Executive Director (Lynn, MA)

Lynn, Massachusetts, Full time

 

 

Executive Director, EforAll & EparaTodos Lynn, Massachusetts

At EforAll (Entrepreneurship for All), we believe everyone should have the opportunity to turn their dream of starting a business into a reality and our purpose is to help all succeed. Dedicated to empowering underrepresented entrepreneurs since 2010, our mission at EforAll is to accelerate economic and social impact in communities nationwide through inclusive entrepreneurship. 

We connect deeply with the people we serve because our staff are proud and active members of these communities. EforAll works closely with local champions to encourage growing and thriving economies through local entrepreneurship. The EparaTodos program was designed to support Latinx entrepreneurs where they are, with programs run entirely in Spanish. The success of our programs inspires us each day: 713 startups launched; 72% women-owned, 70% BIPOC owned, 39% immigrant-owned, and 38% previously unemployed; 70% of EforAll businesses are still operating after 3 years; and $43 million in alumni revenue generated in 2020.

EforAll seeks an Executive Director who is a leader and adept at balancing internal management with external impact and visibility. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates with knowledge and experience with businesses and startups, who are skilled communicators able to effectively convey the mission and activities of EforAll/EparaTodos to varied constituencies and the broader public. We are a growing and dynamic organization, and this position is perfect for a passionate leader who can translate vision into action, conceptualize and express ideas, and inspire the community and stakeholders. 

We are cheerleaders for our communities. We believe in celebrating strengths and successes. We recognize our team’s personal and professional growth as well as the accomplishments of our entrepreneurs, the dedication of our volunteers, and the generosity of our funders. Embracing a culture of celebration heightens morale and profoundly connects us as members of the EforAll community. 

The Position: The Executive Director serves as a steward of EforAll's mission and stakeholders, implements the EforAll program model, and collaborates with a creative and resourceful team that enables entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into businesses. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Lynn site, the Executive Director is the primary fundraiser and spokesperson for EforAll/EparaTodos. With the support of a local Leadership Advisory Board and the Programs Director, the Executive Director ensures the organization is fiscally sound, and that its internal and external communications, development, and programs meet the current and emergent needs of its constituents. 

Leadership: The Executive Director serves as a leader stewarding the mission of EforAll, EparaTodos, and eforever (partner organization) within Lynn. As a servant leader, the Executive Director provides the local staff with a strong and supportive day-to-day leadership presence and fosters a collaborative professional culture. 

  •  Implement the mission, programs, and values of the organization. 
  •  Ensure program compliance with EforAll’s vision. 
  •  Manage and consult with the Leadership Advisory Board to develop a sustainability and growth plan. 
  •  Lead, coach, and develop the team with strong internal communication and coordination. 

 

Relationship Building and Community Collaboration: The Executive Director is recognized in the community as the lead advocate for EforAll/EparaTodos programs. By actively engaging stakeholders, the Executive Director builds a network of champions and organizations aligned and united in inclusive entrepreneurship. The Executive Director cultivates an environment where all voices are heard and new perspectives are welcome. 

  • Initiate and strengthen relationships and collaborations with organizations and leaders who are connected to EforAll’s mission and purpose. 
  • Inspire collaboration, share information, thoughtfully listen, and respect the abilities of others. 
  • Network in the community building relationships, engaging in public relations activities such as presentations, active committee participation, and information dissemination via various media outlets.

 

Development and Fundraising: The Executive Director is a self-starter and finisher who will implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy for EforAll, EparaTodos, and eforever that includes major gifts from individuals, corporate sponsorships, government funding, grants, and in-kind donations. As an entrepreneur with a proven track record of building philanthropic relationships, the Executive Director understands the value of creating relationships with other organizations and key stakeholders aligned with EforAll’s goals. 

  • Cultivate, solicit, and maintain strong relationships with a portfolio of donors. 
  • Work with EforAll’s Advancement team to create and update proposals and reports for all grant, foundation, and corporate fundraising.
  • Manage and maintain the donor management system. 
  • Research and remain aware of the grant and foundation landscape. 
  • Effectively communicate and interact with people from diverse personal and professional backgrounds. 

 

Administration and Finance: EforAll staff work with passion. We are a non-competitive, collaborative, thoughtful team of humble rock stars. With a "roll up your sleeves" attitude, the Executive Director is proactive and fosters organizational effectiveness. Ensuring that daily operations are professionally and efficiently organized and administered requires an approach that is both strategic and tactical and in alignment with the organizational vision. 

  • Manage and support two Program Managers in coordinating and facilitating all EforAll/EparaTodos programs and events virtually and/or in person. 
  • Oversee the financial operations to meet revenue and budget requirements to support programs and operations. 
  • Direct and evaluate communication strategies to ensure ongoing programmatic excellence. 
  • Bring forth new ideas and resources to meet the changing needs of entrepreneurs, the community, and economic conditions. 
  • Recruit, train, and communicate with volunteers to serve the mission of EforAll/EparaTodos, including Mentors, Judges, and more.

 Minimum Requirements: 

  • Transparent and high integrity leadership. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication. 
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and public speaking ability. 
  • Minimum of five years of experience in leading planning, organizing, running programs, and community work required. 
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies, and volunteers. 
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy. 
  • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation (work-related travel is reimbursed). 

 Skills and Abilities: 

  • Tech-savvy with strong knowledge of video conferencing, social media, Google Suites, and comfortable learning new software. 
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred. 
  • Excellent documentation, time management, and organizational skills. 
  • Knowledge of Lynn and the surrounding area preferred. 
  • Passionate about startups and entrepreneurship. 
  • Flexible and well-organized. 

 

Job Type: Full-time

Hours: Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM with one or two days a week working a sliding schedule that may start later in the day and end as late as 9 PM.

Reports To: Programs Director, EforAll 

Benefits: 

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Reimbursement
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental Leave
  • Retirement Plan
  • Additional Voluntary Benefit

 

EforAll provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to hiring@eforall.org or apply below.

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