Career Opportunities

  • Director of Development

    The Advent School, Boston

    About The Advent School 

    The Advent School, located in the Beacon Hill section of Boston, Massachusetts, serves 200 students in pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. A mission-focused school founded in the principles of social justice, Advent has served the students and families of Boston since 1961. Through its Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum, Advent’s faculty deliver authentic, rigorous, and experiential learning opportunities that encourage students to “learn with passion, act with courage, and change the world.”

    Annual philanthropic support from the Advent community comes from parents, trustees, alumni, and friends, enabling the School to deliver its mission. Advent is currently planning for a potential capital campaign. The Director of Development role is a new position created to support the strategic planning and success of the campaign and the School’s annual giving program.

    About the Position

    Reporting to the Head of School and working closely with the Director of Advancement, Board of Trustees, and a campaign consultant, the Director of Development will plan and execute critical activities related to the upcoming campaign. The Director of Development will manage the daily operations of the campaign and is tasked with identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major prospects and donors.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Manage a comprehensive fundraising campaign
    • Campaign planning in collaboration with a fundraising consultant, Head of School, and related stakeholders; develop and execute a campaign calendar to meet key milestones
    • Implement recommendations from a feasibility study
      Manage the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship process and portfolio for Head of School
    • Provide oversight, guidance, and management of campaign committee and volunteers as appropriate, based on the phase of the campaign
    • Manage donor acknowledgment, recognition, and stewardship program
    • Coordinate and advise on cultivation and recognition events in collaboration with the Director of Advancement
    • Manage campaign pipeline movement, gift proposals, campaign policy development, and goal setting
    • Oversee prospect research, preparing profiles and briefing memos
    • Ensure that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked in files and database; manage campaign record-keeping, evaluate progress toward goals and benchmarks, prepare reports on fundraising and present to senior staff and volunteers; recommend revisions to fundraising plan, as needed, to meet goals
    • Data analysis, including preparing monthly and quarterly reports for internal and external use
    • Creation of campaign-related materials in collaboration with marketing staff

    Key Qualifications

    • Minimum of three to five years of professional fundraising experience with a track record of success, with specific experience in capital campaigns, individual giving and/or major gifts, and organizing campaign data to measure progress toward benchmarks
    • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, time management, and organizational skills; capable of working effectively with members of the board, other volunteers, donors, and prospective supporters, staff, and consultants
    • Energetic, self-motivated, flexible, and adaptable, able to multitask and work independently in a small, hands-on work environment
    • Experience with database management (Raiser’s Edge preferred), including queries and reporting
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Computer fluency in Microsoft Office, G Suite, web applications, and knowledgeable about the role of technology and electronic communication in fundraising
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
    • Ability to attend occasional evening or weekend events
    • Bachelor’s degree required

    To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to In your cover letter, please discuss your role in a recent fundraising campaign that you worked on and your experience with database management.

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  • Linus Health- Head of Product/CPO

    Linus Health, Boston

    We are building a new kind of digital health company – a data platform to analyze a variety of digital and traditional biomarkers across health and lifestyle data streams to assess brain and mental health. Although we are venture backed, we are still in stealth mode while we build the MVP and recruit a world-class founding team from the digital health field.

    The role:

    We are looking for an innovative, execution-focused founding CPO/Head of Product who will play a critical role in shaping the direction of the company.

    You are an experienced product leader who can take full ownership over product development and work internally with a founding team of investors and operators to craft the strategic vision, navigate its growth and bring that vision to reality. The role is ideal for someone with the desire to flex as both an individual contributor working directly with engineering teams, and in parallel work as a leader who can hire and develop a product team of their own.

    You will:

    contribute to the creation of our company-level strategy plan.
    own and develop the strategic vision and product roadmap.
    partner closely with senior industry leaders to understand larger market trends and pain points.
    execute and build high-quality products and user journeys with an eye towards user experience, driving the product process from data, generating user research insights and meeting business needs.
    lead product discovery and definition of consumer-facing applications with high engagement and retention.
    lead product discovery and definition of healthcare- and analytics-focused dashboards.
    define and build out integrations with multiple vendors
    partner closely with clinical operations, design, and engineering staff to understand problems and requirements and generate creative solutions that will stand up to being stress-tested in the field on a daily basis.
    find ways of integrating best-in-class technologies—often third party solutions—where they exist, as part of a seamless user experience that leverages our key strengths.
    shape the product culture, organization, and processes; bring your own unique style and help us build the best product team in healthcare.

