Vice President of Administration
Requisition Number:2023-CA/EO-005
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:

  • Develop and implement administrative procedures to ensure regulatory compliance, organizational stability, and efficiency.
  • Strategize and optimize funding for ITS, Office Services, Property Management, and Purchasing departments.
  • Foster positive employer/employee relations within the organization.
  • Review funding proposals and contracts, ensuring appropriateness of proposed expenditures.
  • Collaborate with legal counsel on administrative and legal matters affecting the agency.
  • Liaise with public and private agencies and organizations regarding administrative operations.
  • Contribute to the formulation and implementation of a strategic plan, achieving organizational goals.
  • Evaluate the success of the organization and represent its interests externally and internally.

Job Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social science or other relate field and at least ten years of extensive high-level experience in the administration/management of a large, diverse organization required.
  • Excellent supervisory, human relations, and communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated excellent entrepreneurial and public relations skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of laws, regulations, and best practices in employment law and human resources.