Kathy-Ann Hart, relocating to Connecticut in the fall, has resigned her position as Executive Director of the Network effective in September. Our recruiting committee has worked with Kathy-Ann and done due diligence to present the following job description for a new Executive Director. The requirements listed reflect the qualities needed in a new leader for the Network to fulfill its mission, strategic goals and Grant commitments.



The Network is a 501c3 nonprofit organization started in 1991 to:

Promote the recognition, understanding, and appreciation of diversity;

Advocate for each and every person’s civil rights; and

Confront intolerance.

We seek an Executive Director with proven leadership abilities, relevant experience, a commitment to multicultural awareness and civil rights, and the ability to expand the Network’s impact in Winchester and beyond.  This position is funded by a Cummings Foundation grant for nine more years.

Key Roles

Serve as Executive Director to continue: deepening and broadening the Network’s impact; building a strong, well-functioning community-based organization; and diversifying the Network’s funding base. 

Provide leadership and management to effectively implement strategic plans for the achievement of the Network’s vision and goals.

Work in partnership with the Network’s Board of Directors to guide policy and advocacy decisions.

Job Responsibilities

Advocacy: Advocate for the Network and its vision of community inclusiveness, both as an individual and in partnership with Board members, community advisors, and community organizations.

Marketing and public outreach: Coordinate publicity for all network events.  Oversee activities to build awareness of the Network’s programs; maintain and build relationships with elected officials, funders, media, schools, civic and religious organizations, volunteers, and other stakeholders.

Board Committee Oversight: Oversee the core volunteer-led Board Committees and engage them in program evaluation and planning to achieve the Network’s vision and goals.

Programming: Research and identify potential new or expanded program areas, and oversee consistent application of WMCN’s detailed protocol for programs.

Office management and staffing: Manage office systems; hire and supervise staff; oversee administrative responsibilities; ensure routine maintenance and emergency repairs, and oversee the recruitment and coordination of volunteers.

Grant writing and fundraising: Identify and cultivate funding sources including individuals: prepare or review grant applications and funding proposals; manage grant compliance and reporting; and oversee other fundraising activities.

Budgeting: Support the Finance Committee in developing the annual budget for approval by the Board.

Professional development: Participate in ongoing diversity training, including at Board and community meetings, and at Visions Inc. workshop(s). Also participate in nearby on-going training on management best practices for non profits.

Reporting: Reports to the Board President, and monthly to the Full Board. Meets regularly with the Co-chairs and quarterly with the committee chairs.

Desired Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

Ability to manage all aspects of a non-profit organization, including: supervision of employees and volunteers; and oversight of office space, communications, and contract agreements.

Schedule flexibility to permit night meetings, weekend workshops or programs, and day-long workshops within an average 40 hour work;

Evidence of having a passion for social activism, integrity, and a positive attitude: and of being mission-driven, collaborative, creative, and highly organized.

Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking (i.e. persuasive and compassionate).

Ability to wear many hats and multitask.

Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact professionally, warmly and  openly in individual and group settings with a diverse range of people of different races, ethnicities, nationalities, ages, genders, and class.

Experience working collaboratively with an activist, volunteer Board.

Proven ability to secure funding for special programs and general operations, including grant writing and compliance.

Experience with marketing and public relations.

Knowledge of literature and research on multicultural topics and of the work of other multicultural organizations

Computer, website, internet, and social media skills including use of presentation, spread sheet and composition applications, Constant Contact, Facebook, blogs, video/DVD projection, and sound projection.

Hours and Compensation:

Within an average of 40 hours per week, will typically include most week days in the WMCN office, several daytime off-site meetings per week and 1-3 evenings/month, and program support on some weekends throughout the school year.  Salary in the range of $40 K to $50K, commensurate with experience, plus health insurance and leave benefits.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to  Shawn  Macannuco office@wmcn.org by Aug. 20, 2015.

For more information about the Network please see  www.wmcn.org. The Winchester Multicultural Network is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected classification.