    You’d be a good fit if:

    you have 5+ years of product management experience shipping world-class software, as well as 1+ years people management experience.
    you’re a superb collaborator and communicator. You thrive working in cross-functional groups with people from a range of backgrounds, from physicians to engineers and designers.
    you think strategically, integrating overarching business priorities, decision frameworks, and data and user research into your product process.
    you are a relentless prioritizer and organizer. You have the ability to distill what, out of the hundreds of things that we can do to improve our platform, should be done, and how to get it done.
    you flourish in fast-paced and ambiguous environments, and are always willing to roll up your sleeves to drive clarity and get things done.
    you are based in or willing to relocate to Boston.

    Nice to have:

    prior experience working in, or exposure to, healthcare operations or technology.
    prior experience scoping and launching new products.
    prior experience building and shipping enterprise software products.
    understanding of complex data integrations, particularly in highly regulated environments.
    data analysis skills and the ability to navigate related tooling (Python, SQL, Looker/Tableau, statistics, etc.).

    ***We are an equal opportunity employer, indiscriminate of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.***

    If you’re interested in exploring this opportunity, please send a resume and introductory email to with your name in the subject line.

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  • Director of Planned and Major Giving

    The Winsor School, Boston, MA 02215

    Director of Planned and Major Giving

    The Winsor School seeks nominations and expressions of interest for the newly created position of Director of Planned and Major Giving.

    About The Winsor School

    The Winsor School, one of the nation’s leading independent schools, serves 470 academically promising and motivated girls in grades five through twelve. Located in the heart of Boston’s Longwood medical and academic area, Winsor School was founded in 1886 by Miss Mary Pickard Winsor with eight girls in a private home on Beacon Hill. The School grew quickly and today students benefit from its commitment to providing a superior education for girls, inspirational and dedicated faculty, and a talented community. Winsor strives to consciously create an environment of respect and inclusion and to support ethnic, racial, religious, and socio-economic diversity among all the constituencies of the School. Winsor supports this commitment through its more inclusive curriculum, success addressing a range of learning styles, the availability of a wide array of diversity efforts and programs, and by participating in the greater Boston community.

    In keeping with the mission of the school to develop “responsible, generous-minded women,” Winsor affirms, teaches, and values:

    • Belief in the dignity and humanity of every person and a commitment to understanding individual and group differences.

    • Respect for oneself and for one another and responsibility for oneself and for community.

    • Generosity of spirit, thinking beyond one’s immediate self-interest, and sharing talents freely with others.

    • Openness to new ideas and rejection of stereotypical thinking.

    • Honesty, kindness, integrity, courage, and humor.

    • Empathetic understanding.

    Ongoing philanthropic support from alumnae, parents, and friends of The Winsor School makes a significant impact on the daily life of students and faculty and the fulfillment of this vision. Winsor will launch its next major campaign in 2020, and the position of Director of Planned and Major Giving has been created to play a significant role in the campaign and ongoing individual giving support.

    About the Position

    Reporting directly to the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO), the Director of Planned and Major Giving (the Director) will work closely with senior-level development volunteers, trustees, and other key stakeholders. The Director will plan and implement strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation, closure, and stewardship of major prospects; lead the planned giving program; help establish fundraising goals and objectives; serve as the lead planned giving officer; and strengthen the relationships between Winsor and its constituencies. The Director will also carry a portfolio of donors and prospects and will be expected to meet ambitious goals.

    Key Responsibilities

    Planned Giving

    • Hold primary responsibility for gifts of estates, trusts, and various other financial venues that reflect financial planning and deferred giving opportunities.

    • Serve as planned giving fundraising liaison for Winsor and prepare written materials about the intricacies of financial, legal, and tax-related aspects of charitable gift planning in order to engage donors.

    • Proactively identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward planned giving prospects and serve as the planned giving advisor for all Winsor planned giving donors.

    • Train and support other staff members working with donors on deferred and planned gifts such as trusts, charitable annuities, life insurance, wills, and bequests.

    • Enhance operational efficiency in planned giving for the Winsor program. Ensure that all systems and processes from gift documentation to systems reporting are accurate and tailored to align with the needs of the Advancement and Business Offices.

    • Oversee the Lamp of Learning Society, Winsor’s planned giving program, including member events and stewardship.

    • Enhance donor gift planning and giving by remaining current in areas of gift possibilities available and the current laws and regulations governing such gifts.

    • Lead strategic efforts for planned giving pipeline movement, gift proposals, policy development, goal setting.

