March 09, 2018
Title: Executive Director Reports to: Board of Directors Organization: Established in 1829, today Worcester Area Mission Society (WAMS) works with civic, public and private partners to raise and support civic and social awareness and to create program vehicles aimed at helping our community and the people who live here overcome complex and interrelated personal and social challenges. WAMS is committed to helping the city of Worcester and surrounding area be just, healthy and vibrant.
Summary: Provide a faith-based voice in the greater Worcester community; building bridges with business, civic, religious and government leaders addressing social concern: • Serves as primary spokesperson for the mission of Worcester Area Mission Society (WAMS) as articulated by the board of directors. • Manages existing programs in the areas of affordable housing, homelessness prevention, and youth-mission outreach. • Provides collaborative leadership with the board of directors in developing new programs. • Supervises administrative and program staff. • Staffs board of director functions, including personnel, investment management, property, and fundraising. • Collaborates as a resource with area congregations through mission education. • Represents WAMS in the local and national settings of the program life of the United Church of Christ, as well as other appropriate ecumenical and interfaith activities.
Qualifications • Master of Divinity degree • Minimum of five years leadership experience in faith based community development as evidenced by effective interaction with business, civic, religious and government leaders to lift up human dignity and promote social justice • Proven leadership experience with mission programs in metropolitan areas Ability • to articulate the vision and program goals of WAMS in writing and public speaking • to lead collaboratively as demonstrated through examples of engagement with current and/or former staff • to fully integrate a model of leadership that conveys respect for ALL people through words and actions
Compensation • Compensation package commensurate with experience
Contact: Rev. Linda Michel
Address: 6 Institute Road Worcester MA 01609