Executive Director- WalkBoston

WalkBoston, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy organization, makes walking safer and easier in Massachusetts to encourage better health, a cleaner environment and more vibrant communities. We have a vision of a Massachusetts where people walking – no matter their race, identity, age, ability, or lived experience – feel safe, connected, and valued on our streets and sidewalks. Our small, committed staff work as a team to make change: whether it’s getting a crosswalk painted in a neighborhood or influencing Massachusetts state policy to make streets safer for all. Key to our effort is the value we place in Community, Equity, and Partnership.

Our next Executive Director will lead the organization and further our mission of making walking safer and easier in Massachusetts to encourage better health, a cleaner environment, and more vibrant communities. The Executive Director will be a leader who believes in WalkBoston’s mission, vision and values, and is an excellent communicator and coalition builder with a demonstrated commitment to racial equity principles. The Executive Director will be tasked with implementing our newly developed equity-centered Strategic Plan.

The Executive Director will uphold WalkBoston’s values of community, equity and partnership and work towards a Massachusetts where people walking - no matter their race, identity, age, ability, or lived experience - feel safe, connected, and valued on our streets and sidewalks.

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker with a track record in managing budgets, staff, and fundraising and/or comfort with asking for money. Professional or lived experience in the following is desired but not required; fundraising for a small non-profit, advocating or organizing among diverse populations, knowledge of transportation planning, urban planning, or public health, and board recruitment / retention.

WalkBoston is seeking a diverse (race, age, geography, background and experience) candidate pool. The Executive Director is a leader who can apply a varied set of professional and lived experiences to the betterment of WalkBoston. We encourage individuals to apply who share a passion for our vision, mission, and values and enjoy contributing ideas on how we can become stronger as an organization.

Compensation:
Full-time position (37.5 hours/week)
Annual salary range: $90,000 - $110,000 based upon prior work experience
Standard benefits include holiday compensation, paid time off, health insurance, and flexible scheduling.
In-state travel is required.
Availability for occasional early morning, evening, or weekend hours is required.
Currently, WalkBoston staff is working on a hybrid model, with a flexible number of days spent in-person. We have a shared office space at the CIC in Downtown Boston which we share with several other transportation advocacy organizations.

Full job description is here: https://walkboston.org/2022/11/21/walkboston-is-hiring-a-new-executive-director/

To apply email a resume and cover letter answering the question “What relevant experience, skills and assets would you bring to the role of Executive Director?” to jobs@walkboston.org by December 16th.


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