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Executive Director, Vietnamese American Initiative for Development


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Job ID:

2843

Location:

Dorchester, MA, United States 

Non-Profit Cause:

Advocacy, Child & Youth Welfare, Community Organizing, Economic Development, Immigration
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Job Views:

2426

Zip Code:

02122

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

09.08.2017
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Job Function & Level:

TITLE (JOB LEVEL): Executive Director / CEO

Job Description:

The Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID) is the first grassroots community development corporation (CDC) founded and operated by Vietnamese refugees and immigrants in the U.S.  VietAID’s mission is to build a strong Vietnamese American community in Boston and a diverse and vibrant Fields Corner neighborhood (which has one of the largest Vietnamese concentrations on the East Coast, as approximately 11% of Dorchester’s 90,000 residents are Vietnamese.)

Since its founding in 1994, VietAid has worked to promote renewal of the Dorchester/Fields Corner communities through stronger civic engagement, development of affordable housing and commercial space, providing small business technical assistance and micro-enterprise, and offering high quality child care and youth programs to serve at risk youth from all segments of the community.

The next Executive Director of VietAID will have the unique opportunity to further strengthen the organization and address the following key initiatives:
  • Managing effectively and efficiently the daily operations of a mission-driven, $1.8 million nonprofit, and engaging and empowering a team of dedicated, committed staff.
  • Building a stronger community reputation and stakeholder relationships to establish community connections and presence.
  • Establishing a strong and mutually supportive partnership with the board to help strengthen its governance capacity and broaden and diversify its membership.
  • Improving operations through organizational development planning and enhanced finance, HR and evaluation protocols.
  • Developing strategic management practices of the agency-owned community center and implementing long-term plans for its needed physical upgrades.
  • Engaging in a strategic planning process to determine the current focus of the agency’s dual mission to serve the Vietnamese community and develop the Fields Corner neighborhood.
  • Executing a broad-based fundraising program across a range of funders to increase and expand the organization’s current donor base and forge new funding and program partnerships.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate is a passionate and highly-relational visionary who cares deeply about VietAID’s mission and the community it serves. The next executive director must be a consensus builder, with the ability to be inclusive and then decisive with a drive to move the organization forward. S/he will possess the interpersonal communications skills and ambassadorial presence to build successful relationships with funders, stakeholders, staff, government officials and the community. The organization’s next leader will have the opportunity to bring renewed energy and vitality to an established organization with a strong foundation.  Lived experience and credibility with the Boston Vietnamese community is essential.  
 
Skills and Experience
  • Politically Astute Networker and Collaborator –The ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of building and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with community residents, groups, leaders and like-minded organizations; be an honest, direct and responsive partner to ensure that relationships are productive and mutually beneficial toward sustaining VietAID. 
  • Experienced Nonprofit Manager – The ideal candidate will have significant professional experience in supervision and management of staff, budgeting and strategic financial management and efficiently aligning and maximizing resources.
  • Experience Working with Boards of Directors – The ideal candidate will be skilled in working effectively in partnership with boards of directors to carry out the mission of the organization and set strategic direction.
  • Strategic Planner and Implementer – The next executive director must provide strategic vision and insight, working collaboratively with the board and staff to chart a strategic direction for VietAID that considers the diverse community it serves. The next leader must also develop annual plans and budgets in support of VietAID’s strategy, holding all accountable for achieving agreed-upon goals.
  • Effective Fundraiser – The new executive director must execute a broad-based fundraising program across a range of funders, including corporations, foundations, government agencies and individuals, with particular skill and experience in fundraising events. The new leader must be eager, poised and proactive in enhancing and solidifying his or her role in fundraising and utilizing available relationships, including those with board members, to achieve significant financial results.
  • Team Builder – The ideal candidate will have experience working in an inclusive work environment and be able to inspire, develop and empower staff and create a productive team-based culture.  S/he will be able to build and maintain a climate of trust and respect where each worker feels appreciated for her or his strengths and contributions.
  • Program Knowledge and Facilitation – Ideally, VietAID’s next leader will understand social justice pedagogy and have prior experience in program development and facilitation to provide targeted support and learned insight to the program team.
 
A master’s degree in economic development, human services, public policy, social justice or a related field, or equivalent work experience, is preferred. A minimum of three to five years of successful senior nonprofit management experience and senior executive leadership in an organization committed to social justice, community engagement or social services is ideal. Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and fluency in Vietnamese desired.

Candidate Guidelines
This search is being conducted by TSNE MissionWorks’ and led by Transition Consultant Doris Roach. All submissions are confidential.
http://tsne.org/executive-director-vietnamese-american-initiative-development
 
Please include a resume and a cover letter with salary requirements, where you learned of the position and a description of how your qualifications and experience match VietAID’s needs. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with experience, within the framework of the organization’s annual operating budget. 
 
VietAID does not and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship or residency status, or veteran status. This policy applies to all areas of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, job assignment, opportunities for training and development, pay, benefits, promotion and demotion, layoff and termination.