    • Manage planned giving prospects and donors; develop tracking systems and reports.

    • Direct and oversee planned giving prospect research.

    • Manage the solicitation process and pipeline for the CAO and Head of School, specific to planned giving.

    Major Gifts

    • Grow and manage a portfolio of 150-200 prospects capable of making five- to seven-figure gifts.

    • Ensure that key prospects are actively managed with regular face-to-face meetings and outreach with prospects to communicate campaign goals and move prospects along the major gifts pipeline.

    • Prepare and present written and oral briefings, follow-up materials, and contact reports on major gift prospects/donors as needed in a timely manner.

    • Write, edit, and proofread proposals, letters and other correspondence as necessary.

    • Work collaboratively with development staff to devise and recommend cultivation and solicitation strategies; serve as a resource for development staff and volunteers.

    • Collaborate on and lead the development and implementation of cultivation and stewardship for major gifts donors.

    • Represent the school at alumnae, parent, and other constituent events.

    • Work strategically, as assigned, with the Head of School, other senior administrators, faculty, staff, and volunteer leaders to support fundraising priorities.

    • Acknowledge personally any gifts from assigned prospects.

    • Visit specified regions across the country to cultivate prospective donors, staff senior administrators at events, and coordinate logistics for strategic visits.

    • In collaboration with the CAO, provide critical support and staffing for the Board of Trustees, the Corporation, and the Advancement Committee.

    • Engage volunteers in a variety of roles, including identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and events.

    • Meet quarterly benchmarks and goals based on activity with prospects/donors and annual fundraising goals.

    Key Qualifications

    • A deep commitment to an independent school education, a keen understanding of Winsor’s mission and goals, and the ability to articulate its uniqueness and relevance.

    • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.

    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with a strong ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.

    • Minimum of 10 years’ related experience in major gifts fundraising, campaigns, planned giving in a college, independent school, or other mission-driven nonprofit institution.

    • Proven record of closing major gifts and directing planned giving programs.

    • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities and meet established personal and team goals.

    • Possess the highest level of integrity, donor confidentiality, and discretion with sensitive information, tasks, and relationships.

    • Experience with planned giving, giving societies, reporting tools, and best practices for tracking and stewarding planned and major gifts moves management.

    • Skills in proofreading and editing, along with an attention to detail and follow-through. Computer literacy, particularly in word processing, using Internet resources, and using databases is required. Comfort with online fundraising and social media.

    • An understanding of current laws regarding taxability of donations, familiarity with deferred giving strategies, and knowledge of a diverse array of financial instruments are essential.

    • A Bachelor’s degree required and Master’s or Juris Doctorate degree preferred.

    • Some travel and weekend and after-hours work required.

    All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

    Tracy Marshall


    Development Guild DDI

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  • RISD Fund Officer

    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

    Job Summary

    Rhode Island School of Design seeks a talented professional to join the Office of Institutional Engagement. The RISD Fund Officer employs customer relationship management skills to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward new and existing donors in support of the RISD Fund which encourages unrestricted and designated, current use gifts. Concentrating efforts on securing annual gifts from alumni, parents, and friends, the RISD Fund Officer develops an annual plan to cultivate and solicit a portfolio of 150 prospective and current donors for membership in the 1877 Society ($2,500 or more) and Parents’ Council ($5,000 or more). Conducting at least 150 personal visits annually, this position creates personalized engagement plans for each assigned prospect and works collaboratively with the Alumni Relations team in leveraging Alumni Association and with the Executive Director, RISD Fund for 1877 Society and Parents’ Council cultivation opportunities to engage and steward donors. The RISD Fund Officer also plays a vital role in building the pipeline for the College by assessing the giving capacity and philanthropic interests of assigned individuals and recommending those with major gift capacity ($100,000 or more) for assignment to Philanthropy Officers who will cultivate these donors for multi-year commitments.

    Essential Functions 

    • Responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of assigned prospective donors through face-to-face visits, engagement events, and other means. Tasked with personally executing solicitations and closing gifts to secure annual leadership gifts of $2,500 or more for unrestricted and designated, current use purposes.
    • Manage and maintain a portfolio of 150 prospective and current donors.
    • Develop and execute an annual solicitation plan for submitted proposals and gift closures providing gift projections of commitments.
    • Maintain a rigorous schedule of personal contacts with assigned prospects, creating moves management plans related to them that include strategies of engagement and solicitations.
    • Collaborate with the Alumni Relations team and Executive Director, RISD Fund to leverage appropriate Alumni Association, 1877 Society, and Parents’ Council events and volunteer opportunities for select prospective and current donors.


