Executive Director

ACE of Greater Boston

Posted: 9/7/2019

Position Type: Part-Time (Paid)

Function: CEO/ED/President

Primary domain: Science/Technology

City: Boston

Postal code: 02199

State: Massachusetts

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$0 - $1M



Mission statement:

ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston (“ ACE of Greater Boston” ) aims to
create a holistic student support and career exposure program where high
school students from Greater Boston, who wouldn’t otherwise have the
opportunity, learn about the architecture, construction, and engineering
industries. With our carefully ­designed engagement with predominately
underrepresented youth through hands-­on, project-­based programming, we
hope to engage, excite, and enlighten high school students to pursue
careers in architecture, construction, and engineering through mentoring
from industry professionals to support their continued advancement in the
ACE fields, as life­long learners.  

Position Details:

Job Description:

The ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston is a local affiliate of a national non-profit organization that educates high school students about the architecture, construction, and engineering (ACE) industry.   Many students are unaware of the different careers within the ACE industry. The program showcases different pathways for students into the industry and the careers available to them.  This is accomplished by mentoring students through hands-on activities that mimic real world problems. 

Currently ACE of Greater Boston assists more than 75 students annually, with the goal of consistently growing the student population over the next 5 years.  Students are mentored by volunteers who are professionals in the ACE industry. The program awarded over $150,000 in scholarships and provided four internship opportunities to qualified students this year. 

ACE of Greater Boston is seeking a part-time Executive Director to direct strategic and operational functions for the affiliate. 

The Executive Director’s duties and responsibilities include:


  • Support and drive the vision for the affiliate.
  • Expand ACE Greater Boston’s visibility inside and outside the AEC industry.
  • Plan and manage the organization’s events and activities including mentorand student outreach events, board meetings, mentor appreciation events, supplemental grant team meetings, end of year student presentations, etc.
  • Act as liaison between ACE Greater Boston and ACE National.
  • Become familiar with the terms of the Cummings Grant and future grants received to ensure that we meet or exceed all the promised outcomes
  • Review and understand the Strategic Plan.Ensure committees complete their Strategic Plan tasks on time and that ACE is on track to me the Plans goals.


  • Coordinate the Student Outreach Committee to foster new and existing relationships with schools, including meeting/developing school champions and garnering student interest in the program through interactive presentations.
  • Manage student enrollment in the mentoring program.
  • Assist with recruiting and training new mentors.
  • Coordinate field trips.
  • Foster relationships with schools, including meeting/developing school champions and garner student interest in the program.
  • Coordinate the scholarship application process.
  • Assist the Marketing Committee in the development of materials to strengthen ACE brand awareness.
  • Work with the Programming and Curriculum Committee to strengthen the annual curriculum.
  • Assist in alumni outreach efforts.
  • Assist the Student Coordinator with development of regular communications to students and school champions


  • Make arrangements for board meetings, prepare agendas in cooperation with the Chair, complete actions as directed by the board.
  • Increase financial resources for ACE Greater Boston through grant writing, working with the Fundraising Committee on the annual networking event and developing other fundraising ideas.


  • Provide information and reporting required by ACE National including management of the student and mentor databases.
  • Submit a monthly summary of accomplishments, including items completed as part of the strategic plan, to the Board Chair at the end of each month.
  • Assist the committees in completing of the quarterly committee reports.

Hours:  Average of 20 – 25 per week. 


Education Requirements

Bachelor’s or greater degree in non-profit management, public administration, human services or related field or commensurate work experience. 

Job Qualifications:

  1. The successful candidate is a proven results-driven, leader with a sincere interest in furthering the mission of the ACE Mentor Program.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work constructively with both industry professionals and high school students.
  3. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  4. Office and computer proficiency, with the ability to apply knowledge and skills in learning new software.
  5. Preferably has experience and success in fundraising
  6. Be highly organized and a self-starter.
  7. Preferred experience in philanthropy and/or nonprofit organizations. 


Not Specified


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

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