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.
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 www.sscac.org
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.
- With the Board of Directors, the ED/CEO develops strategic goals, objectives, and priorities that align with SSCAC’s mission.
- Encourages, maintains, and supports a vibrant Board of Directors and serves as an ex-officio member of each Board committee.
- Manages the day-to-day activity of SSCAC in accordance with program standards and applicable regulations. Is responsible for a staff of 200+ in four locations with a $20 million annual operating budget.
- Directs and reviews the development of program plans and budgets.
- Ensures ongoing programmatic excellence and evaluation and consistent quality in the areas of finance and administration, fundraising, communication, and systems. Recommends the timelines and resources needed to achieve these key strategic goals.
- Reviews and evaluates the results of all operations including fiscal operations. Makes program changes as needed.
- Organizes and manages the human resources of SSCAC, providing employees with the tools necessary to excel. Mentors, coaches, develops and retains 6-8 direct reports.
- Expands upon and seeks out revenue-generating fundraising activities to support existing and new programs.
- Establishes community support of SSCAC’s objectives. Collaborates with government officials, non-profits, and other stakeholders in towns that SSCAC serves.
- Cultivates a community presence and relationships to foster new program opportunities.
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
- Education and experience that has prepared the candidate to lead a $20+ million organization. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible leadership in organizations of comparable size, complexity, and/or mission.
- Demonstrated oversight of budgets and complex fiscal operations, preferably of both public and private funds.
- Experience managing government-funded programs and working with state and federal regulations.
- Proven ability to lead a large multi-service organization with a diverse staff. Strong commitment to the professional development of staff and successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team.
- Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
- Experience working with a governing Board and cultivating relationships with same.
- Successful fundraising experience with public and private stakeholders.
- Ability to identify and steward opportunities for community engagement and strategic partnerships.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated accomplishment in formal presentation, persuasion, and public speaking.
- A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree in business, nonprofit management, human services, education, or a related field is preferred.
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.