    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • One or more years of fundraising (or related sales) experience devising and executing face-to-face solicitations.
    • Proven ability to communicate and present persuasively, build relationships and influence others.
    • Strong organizational and database skills.

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    The Vice President, Donor Impact and Engagement will build on our success of more than doubling our annual fundraising program and lead USES’s fundraising and donor relations, marketing & communications, and community relations efforts through an ambitious growth phase.

    USES is implementing a strategic plan and multi-million-dollar comprehensive capital campaign that will grow philanthropic support to at least $3M annually by FY23.  As a member of the Executive Team, the Vice President, Donor Impact and Engagement will report to and partner closely with the President & CEO to set our direction for fundraising, communications and community relations, as well as actively contribute to the development and implementation of USES’s strategic goals and objectives, annual budget process, talent-related decisions, and overall organizational direction.

    The VP will manage a team of five development and communications staff including a Director of Development, Director of Marketing and Communications, Individual Giving Manager, Development Operations Associate, and Corporate and Foundation Relations Associate.  The VP will foster a culture of philanthropy among staff, participants, volunteers and the Board of Directors.


    Being a part of a committed, dedicated and fun senior management team that drives organizational strategy and impact
    Leading a department and team that builds impactful relationships to support our mission to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families
    Partnering with the President & CEO and Board of Directors to create a culture of philanthropy that allows USES to achieve ambitious annual and campaign fundraising targets
    Serving as an external face of the organization and raising USES’s visibility to external stakeholders and partners, including funders, community partners, and media
    Cultivating and managing a portfolio of 100+ prospects and donors and ensuring USES’s relationships, both new and existing, are leveraged to optimize fundraising opportunities
    Working with the President & CEO in the management of her relationships and identifying opportunities to promote her as a thought leader in media (publications/interviews), events, conference presentations, and similar settings
    Building strong relationships with Program Directors, positioning Directors as partners in their program’s fundraising success and collaborating on the development of innovative programs
    Serving as fundraising liaison to the Board of Directors and volunteer committees, managing and coaching these individuals to ensure their success in development

    A commitment to USES’s mission, vision and values
    A minimum of 7 years of experience that demonstrates success cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting donors and direct experience managing a development department
    An ability to lead in an organization that is fast paced, growing and changing
    Demonstrated experience in taking initiative and setting and achieving ambitious goals
    An ability to coach, lead, and inspire a team to achieve goals
    Experience working collaboratively with a Board of Directors and volunteer committees
    Superb written and communication skills, public speaking skills; highly interpersonal
    Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities
    Ability to exercise sound judgment and confidentiality at all times
    A working knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM
    CORE COMPETENCIES: We look forward to getting to know each candidate and their unique talents.  We are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the competencies listed below:

    Strategic Thinking – Analyzes and synthesizes data and information.  Listens, observes and questions.  Defines and monitors strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.  Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals.
    Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others. Articulates expectations of self and others. Supports, inspires and motivates others to perform well. Effectively influences actions and opinions of others. Is thoughtful and decisive. Gives appropriate recognition to others.
    Managing People/Coaching – Develops relationships. Listens, understands and is available to staff. Demonstrates emotional intelligence. Holds self and others accountable to defined expectations. Provides regular performance feedback. Develops and supports direct reports’ skills and encourages growth.
    Oral/Written Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and with excellence. Listens and provides clarification as needed. Responds well to questions. Varies communication style to meet recipient needs. Presents data clearly and effectively.
    Business Acumen – Understands the fundamentals of their functional area of development including development operations and reporting, corporate and foundation relationships, individual and major gift fundraising, moves management and capital campaigns
    Project Management – Develops short and long-term plans, tools, processes, and procedures, which enable the organization to meet objectives/goals and timelines, all while monitoring and managing resources.

    USES offers its staff a robust compensation and benefits package including access to high-quality health, dental and vision benefits, 12 holidays, plus 2 floating holidays and your birthday off, 4 professional development days, a 403B retirement plan, and an opportunity for an end of year merit increase based on individual performance and the success of the organization in meeting its goals for the fiscal year.


