Philanthropy Massachusetts Chief Executive Officer, Boston, MA
ABOUT PHILANTHROPY MASSACHUSETTS
Founded in 1969, Philanthropy Massachusetts is a diverse and vibrant membership association of highly engaged philanthropic organizations and individuals with interests in Massachusetts and surrounding areas. Our mission is to promote the practice and expansion of effective and responsible philanthropy to improve the health and vitality of its region. Philanthropy Massachusetts serves as a bridge between funders and fund applicants for better understanding, efficiency, and impact. As a leading and influential voice and advocate for effective philanthropy, Philanthropy Massachusetts provides access to knowledge and cooperative action that enables our members to create extraordinary value for each other and their grantees.
As one of the most comprehensive regional associations of funders and nonprofit organizations in the nation, Philanthropy Massachusetts has long been viewed as a leader in that field. Now in our 54th year, Philanthropy Massachusetts has a membership of 150 diverse philanthropic organizations including corporate, private, and public foundations and giving programs, philanthropic advisory services and wealth managers, individual donors, and other philanthropy-serving organizations. Philanthropy Massachusetts serves as a bridge between funder members and 400 nonprofit ‘partners’ by giving access to research, tools, classes, and information to support fund development programs, providing professional development and networking opportunities for nonprofit staff members, and giving organizations more visibility among and access to grant makers.
The Board of Directors has 20 members, and in addition to the Chief Executive Officer, there are 12 staff members. Philanthropy Massachusetts is a nonprofit organization committed to employing a diverse workforce.
The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for assuring Philanthropy Massachusetts’ value to its members and assuring high-quality programs and services for its various constituencies. The Chief Executive Officer will carry out the continued achievements of PMA’s mission and vision, leading the organization to achieve greater levels of influence, impact, innovation, and equity in the Massachusetts philanthropic market. The CEO will provide sound fiscal leadership, staff leadership and supervision, program development, operational oversight, and external relations. They will lead the charge supporting our members to move the Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) needle within their organizations and communities and to collectively move the field in advancing equity and justice in the philanthropic sector and the Commonwealth. They are responsible for working with the Board to set strategic direction, determine goals, and establish the optimal mix of partnerships and alliances.
The Chief Executive Officer must embody collaborative, goal-oriented leadership and collaborative partnership-building and is expected and encouraged to take a vigorous leadership role in the local, regional, and national philanthropic communities. The Chief Executive Officer acts as a spokesperson for philanthropy in all its forms and must be broadly knowledgeable about the field including the interface with public policy. They must be experienced and effective with external relations and communications with various audiences including the media and will be encouraged to be actively involved in the United Philanthropy Forum and other key organizations such as the Center for Effective Philanthropy and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.
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