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Executive Director

Friends of Mascoma Foundation

Friends of Mascoma Foundation (FOM) was formed in 2014 by a group of community advocates committed to supporting the needs of students and their families within the Mascoma Valley Regional School District (MVRSD). FOM provides support to the MVRSD on initiatives that foster educational development and nutritional well-being.

Core areas that FOM focuses on are:

  • Supporting students by funding supplemental educational opportunities and scholarships.
  • Providing teachers with "mini grants" enabling them to offer additional educational programs to their students.
  • Enhancing and improving the reputation of the district by helping highlight our communities’ commitment to education.
  • Supporting successful existing programs to include more students.
  • Supporting our Friends Feeding Friends food pantries.

FOM is run by the Board of Directors and our many wonderful volunteers. FOM is registered with the State of NH and is a recognized 501(c)(3) organization with the IRS.

Funds are raised through donations, grants, sponsorships, NH Gives, and other fundraising events. Annual revenues are approximately $40,000-$50,000. The Executive Director position is being funded by a grant expiring December 31, 2022.

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This part-time position is 30 hours per week and reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for FOM’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans within the first 6-9 months.


The ED will be thoroughly committed to FOM’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • 5-10 years of management experience; track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Experience with complete Microsoft Office suite required
  • Experience with Squarespace, MailChimp, Salesforce, and Office 365 preferred
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

Leadership & Management:

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • Actively engage and energize FOM volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations as well as for the national alumni outreach effort
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain FOM’s high-performance Board of Directors and volunteers
  • Regularly evaluate programs to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents

Fundraising & Communications:

  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations including, but not limited to mini-grants, scholarships, and food pantry operations
  • National expansion of fundraising activities by engaging alumni residing around the country
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities

Planning & New Business:

  • Design and refine the expansion plan and complete strategic and operational business planning to drive fundraising and program expansion
  • Establish national regions and begin to build partnerships in new regions, establishing relationships with funders, and community leaders in each region
  • Be an external local and national presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes and student impact
How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to

Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience

Job Location:


Date Added: June 30, 2019

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