Location: Lawrence, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Thu Mar 25 2021 Job Description:
Full-Time Executive Director - Lawrence Partnership: Executive Director; 37.5 hours per week; Non-Unit Professional Position; Lawrence Campus
Summary: The Lawrence Partnership is a private-public sector collaboration focused on inclusive economic development and the quality of life in the Gateway City of Lawrence, Massachusetts.
The Partnership consists of a 30-member Board of Directors that includes representatives of area banks, mills, private businesses, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, city, and state government; as well as a growing network of individual and organizational supporters in the city.
The mantra for the Lawrence Partnership describes the organization's approach to its work: Ideas, Investment, Action.
As demonstrated by our 2020 Impact Report, the Partnership is making a positive difference in the city in the areas of workforce training, leadership development, small business growth, disaster recovery, and much more.
The successful candidate for the position of Executive Director of the Lawrence Partnership will bring a combination of knowledge, experiences, equity-mindedness, and drive that will enable us to generate ideas, secure investment, and take action to accomplish our vision and goals.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for:
Leading and/or participating in planning processes that identify Partnership initiatives.
In collaboration with Partnership members and non-members, implementing selected initiatives.
Soliciting investment in the Partnership and in Partnership initiatives from a variety of sources, including private contributions; foundation and corporate grants; and government support.
Strategically expand the Partnership's membership and promote retention of members.
Developing and nurturing relationships with each member and with elected and appointed representatives of local, state and federal agencies.
Serving, together with the Chair of the Board, as the designated liaison between the Partnership, elected officials and their staffs, and the general public.
Serving as the designated spokesperson with responsibility for interacting with the media and general public to ensure that the Partnership's message is delivered with accuracy and consistency.
Promoting and disseminating the work of the Partnership through a variety of communication resources (e.g., newsletters, annual reports, social media, etc.)
Serving as a Lawrence Partnership representative to selected city/area committees, task forces, boards, etc.
Working in coordination with area chambers of commerce, government agencies, business groups, community service organizations, educational institutions, and any other organizations that are furthering the economic development and quality of life of the City of Lawrence.
Overseeing budget development, managing the receipt and disbursement of funds, and participating in the preparation of all financial statements.
Preparing for regular meetings with the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, the Mayor, and others as needed.
Hiring and supervising staff as needed.
Managing all day-to-day operations of the organization.
Other responsibilities as the position and organization may require.
Associate's Degree with an emphasis in business, public administration, community planning, economic development or related field
Minimum of five years related economic development or related and directly transferable experience.
Familiarity with federal, state, and local economic development programs, strategies, and funding sources.
Excellent computer skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
Bachelors; Masters; Doctoral degree with an emphasis in business, public administration, community planning, economic development, or a related field.
Experience in fundraising, special events, and working with and/or for a board of directors.
Bilingual fluency - English/Spanish
Experience working with and supporting a culturally diverse, urban population in a Hispanic-Serving Institution
SALARY: This is a full-time position, with some evening and weekend commitments included. Anticipated starting salary is commensurate with experience, with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits.
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.