Lead Organizer / Executive Director

Lead Organizer / Executive Director

Greater Boston Interfaith Organization Website
  • Greater Boston Interfaith Organization
  • Boston, MA USA
  • Full Time

GBIO Lead Organizer / Executive Director Job Description

Reporting to the GBIO Strategy Team (Board of Directors), through the Personnel Team, the Lead Organizer / Executive Director (LE/ED) is responsible for building a strong organization by developing leaders to work for the common good, providing day-to-day leadership and management in the implementation of its approved operations and actions.

In accordance with the bylaws, the Personnel Team supports the LE/ED in the conduct of its overall operations, which includes hiring and managing additional staff or contractors.

In accordance with the bylaws, under the direction of the GBIO Strategy Team (Board of Directors), the LE/ED will develop, manage, and implement all approved issue campaigns, oversee fundraising efforts and engage with volunteers on all actions. LE/ED also oversees communications, finance, and operations, with support from communications organizer, operations staff, bookkeeper, and Strategy Team finance committee.

Organizers bring a unique expertise of being a: talent scout, teacher and coach, strategist, researcher, policy-oriented, campaign builder, action driver, evaluator, administrator, listener, agitator, and team builder. For GBIO, the following core responsibilities are defined:


The successful LE/ED candidate will possess the following qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
• Strong written and verbal communications.
• Ability to contribute to and create a strong team environment among staff as well as leaders throughout the organization.
• Self-management, including technology skills, to maintain a wide network of internal and external relationships and oversee the wide range of activity of a large, multi-issue organization.
• Three years or more work experience in a leadership role, including supervisory experience.
• Strong experience and/or demonstrated interest in interfaith relationships and the spiritual and religious values and practices which support and sustain work for justice.
• Deep capacity for cross-cultural relationships and for equitably leading a multi-racial organization.
• Experience in working with people of varied religious and cultural backgrounds.
• Experience or aptitude to fund and manage a million dollar annual budget.
• Ability to ask for assistance and mentoring, and acknowledge the areas of the work where it is needed.


LE/ED will be responsible for the following:

• Leadership identification, recruitment, development, support and training;
• Working closely and relationally with various leadership bodies of GBIO (e.g., Strategy Team, Executive Team, • • • Finance Team, Fundraising Team, Personnel Team, and issue action teams);
• Directing campaigns and working with leaders on political strategy, relationship building and power analysis;
• Strategic planning;
• Fundraising and grant writing;
• Administration and business functions;
• Recruitment, development and training of organizers;
• Hiring, supervising, developing, evaluating and, if necessary, terminating, in consultation with GBIO leadership, all GBIO paid staff.


This position is full time as described in the GBIO Employee Manual. Any work performed outside of GBIO will be negotiated and approved by the Executive and/or Personnel Team.


Annual salary will be $95,000 – $105,000 depending on experience.


GBIO will provide SEP (Pension) contributions in the amount of 15% of annual salary, Health Care, and generous vacation as stipulated in the GBIO Employee Manual.




Confidential Resumes and Inquiries can be emailed to:


To apply for this job email your details to jobs@gbio.org

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