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Progressive Mass Funders Collaborative
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December 20th, 2021
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Executive Director
Progressive Mass Funders Collaborative

The Progressive Mass Funders Collaborative (PMFC) is a statewide group of individual social justice donors and donor advisors working to advance Massachusetts' progressive agenda. PMFC works in partnership with grassroots field leaders, foundations and philanthropic affinity groups. As a state donor table, PMFC is also part of a national network of other state donor alliances and is affiliated with the national organization, Committee on States (CoS).  PMFC leverages funds to support projects that connect and align the progressive electoral ecosystem and that have an impact beyond any one campaign. PMFC identifies and helps scale new and emerging organizations and centers women and people of color in funding.  PMFC has surveyed the political and electoral landscape to discover and help bolster the grassroots civic organizations and collaboratives that are aligned with its vision. PMFC works to build a more democratic and equitable Massachusetts by strengthening grassroots political power within the movement ecosystem to win policies that benefit the Commonwealth as a whole and particularly underrepresented communities. PMFC meets together to learn, strategize and align funding for greater impact.

PMFC seeks to accomplish the following:

  • Build a more reflective democracy by increasing the number of women and people of color running and winning elected office
  • Analyze the current progressive electoral ecosystem and offer seed funding or support gaps
  • In partnership with BIPOC-led community-based organizations, support efforts to encourage civic participation and pass bold progressive legislation
  • Increase the number of individual donors supporting year-round civic engagement and progressive movement building work
  • Ensure government transparency and hold elected officials accountable
  • Shine the spotlight on Massachusetts unique barriers in an effort toward becoming a true progressive (not just blue) state

PMFC has made a significant impact with one part-time consultant and is now poised to take its organizational growth to the next level. PMFC seeks an inaugural Executive Director to lead the organization in this exciting expansion phase.  With ample support and mentorship of the Senior Consultant, the Executive Director will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership to scale PMFC and champion a progressive agenda. The Executive Director will create and implement a robust strategic plan that will increase the organization's impact by fortifying development efforts, building and strengthening coalitions, and increasing its progressive political influence to put equity and prosperity at the forefront of our political landscape. The Executive Director will also serve as the face of the organization and represent PMFC within the community and with varied stakeholders, at conferences and other speaking engagements.

Program Strategy and Leadership

  • Ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core lens through which PMFC measures success. This includes but is not limited to applying a DEI lens to donor development, grantmaking, and overall organizational strategy.
  • Work with field leaders and donor partners to create a clear strategy that builds a healthy progressive infrastructure and elevates BIPOC led work.
  • Identify areas where PMFC can be strong anti-racist allies.
  • Provide targeted assistance to grantees as needed, particularly at launch or a transition.

Member Engagement and Fundraising

  • With the support of the Senior Consultant, develop and implement a multi-year fundraising and membership growth plan.
  • Develop inspiring materials and verbal presentations for communicating PMFC’s work to donor audiences and engage with donors with an array of communication or linguistic styles.
  • Retain and increase the ongoing support and political engagement of members through events, communications, and individual conversations.
  • Ability and comfort communicating with prospective high net worth donors with no prior interaction or introduction.
  • Research, develop and maintain a donor database and create new systems to support growth.
  • Lead and facilitate quarterly member meetings and funder briefings.

Organizational Management

  • Oversee and raise the organizational budget, spending, planning, and subcontractors.
  • Support data and systems transfer into new databases or systems.
  • Manage relationship with PMFC’s fiscal host, NEO Philanthropy Action Fund, and ensure that PMFC meets all financial planning, administrative and reporting requirements as well as manage the budget, track giving and process grantmaking.
  • Create a culture of learning and respect that improves PMFC’s ability to address challenges around issues of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, disability, age and more.

External Relations

  • Provide visible, respected, authentic political leadership in the community.
  • Identify opportunities for funding that fit PMFC’s strategy.
  • Engage and support coalition-building efforts with an array of diverse stakeholders.
  • Have knowledge and experience of Massachusetts politics with a specific focus on the Boston political landscape.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of federal, state, and local political and policy trends.
  • Engage with local, statewide, and national allies, which include elected leaders, grantees, and funders, activists, and other partners.
  • Represent PMFC at Committee on States, a national organization supporting the development of state-based donor alliances, and other conferences as needed.
  • Develop inspiring materials and presentations for communicating PMFC’s work to donor audiences and expand public profile.

• Strategic, analytical, and problem-solving skills with the ability to overcome challenges through the development of thoughtful and creative solutions.
• Ability and comfort working with stakeholders from varied backgrounds such as individuals from the philanthropic community, elected officials, community-based organizations, and activists.
• Commitment to the mission and values of PMFC.
• Experience with and passion for individual donor fundraising.
• Excellent communicator and writer, with experience as a spokesperson who can tailor messages to different audiences.
• Experience with creating compelling stories and narratives in written form.
• Ability to build and sustain coalitions and partnerships from diverse and varied backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints.
• Experience with fundraising, finance, board oversight and/or operations in a nonprofit organization.
• Knowledge and understanding of social and political change movements backed by direct experience with grassroots and/or electoral efforts.
• Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Cultural competency especially with immigrant and BIPOC communities.
• Experience and knowledge of Excel, Google, Zoom and PowerPoint, knowledge of donor database tracking systems a plus.
• Collaborative leadership style, engaging and confident interpersonal style.
• Sense of humor!

The salary range for this position is $100,000-$115,000. The role is full-time with flexible hours and is remote; however, the Executive Director is expected to reside within Greater Boston. Benefits include three weeks of vacation in the first year (four after that), four personal days and twelve sick days, paid family leave, medical insurance, dental and vision insurance, pet insurance, and a retirement plan option.

To apply to this position, submit your resume and cover letter to pmfc.info@gmail.com with the subject line: PMFC Executive Director. Applicants will be reviewed by the totality of their experience and with the core qualifications in mind. Please feel free to email with any questions about the role. PMFC is a fiscally hosted project of the NEO Philanthropy Action Fund. PMFC is committed to sustaining a diverse community with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and encouraging to all. PMFC fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and cultivates diversity along multiple dimensions,including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, out-of-home care,
age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience.

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