and practices
- Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal legal requirements
- With the board president and executive committee, ensure MotherWoman has an effective governance structure and productive meeting agendas
- Assist with recruitment, orientation, and ongoing training of board members to reflect the focus and complexity of the organization
- Act as staff leader in maintaining dynamic staff/board relations
- Ensure administrative support for the board to fulfill its responsibilities
- With the board and staff, coordinate a comprehensive fundraising plan to organizational stability
- Optimize revenue and fundraising opportunities to meet financial goals
- Lead fundraising efforts, including donor solicitation, grants, fundraising events, earned income and other revenue sources
- Develop potential new donors, cultivate and solicit current donors
- Support the board’s active involvement in fundraising and giving
- Lead the staff and board in developing a realistic annual budget; manage the organization’s assets consistent with the budget as approved by the board
- Provide the board with timely, accurate, and transparent financial information; present options and recommendations to support sound financial decision making
- Engage the board and staff in planning for financial stability and sustainability, i.e., revenue growth, judicious expenditures, maintaining an operating reserve
- Assure adequate control and accounting of all funds using GAAP for tax exempt organizations
Professional and Community Relationships/Public Relations
- Serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization to existing and potential stakeholders, funders, donors, volunteers, collaborators, community organizations and the public, with responsibility for all MotherWoman communications
- Expand the organization’s visibility and impact, maintaining good community relations
- Build positive relationships with partner organizations, policymakers, media, and others
- Participate actively in nonprofit and related associations for the purpose of professional development, developing partnerships, marketing and access to resources
Hours:This is a full time (35 hours/week) salaried position. Occasional evening and weekend activities should be expected.
Compensation: Starting salary range is $50,000 - $56,000 per year. Four weeks of vacation, plus paid sick time and holidays.
Application deadline: Friday, April 19, 2013
Application Procedure: Submit resume, cover letter & references in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Job description also available for download as a PDF.
Part-time Childcare Providers
MotherWoman seeks caring, experienced childcare providers to provide regular and substitute childcare in Hadley at $10/hour.
|Times needed:||Tuesday mornings from 10am–12:30pm|
|1 Tuesday a month starting at 8:45am|
|1 Wednesday a month from 8:45am-10:15am|
Reliable transportation is required. Experience with infants and toddlers required. CORI checks will be performed. Please contact us if you are available for any of the above times, you need not be able to fill all of them. Other periodic opportunities for childcare may also be available.
Call (413) 387-0703 or email email@example.com for questions. If interested in the position, please email your resume and three references.
MotherWoman is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, GLBTQ identified persons, and persons with disabilities to apply.