    The mission of United South End Settlements (USES) is to harness the power of our diverse community to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families. USES believes families have the best chance of reaching their potential when they have long-term, holistic support. Our goal is to empower families in the South End and the surrounding areas to stabilize, achieve economic mobility, and become more resilient through access to resources and connections to a diverse social network. We have integrated our programs and implemented new initiatives to support the whole family, providing children and youth with early childhood education, after school programs, and Camp Hale, a summer camp on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. We also support parents and caregivers to identify and pursue goals important to their family through one-on-one coaching and provide job training, placement, and career development. We value diversity in every setting and are committed to building a community of individuals with various backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives who share our vision for disrupting the cycle of poverty. To learn more, please visit our website at


    Community: We believe in engaging the entire community as a catalyst in our model of service that helps children and their families build strong, trusting and mutually beneficial relationships.
    Diversity: We believe that we achieve the greatest positive impact on children and their families when we include people from various backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives in disrupting the cycle of poverty.
    Opportunity: We believe that all people have potential and deserve access to top quality educational and economic opportunities.

    Collaboration: Finding ways to work together with each other and across our departments and positions
    Positivity: Having a “can do” attitude even when things are tough or stressful
    Transparency: Having open communication by sharing successes, challenges and ideas with each other
    Excellence: Doing the best we can all the time with everything we do

    USES is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We believe that tolerance of diversity and inclusion is not sufficient but that we are most effective when we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our services, and our community. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
    Location: Boston, MA

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  • Job Summary
    The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is designed to promote a more diverse pool of bidders on MBTA contracts by promoting business opportunities for firms owned by minority, women and other disadvantaged individuals that are certified as DBE Firms. It is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) as a condition of receiving federal assistance. The development, implementation, monitoring, and enforcement of the DBE Program is managed by the Government Program Compliance Unit of the MBTA’s Office of Diversity and Civil Rights (ODCR). In partnership with the MBTA capital delivery and procurement departments, ODCR identifies business opportunities for certified DBEs.

    Working under the supervision of the MBTA Assistant Director of Government Program Compliance and Monitoring, the Government Program Compliance Investigator will work hand-in-hand with MBTA Project Managers and Resident Engineers to monitor contract compliance, labor workforce participation goals for minorities and women, and provide program assistance and oversight of the DBE Program as outlined in 49 C.F.R. § 26 (2014) and the MBTA DBE Program Plan on all USDOT-assisted construction and professional service projects for the MBTA. The Government Program Compliance Investigator should have strong analytical skills, a background in interpreting state and federal civil rights statutes, and familiarity with reviewing commercial contract language.
    Duties & Responsibilities
    Knowledge of 49 C.F.R. § 26 (2014).
    Verify DBE certification status of prospective contractors and subcontractors on MBTA projects;
    Conduct site visits on MBTA construction projects to monitor for DBE compliance;
    Conduct Commercially Useful Function (C.U.F.) reviews in accordance with 49 C.F.R. § 26 and the MBTA DBE Program Plan;
    Ensure compliance with Labor Workforce goals;
    Investigate claims of sub/contractor non-compliance;
    Attend project-related meetings to monitor DBE and Minority Workforce Utilization/Female Workforce Utilization (MWU/FWU) requirements;
    Work on-site with MBTA Project Mangers, Resident Engineers, and Materials management staff to ensure civil rights and diversity requirements are being met;
    Participate on Selection Committees to ensure proposers are compliant with civil rights and workforce requirements;
    Review DBE and Workforce analysis on Project Awards, Change Orders and Amendments;
    Assist in the preparation and presentation of workshops and seminars related to DBE Program;
    Assist in the preparation of federal and state reporting as needed;
    Create and maintain project work files;
    Respond to inquiries via telephone, correspondence or in person, in a courteous and professional manner;
    Adhere to the rules, regulations, and policies of the MBTA including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination, Conflict of Interest, and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies;
    Perform additional duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications
    A Bachelor’s degree in Public Management, Political Science, Paralegal Studies, Pre-law, or a related field from an accredited institution;
    Five (5) years’ experience in related work, including demonstrating knowledge in contract compliance on commercial construction projects, engaging in implementing and monitoring M/W/DBE programs in the transportation industry or other federal or state agencies, and displaying effective problem-solving abilities;
    The ability to travel to MBTA project sites, via subway, commuter rail, bus, ferry, or company vehicle is required.
    Experience with projects that require attention to detail and the ability to multi-task efficiently.
    Ability to effectively communicate complex topics with executive leadership and key stakeholders;
    Excellent customer service, communication, conflict resolution, and comprehension skills.
    Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
    Ability to provide a writing sample.
    Ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce;
    The ability to pass: background screenings; and the MBTA’s medical requirements, including physical examination and drug and alcohol screening;
    Have a satisfactory work record including overall employment, job performance, discipline and safety records. For internal candidates, the aforementioned applies to the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting. Infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection.
    PREFERENCES INCLUDE:Working knowledge or familiarity with federal civil rights laws;
    Experience working on large-scale construction projects;
    Working knowledge or familiarity with the state materials and service procurement process;
    Working knowledge or familiarity of the Design-Build procurement and contracting process;
    Experience working with State and Federal transportation programs;
    Experience with compliance and enforcement of State and Federal programs.

