APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE BY 8/8
JOB DESCRIPTION FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (ED)
The Asian American Commission represents the interests of Asian Americans throughout the Commonwealth and is dedicated to advocacy on behalf of Asian Americans throughout Massachusetts. The Commission’s goal is to recognize and highlight the vital contributions of Asian Americans to the social, cultural, economic, and political life of the Commonwealth; to identify and address the needs and challenges facing residents of Asian ancestry; and to promote the well-being of this dynamic and diverse community, thereby advancing the interests of all persons who call Massachusetts home. The 21 Commissioners of the Asian American Commission, appointed by the constitutional state officers, make up this governing body. The ED is a Commissioner-appointed position. The ED reports to the Commissioners and is responsible for the Commission’s financial stability and achievement of its mission. Some of the ED’s activities include, but are not limited to:
- Develop and execute current and long-term organizational goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures.
- Cultivate open and active communications between the Commission and state offices
- Promote state officer support of Commission initiatives, activities, and events.
- Encourage an active Commission where all members will participate fully.
- Ensure the Commissioners’ terms are kept current and lead the recruitment process of new Commissioners.
- Convene regular meetings and prepare agenda items.
- Review and update internal policies to maintain compliance with state laws.
- Work closely with the Executive Officers of the Commission
- Manage and oversee fundraising efforts.
- Other administrative duties as necessary
- Manage fundraising goals and activities, including the annual Unity Dinner.
- Develop and maintain sound financial practices.
- Explore alternative funding and grants from government and nonprofit sources.
- Provide quality programming that promotes the Commission’s identity.
- Establish working relationships with community organizations.
- Respond to and manage incoming and outgoing communications and be an effective voice for the Commission.
Applicants must have a college degree. A successful candidate should be articulate, energetic, and enthusiastic about being an active participant in the Massachusetts Asian American community. Strong project leadership and interpersonal skills are essential. 3-5 years of experience, or the equivalent, in the management of a community non-profit and/or for-profit organization, government agency, or business, is preferred. A graduate degree in business management or government is a plus. Good working knowledge of Boston-based, regional, and state Asian American community organizations is optimal.
Salary is $40K with benefits.
Time commitment is 0.75 Full Time Equivalent (around 30 hours)