Executive Director

Boston Women's Fund (BWF)

Posted: 3/24/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: CEO/ED/President

Primary domain: Foundation/Grantmaking

City: Boston

Postal code: 02109

State: Massachusetts

Country: United States

Organization Information:

Budget:

$0 - $1M

Website:

www.bostonwomensfund.org

Mission statement:

The Boston Women’s Fund (BWF) is a progressive foundation that supports community-based organizations and grassroots initiatives run by women and girls in order to create a society based on racial, economic and social justice. We strive for a world free of racism, poverty, sexism and other oppressions.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Boston Women’s Fund (BWF), a progressive foundation that supports community-based, grassroots initiatives run by womxn and girls in order to create a society based on racial, economic and social justice, is seeking a new Executive Director. This is an exciting opportunity to help make a significant and lasting positive impact on the lives of womxn and girls in the Greater Boston area. The Board is seeking a dynamic, mission-driven leader with exceptional relationship-building and management skills and an expansive vision for the role BWF can play in supporting programs to help womxn and girls to develop the skills and confidence to organize, educate and lead in their communities. 


Founded in 1984 by a diverse group of womxn, BWF was the first womxn’s philanthropy in Massachusetts with a focus of supporting grassroots womxn’s organizations. It is unique both in its creation, development, priorities and the place it fills within the philanthropic landscape of Greater Boston. BWF has been a trailblazer and role model in embracing participatory grantmaking as its modus operandi. During its 36 years, BWF has awarded grants to more than 340 organizations with an investment of nearly $6.5M using participatory- and trust-based grantmaking methods. Diversity and inclusion are critical core values of BWF and an integral part of all its endeavors, including staffing, fundraising, and, especially, grant making.      

  

The next Director must exhibit exceptional communication skills and the ability to serve as the Fund’s lead spokesperson and ambassador. Key to their success will be the ability to build relationships needed to elevate and grow the Fund’s impact, working with BWF’s Board of Directors. They will bring an inclusive leadership style, inspiring and developing a small staff to build BWF’s capacity and capabilities in support of its important mission. 

 

For a full job description, including scope of work and requirements, please visit this link:

bit.ly/BWFDirector  To nominate a candidate, or to apply, forward resume and cover letter, in confidence, to: [email protected]


For more information about the Boston Women’s Fund, please visit: www.bostonwomensfund.org


Boston Women’s Fund is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or any other classification protected by federal, or applicable state or local law.

Qualifications:

Experience and Expertise

BWF seeks a proven executive with 8-10 years of experience leading mission-driven organizations, or units within a larger organization. The new Director will bring a demonstrated understanding and commitment to supporting and sustaining community-based grassroots organizations. The ideal candidate will have experience working in philanthropy supporting multi-cultural, racial, gender-respecting, diverse organizations. 


The next Director must exhibit exceptional communication skills with the ability to serve as the Fund’s lead spokesperson and ambassador. They will demonstrate an ability to build on existing and generate new relationships as we seek to elevate and grow the Fund’s impact. 


The next Executive Director must bring strong management experience with demonstrated skills in team building with a commitment to maintain BWF’s core values of diversity, inclusion and equity.


Leadership and Capabilities

BWF seeks a savvy and dynamic leader who will bring an inclusive leadership style that seeks out and values diverse backgrounds and perspectives, recognizing and valuing the individual strengths of team members. Our leader will be comfortable working in a small setting that relies on support and engagement of volunteers. They will have a flexible work style deeply rooted in trusting their team while expecting high standards and accountability. They will be a supportive and emotionally intelligent leader with excellent interpersonal skills who enjoys mentoring and supporting staff and team members.


Excited by the opportunities and challenges facing BWF, the Director will bring an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to inspire and engage staff in working towards common goals. An energetic, collaborative and proactive team leader, the will positively and productively develop and implement both strategic and tactical initiatives. 


Our next leader should demonstrate an ability to both raise awareness of the unique mission and role of BWF and to build philanthropic support for greater impact. Along with these skills, important personal attributes we seek include: integrity, trustworthiness, approachability, authenticity, transparency, adaptability, optimism, emotional intelligence, good listening skills, and a sense of humility.

Benefits:

Not Specified

Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:

5/23/2020

How to Apply:

Please send a current resume and cover letter to:   [email protected]. Applications and materials will be held in strict confidence.


For more information about Boston Women’s Fund, please visit www.bostonwomensfund.org


Boston Women’s Fund is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or any other classification protected by federal, or applicable state or local law.  


 

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