MTPC Seeks New Executive Director

Posted by: | Posted on: April 30, 2013

POSITION OPEN: Executive Director
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

Location: Boston, Mass.
Posted: 04/26/2013
Apply by: 05/31/2013

Founded in 2001, MTPC is dedicated to ending discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. MTPC envisions a world where persons of all genders are treated with respect and fully participate in all areas of society, free from fear of prohibition, harassment or violence based on their gender identity and/or expression. The organization has accomplished major advocacy successes including passage of the Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Act in 2011. By attracting and mobilizing the under-utilized talents and skills of the transgender community, it has increased the visibility of transgender people and built a vibrant and supportive transgender and allied community across the state. Its current annual budget is $100,000 under the fiscal sponsorship of the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth (BAGLY). MTPC currently has in place an Interim Director, part time staff and interns, and a volunteer Steering Committee.

The Opportunity

MTPC is small, powerful, nimble and ready for its next stage of evolution. As the go-to transgender advocacy and education organization in Massachusetts, it is also frequently called upon to assist individuals in the role of direct service provider. Though committed to staying closely attuned to its community’s needs, it has been spread thin as a small organization with limited capacity. Recognizing and managing these (and other) disparate demands will be a key challenge for the new director.

The Steering Committee and staff have identified the following focus areas for the next three years:

  • Advocacy (coalition building and legislative strategy)
  • Education (community advocates program, trainings and speaking engagements)
  • Community (organizing effective community events)

The Position

The new Executive Director will lead an organization of diverse transgender activists and advocates seeking to continue an ambitious agenda of improving the lives of transgender people in Massachusetts. The incoming ED will share this goal and commitment to the organization’s mission, bringing aspirations, perspective and experience to guide the organization. The ED should be passionate, knowledgeable, and politically savvy. The ideal candidate is a seasoned manager with imagination and purpose, able to successfully implement ideas and plans, a skilled collaborator, committed to open dialogue and transparency, and a hardworking self-starter who is dedicated to social justice. The ED will have demonstrable successes as an innovative, facilitative and collaborative leader, able to create a vision and inspire others through positive, inclusive engagement.

The ED will report to the Steering Committee and is responsible for programming and fundraising, as well as financial and administrative management of the organization. MTPC’s new leader will be expected to play a strong, visible and strategic role in developing and implementing plans to promote growth, impact and long-term sustainability.

Application Process

Click here to see the full position description and instructions for how to apply.

Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible with a deadline of May 31, 2013.

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