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Executive Director

  • Part Time
  • Providence, RI
  • 43,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: 43,000

Website West Broadway Neighborhood Association

West Broadway Neighborhood Association

Executive Director Job Description and Qualifications

The West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) seeks applicants for the position of Executive Director.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the WBNA’s staff, programs, day-to-day business, and execution of its mission. The Director is guided by policies and procedures of the Board and carries out its directives. This is a highly visible leadership position with great responsibility to our diverse and vibrant community.

About the WBNA

Founded in 1983 the West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors, with three part-time employees. The mission of the WBNA is to organize neighbors and businesses within our focus area to preserve and promote our diverse, historic, urban community as a safe, vibrant, and sustainable place to Shop, Work, Eat, Live, and Learn locally. In collaboration with local leaders, organizations, government agencies, and elected officials, the WBNA accomplishes its mission by engaging and educating neighbors through community meetings, workshops, grassroots programs, and social events. The organization strives to be the leading neighborhood resource center with goals to: Create and maintain a safe and clean neighborhood; Preserve the diverse and historic fabric; Protect the parks; Foster strong neighborhood public schools; Provide neighbors with an effective forum to solve community problems; Strengthen relationships among neighbors to increase mutual understanding and build civic involvement, sense of community, and pride of place.

As WBNA prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary next year, the organization is in a process of transformation to meet our community’s current needs. The director will engage with the complex questions that come with the organization’s evolution. Openness, curiosity, and great communication skills will be invaluable qualities in the director.

This position will be paid a gross annual salary of $43,000.  This is a part-time position with an expectation of dedicating between 24 and 28 hours per week, including any events at night and on weekends.  WBNA is closed for the month of August, and the ED is expected to check in periodically but work very limited hours during these months.

Interested parties are invited to share a cover letter and resume via email to no later than January 13, 2023.




The Director is responsible to the Board of Directors and to the mission of the organization for:

Board Governance:

Lead WBNA in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

Financial Performance and Viability:

Responsible for the fiscal integrity of WBNA, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support WBNA’s mission, including grant writing.
Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.

Organization Mission and Strategy:

Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
Responsible for implementation of WBNA’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that WBNA can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
Responsible for the enhancement of WBNA’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

Organization Operations:

Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure timely and effective organizational operations.
Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
Responsible for effective administration of WBNA’s operations.
Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.


Job Responsibilities of the Executive Director:

Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to engage them in policy decisions, fundraising, and increasing the overall visibility and impact of the organization.
Supervise and collaborate with organization staff.
Strategic planning and implementation.
Planning and operation of the annual budget.
Oversee communications and serve as WBNA’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s membership, community, the media, and the general public.
Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance WBNA’s mission.
Initiate and administer fundraising activities, including membership development, annual fund drive, and grant writing, and support board members and other volunteers in their fundraising work.
Cultivate volunteer involvement in the WBNA’s activities
Coordinate and be present for organization events and programs.
Participate in WBNA Community Development Committee’s planning and design review process and activities
Oversee organization and scheduling of board and committee meetings.
Represent the WBNA  at community, civic, and social events, city and state hearings
Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the organization.
Oversee administrative management of properties owned by WBNA.
Review and approve contracts for services.
Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.



The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to WBNA’s mission.

Collaborative leadership and participatory management style
Experience in the administration of community development programs, urban planning, housing, zoning and policy, social justice, historic preservation, or a related field
Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors
High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision the organization’s strategic future on ideological and practical levels.
Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to staff, board, donors, sponsors, volunteers and the overall community
Active fundraising experience, grant writing, donor relations skills and understanding of non-profit funding
Previous success in building relationships with individuals and organizations including funders, partner organizations and volunteers
Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting
Strong public speaking ability
Ability to pursue equitable collaboration with our culturally and economically diverse urban community
Desirable skills: Ability to speak Spanish and/or additional languages, contract negotiation, social justice work, community organizing, anti-racism training

The West Broadway Neighborhood Association’s goal is to have a diverse staff and board that is representative of the community we serve.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, gender, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.  Hiring decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and business needs.

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