Mass NOW is run on the efforts of volunteers.

Mass NOW is a volunteer-led organization — if you are interested in contributing your time and talent to help us promote intersectional feminism in the commonwealth please see below for more information on our current openings.

Co-VP of Community Engagement
Board of Directors position – unpaid

The Co-VP of Community Engagement will serve on the Mass NOW Inc. and Mass NOW Foundation boards, which are fun-loving, all-volunteer, multi-generational boards of committed, vibrant, passionate individuals.  The boards play an active role in the work of the organization, including all of our lobbying advocacy, educational work, and administrative support for the chapter.    

Preferred Qualifications: The Mass NOW Co-VP of Community Engagement will ideally have a background in grassroots organizing and outreach.  Strategic thinking with excellent communication and organization skills, and a commitment to feminist issues are a must.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Encourage active and engaged participation of members and supporters in Mass NOW activities and events.  Including:
    • Planning, advertising and hosting events in our Consciousness-Raising series, in support of our legislative priorities
    • Support the VP of Fundraising and VP of Membership by encouraging members’ engagement with grassroots fundraising efforts
  • Serve as first point of contact for those seeking to volunteer and/or serve the organization, assessing level of interest and ability to contribute.  
  • Coordinate Feminism in Action Grant contest and provide year-long support for awardee. 
  • With (Co)President(s), develop, identify, and encourage leadership opportunities for members, staff, and board members. 

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per month on average.  Attendance at monthly Mass NOW Inc. executive board meetings and bimonthly Mass NOW Foundation board meetings on one Sunday morning per month is required.

Interested?  Email Mass NOW President Sasha Goodfriend at sasha@massnow.org

Co-VP of Fundraising
Board position, unpaid

The Co-VP of Fundraising will serve on the Mass NOW Inc. and Mass NOW Foundation boards, which are fun-loving, all-volunteer, multi-generational boards of committed, vibrant, passionate individuals. The boards play an active role in driving the work of the organization, including all our lobbying advocacy, educational work, and administrative support for the chapters. 

Preferred Qualifications: The Mass NOW Co-VP of Fundraising will ideally have a background in grassroots organizing and outreach, development, and donor stewardship. A strategic thinker with excellent communication, organization skills, and a commitment to feminist issues are a must.  

Co-VP of Fundraising Responsibilities: 

  • Plan and implement A Feminist Affair, Mass NOW Foundation’s annual fundraising event.
  • Organize giving campaign to support Mass NOW’s lobbying and advocacy agenda.
  • Collaborate with Mass NOW board and staff to maintain a comprehensive list of donors and donor information.
  • Manage winter and summer appeal, including: writing, printing, and mailing appeals as well as identifying who should receive appeals.
  • Develop relationships with major donors and build their leadership as donors to Mass NOW.
  • Collaborate with boards to develop an organization-wide fundraising strategy.
  • Explore and pursue grant proposals to support Mass NOW’s recruitment, education, and advocacy work.

General Board Member Responsibilities:

  • Learn about Mass NOW, read financial reports and other Mass NOW documents, and keep up-to-date on Mass NOW programs, finances, and management.
  • Consider yourself an ambassador of Mass NOW and advocate for the organization as frequently as possible.
  • Be a current member of Mass NOW and attend Mass NOW events.
  • Attend all Mass NOW board meetings, unless in the case of personal or family illness, or extenuating personal obligation. Board members are expected to participate in meetings in person or by phone (only when necessary), using fair, independent judgment, and due care in conducting the business of Mass NOW. Any more than two unexcused absences from Mass NOW board meetings will result in possible termination from the board.
  • Prepare brief reports for board meetings of Mass NOW Inc. (monthly), State Conference (annually) and Mass NOW Foundation (every two months).
  • Remain on the Board for a term no less than 24 months.

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per month on average. Attendance at monthly Mass NOW Inc. executive board meetings and bimonthly Mass NOW Foundation board meetings is required.  

Interested?  Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest and qualification for the position to Sasha@MassNOW.org.

VP of Communications

Board postion, unpaid

VP of Communications Responsibilities: 

  • Help manage the communications strategy for the organization
  • Develop relationships with the media and serve as the media representative
  • Write and distribute press releases
  • Manage interns or content developer to optimize social media usage for legislative victories, membership growth, and fundraising success
  • Work with the board to develop print collateral to help build membership for the organization
  • With VP of Membership and others, produce and manage regular email newsletters and action alerts
  • Edit fundraising solicitations and other communications to members and supporters
  • Work with Board members and staff to develop effective messaging for legislative initiatives, member recruitment and fundraising

 

General Board Member Responsibilities:

  • Learn about Mass NOW, read financial reports and other Mass NOW documents, and keep up-to-date on Mass NOW programs, finances, and management.
  • Consider yourself an ambassador of Mass NOW and advocate for the organization as frequently as possible.
  • Be a current member of Mass NOW and attend Mass NOW events.
  • Attend all Mass NOW board meetings, unless in the case of personal or family illness, or extenuating personal obligation. Member are expected participate in meetings in person or by phone (only when necessary), using fair, independent judgment, and due care in conducting the business of Mass NOW. Any more than two unexcused absences from Mass NOW board meetings will result in possible termination from the board.
  • Remain on the Board for a term no less than 24 months.

Time Commitment: 8 to 10  hours per month on average.  Plus attendance at monthly Mass NOW Inc. executive board meetings and bimonthly Mass NOW Foundation board meetings ( 2 to 3 hours per month)

Interested?  Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest and qualification for the position to Sasha@MassNOW.org.

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