Somerville, Massachusetts, United States Full time
The Operations Director ( OD ) is a newly created position
reporting into the Executive Director ( ED ). The OD will work
collaboratively with the Board of Directors in leading the
transformation of Partners for Youth with Disabilities ( PYD ) from
its current stage to a more mature organization, capable of
delivering on its long-term vision. Specifically, they will ensure
that PYD ’s non-profit fiscal financial, operations, fundraising,
marketing, human resource, technology, and programmatic strategies
are effectively and efficiently implemented across all parts of the
organization. Reporting to the ED , the OD will have overall
strategic and operational responsibility for PYD's staff, programs,
expansion, and the execution of its mission
PYD’s headquarters is located in Somerville, MA. The
organization currently is working remotely and will continue to
adapt work routines as warranted by the COVID-19 situation and the
Strategic Vision and Leadership
Partner and collaborate with the ED and the Board to develop a
long-term vision for the organization.
Be innovative, decisive, and bold in ensuring that the budget,
staff, and priorities are aligned with PYD’s core long-term vision
Provide inspirational leadership and direction to the executives
and ensure the continued management and development of a
professional and efficient organization.
Support the ED in forging partnerships in new markets and
establishing relationships with new funders and political and
community leaders to ensure ongoing stability and growth of
Management and Operations
Partner with the ED to coach and mentor staff to build on the
strengths of the overall organization to drive successful
Ensure the flow of funds permits PYD to make continuous progress
towards the achievement of its mission and that those funds are
allocated properly to reflect present and future potential
Ensure effective systems are in place to track and regularly
evaluate program components and outcomes in order to assess program
performance and to enable effective communications to the board,
funders, and other constituents.
Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen
internal communications with staff throughout the organization.
Promote a diverse and positive work environment.
With passion and creativity, build a comprehensive fundraising
strategy with prioritized / sequenced activities, including
cultivating a strong network of potential HNWI (high net worth
Develop a longer-term self-funding financing strategy for the
Formulate and execute comprehensive marketing, branding, and
development strategies to ensure consistency across the
organization and to drive greater funding levels from major donors,
foundations, government agencies, and corporations.
Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web
presence to external relations, to create an even stronger
Use external presence and relationships to garner new
opportunities to attract funders.
Requirements The OD will be thoroughly committed to PYD’s
mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching,
and relationship management experience. Candidates must have a
passion for serving PYD’s constituency and a drive to develop and
execute innovative and aggressive programs to bring in funding from
many different – traditional and untraditional – sources.
Advanced degree, ideally an MBA or MPA, with at least 10-15
years of senior management experience.
Experience developing and operationalizing strategies that have
taken an organization, preferably a non-profit, to the next stage
Passionate and mission-driven, engaging, positive, high
integrity, self-directed, with a healthy dose of idealism
Significant board development, fundraising, marketing/branding, and
fiscal management experience a must.
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, with an innovative
approach to business planning and fundraising.
Past management of 1M+ budget.
Financially savvy and politically astute leader with the ability
to set clear priorities and operate within a budget, delegate
appropriately, and guide prudent investment in people and
Proven ability to recruit, retain, coach, and manage staff.
Develops high-performance teams to set and achieve strategic
Keen analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills to
support and enable sound decision making.
Excellence in organizational management.
Strong written and verbal communication skills – a persuasive
and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and
multidisciplinary project skills.
Outgoing and approachable, with ability to work effectively in
collaboration with diverse groups of people.
Prior nonprofit experience ideal, preferably in disabilities
and/or youth services.
Diversity & Inclusion We encourage people with disabilities,
BIPOC (black and/or indigenous people and people of color),
multi-lingual speakers, people of any religion or ethnicity, and
ASL speakers, of all gender identities and socio-economic
backgrounds to apply.
PYD provides employees with the following benefits package:
Health insurance with a generous employer contribution (Tufts
Health Plan; Silver and Gold tier plan options)
Employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
Employer-paid short-term & long-term disability insurance
401(k) retirement plan with 3% employer contribution
Paid vacation time, starting at 3 weeks (15 days) per year
Paid sick time, 12 days per year
Paid holidays, 14 days per year
Personal time, 3 days per year
Free parking on site
Supportive staff culture committed to providing our employees
with the support & accommodations they need to be successful