job: Executive Director, Boston, part-time with salary info

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From: Amy Lipka <amy at>

The Organizers’ Collaborative (OC) is seeking an energetic person with 
substantial organizing and fund-raising experience. This is a hands-on, 
part-time position, involving program administration, fund-raising, and 
office management responsibilities. The organization has a strong base 
of volunteers, over 300 paid members, good administrative systems, an 
active board, and a solid track record in providing an annual nonprofit 
technology conference as well as free database software. New leadership 
is needed to help the group cement the progress and relationships it has 
already built and to develop a stronger financial base for its 
operations in the long term. The job involves approximately 15-20 hours 
a week and is compensated at $20 to $25 an hour.

The Organizers' Collaborative works to provide social change groups with 
proven, easy-to-use technology and support that is specific to the needs 
of social change organizers. The organization has three main projects: 
(1) Annual Grassroots Use of Technology Conference; (2) Organizational 
Divide Initiative (ODI), a training and assistance program for small 
under-resourced non-profits; and (3) Organizers Database (ODB), 
open-source software for non-profit outreach and donor management.


* To develop OC’s financial and organizational capacity, by
expanding its membership base, identifying additional major
funders, and by pursuing joint projects with partner
organizations. Director will work closely with and take direction
from the Board.
* To build and reconceputalize OC’s existing technology assistance
programs that assists community groups in Greater Boston and help
expand to other communities as part of its Organizational Divide
* To oversee the coordination of the annual Grassroots Use of
Technology Conference.
* To provide regular communications and outreach to members,
supporters, partners and other interested parties via an expanded
online presence.
* To work with ODB Project Director, a consultant, tocoordinate ODB
work with other OC projects.
* To supervise interns, volunteers and work-study students.

*Additional Qualifications:*

* Strong ability to network with funders, grassroots groups, and
potential partnering organizations
* Grant writing and event planning experience
* Program development and/or program management experience
* Good verbal and written communications skills
* Facility with basic computer office applications (word processor,
spreadsheet, databases and internet). Familiarity with Quickbooks
accounting software ideal, but not required.
* Ability to supervise interns, volunteers and work-study students

*How to Apply:*
Please send a resume and a letter of interest to OC at jobs at 
<mailto:jobs at> or by mail or fax. Deadline is December 31, 
2007. Please no phone calls.

Address: 14 Beacon St. #707, Boston, MA 02108
Fax number: 617-858-9513
Web site:

/The Organizers’ Collaborative is an Equal Opportunity Employer/

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