Employment & Volunteering

There are a variety of opportunities for people interested in getting involved with the work of the Foundation for MetroWest. Below are some of the employment and volunteering opportunities currently available; interested individuals should email us or call (508) 647-2260.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Foundation for MetroWest team.

Chief Operating Officer

Title: Chief Operating Officer
Job Function: Business Operations
Location: Natick, MA


Organization Overview
The Foundation for MetroWest is a community foundation founded in 1995 with a mission to connect philanthropic opportunity with demonstrated need in the MetroWest region. We are building a permanent source of philanthropy for the region. We help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofit organizations, and work to enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens. The Foundation is seeking a skilled professional to join our management team. 

Position Summary
The Foundation for MetroWest is hiring our first Chief Operating Officer (COO) to help further build the internal organizational infrastructure to accomplish our ambitious goals. The Foundation for MetroWest has grown steadily and the COO will play a critical role in supporting the organization’s next phase of growth. The primary responsibilities of the COO will be to ensure the overall health, growth and sustainability of the organization through building effective operations and programs, setting goals and metrics that lead to high performance across all functions, leading and growing a talented team, and partnering with the Executive Director in executing the strategic plan through best practices. The COO will report to the Executive Director and directly supervise a staff of six.

Position Outcomes
During the first 6 months of his or her tenure, the COO will:

  • Review key processes of business functions for efficiency and effectiveness in meeting needs of the business.
  • Review talent and performance management processes ensuring expectations and accountabilities are clear across the organization and that staff are given opportunities to develop professionally.
  • Introduce project management and measurement practices ensuring that resources are effectively deployed and efforts are appropriately prioritized, planned, and tracked across the organization.
  • Partner with the senior staff in the formalizing management practices in the organization; enable their ongoing development as managers and leaders for their teams; support a staff culture of mutual cooperation, collaboration, and respect.

Key Responsibilities

  • In partnership with the Executive Director, oversee the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan, making adjustments based on data and metrics and the evolving needs of the organization. 
  • Serve as the internal leader of the organization to oversee the annual operations plan and budgeting process.
  • Present to the Board at quarterly meetings and serve on several board committees.
  • With management team, lead the performance management process that measures and evaluates the team’s performance in alignment with organizational goals. 
  • Refine core human resources functions including recruiting, onboarding and training, compensation and benefits, employee relations,and performance evaluation; instill a coaching culture across management structures. 
  • Bridge departmental operations to optimize processes and systems that lead to efficiency. 
  • Directly supervise three senior staff members, with specific oversight of the following areas: 
                • Programs (Grantmaking, Youth in Philanthropy and the Center for Philanthropy Education) 
                • Town Funds
                • Finance and Operations
  • Identification of metrics, tools, and processes to scale impact.
  • Finance, Technology, and Human Resources
  • Financial and accounting systems and strategic budgeting
  • Technology infrastructure and investments 
  • Recruitment, onboarding and performance management systems
  • Translating identified metrics, tools, and processes to external partners and donors 

Qualifications

  • Significant experience overseeing business operations, and driving results in a high-performance, growing and evolving organization. 
  • Proven track record of achieving short and long-term organizational objectives and financial growth through the implementation of infrastructure, business processes, and systems; especially in a multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Excellent quantitative knowledge and problem solving skills in order to analyze, assess, and manage financial, human resources, technology, administrative and operational execution.
  • Strong organizational management with the ability to develop high-performing multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experienced strategist, innovator, and executor who will contribute in the leadership, management, and growth of the organization; adept at synthesizing information, building stakeholder trust and making sound decisions.
  • Critical thinker who can successfully build and lead an execution strategy from a long-term vision, taking an analytical approach.
  • Strong manager of people; demonstrated success managing and inspiring teams to achieve ambitious goals.
  • Ability to coach and mentor diverse staff; ability to inspire trust and high performance. 
  • Demonstrated passion for the nonprofit sector and the mission of the Foundation for MetroWest. 
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in business relevant field strongly preferred.

To Apply
Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, including salary requirements and outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position to info@foundationformetrowest.org

 

The Foundation for MetroWest offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.

 

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Thank you for your interest in joining the Foundation for MetroWest team. 

Internship opportunities are available for Youth in Philanthropy alumni for Summer and Fall 2017!

Youth in Philanthropy Instructor's Assistant (Summer)

Youth in Philanthropy Internship (Summer)

Youth in Philanthropy Instructor's Assistant (Fall 2017)

 

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The work of the Foundation is dependent upon active committee members. In addition to our Board of Trustees, permanent committees are also staffed by volunteers. These individuals donate their time, energy, and expertise on the following committees: Audit, Development & Marketing, Distribution, Executive, Finance, Government, and Investment. Ad hoc committees are often created to handle specific events. We welcome those with specific expertise or interest to inquire about participation.

The Foundation welcomes individuals to help with a variety of tasks at our office in Natick. Throughout the year we are looking for general office assistance with tasks that include copying, sorting, creating packets of information, assistance with mailings, filing, and general administrative tasks. There are also opportunities for people with the following skills:

  • Writing and editing
  • Internet research, analysis, and compilation
  • Creating and posting social media content
  • Creating mailing lists

Temporary Volunteer Position 

Data Entry Volunteer (Part time- 6 hours per week- through December 31) 

Location: Natick, MA
Reports to: Operations Associate

The Data Entry Volunteer will support the staff at the Foundation for MetroWest in making timely updates and entries to our donor data base system, eTapestry.  Under the supervision of the Operations Associate, the Data Entry Volunteer will support the maintenance of the Foundation’s donor database, including: maintaining data integrity, managing lists, and updating event attendance/participation.  These essential functions ensure data integrity and mailings success.  

Qualifications:
Strong work ethic
Self motivated, detail oriented, focused, ambitious
Professional demeanor, team player, positive attitude
High degree of proficiency with MS office
Weekly scheduled volunteer hours commitment needed

Ideal candidate will live in or have strong ties to the MetroWest community.

If you are right for this job, we would like to hear from you. We are looking to fill this position immediately.  

Please send resumes to Megan Bransfield, Operations Associate, at mbransfield@foundationformetrowest.org

High school students are invited to volunteer at our office for a variety of administrative tasks. Volunteers must be willing to commit to regular hours at least once per week. In addition to general office work for the Foundation as a whole, there are opportunities to assist the Youth in Philanthropy program. Activities may include curriculum research, alumni outreach, creating and compiling surveys, and general program-related tasks.