Executive Director

Executive Director

The Children’s Trust is on a mission to stop child abuse in Massachusetts. We give parents the tools and resources to build lifelong skills and gain self-confidence to ensure children grow up safe and healthy. Our proven programs reflect a fierce commitment to empowering families at the earliest stages and prove the vicious cycle of reoccurring abuse can be stopped. We are seeking an individual for the Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations position to join our team and help make a difference for children in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

The incoming Executive Director will have the opportunity to lead, inspire, and impact policy and programs to advance The Children’s Trust mission. This is an incredible opportunity to lead an organization that is uniquely positioned to prevent child abuse in Massachusetts through a myriad of approaches: driving evidence-based research about the proven methodologies to strengthen families, influencing public policy, overseeing family-based programs, raising awareness, and securing critical funding to support vital programs, including one of their signature programs, Healthy Families of Massachusetts.

Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate a compelling passion and narrative for the mission of The Children’s Trust.
  • Lead and manage all functional and governance aspects of a quasi-public agency—as well as its independent 501(c)(3)— including an annual budget of over $20M, approximately 35-person staff (including 5 direct reports), and approximately 50-person Board of Directors.
  • Share and drive a clear and compelling vision for the future of the Children’s Trust, leveraging the Children’s Trust Board of Directors with its strong relationships across all sectors and its separate 501(c)(3) Board, and using tools such as organizational strategic planning, advocacy, public relations, continuous quality improvement and collaborations with private, public, and professional organizations on behalf of child abuse prevention and family support.
  • Serve in an externally facing capacity for the organization, including direct engagements with state government officials, private-sector funders, alliance- and stakeholder-building activities, community outreach, and marketing and thought-leadership opportunities.
  • Demonstrate a collaborative and strategic leadership style to support the Children’s Trust program work, which is accomplished through a network of over one hundred of the state’s most innovative local community organizations that provide services to families, and its policy advocacy efforts across Massachusetts.
  • Drive and shape evidence-based research, review, and evaluation of family support programming, services, and assistance to optimize statewide standards and outcomes in furtherance of the mission to prevent child abuse and neglect.
  • Shape and embed a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging across the organization.
  • Leverage best practices from other highly correlated leadership experiences.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of executive leadership/management experience; experience as CEO/Executive Director a plus.
  • Two years of direct service experience in child welfare or child clinical work.
  • Two years of experience in human services administration or policymaking.
  • Graduate degree in a related field.

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