Executive Director (377 views)

89 Bethany Road, Framingham, MA 01702 US
December 8, 2022 2023-02-06
Job Description

Bethany Hill Place seeks a mission driven leader with a commitment to social justice to lead an organization dedicated to providing safe affordable housing and transformative educational and social programming.

WHY Bethany Hill Place?

  • The care and humanity exhibited at Bethany Hill Place are the milestones that change lives…
  • …I found peace, encouragement, and the time I needed to set goals, confront challenges.
  • The surprise was that I could benefit from living here…It saved my life. It could save someone else’s.

Quotes from Bethany Hill Place Residents


Bethany Hill Place is a living and learning community that combines affordable housing with educational opportunities for those in need within a climate of respect, inclusion, and acceptance. Residents are empowered to fully engage in, and transform their lives in a safe, supportive environment to develop skills, strengthen their lives, and build financially stable futures. As a community and as individuals living and working at Bethany Hill Place, the following values define and inspire the work:

  • WELCOME – We strive to welcome and be kind to all. We show respect for individual differences and offer inclusion and support.
  • EDUCATION – We believe that growth and empowerment come through education.
  • SAFETY – We feel belonging, pride, and ownership for this community.
  • CHANGE – We learn from and teach each other. We set an example for the next generation.

Bethany Hill Place is designed for individuals and families to build financial stability, increase parenting knowledge, support health and well-being, create social connectedness, and build youth social, academic, and leadership skills. With a history and commitment to racial and social justice, Bethany Hill Place has served over 1,000 individuals since opening its doors is 1994 and was awarded a 10 year ‘Sustaining Grant’ from the Cummings Foundation in 2019.

Bethany Hill Place is a mission driven non-sectarian 501c3 organization sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston (CSJ). Located in Framingham, MA, Bethany Hill Place ($1.3M) offers affordable housing (through 42 mixed-use units) to approximately 120 adults and children annually. The organization is led by an executive director who oversees a team of five members and 30 volunteers. There is also a long-standing property management vendor who manages the facilities. Bethany Hill Place is governed by a separate 20-member Board of Trustees representing a cross section of the educational, business, and nonprofit sectors.



This is a unique opportunity for an individual with experience leading mission driven organizations and committed to working in partnership with residents of all ages who have experienced past trauma and/or identify as part of traditionally under-resourced communities to build long-term success. Bethany Hill Place offers a compelling mission, unique housing model rooted in the values of the founding congregation, and a distinctive community of people who are empowered to transform their lives.

The Executive Director provides the leadership of the organization and vision to empower residents to develop skills, strengthen their lives, and create self-sufficient futures. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is responsible for the educational living community and affiliated programming; oversight and management of the affordable housing units, in partnership with the property management company; management and development of staff and volunteers; operations and administration, as shared with CSJ (Finance, IT, HR); fundraising/resource development; partnerships and community engagement; and strategic planning. The Executive Director oversees a dedicated and passionate team of professionals that includes a Development Director, Development Assistant, Program Director, Assistant Program Director, and Property Manager.

The next Executive Director will have a long-range perspective and be a strategic thinker with creative vision who is open to change. The Executive Director leads with vision, acts with integrity, and is an inspirational advocate for social justice.


The long tenured and effective Executive Director of 12 years departed Bethany Hill Place in March 2022. An interim executive director has been in place since the spring and is leading the organization through the transition and search period. Immediate priorities for the permanent Executive Director are to build relationships with staff and residents, ensure a smooth transition for the organization, and engage with the community as a way of introduction. Long-term key priorities include:

Develop and execute a strategic plan

Lead Bethany Hill Place in a strategic planning process that will guide the organization toward greater capacity and sustainability to carry out mission and vision.

Build and maintain relationships with community partners

Grow and nurture active involvement and leadership in the community and advance the conversation on housing and supportive services, developing Bethany Hill Place as a local leader on housing issues.

Staff management and development

Support the continued retention and development of staff, resources, infrastructure and training; increase collaboration and integration; develop policies and procedures to increase impact.

Board governance and development

In partnership with the Bethany Hill Place Board of Trustees, establish nonprofit practices/structures to grow the organization and build organizational financial independence and sustainability with a continued commitment to intentionally developing diversity equity and inclusion priorities.

Diversify funding

In partnership with the development director, build funder and donor relationships to forge collaborative partnerships that connect and grow the donor base. Create an organizational vision and provide strategic guidance that brings to life the work of Bethany Hill Place in a clear and compelling manner.



  • Demonstrated commitment to nonprofits and mission driven organizations; an ability to communicate a compelling mission to diverse stakeholders and groups
  • Passion for the mission, and connection to the values, of Bethany Hill Place; exhibits a commitment to justice and equity; cultural competency with experience advancing diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives
  • Executive or senior leadership experience in nonprofit management, including board management/development and nonprofit budgeting/financial acumen
  • Team builder and team leader with experience and skills in staff management and development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to serve as an effective and compelling public spokesperson and advocate for mission driven organizations
  • Relationship building and collaboration; strong networking, community engagement and partnership development skills
  • Fundraising and resource development skills; strong philanthropic experience and an ability to connect, cultivate, and network with individual donors; has partnered with a development team
  • Experience in one or more of the different facets of Bethany Hill Place (programming, affordable housing, educational services), issues affecting residents (homelessness, food insecurity, health, resource development), and/or associated agency partners
  • Active involvement with strategic planning processes; ability to execute and implement a strategic plan
  • Program management, development and evaluation
  • Bi-lingual in English-Spanish or English-Portuguese is a plus

In addition to the above qualifications, key attributes include:

  • Calm
  • Consistent
  • Creative problem solver
  • Empathic
  • Good listener
  • Integrity
  • People person; a unifier
  • Sense of humor
  • Strong multitasking abilities

Candidates from underrepresented groups often do not apply to jobs if they do not meet all the qualifications. If you meet many of the qualifications listed, Bethany Hill Place encourages you to apply.


Interested candidates can submit materials at the blue button/link on the top right of this posting page.

This search is being led in partnership with TSNE. Electronic submissions sent through the link are preferred. All submissions receive acknowledgment and are confidential within the search committee and TSNE.

Candidates should include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of Bethany Hill Place along with salary expectations and how they learned of the position. The position will remain open and applications accepted until the right candidate is identified.

The Executive Director role is full time and located in Framingham, MA. An on-site/in person presence is required with some flexibility for hybrid work. Salary is commensurate with relevant experience and competitive in the field, within the framework of the organization’s annual operating budget.

Bethany Hill Place offers a generous health and wellness package including health/dental insurance covered at 70%, life insurance, retirement plan, pension plan, and paid time off. Bethany Hill Place is committed to complying with CDC COVID-19 requirements and requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.

Bethany Hill Place is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. Bethany Hill Place welcomes people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, religions, ages, and sexual orientations to apply

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