Director – Special Projects
Requisition Number:2023-CA/EO-003
Department:Executive Office
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35


Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) stands as Boston's largest community action agency. Since its inception, ABCD has been deeply committed to promoting self-help efforts for low-income families and individuals. We offer a wide array of programs that cover all stages of life, from infant care to elder services, and ensure that every individual, regardless of their background, has an opportunity to thrive in their community. Every year, we touch the lives of more than 100,000 Greater Boston residents, creating ripples of positive change.

Why Work Here:

  • Make a Difference: Every day, your work directly impacts the lives of thousands in the Greater Boston community, empowering them and making positive, lasting change.
  • Inclusive Environment: ABCD values the diversity of its workforce, with an inclusive culture that respects individuality and promotes collaboration.
  • Continuous Learning: We offer numerous training and development opportunities, ensuring our staff remain at the forefront of community action methodologies and strategies.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: At ABCD, we take care of our own, providing a competitive benefits package, including health coverage and retirement plans.
  • A Legacy of Impact: Join an organization that boasts a legacy spanning over half a century, consistently championing the rights and needs of our community's most vulnerable.
  • Teamwork & Camaraderie: Be a part of a passionate team, united in their mission to combat poverty, and ensure every individual can reach their fullest potential.

Essential Duties:

  • 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. A Graduate degree is preferred. 
  • Experience working in a management role within a large multi-faceted operation preferred.
  • Broad familiarity with strategic planning, community development, fundraising, and the organization’s affiliates and major partners. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to and interest in contributing to a culture of justice, continuous learning and finding solutions.