Special Projects Director
Requisition Number:2022-CA/EO-001
Department:Executive Office
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35


Action for Boston Community Development is a nonprofit human services organization that each year provides more than 100,000 low income residents in the Greater Boston region with the tools and resources needed to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success. 

The Special Projects Director works closely with the President / CEO and the Executive team with a primary purpose of adding capacity to help advance the important commitments and priorities of the organization.

Duties include:

  • Responsible for managing large cross-functional, organization-wide projects, supporting the implementation and follow-up of critical strategic initiatives, and representing the organization in external and internal activities.  
  • Lead initiatives that support the organization’s commitment and efforts to fulfill its goals for equity.
  • Facilitate strong internal communications systems related to strategic, administrative, and programmatic aspects of the organization.
  • Provide leadership that supports overall goals related to effectiveness of programs and systems throughout the organization. 
  • Utilize external resources and networks to maximize the impact of ABCD programming and visibility.
  • Liaise with cross-departmental staff to facilitate President/CEO involvement in development related activities.
  • Collaborate with staff regarding organization-wide systems development and strategic visioning.
  • Support organizational meetings, trainings and other special events as needed.
  • Conduct policy related research and analysis, as well as prepare correspondence, presentations and reports for the President/CEO.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, management, or a related field and seven to ten years of related professional experience required. Graduate degree preferred. 
  • Experience working in a management role within a large multi-faceted operation preferred. 
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Broad familiarity with strategic planning, community development, fundraising, and the organization’s affiliates and major partners. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, with the ability to exercise sound judgment combined with professional and results-oriented initiatives. 
  • Self-starter with analytical, facilitation and project management skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong technology skills, including experience with Microsoft Office programs, virtual communication platforms, drafting decks and presentations, creating dashboards and managing information.
  • Commitment to and interest in contributing to a culture of justice, continuous learning and finding solutions.


  •  Make an impact on the community
  •  Free professional development opportunities and trainings
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan with employer match and vesting
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Observed Holidays