Founded in 2001, the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) serves more than 70 schools and 46,000 students. It has an extensive history of supporting and advocating for charter public schools across the state and is currently in a period of exciting organizational growth. Massachusetts charter public schools are widely recognized as one of the highest performing charter sectors in the country. The mission of MCPSA is to create and protect the conditions that will enable the charter sector to thrive, contributing toward the common goal of all Massachusetts’ children having equitable access to high-quality schools.
The Director of Community Mobilization is a newly created position on the Public Affairs team. This position will develop and execute strategies to mobilize charter public school community members, such as families, school board members, school alumni, educators, and others, in support of issues that impact charter public schools and equitable public education opportunities across Massachusetts. This leader will work in close partnership with member schools, training site-level coordinators to identify, develop, and actively engage effective charter public school advocates to drive greater political support for the charter sector in Massachusetts.
- In support of MCPSA’s 3-year strategic plan and the advocacy agenda developed by our member schools, create and execute a comprehensive community mobilization strategy. Implement tactics that strengthen engagement and activation of stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
- Cultivate meaningful, supportive relationships with community mobilization leaders and other key leaders in member schools, inspiring and enabling their deep engagement and partnership in community mobilization efforts.
- Develop tools, resources, and robust trainings to support member schools with identification, development, and engagement of effective charter public school advocates within their school community.
- In partnership with the Digital Advocacy and Communications Manager, help build and support MCPSA’s digital engagement and mobilization efforts.
- Plan and execute community mobilization activities including rallies, letter writing campaigns, community events, lobby days, meetings with state and local elected officials, and direct voter engagement in order to build greater understanding of the charter public school sector and promote MCPSA’s political goals.
- Collaborate with other members of the Public Affairs team to ensure community mobilization effectively supports efforts across the department, including electoral engagement, government affairs, and communications.
- Set actionable goals for growth, develop benchmarks, and track performance metrics to assess the community mobilization program and its impact.
- In partnership with the Digital Advocacy and Communications Manager, ensure clean, accurate, and current stakeholder data in MCPSA’s CRM (Salsa).
- A belief in the power and possibility of charter public schools and the importance of stakeholder engagement and activation in public policy, particularly among historically underrepresented populations.
- Demonstrated experience in entrepreneurial program design, coordination, and execution, as well as experience creating or conducting effective training programs.
- Proven ability to build community and manage stakeholders to desired outcomes; this experience in a K-12 school environment is a plus.
- Strong relationship building skills; able to develop, sustain, and strengthen relationships and trust over time.
- Strong messaging and storytelling skills, with the ability to inspire others to take action.
- Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and collaboration skills; high attention to detail, with the ability to stay focused and nimble, managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability and willingness to travel within Massachusetts.
- Ability to communicate in multiple languages, a plus.
- Bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of professional experience preferred.
MCPSA is a virtual organization with team members working remotely. This position requires some travel throughout the state, a driver’s license and access to a vehicle, and occasional irregular hours, including some evenings and weekends. The Director of Community Mobilization must reside in Massachusetts.
Compensation and Benefits
MCPSA offers a competitive compensation package, including five weeks of paid time off, annual bonus, health, dental, life and disability insurance, and retirement contributions. The base salary range for this position is $90,000 – $110,000.
Notice of non-discrimination:
The Massachusetts Charter Public School Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. MCPSA does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. MCPSA strongly encourages people from underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to achieving our purpose.
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