This position is based in Boston, MA
The Brookline Community Foundation's (BCF) history in Brookline dates back to the late 19th century when it was founded as part of the temperance movement. Since 1998, BCF has operated as a community foundation for the town of Brookline, Massachusetts, dedicated to the quality and sustainability of the vibrant community of Brookline. BCF works to promote an ethic of philanthropy, equity, volunteerism, and civic engagement to meet the diverse needs and interests of all residents. The Foundation seeks a strategic, dynamic, and results-oriented leader and experienced staff manager to serve as Executive Director.
As a longstanding center of leadership and problem-solving for the town of Brookline, BCF identifies and anticipates community challenges and addresses them through strategic grant-making, research, and by convening town leaders and community members to discuss pressing issues. In a town rich with unique urban and suburban characteristics and an active citizenry with a long history of support for local nonprofits, BCF is building a culture of targeted, leveraged, and strategic local giving.
Reporting to a diverse, engaged and dedicated Board of Directors, the Executive Director will lead program and service delivery, meeting the highest standards, ensuring fidelity to donors and keenly serving the needs and interests of all Brookline residents. The Executive Director will embed him/herself in a diverse, close-knit stakeholder community with authenticity, integrity and a strong servant-leadership orientation. S/he will bring a rigorous, mission-driven, detail-oriented management style to both board and staff relationships that create a culture of urgency and energy, and will promote accurate and transparent financial execution and operational excellence, in order to maximize organizational efficiency.
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned leader, manager, and relationship-builder with a vision for building broad-based donor support for, and engagement in, programs and initiatives that lead to better quality of life for all residents of Brookline. S/he will be a natural leader who thrives in a lean, fast-paced, highly collaborative, entrepreneurial environment and will demonstrate effective problem solving, strategy and planning skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to create efficient back-office operations, build strong teams, effectively manage budgets, forge alliances with diverse constituencies, and work with highly motivated and intelligent people. S/he will be skilled in press and external relations, and will draw upon emotional intelligence and political savvy in representing the diverse interests and stakeholders of Brookline and the Foundation. A thorough understanding of community-based philanthropy is preferred. S/he will also demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and the flexibility to work autonomously as well as to take direction as needed. A master's or professional degree is strongly preferred, along with experience and/or background in philanthropy and nonprofits. An understanding of Brookline, Boston, and the region is also highly desired.
The search committee is being assisted by Alison Falk and Allison Kupfer of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), salary history and where you learned of the position should be sent to: BCF-ED@nonprofitprofessionals.com In order to expedite the internal sorting and review process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.
Brookline Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.