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31 Jan 2024

Full-Time Executive Director

Healthy Waltham – Posted by mbenvenuti Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Executive Director (Full-time)

Our Mission:

At Healthy Waltham, we are committed to enhancing the health of the Waltham community. Our mission revolves around promoting healthy eating and active living to reduce obesity and related chronic diseases. Through collaborative community initiatives, educational programs, and various activities, we aim to foster a healthier lifestyle for residents, workers, and learners in Waltham.

Our Culture: Why work with us?

Join Healthy Waltham, where we’re not just an organization; we’re a community united in fostering wellness and prosperity. Be an integral part of our mission to address health disparities, uplift vulnerable residents, and create positive change. If you’re inspired to be a catalyst for change and believe in collaborative efforts, join us in building a healthier, thriving community for all.

A day in the life of this role:

Are you a dynamic leader passionate about improving community health? As the Executive Director (ED) of Healthy Waltham, you will spearhead the organization’s efforts to create a healthier living environment in Waltham. With a primary focus on fundraising, sustainability, staff and program management, and mission execution. Reporting to the Board of Directors, you will play a pivotal role in driving growth and impact.


What’s in it for you:

Compensation Package: The Executive Director position at Healthy Waltham comes with a competitive salary range of $90,000 to 95,000. While traditional benefits are not currently offered due to the organization’s size, we are dedicated to exploring and implementing a comprehensive benefits package that aligns with candidates’ needs and expectations, reflecting our commitment to recognizing leadership impact.

Dynamic Work Environment: With exciting changes ahead, including the launch of a new site in Waltham, the Executive Director will play a crucial role in this expansion. This 35- hour-per-week role involves a mix of onsite presence, active participation in events and fundraising activities (potentially on nights and weekends), and flexibility for remote work.



Fundraising & Community Outreach: The Executive Director (ED) leads Fundraising & Community Outreach, directing efforts to sustain and elevate funding levels by securing grants, sponsorships, and government funding. They manage annual appeals, identify major gifts, and organize fundraising events. The ED promotes Healthy Waltham (HW) to stakeholders, including elected officials, funders, and the media, encouraging collaboration with nonprofits. Active involvement in regional and local committees is expected, and the ED oversees communication enhancement, including web presence and social media.

Leadership: The ED guides program, organizational, and financial planning with the Board and staff. They lead board committee work, facilitate meetings, and involve the board in strategic direction. The ED plays a key role in HW’s rebranding, advances the strategic plan, collaborates with staff on the Healthy Waltham Community Market, and advocates for mission-aligned change in a diverse community.

Management and Budget: The ED collaborates with staff, the Finance Committee, and the board to prepare budgets ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations by maintaining official records and documents alongside the board and legal counsel. The ED, in conjunction with the board, conducts official correspondence and executes legal documents. Additionally, the ED supervises and annually evaluates direct reports and consultants.


What we’re looking for in our ideal candidate:

We value diverse backgrounds and recognize that exceptional leadership can come from various paths. We’re excited to explore a variety of backgrounds. Even if you don’t hit every mark outlined below, we encourage you to apply for the position. We value passion, dedication, and a commitment to our mission above all. If you embody these qualities and are eager to contribute to our community health goals, we welcome your application to join our team.

● Diverse background with exceptional leadership skills.
● Passion, dedication, and commitment to the mission.
● Demonstrated leadership in a nonprofit setting.
● Fundraising expertise with a strategic approach.
● Strong communication and collaboration skills.
● Experience in organizational and financial planning.
● Knowledge of health-related issues and community engagement.
● Flexibility and adaptability to a dynamic work environment.
● Willingness to organize and participate in community events.


Join Us in Making a Difference!

This is more than a job-it’s an opportunity to create a meaningful impact. Lead our efforts to build a healthier living environment in Waltham, driving growth and transformative change. If you’re a strategic thinker, collaborative leader, and community health advocate, join us in shaping Healthy Waltham’s future. Apply now to be part of a dedicated team making a lasting difference in our community.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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