Mattapan Square Main Streets

Executive Director

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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: mattapansqms@gmail.com 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

 

Chinatown Main Street

Executive Director – Full Time

Chinatown Main Street (CMS) is a volunteer-driven, community-based organization working to attract and enhance public and private investment in the commercial district and foster community spirit and collaboration in Chinatown, one of Boston’s most vibrant and attractive neighborhoods. We are seeking a dynamic Executive Director with a strong work ethic, proven leadership and community-building skills, combined with a modern flair for communication, creativity and organization.

Reporting to the CMS Board president and business manager of Boston Main Street. The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations and long-term planning for CMS, encouraging and facilitating business development in the neighborhood, event planning, communications and more. The Executive Director must be able to manage time and prioritize tasks. Some weekend and evening hours are required.

Responsibilities

Develop and maintain relationships with all merchants, commercial property owners, neighborhood organizations in and around Chinatown, city departments, funders and stakeholders.
Key liaison between merchants to City agencies.
Connect business and commercial property owners with resources and promotional opportunities in assisting with storefront improvement projects.
Manage all aspects of CMS community events (such as CMS Lantern Festival) including but not limited initial planning to managing logistics, publicity, coordinating city departments, organizing vendors and volunteers, to providing after event report.
Manage the office including, but not limited to, bookkeeping, database management, purchasing, preparing grant reports and record keeping.
Manage publicity, communications, and promotion for CMS and serve as communications and promotions resource for business, using social networking and traditional media.
Develop, maintain and attend other local events.

Qualifications

3-5 years work experience required in one or more of the following areas: community development, business and economic development, marketing, architecture or design, historic preservation, fundraising, and special event planning, nonprofit management, business administration and/or volunteer management.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Fluent in English and Chinese.
Energetic self-starter who is able to 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 is required.
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to sensitively communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds and diverse work environments, from small business owners to City officials and media contacts.
Strong administrative, planning and organizational skills, along with the ability to manage the work of others as required.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
Technical proficiencies include basic Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), basic QuickBooks, basic bookkeeping skills required.
Website/desktop publishing prefer and social media skills required.

HOW TO APPLY

Email your resume, cover letter, and list of three references (references for finalist will be contacted prior to the job offer) to Directorcms6303@gmail.com or mail to: Chinatown Main Street, 2 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Greater Ashmont Main Street

Executive Director – Full Time

Founded in 1999, Greater Ashmont Main Street is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization accredited by the National Main Street Center and with an ongoing economic revitalization contract with the City of Boston. It strives to maintain and further develop our historic Dorchester commercial district as a welcoming destination for those from inside and outside the area, offering:
• A transit-oriented, Complete Streets locale that benefits a culturally diverse population,
• A complementary business mix that supports the needs of area residents and civic organizations,
• The appeal of rich historical qualities melded with modern day development, and
• A vibrant social scene offering spaces favorable for community gatherings, which will attract patronage from beyond our region.
Learn more about the organization, its history, structure, and ongoing projects at greaterashmont.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Greater Ashmont Main Street’s Executive Director (ED) coordinates the operations and administration of the non-profit. The ED works closely with the Board of Directors and liaisons for the City of Boston Economic Development Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, as well as representatives of surroundings civic associations,
various NGO partners, and relevant elected officials. The ED leads the planning and implementation of the organization’s annual workplan and calendar of events, assisting the Board and various committees in accomplishing their goals, while keeping the organization in compliance with its by-laws, vision statement, and underlying contract with the City of Boston. The ED and the Treasurer collaborate closely on projecting and maintaining an accurate budget and healthy financials for the organization. The ED is a central point of contact and source of information regarding ongoing projects, programs,
and events in the neighborhood, acting as an “ambassador” to and for the district in a variety of ways.
• Well-developed, timely communication skills, both written and oral; comfortable with public speaking
• Effective manager of people, resources, and funding sources
• Ability to balance multiple responsibilities and projects with excellent attention to detail and discretion as needed
• Superior interpersonal skills, willing to spend a portion of work time out of the office for projects in the larger district
• Skill in navigating cultural differences
• Knowledge of the Greater Ashmont MS district, Dorchester, and Boston at large would be preferred
• There are many professional backgrounds that would make for an excellent candidate. A new ED could excel in this role starting out with a working knowledge (through education or work experience) in any of the following areas or prior career paths: architecture, historic preservation, residential & commercial development, public relations, community organizing, journalism, public planning, business administration, marketing, retail, non-profits, volunteer administration, event planning, placemaking, fundraising, or small business administration. If this role and its impact on the community are of interest to you, please apply!

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree and 3 – 5 years professional experience preferred.
• Existing comfort with MS Office, with the Google Cloud Suite, and social media generally
• Existing skill or willingness and ability to learn other software used in the office environment, including Apple OS; Greater Ashmont’s social media platforms (Facebook, twitter, Instagram); Canva and Photoshop Elements (graphic design); Quickbooks (accounting); Constant Contact (newsletter); WordPress (website design); Square (credit card processing)
• Able to lift up to 40lbs unassisted, more as part of a team
• Proficiency in another language in addition to English would be a plus, especially in Vietnamese, Spanish, or Cape Verdean Creole, but is not required

 

 

Hours: 40 hours/week, based out of the Greater Ashmont Main Street office at 1914 Dorchester Avenue; evening or weekend hours for organizational meetings or community events required regularly; otherwise flexible schedule1
Wage: $60,000 annually, bonus eligible
Benefits: 4 weeks PTO accrued proportionally over the year; comp time allowed on an informal basis as part of the generally flexible schedule; 11 paid federal holidays; $500 annual professional development budget
Reports to: Board of Directors
Supervises: Farmers Market Manager/Program Assistant (40 hours/week)
Review Schedule: 6 months, then annual

HOW TO APPLY

Forward cover letter & resume to Jenn Cartee, the current Executive Director, at exec@greaterashmont.org. She is coordinating the search for the Hiring Committee, though not participating in the hiring decision directly. The intention is to have a period of overlap between her and her successor.

Applications received by Friday, October 9th will be reviewed together, and later applications on a rolling basis. It is anticipated that there will be a two-round interview process. Those invited to interview will be asked to submit a writing sample and references before the first round. We hope to fill this role before the end of October, but that is flexible as scheduling requires.