On: December 12, 2023

Greater Ashmont Main Street’s Executive Director (ED) coordinates the operations and administration
of the non-profit. The ED works closely with the Board of Directors and liaisons for the City of Boston
Economic Development Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, as well as
representatives of surroundings civic associations, various NGO partners, and relevant elected
officials. The ED leads the planning and implementation of the organization’s annual workplan and
calendar of events, assisting the Board and various committees in accomplishing their goals, while
keeping the organization in compliance with its by-laws, vision statement, and underlying contract
with the City of Boston. The ED and the Treasurer collaborate closely on projecting and maintaining
an accurate budget and healthy financials for the organization. The ED is a central point of contact
and source of information regarding ongoing projects, programs, and events in the neighborhood,
acting as an “ambassador” to and for the district in a variety of ways.

Characteristics & Knowledge

  • Well-developed, timely communication skills, both written and oral; comfortable with public
  • Effective manager of people, resources, and funding sources
  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities and projects with excellent attention to detail and
    discretion as needed
  • Superior interpersonal skills, willing to spend a portion of work time out of the office for projects
    in the larger district
  • Skill in navigating cultural differences
  • Knowledge of the Greater Ashmont MS district, Dorchester, and Boston at large would be
  • There are many professional backgrounds that would make for an excellent candidate. A new
    ED could excel in this role starting out with a working knowledge (through education or work
    experience) in any of the following areas or prior career paths: architecture, historic
    preservation, residential & commercial development, public relations, community organizing,
    journalism, public planning, business administration, marketing, retail, non-profits, volunteer
    administration, event planning, placemaking, fundraising, or small business administration. If
    this role and its impact on the community are of interest to you, please apply!

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 – 5 years professional experience preferred.
  • Existing comfort with MS Office, with the Google Cloud Suite, and social media generally
  • Existing skill or willingness and ability to learn other software used in the office environment,
    including Apple OS; Greater Ashmont’s social media platforms (Facebook, twitter, Instagram);
    Canva and Photoshop Elements (graphic design); Quickbooks (accounting); Constant Contact
    (newsletter); WordPress (website design); Square (credit card processing)
  • Able to lift up to 40lbs unassisted, more as part of a team
  • Proficiency in another language in addition to English would be a plus, especially in
    Vietnamese, Spanish, or Cape Verdean Creole, but is not required

    Hours: 40 hours/week, based out of the Greater Ashmont Main Street office at 1914 Dorchester
    Avenue; evening or weekend hours for organizational meetings or community events required
    regularly; otherwise flexible schedule1
    Wage: $70,000-75,000 annually, bonus eligible
    Benefits: 4 weeks PTO accrued proportionally over the year; comp time allowed on an informal basis as part of the generally flexible schedule; 11 paid federal holidays; $500 annual professional
    development budget.
    Reports to: Board of Directors
    Supervises: Farmers Market Manager/Program Assistant (20 hours/week)
    Review Schedule: 6 months, then annual

    Equal Opportunity Policy
    Greater Ashmont Main Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state equal employment laws, equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment, or military status. All interested applicants from traditionally disadvantaged groups are especially encouraged to apply.

    Forward cover letter & resume to info@greaterashmont.org
    Applications received by Friday, December 22nd will be reviewed together, and later applications on a rolling basis. Those invited to interview will be asked to submit a writing sample and references