    Substitutions Include
    A high school diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution with the ability to comprehend, communicate and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English and four (4) additional years of experience in contract compliance, or engaging in implementing and monitoring M/W/DBE programs in the transportation industry for federal or state agencies may substitute for the degree requirement; or
    A Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Public Management, Public Policy, or a related field may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience; or
    A Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school may substitute for three (3) years of the required experience.

    Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
    10 Park Plaza Room 4810

    Boston, Massachusetts, 02116

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  • Job Summary

    The  Program Manager – Transformation Projects will be responsible for oversight of IT programs assigned by the Chief Transformation Officer. These will include the FMIS, AFC 1.0, AFC 2.0 programs, as well as any others that may be assigned.

    The Program Manager must be able to oversee and direct the successful completion of all assigned projects and provide inspirational leadership to a highly talented and experienced team, and recruit additional top talent. The Program Manager should be as adept at solving complex technical and program issues as he/she is at speaking to a large audience and working collaboratively with governing boards.

    The Program Manager will be responsible and accountable for the project execution plans and the on-schedule delivery of assigned projects. The Program Manager will direct all oversight of the Systems Integrator and the Design-Build Entity, and will provide direct oversight for program office staff and consultants. The Program Manager will also engage and interact closely with the stakeholder departments, partner organizations, and MassDOT and MBTA senior management. The Program Manager reports to the MBTA’s Chief Transformation Officer.

    The Program Manager is a versatile senior leader who has demonstrated success managing capital programs of various size and complexity. The Program Manager must have a depth of experience in capital program management, public-private partnerships, the effective leadership of large, complex organizations, preferably in the public sector. The Program Manager must also have the political and management acumen to operate at the senior levels of state government.
    Duties & Responsibilities

    The Program Manager – Transformation Projects will be the senior executive accountable for the on-schedule delivery of assigned programs and projects. She/He will be responsible for:Leading a team of professionals in the successful delivery of programs and projects including oversight and management of the program office staff and consultant team and other MBTA staff assigned to projects as part of integrated program teams.
    Overseeing Systems Integrators to ensure that their contract scope, schedule and technical requirements are met and support the delivery of the programs within the defined timeframe for implementation.
    Directing day-to-day program operations across a spectrum of specific disciplines including design, permitting, technology implementation, policy and legislative change, operations interface, contract management, fiscal management, safety, testing and commissioning.
    Recruitment and retention of staff and consultants across multiple disciplines to resource the program office.
    Managing and ensuring policies and procedures are developed and in place to guide the Systems Integrators, Design-Build Entities, and program staff and consultants, working closely with the Capital Delivery department to align policies and procedures for all design and construction activities.
    Managing and ensuring program and project control systems to manage costs and schedule performance are in place and are used to proactively identify potential project issues before they impact project cost or schedule.
    Ensuring that document controls and record keeping system requirements are consistently being followed.
    Managing and addressing contractual issues of any party involved in the programs, including by coordinating with the General Counsel.
    Reviewing, negotiating and approving project change orders, amendments, change requests, and delay claims, including by coordinating with the Procurement & Logistics department and Capital Delivery department.
    Assisting with the development of new or revised operating rules, special orders, and fare policies as required.
    Reporting regularly on project status in a format that can be used both internally and externally.
    Such other duties and responsibilities associated with management of the programs or assigned by the Chief Transformation Officer.
    Manages workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and strict adherence to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation.
    Upholds the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.
    Other related duties and projects as assigned.
    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
    Twelve (12) years of experience managing large groups of IT staff responsible for delivering major programs to business entities.
    Five (5) years of experience in leading and managing capital programs and projects in the public and/or private sectors.
    Experience with various Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies including the Agile methodology.
    Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with local and state government, private partners, and governance boards.
    Demonstrated success in leading large, complex organizations.
    Strong communication skill.
    Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screening, and the MBTA’s medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
    Possession of a valid driver’s license without infractions in accordance with MBTA policy.
    Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).
    PREFERENCES INCLUDE:Experience working in an IT setting in the public sector.
    Additional years of experience leading and managing capital programs and projects.

