Executive Vice President

A Better City Published: February 9, 2019
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Energy / Planning / Land Use / Policy /

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Description

~ A Better City is a diverse group of business leaders united around a common goal — to enhance Boston and the region’s economic health, competitiveness, vibrancy, sustainability and quality of life. ~

With 130 member companies across multiple sectors, A Better City operates between the private and public sectors using technical expertise and research capabilities to shape key policies, projects and initiatives.  

By amplifying the voice of the business community through collaboration and consensus across a broad range of stakeholders, A Better City develops solutions and influences policy in three critical areas central to the Boston region’s economic competitiveness and growth — transportation and infrastructure, land use and development, and environment and energy. Additional information can be found at our website.

Position Overview

ABC is now positioning itself for its next stage of growth to better serve its growing member base and support the business community as it responds to the pressing sustainability and economic issues facing Greater Boston. The new position of Executive Vice President will report to the President playing a pivotal role in organizational growth, day-to-day management, and strategic/operational leadership.

Responsibilities

Management & Governance:

  • Work in partnership with the President/CEO and the Board to set strategic plans and goals.
  • Assist the President/CEO with the planning  of board meetings.
  • Provide daily oversight on ABC’s daily operations.
  • Supervise the Director of Administration & Finance, the Director of Transportation, the Director of Climate, Energy & Resilience, and the Land Use Project Director. 
  • Plan and coordinate staff meetings.

Program:

  • Provide programmatic thought leadership and holistically oversee and align the organization’s portfolio of initiatives and activities, including planning, program implementation, quality management, program budgeting, data collection/analysis, program evaluation and grantwriting.
  • Help develop a program agenda related to sustainable buildings and fostering climate resilience initiatives in the commercial real estate sector.
  • Apply an entrepreneurial mindset in developing revenue strategies from new/current programs.

Administration:

  • Ensure the successful operation of all administrative functions (administration, communications, finance, fundraising, grantwriting, HR, IT and membership).
  • Provide overall staff leadership, fostering a positive work environment and promoting an organizational culture that encourages quality, innovative thinking, and personal/professional growth.

Fundraising/Marketing:

  • Work collaboratively to develop a comprehensive earned/unearned revenue strategy.
  • Coordinate grants management.
  • Keep stakeholders (ABC members, other Boston area businesses, city/state government officials, the media, etc.) informed about and ABC's work.

Qualifications

The EVP will bring an impressive portfolio of experience that spans both the management and environmental sectors:

  • 7-15 years’ senior level management experience, preferably in the nonprofit/environmental sector, playing a thought leader role in collaboration with senior staff and/or board.
  • In-depth knowledge of environmental/energy issues.
  • Successful track record developing and executing strategic planning initiatives.
  • Experience overseeing finance, human resources, and IT functions strongly preferred.
  • Staff and/or board experience engaging with sustainable buildings, climate/resiliency issues, and/or energy issues strongly preferred.
  • An impressive track record in quality management, and implementing process improvement, change leadership and change management.
  • Excellent management, project management and analytical skills.
  • The ability to relate effectively to a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, including ABC staff and board, members of the business community, funders, and government officials.
  • MBA strongly preferred. Undergraduate/graduate degree in environmental science or related field helpful.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to upload your resume and cover letter detailing how your professional experiences and expertise are relevant.  

~ EOE ~

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