Mattapan Square Main Streets
Mattapan Square Main Street Inc. (MSMS) is a volunteer-driven, community-based organization working to attract and enhance public and private investments in the commercial district and foster community spirit and collaboration in Mattapan, Boston’s cultural gateway. We are seeking a dynamic and creative leader with a strong work ethic, proven leadership, and community-building skills, combined with effective communication and organization.
Reporting to the MSMS Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations and long-term planning for Boston Main Streets (BMS), encouraging and facilitating business development in the neighborhood, fundraising event planning, communications, and grant writing. He/She must be able to manage time and prioritize tasks. Must have flexibility with work schedules, including nights and weekends; some weekend and evening hours required regularly.
Provide MSMS’ core portfolio of services to Mattapan’s small businesses.
Develop and maintain relationships and building partnerships with all merchants, commercial property owners, and neighborhood associations, in and around Mattapan, as well as pertinent City departments, elected officials, funders and other stakeholders.
Be the key liaison for merchants and City departments with Boston Main Streets.
Connect business and commercial property owners with resources and promotional opportunities and assist with storefront improvement projects.
Direct fundraising efforts with assistance from the Board of Directors, including special events and grant writing.
Manage the fiduciary responsibilities as set forth by the Board of Directors with oversight from the Board Treasurer. This includes but is not limited to, fiscal management and accounting, database management, purchasing, preparing grant reports, tracking and record keeping.
Manage all publicity and communications for MSMS and serve as communications and promotions resource for businesses, taking advantage of social networking and traditional media.
Event planning and management of MSMS fundraising and community engagement events; develop, maintain and promote events relevant to support district small businesses.
Volunteer Recruitment and Management; maintain, grow and utilize local volunteer base
Coordinate and provide administrative support to volunteer Board and Committees.
Serve as the organization’s point of contact to the media Mattapan Square Main Streets
Manage the organization’s website and social media channels
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum 3 years’ experience required in any 3 of the following areas; community development, business and economic development, marketing, architecture/historic design, fundraising and special event planning, non-profit management, business administration and/or volunteer management
Energetic self-starter who can balance a variety of responsibilities and projects simultaneously while working independently.
Ability to think creatively to develop projects and strategies that fit the needs of the organization, local merchants and community.
Well-developed communication skills, both written and oral; public speaking at events required.
Excellent interpersonal skills; able to communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds and diverse work environments. Must have an understanding of and demonstrate cultural sensitivity and competency.
Strong administrative, planning and organizational skills.
Technical proficiencies include; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and QuickBooks or other bookkeeping software required. Basic bookkeeping required.
Website/desktop publishing and social media skills required ]
Access to a vehicle preferred but not required
Ability to sapeak multiple different languages is a plus.
Ability to lift and carry 20 pounds
Job Type: Full-time
SALARY: $50,000 – $55,000, commensurate with education and experience.
HOW TO APPLY
E-mail resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Mattapansquaremainstreets.org
Subject Line – MSMS Executive Director Search Application deadline: July 22nd, 2020, by 5:00 pm
Mattapan Square Main Streets is an Equal Opportunity Employer