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  • Job Summary

    The Director of Transformation Projects will provide day to day counsel, advice, review, analysis and certain/specific oversight to the Office of the Chief Transformation Officer and its specific undertakings. Serving as a liaison between consultants, outside counsel, management, vendors and others as required, the Director will execute directives, guidance and strategic management to ensure the operational and business needs of the Office of the Chief Transformation Officer are met.
    Duties & Responsibilities

    The Director will report directly to the Chief Transformation Officer (hereinafter “CTO”) and will be responsible for facilitating and overseeing the division’s administrative and operational functions, particularly in regard to assigned projects.
    The primary capabilities required of this position are strategic and facilitative.
    Assist the Program Manager in the day-to-day project planning, delivery and content of the AFC2.0 project.
    Assist in the development, management and delivery of the on-going AFC1.0 and the FMIS projects.
    Liaise between consultant team(s), senior management and others as required, meaning he or she will be a point of contact between specific teams/management and the CTO.
    Execute leadership, direction, and strategic management to projects, consultants and senior management and will act as advisor on behalf of the CTO.
    Manage the daily/certain operations of the office of the CTO.
    Develop projects and provide oversight to critical divisional projects.
    Provide legal and strategic guidance to the CTO and his/her staff and will manage legal and policy decisions in coordination with the Office of the General Counsel.
    Evaluate and provide legal advice and analysis to the CTO in regard to deadline adherence, compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies for projects and advice the CTO on matters involving outside counsel, consultants and vendors.
    Assist in the management of the workforce by ensuring the fair and consistent application and adherence to the rules, regulations and collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
    Review all pending issues and forward recommendations regarding policies, project progress, procedures, and regulations to the CTO.
    Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

    Juris Doctorate from an accredited institution.
    Six (6) years of combined legal and project facilitation experience.
    Ability to handle a broad range of issues in a fast-paced environment supporting a program management team.
    Excellent communication skills.
    Proficient in Microsoft Office.
    Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
    Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screening, and the MBTA’s drug and alcohol screening.
    Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).
    Have the ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforce.
    PREFERENCES:Experience in the public sector.
    Experience in a Chief of Staff or similar type position.

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  • Lenny Zakim Fund- Executive Director

    Lenny Zakim Fund, Boston

    Lenny Zakim Fund (LZF), an innovative, values-based Boston nonprofit that funds and supports grassroots organizations and people who are changemakers in their communities, is seeking a new Executive Director to advance its commitment to social, racial, and economic justice. LZF was born out of the example of Lenny Zakim, a civil rights leader who dedicated his life to shaping a better society. Deeply committed to social justice and to the fundamental rights and dignity of all people, LZF helps to change the course of people’s lives.

    The Organization
    The Lenny Zakim Fund began in 1995. Lenny launched LZF, not as a family foundation, but as a 501(C)3 public charity that raises funds, makes grants, and provides training on an annual cycle. As exemplified by the iconic bridge that bears his name, he was dedicated to building connections and coalitions between people of different faiths, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. Today, LZF works to develop deep relationships with those in the community who are at the forefront of change and to build bridges among people and communities to advance social, economic, and racial justice. Our mission is to listen to those most impacted by inequities at the grassroots and provide the funding, essential resources, and support they need to create lasting change.

    Small nonprofits that meet critical needs in local communities often struggle to find funding. By supporting LZF, donors and volunteers empower groups and individuals who are historically underserved or marginalized to build strong partnerships and programs that dismantle inequity and nurture resilience. In 2019, LZF provided funding to 56 grant recipients who are serving 22 Massachusetts communities in program areas including: child and youth development and education; access to food, housing and economic security; organizing and support for immigrants and refugees, violence prevention, criminal justice reform and family outreach; civil and human rights advocacy and support including LGBTQIA community support and organizing; and health promotion and accessibility for all.

    To strengthen the grantees’ ability to navigate the challenges of the nonprofit world, LZF provides critical supports including semi-annual Institutes, day-long conferences, and dozens of interactive seminars facilitated by experts in the field; networking opportunities for the exchange of ideas, resources and support; pro bono legal assistance and guidance; leadership counseling to help resolve problems and build confidence; and access to experts in a variety of associated fields.

