The mission of the Margaret Fuller House is to strengthen and empower youth, families, and community residents. We work to address the economic, social and political inequities that shape the lives and futures of Cambridge area residents.
The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House is an historic and vibrant community-based organization in Cambridge that provides resources and support to more than 4,000 people annually. Our mission is to strengthen and empower youth, families and community residents, and to address the economic, social and political inequities that shape the lives and futures of Port/Area IV residents.
A fixture in the community since 1902, the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House (MFNH) is now looking for a new Executive Director to strengthen our foundation and lead us into the future. She/he will be a strategic thinker, a collaborative leader, an exceptional communicator, and a strong advocate for and alongside the Port/Area IV community.
The new Executive Director will work closely with a strong Board of Directors to implement MFNH’s mission and strategic goals. She/he will manage daily operations and provide oversight for a range of programs: a busy food pantry, enrichment programs for youth and seniors, a drop-in technology center, community outreach and organizing, and a variety of community partnerships. Key responsibilities include financial management, fundraising and sustainability, program development, community engagement, strengthening of partnerships, and advocacy for low-income Port/Area IV residents in particular.
The ideal candidate possesses:
A strong background in community leadership, with an emphasis in working with an ethnically diverse urban population
A proven track record for relationship building among different stakeholders
Expertise in fundraising in an evolving non-profit landscape
Experience in nonprofit management, including strong collaboration with Board of Directors
Familiarity with the needs and institutions of Cambridge or non-profit work experience in a similar environment
Demonstrated ability to adapt an organization to the evolving needs of its constituency
Capacity to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment while collaborating and keeping the organization’s mission and goals in view
Diverse candidates from the Port/Area IV Community and Cambridge are encouraged to apply.