We are a team of passionate and dedicated volunteers with various backgrounds including research and academia, community organizing and engagement, advocacy and activism, and direct service organizations. We are people with our own migration stories, direct ties to immigrant stories, and compassion for and a desire to support asylum seeker, refugee, and immigrant communities. We are united by a commitment to our mission.
Now Recruiting Our Next Executive Director! We are currently recruiting a new Executive Director! This will be an exciting opportunity for an emerging or established leader to contribute to impactful work, further develop leadership skills, and oversee a dynamic volunteer team. The new Executive Director will join our recently rebranded and relaunched organization and have the ability to to take what we have created over the last several years and make it their own.
Please see the full position description below, and send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by April 8th to apply.
Executive Director Position Description
MAP Network is currently searching for a volunteer Executive Director to lead our organization. The person will be tasked with administrative and mission-focused duties such as coordinating meetings of our Leadership Team; further developing our outreach strategy and meeting with migrant service providers in the Boston area; overseeing the growth and development of the organization; and acting as a figurehead for the organization. This is an opportunity for new leadership to take what we have created over the last several years and make it their own, ushering the organization through continued growth and evolution.
Strong interest and commitment to the mission
Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to motivate, collaborate with, and oversee a diverse team
Excellent communication and public speaking skills
Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail
Project management experience
Experience with strategic thinking and planning and ability to guide the team through planning processes
Experience with community outreach, building and maintaining inter-organizational relationships, and communicating with people in a variety of roles
A demonstrated understanding of migration issues and some level of knowledge of the political landscape within Boston
Collaborative working style and interpersonal communication skills
Self-motivated and driven
Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred; current graduate student or master’s degree a plus
Familiarity with immigrant and refugee serving organizations and/or immigrant and refugee communities in the Boston area strongly preferred
Any combination of formal training/education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform position duties
Grant writing, fundraising, strategic planning, and/or administration skills are a strong plus
Note: We understand that knowledge, experience, and abilities come from a variety of sources. Those who do not meet all of the listed qualifications but who have strong interest in the role are still encouraged to apply. We are looking for the right fit and the right combination of skills and experience and are not as concerned that potential candidates check every box.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate and lead the monthly Leadership Team meetings
Provide strategic direction and leadership for the MAP Network’s networking, outreach, and communication initiatives
Provide general guidance and feedback for the Research, Communications, Community Engagement and Events, and Fundraising/Grants teams
Help plan and participate in organization events
Meet with Leadership Team members each semester to review goals and accomplishments and to plan for upcoming activities
Maintain ongoing communication with Leadership Team Members for project updates, collaboration, and support
Contribute to strengthening relationships with and between other organizations
Collaborate with Leadership Team to improve organizational processes and sustainability
Mentor and supervise interns
Please note that MAP Network is volunteer-run, and this is a part-time, unpaid volunteer position. This opportunity is ideal for graduate students or other young professionals looking to gain leadership experience, or an established nonprofit professional looking to contribute to community work and support a developing nonprofit. As the Executive Director, we ask that you commit to at least a one-year term. This position requires approximately a 8-10 hr/week time commitment. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 8th.
Leadership Team Leadership Team Members typically commit to serving at least six months on a specific team, for which they lead and develop projects. All Leadership Team Members are required to attend monthly Leadership Team meetings and may have responsibilities supervising interns or research fellows. Leadership Team Members have:
A basic understanding of migration issues, some level of knowledge of the political landscape within Boston, and compassion for marginalized communities;
Excellent collaboration and interpersonal communication;
Self-motivation and accountability;
A demonstrated ability to develop and manage projects, create project goals and milestones, and oversee and delegate tasks;
Specific knowledge, skills, and experience in the area or team they contribute to.
If you are interested in joining our Leadership Team, please email us to learn more about our available positions.
Fellows and Interns Our Intern and Fellow roles may appeal to students in a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. These positions typically run for a semester (spring or fall), or for the summer. These are work from home, flexible roles, that require a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week. All Fellows and Interns work directly with a Leadership Team member who will provide mentoring and supervision. While our internships are unpaid, we often work with educational institutions to provide academic credit for internships. You can find more information about positions and instructions on how to apply below.
The Research Team coordinates research on migration and service provision in the Boston area. Research Fellows typically have the opportunity to propose and work on their own research projects that relate to our mission. They also may collaborate with other teams to engage with service providers to learn more about their challenges and needs and how research can support them. Research Fellows should have previous research experience, strong research and writing skills, and demonstrated self-motivation. Research Fellows are typically graduate students or advanced undergraduates with prior independent research experience.
GRANT WRITING AND FUNDRAISING FELLOWS
Grant Writing and Fundraising Fellows work with the Executive Director and the Research Team to ensure that [RW!] has an operational budget for events and research. Fellows help search for funding sources, work on grant applications, help develop fundraising components of events, and may also help with internal organizational development to gain nonprofit management experience.
CAPACITY BUILIDING INTERNS
The Capacity Building Team coordinates trainings and events to strengthen migrant services in the greater Boston area and conducts outreach to strengthen our relationships with other organizations. Interns on this team help with planning our semesterly networking nights and other events. Interns may also work on developing informational resources to support service providers as well as asylum seeker, refugee, and immigrant communities themselves. Finally, Capacity Building Interns support out outreach efforts by researching and contacting other organizations, or by helping to develop surveys or other approaches to gather data about gaps and needs in the field.
The Communications Team focuses on maintaining communication with service providers and with the general public. Interns support the team's responsibilities of producing a quarterly newsletter, managing our social media, and curating our In Our Thoughts and In the News blogs.
The Technology Team is responsible for creating and maintaining tools like the Migrant Service Map, as well as our website. Interns' tasks may include updating databases, user interface design, web development, and assisting the Communication and Research Teams with posting new content and data visualization.
Director’s Interns are supervised and mentored by the Executive Director and work on a variety of projects to support organizational development, strengthen our relationships with other organizations, and contribute to the work of various teams. Director’s Interns work closely with the Executive Director to co-create projects that will strengthen the organization and build internal capacity, and they gain experience in areas related to nonprofit management and community engagement.
Our internship program in centered around 4 pillars:
Mentorship – As an intern, you are paired with one of our Leadership Team members who is an expert in an area relevant to the internship. Mentors and interns work together to co-create projects and assignments that will develop the interns’ skills while supporting the organization’s mission.
Knowledge – All interns have access to training sessions designed to build and expand professional skills and skills that are relevant to the nonprofit field.
Community – As an intern, you are encouraged to attend all organizational events, and you may represent the organization at external events. You will also be invited to at least one Leadership Team Meeting. This helps you expand your professional network while building your knowledge of organizations supporting asylum seeker, refugee, and immigrant populations in the greater Boston area.
Impact – Our interns do not go on coffee runs or get stuck with meaningless paperwork. Due to the small size and volunteer basis of our organization, each intern plays a vital role in shaping, implementing, and carrying out our projects and initiatives. As an intern, you gain hands-on experience, and will have the chance to pitch and run your own projects.
To apply for an internship, please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. In your cover letter, please indicate which role(s) you are most interested in.