    The work of LZF is guided by the following principles:
    Social Justice – We deeply believe that social justice is equity and that the fundamental rights, well-being and dignity of all people must be recognized, upheld, and celebrated.
    Grassroots leadership – We are inspired by and respect the power and ability of those most impacted by injustice to bring about change.
    Diversity and belonging – We embrace a culture of including and belonging that seeks out and welcomes the voices of those with diverse life experiences and intersectional identities.
    Learning – We believe that continuous, active and reciprocal learning is critical to promoting awareness and creating a solid foundation for change.
    Bridge Building – We are committed to bridging real and perceived difference and to creating strong and lasting relationships that are fundamental to progress.
    Responsiveness – Emerging challenges that impact those we serve require an acceptance of risk and an ability to adapt and respond as rapidly as possible.
    Love – Love is at the heart of philanthropy. Love and compassion motivate and sustain the spirit of those who partner with LZF and remain dedicated to justice for all.
    LZF has an annual budget of $1.5 million and a 19-member Board of Directors. Generous volunteers give their time as mentors and ambassadors in the community. To learn more, please visit

    External Relations and Fundraising
    As chief spokesperson, passionately communicate and promote the Fund’s mission and vision;
    Position the Fund as an advocate organization regarding critical issues of social concern;
    Be a thought leader in the larger community conversation about social justice and philanthropy;
    Build upon and implement an ambitious fundraising plan including a major donor strategy;
    Oversee solicitation and cultivation of annual fund donors.

    Grantee Relations and Grants Administration
    Sustain the partnership model with grantees;
    Serve as primary interface with grant applicants and recipients, deepening relationships and providing guidance and technical assistance;
    Develop relationships and programming to provide broader networking opportunities for grantees;
    Oversee the grant application, due diligence, and allocations process;

    Event Planning/Communications
    With a Board subcommittee and staff, design and implement annual fundraising events, two Institutes, and the Award Ceremony annually;
    Produce written materials including electronic newsletters and oversee the organization’s communications;
    Coordinate donor and prospect participation in site visits, Award Ceremony, and Bridge Builder Breakfasts,

    Board Support and Organizational Administration
    With Board leadership, effectively engage the Board in fundraising, governance and Board recruitment;
    Coordinate, schedule and attend all meetings of the Board and subcommittees;
    Further build and work closely with a dedicated team of professionals;
    Oversee the Fund’s staff, human resources, and financial operations.

    Qualifications Desired
    Dedication to the organizational culture of diversity, inclusion and racial, social, and economic justice;
    Passion for social justice that incorporates the ability to inspire and motivate others;
    Knowledge of community affairs, multicultural issues, and social justice/community-based nonprofits; knowledge of the eastern Massachusetts area nonprofit landscape a plus;
    Demonstrated track record of cultivating and securing $10,000+ individual donor gifts;
    Experience in nonprofit technical assistance work;
    Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders;
    Experience with grant management preferred;
    Experience managing high-performing team(s);
    Strong public relations, program management, and events management skills;
    Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills;
    Ability to work independently with minimal administrative support.

    Lenny Zakim Fund is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. We strongly encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds.

    To apply in confidence:  Please send resume and cover letter to Susan Egmont, Egmont Associates, at segmont@egmontassociates. com.

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  • Director of Development, New England

    Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA

    The Director of Development in the New England office will work to strategically build the New England development effort to meet and exceed our ambitious fundraising goals, currently set at $4M. The Director of Development will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the department including fundraising, events, board work and all day-to-day operational needs. The Director will grow and support our pipeline of donors, of all types and at all levels, and advance Facing History’s visibility and profile in the region in concert with the Senior Director, Principal Gifts and the New England Executive Director. We are seeking someone with an entrepreneurial spirit who will help advance Facing History’s work in the region and will also substantially help us grow our donor base.

    Who We Are: We are an experienced and professional Development team who care deeply about the mission and work of our organization. We are highly collaborative, both within our team and across all geographies, to ensure the effective local implementation of Facing History’s development strategies. We benefit from sharing and support through Facing History’s national development team and partnerships and learning from other geographies in order to ensure the effective local implementation of our larger development strategies. We depend on clear communication, commitment to each other as a team, positive energy, and a collaborative spirit.

    Who You Are: You are a lifelong learner and a fundraising or relationship management expert who shares our passion for education, youth and community. You are confident in your abilities to build relationships and secure funding for a worthy cause. You are an experienced leader and coach who is energized by the success of your team. You bring your experience and unique perspective to make us stronger together. You thrive in a team environment, bringing both strong collaboration skills and independent initiative.

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