Company Info

Third Sector New England
United States
Phone:
Web Site: www.tsne.org

Executive Director, Vietnamese American Initiative for Development

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

2843

Location:

Dorchester, MA, United States 

Non-Profit Cause:

Advocacy, Child & Youth Welfare, Community Organizing, Economic Development, Immigration
col-narrow-right   

Job Views:

2426

Zip Code:

02122

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

09.08.2017
col-wide   

Job Function & Level:

TITLE (JOB LEVEL): Executive Director / CEO

Job Description:

The Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID) is the first grassroots community development corporation (CDC) founded and operated by Vietnamese refugees and immigrants in the U.S.  VietAID’s mission is to build a strong Vietnamese American community in Boston and a diverse and vibrant Fields Corner neighborhood (which has one of the largest Vietnamese concentrations on the East Coast, as approximately 11% of Dorchester’s 90,000 residents are Vietnamese.)

Since its founding in 1994, VietAid has worked to promote renewal of the Dorchester/Fields Corner communities through stronger civic engagement, development of affordable housing and commercial space, providing small business technical assistance and micro-enterprise, and offering high quality child care and youth programs to serve at risk youth from all segments of the community.

The next Executive Director of VietAID will have the unique opportunity to further strengthen the organization and address the following key initiatives:
  • Managing effectively and efficiently the daily operations of a mission-driven, $1.8 million nonprofit, and engaging and empowering a team of dedicated, committed staff.
  • Building a stronger community reputation and stakeholder relationships to establish community connections and presence.
  • Establishing a strong and mutually supportive partnership with the board to help strengthen its governance capacity and broaden and diversify its membership.
  • Improving operations through organizational development planning and enhanced finance, HR and evaluation protocols.
  • Developing strategic management practices of the agency-owned community center and implementing long-term plans for its needed physical upgrades.
  • Engaging in a strategic planning process to determine the current focus of the agency’s dual mission to serve the Vietnamese community and develop the Fields Corner neighborhood.
  • Executing a broad-based fundraising program across a range of funders to increase and expand the organization’s current donor base and forge new funding and program partnerships.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate is a passionate and highly-relational visionary who cares deeply about VietAID’s mission and the community it serves. The next executive director must be a consensus builder, with the ability to be inclusive and then decisive with a drive to move the organization forward. S/he will possess the interpersonal communications skills and ambassadorial presence to build successful relationships with funders, stakeholders, staff, government officials and the community. The organization’s next leader will have the opportunity to bring renewed energy and vitality to an established organization with a strong foundation.  Lived experience and credibility with the Boston Vietnamese community is essential.  
 
Skills and Experience
  • Politically Astute Networker and Collaborator –The ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of building and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with community residents, groups, leaders and like-minded organizations; be an honest, direct and responsive partner to ensure that relationships are productive and mutually beneficial toward sustaining VietAID. 
  • Experienced Nonprofit Manager – The ideal candidate will have significant professional experience in supervision and management of staff, budgeting and strategic financial management and efficiently aligning and maximizing resources.
  • Experience Working with Boards of Directors – The ideal candidate will be skilled in working effectively in partnership with boards of directors to carry out the mission of the organization and set strategic direction.
  • Strategic Planner and Implementer – The next executive director must provide strategic vision and insight, working collaboratively with the board and staff to chart a strategic direction for VietAID that considers the diverse community it serves. The next leader must also develop annual plans and budgets in support of VietAID’s strategy, holding all accountable for achieving agreed-upon goals.
  • Effective Fundraiser – The new executive director must execute a broad-based fundraising program across a range of funders, including corporations, foundations, government agencies and individuals, with particular skill and experience in fundraising events. The new leader must be eager, poised and proactive in enhancing and solidifying his or her role in fundraising and utilizing available relationships, including those with board members, to achieve significant financial results.
  • Team Builder – The ideal candidate will have experience working in an inclusive work environment and be able to inspire, develop and empower staff and create a productive team-based culture.  S/he will be able to build and maintain a climate of trust and respect where each worker feels appreciated for her or his strengths and contributions.
  • Program Knowledge and Facilitation – Ideally, VietAID’s next leader will understand social justice pedagogy and have prior experience in program development and facilitation to provide targeted support and learned insight to the program team.
 
A master’s degree in economic development, human services, public policy, social justice or a related field, or equivalent work experience, is preferred. A minimum of three to five years of successful senior nonprofit management experience and senior executive leadership in an organization committed to social justice, community engagement or social services is ideal. Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and fluency in Vietnamese desired.

Candidate Guidelines
This search is being conducted by TSNE MissionWorks’ and led by Transition Consultant Doris Roach. All submissions are confidential.
http://tsne.org/executive-director-vietnamese-american-initiative-development
 
Please include a resume and a cover letter with salary requirements, where you learned of the position and a description of how your qualifications and experience match VietAID’s needs. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with experience, within the framework of the organization’s annual operating budget. 
 
VietAID does not and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship or residency status, or veteran status. This policy applies to all areas of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, job assignment, opportunities for training and development, pay, benefits, promotion and demotion, layoff and termination.