South Shore Community Action Council
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

South Shore Community Action Council, Inc. (SSCAC) is seeking an experienced executive to serve as Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer (ED/CEO). The Executive Director/CEO will lead SSCAC in continuing to meet its vital mission to eliminate poverty along the South Shore by affording everyone in need the opportunities for education, training and work; to live with dignity; to contribute to the full extent of their capabilities; and to participate in the workings of our society.

The Organization

Based in Plymouth, Massachusetts, South Shore Community Action Council, Inc. (SSCAC), a private not-for-profit organization, provides a range of critical services to low-income individuals and families on the South Shore of Massachusetts, and toils to combat the root causes of poverty in those communities. SSCAC is funded through federal, state, private and local sources and runs many programs in the areas of Youth and Family Development, Income Maintenance, Nutrition, Emergency Assistance, Self-Sufficiency, Energy Assistance, Employment, and Transportation Assistance. Since its incorporation in 1965, SSCAC has grown to serve 27,763 low-income individuals in over 70 communities in FY16.

Learn more about the mission, values, programs and impact of SSCAC at

The Position

The ED/CEO is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the agency. In partnership with the Board of Directors and the executive management team, the ED establishes, implements, refines, and reviews effective long-range goals, strategies, procedures and policies that align with the mission of SSCAC.

Key Responsibilities


The successful candidate will be an accomplished, creative leader with a strong commitment to the mission and values on which the work of SSCAC is based, that is, maximizing resources to eliminate poverty by offering opportunities for education, training, and work, so that each may live with dignity and contribute to the full extent of her/his capabilities.

Required competencies and experience

South Shore Community Action Council is working with New Leadership Group on this recruitment. Confidential inquires and applications (resume and letter of interest) must be submitted to Gale Batchelder

Questions can be directed by email or by calling 617.547-3159.

Note: Internal Candidates are encouraged to apply. Internal candidates must also submit a resume and cover letter.

South Shore Community Action Council, Inc. is a private nonprofit in Plymouth. We are people helping people help themselves! We are an EEOC Employer, we are diverse, and we offer an extremely competitive benefits package. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Posting will be open until a suitable candidate is found.