Posted on January 9, 2013
Massachusetts Community and Banking Council
Massachusetts Community and Banking Council - Executive Director
The Massachusetts Community and Banking Council seeks its first Executive Director who will charged with leading this reinvigorated nonprofit organization. This dynamic leader will collaborate with an engaged Board of Directors and carry out MCBC’s mission to promote community investment in low and moderate income/underserved neighborhoods. Guided by on an ambitious strategic plan, MCBC is poised to expand its programmatic work, increase its impact, and create a higher profile for the organization. The Executive Director will drive this work.
Established in 1990, MCBC (www.mcbc.info) brings together community organizations and financial institutions to affect positive change in the availability of credit and financial services across Massachusetts by encouraging community investment in low and moderate income and underserved neighborhoods. Today, MCBC has over 30 institutional members and 150 active and engaged committee participants. The Executive is the sole employee of the organization.
MCBC’s recently completed strategic plan envisions an expanded portfolio of activity:
Bringing Together Stakeholders
MCBC plays a pivotal role in convening stakeholders from financial services institutions and community development organizations, providing information on specific issues and promoting dialogue. Through presentations, forums, and roundtables, MCBC encourages discussion and debate about emerging issues among a broad range of stakeholders, with the ultimate goal of encouraging community investment in low and moderate income and minority group neighborhoods.
Addressing a variety of community credit and banking issues, all committees are co-chaired by a bank and a community representative. Committee activities are identified by the committees themselves.
Research and Publications
MCBC’s highly regarded reports are researched and written by experts in the field using trend data on lending and access to credit. MCBC produces two major research reports annually—Changing Patterns: Mortgage Lending to Traditionally Underserved Borrowers and Neighborhoods and Small Business Lending in Massachusetts—as well as reports on timely issues such as Reverse Mortgage Lending Project.
The first program of its kind in the U.S. designed to expand access to bank products and services and to encourage those with modest incomes to establish banking relationships, Basic Banking (http://mcbc.info/basic_banking) enjoys the participation of 128 banks and credit unions.
MCBC’s Board of Directors is drawn from its membership and includes diverse financial institutions and community development organizations that provide strong leadership for MCBC and help shape its overall agenda and activities.
Kathy Tullberg, MCBC’s current leader, manages day-to-day operations and staffs each of the committees. Ms. Tullberg, who is retiring, has been associated with MCBC since its founding 22 years ago and is in many ways responsible for the important organization MCBC has become.
MCBC recently completed a new three-year strategic plan and has ambitious goals for more fully leveraging the expertise, experience and contributions of its members to advance its mission. MCBC seeks a part time (30 hours per week) Executive Director who can help MCBC achieve its ambitious agenda.
In alignment with MCBC’s mission, strategic plan and values, the Executive Director will be charged with:
- Supporting the work of the MCBC Board of Directors and its working committees,
- Implementing MCBS’s programs and activities
- Overseeing internal and external communication activities, Board governance, membership development, and organizational administration.
Working with chairs of the Mortgage Lending Committee, the Economic Development Committee, and other committees, the Executive Director will play both a strategic and operational role. This will include:
- Helping develop annual goals for each committee;
- Helping select relevant topics and speakers for committee meetings;
- Scheduling and attending all committee and work group meetings, and preparing/distributing meeting notices, agendas and meeting minutes; and
- Recruiting and orienting new committee members.
The Executive Director will:
- Work with the committees and the Board to convene stakeholders and decision-makers in appropriate forums to educate them about pertinent banking and community development related issues, engaging them in dialog and jointly crafting recommendations and solutions. The Executive Director will serve as liaison to speakers and will handle event planning and related logistics.
- Serve as the public face of the organization, representing MCBC with various stakeholders and audiences, including local financial institutions, community-based organizations, industry groups, regulators, trade associations, public officials, and other organizational stakeholders.
- Oversee the operations and promotion of MCBC’s Basic Banking program that addresses the needs of low or moderate income citizens who are unbanked or under-banked.
- Hire and oversee consultants responsible for preparing MCBC’s annual research reports on mortgage and small business lending in Massachusetts.
The Executive Director will expand MCBC’s internal and external communications, working with the Board to develop a communications plan that aligns with MCBC’s strategic goals.
This will require the Executive Director to enhance communication with among member institutions in order to:
- Investigate virtual meeting technology options to increase committee participation;
- Expand knowledge and awareness of and support for MCBC, its achievements, and its issues/activities;
- Actively promote MCBC’s accomplishments to financial institutions, community-based and industry organizations, and public officials;
- Leverage the MCBC website and increase its value to members by strengthening the content, providing new and updated information, including a new newsletter, reports, program activities, membership information, etc.;
- Promote the visibility and work of MCBC by thoughtful dissemination of reports, research findings, and news releases; and
- Oversee the work of a contracted website administrator.
The Executive Director will work in partnership with the Board Chair and the Executive Committee to carry out the organization’s strategic plan and its annual activities. This will include:
- Helping plan and organize Board meetings that focus on substantive issues and strategies for helping MCBC achieve its mission and goals;
- Assisting the Nominating Committee with Board and committee member recruitment and selection; and
- Preparing and disseminating relevant information, updates, financial reports, etc. to the Board in advance of and during Board meetings.
In support of the strategic plan’s goal to expand member engagement, the Executive Director will:
- Work with the Board to develop a comprehensive membership recruitment plan to provide sustained financial support for MCBC;
- Increase member involvement; and
- Oversee the annual membership renewal process.
Administration and Finance
As the only full-time staff person, the Executive Director will be responsible for ensuring that the organization fulfills all its financial and operational requirements, including:
- Managing MCBC’s finances (bank deposits, paying bills, etc.);
- Working with outside accountants to prepare accurate and timely financial reports, tax filings, and annual reports; and
- Working with the Executive Committee to prepare and monitor the annual budget.
The successful candidate will present a record of leadership in the field with a minimum of 10 years’ senior management experience in banking and/or community development. A Bachelor’s degree is required; an MBA or other advanced degree is preferred.
As an organizational leader with high visibility, the position requires excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with the demonstrated ability to work with and communicate to diverse stakeholders and to provide leadership in a collaborative setting with diverse members representing diverse organizations and diverse goals. Because the Executive Director works as MCBC’s sole employee, she/he will need to be a self-starter who brings an entrepreneurial leadership style and who is comfortable working her/his own.
Familiarity with MCBC strongly preferred.
MCBC does not have a physical office. The Executive Director will work out of a home office and will need to provide his/her own equipment, including phone, computer, Internet access, fax machine and scanner. Office supplies and out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed monthly.
The Executive Director will maintain all current and past MCBC files and records in accordance with MCBC policies and procedures.
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance and paid time off.
Please send resume and cover letter by Friday, February 1, 2013 to MCBCsearch@tdcorp.org.