Job: Executive Director Neighbor to Neighbor MA, with salary info

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From: Allison Kennedy <allison at>

We're conducting a national search to find a new Executive Director. We 
hope to find a new leader with experience in planning, supervision, 
grassroots organizing, coalition building, and elections, and someone 
who cares about economic justice issues and building a grassroots social 
movement led by low-income people of color and immigrants. We also see 
this opening as a tremendous opportunity to diversify the senior 
management team of an organization that is multi-racial and multi-cultural.


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*_About Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts (N2N-MA)_*

N2N-MA has been building political power in low-income communities since 
1995. With chapters in Lynn, Salem, Worcester, Leominster/Fitchburg, 
Holyoke, and Springfield, we are a statewide economic justice 
organization that uses grassroots organizing, leadership development, 
voter registration and education, electoral campaigns, and legislative 
lobbying to build power in low-income, working class communities. The 
Working Family Agenda – good jobs, education and training, affordable 
child care, health care and housing, a welfare safety net, and 
progressive taxation – is the cornerstone of our program. N2N-MA also 
helps build coalitions with labor unions, immigrants’ rights groups, and 
other progressive organizations to win elections, hold politicians 
accountable, and work towards a progressive majority in the 
Massachusetts Legislature. Recent victories include the highest minimum 
wage in the country and universal health care bill. Visit us at <>

*_Duties of the Executive Director_*

· Work with the Board, staff, and membership to develop plans and 
strategies to strengthen low-income political power in Massachusetts and 
win the campaigns that our members prioritize.

· Develop the capacity of our low-income Board and local chapters to 
make key decisions and monitor the progress of the organization, 
including time in the field doing work on the ground with organizers and 

· Supervise the Directors of Leadership Development and Grassroots 
Organizing, Campaigns and Coalition Building, and Fundraising and 
Administration. Meet regularly with the Directors for priority setting 
and accountability. Ensure that each staff person has a work plan. 
Ensure that supervision throughout the organization is regular and 
involves mutual support and feedback. Ensure that the staff participates 
in all major decisions. Prioritize staff development.

· Take a lead in major donor, foundation, and union fundraising. Network 
for new prospects and expand donor base. Monitor the fundraising and 
cash flow to ensure the financial health of N2N-MA and our internally 
housed 501(c)4 electoral coalition. Ensure compliance with IRS 
regulations concerning c-3s, c-4s, and PACs.

· Speak for N2N-MA with key allies, donors, media, and national 

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· Articulates vision of what unity and political power can mean for all 
working families.

· Demonstrated results in leadership development and grassroots 
organizing in low-income communities. Experience in building 
multi-racial, multi-cultural organizations, where women and immigrant 
leaders play a major role.

· Demonstrated results in planning and supervision. Strong 
administrative & computer skills.

· Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Bi-lingual 
Spanish/English preferred. Fluency in other languages spoken in the 
communities where we work a plus.

· Experience working with labor unions and in coalitions.

· Experience in grassroots electoral and issue campaigns.

· Diplomatic skills.

· Comfortable and enthusiastic about fundraising. Major donor experience 
a plus.

· Ability to give and receive feedback. Values, facilitates, and 
encourages the full participation of a diverse staff.

*_Salary and Benefits_*

Salary range is high 50s to low 70s DOE. Benefits include fully paid 
health insurance coverage, paid sick time, pension plan, flexible 
spending account, 11 paid holidays, 3 weeks paid vacation, and comp time.

*_To Apply_*

Send resume and cover letter to Director Search, N2N-MA, 8 Beacon 
Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02108; or email search at 
<mailto:search at>. No faxes please.

*_Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply._*

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