Company: Mass Home Care Association
Since 1983, Mass Home Care (MHC) has served as one of the leading advocacy organizations for aging and home care services in Massachusetts. As the non-profit trade association representing the Commonwealth’s network of 27 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) and Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), the mission of our organization is to foster the development of comprehensive and coordinated service systems that enable individuals to age with health and independence in our communities.
MHC is seeking a passionate, mission-driven Executive Director to lead the work of our organization focused on three specific areas: advocacy, policy development, and collaboration. The MHC Executive Director works with our Board of Directors to set the strategic direction and goals for the organization, and to implement strategies to enhance the reach and impact of the Massachusetts ASAP/AAA network. This role is well suited for someone with a passion for public policy who wants make to a difference in the lives of older adults and persons with disabilities.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Executive Director is responsible for leading the mission of the organization by:
- Developing strategic goals for the organization, including long-term and short-term operational objectives.
- Serving as the lead advocate in Massachusetts for legislative initiatives to strengthen and support the Massachusetts home and community-based care network serving older adults.
- Partnering with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) to craft and implement standards, policies, and contract requirements for the Massachusetts home and community-based care network.
- Supporting operations and administration of the MHC Board by advising Board members and cultivating a strong and transparent working relationship with all partners.
- Working collaboratively with members and their staff to design and implement new initiatives based on the needs of the home/community, long-term care services and supports, and the aging networks.
- Fostering coalitions and partnerships with the stakeholder community to strengthen services and supports.
- Representing the voice of home care on ad-hoc state and national committees and advisory boards, including the Massachusetts Legislature, EOEA/EOHHS, USAging, and Administration on Community Living (ACL).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Executive Director oversees the daily operations for the organization by performing the following tasks:
- Providing timely and professional communication to Board members, government entities, network partners, and the public, including managing our website, writing articles and summaries of information for members, and conducting media interviews.
- Working in close collaboration with the MHC Legislative Committee to craft and execute the organization’s policy agenda and develop all written advocacy materials, including testimony for public hearings held by government entities.
- Presenting on the ASAP/AAA network at local, state, and national conferences and events.
- Applying for and managing all grants secured by the organization to support the work of our association and its members.
- Drafting the annual budget, ensuring the budget is aligned with organization’s mission, and managing the organization’s financial resources within budget guidelines.
- Hiring, training, and supervising all staff and consultants to support operations, including advocacy, program coordination, and communications.
- Facilitating education and training opportunities for members and stakeholders.
- Developing member survey tools and researching public policy issues to advance the organization’s advocacy efforts.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Master’s degree in public administration, government relations, public policy, human services, health care, or a related field preferred; or bachelor’s degree in public administration, government relations, public policy, human services, health care, or a related field with five years of management experience required.
- Working knowledge of agencies and programs of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth), and/or federal agencies such as the Administration on Community Living, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS.)
- Proven track record of demonstrated leadership, strategic planning, and collaboration experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to take initiative, work independently, multitask, and manage multiple projects with keen attention to detail.
- Experience working with boards, committees, and volunteers.
- Fiscal planning, budget, and management knowledge.
- Ability to think proactively and creatively to identify opportunities to strengthen and support the organization and our members.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams), Zoom, and Survey Monkey,
as well as legislative tracking software platforms.
- This full-time position offers a remote work setting and hybrid schedule. Participation at in-person meetings throughout Massachusetts, including Massachusetts’ State House and Executive Offices in Boston will also be required.
- Competitive salary and benefits, including 401(k), health & dental, flexible schedule, and generous PTO.
Job type: Full Time
Fully remote: Hybrid
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