Posted on October 20, 2012
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries - Executive Director
Executive Director Position: Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) seeks a dynamic individual to fill the position of Executive Director. Founded in 1966, CMM honors the power of our diverse spiritual traditions as we collaborate to advance peace and justice. CMM consists of widely diverse congregations, community organizations, campuses, and committed individuals. CMM’s current programs are in the areas of education, dialogue, advocacy, spirituality, and service learning/civic engagement.
The Executive Director serves as chief executive officer of the organization and ex-official member of the Board, which provides program/policy direction and fiduciary oversight. The position will start as twenty-five hours per week with the potential to expand to full-time as the funding base expands.
Primary Responsibilities include:
- working with the Board on strategic planning and program implementation and evaluation.
- working with the Board on fundraising & providing direction for carrying the organization into the next exciting stage of its history.
- serving as facilitator and member of CMM’s working committees and IFYI summer staff.
- representing CMM to the press and to local and national groups, as well as effective speaking in congregations, community forums, and other venues;
- providing on-going supervisory duties with staff and volunteers; collaborating on board development and training (with Nominating/Personnel Committee);
- leading efforts for community organizing, networking, reaching new members and partners;
- Specific programs for the Executive Director to oversee and assist directing include:
- the Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI), a nationally-acclaimed leadership program for high school, college, and seminary/divinity/rabbinical students, which holds annual summer institute retreats and Greater Boston’s Days of Interfaith Volunteer Service (on Dr. MLK Day and Earth Week).
- the RUAH (“spirit”) Interfaith Programs in Spirituality, Education, and Dialogue, which provides an annual Spirituality and Healing Conference; plans and leads several Dialogue Dinners during the year; current with the Women of Wisdom group; and facilitates experiences to enrich spirituality and dialogue within and between our various traditions.
- Legislative Advocacy and Social Action activities, working on issues such as homelessness and affordable housing, youth violence prevention, immigrant rights, environmental justice/climate action, and interfaith responses to religious bigotry, racism, and genocide.
- promoting one-on-one Suburban-Urban Congregational Partnerships.
Essential: the successful candidate will bring to CMM:
- spiritual grounding, and a consensus-building leadership style;
- expert skills as a supervisor and facilitator and experience in working with boards, coalitions, committees, and volunteers;
- vision, energy, and commitment to interfaith/cross-cultural learning and social action;
- demonstrable administrative leadership experience in nonprofit, educational, or social entrepreneurial fields;
- excellent competency in communication and fundraising skills with demonstrable ability to dialogue and organize effectively across lines of religion, race, class, and culture;
- demonstrated fund-raising experience
- five-seven years experience, and bachelor’s degree required. Post graduate degrees a plus.
Desirable qualities: passion for social justice and working with diverse communities; flexibility, sense of humor, availability to work evenings and weekends if needed;
- Position is part time, 25 hours per week.
- Suggested Salary and Health and other benefits- to be negotiated
To apply, email a Cover Letter and Resume or CV with a List of 3 references
and their phone and email contact information to info(at)coopmet.org and include the words: EXEC. DIRECTOR APPLICATION FROM [YOUR NAME] in capital letters in the email subject line. Include specific details about all required competencies. Applications due by November 15, 2012.
CMM is committed to attracting a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Starting Date: negotiable, but no later than January 15, 2013.