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Executive Director

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Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Executive Director

Job Locations US
Posted Date 3 days ago(6/5/2024 3:55 PM)
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Arts, Culture, and Humanities
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
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Radical Imagination for Racial Justice


Grants for artists of color to imagine a racially just future with their communities.

Radical Imagination for Racial Justice (RIRJ) (imaginejusticeboston.org) Boston supported sixteen BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) artists / collectives in 2021 to amplify their creative practices and visions for racial justice in collaboration with their community/ies.

In 2022, RIRJ and the Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI)(ds4si.org) launched a Civic Design Course for BIPoC artists and organizers in Boston. This course and future iterations take place in the context of DS4SI’s Design Gym, a new community infrastructure and place to work out ideas, stretch the muscles of imagination, meet neighborhood arts and organizers, learn design techniques, and prototype new solutions to collectively rebuild our communities to be more just and vibrant.

We will continue to prototype these Civic Design classes, which aim to offer support, inspiration, and community for BIPoC artists engaged in civic practice work centered on racial justice. Our goals include prototyping a curriculum we can share broadly that inspires BIPoC creatives to design and implement effective interventions that advance racial justice in their communities.

Overall, the partnership between RIRJ and DS4SI represents a promising and innovative initiative with the potential to create meaningful social impact and advance racial justice in Boston and beyond.

Radical Imagination for Racial Justice is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (tsne.org).


Essential Functions

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management, administration and oversight of RIRJ, including:

  • Vision and Leadership: Leads with vision, values, and theory of change for the RIRJ program, including field development including best practices for supporting civic and social practice in Boston.
  • Program Development: Develops programming for national and local audiences; responsible for management, evaluation, and reporting of programming. Manages a granting process for BIPoC artists; acts as point of contact for artists - individuals and possible cohort component - and partners.
  • Communications: Responsible for communications with TSNE, Advisory Board and the general public about the work, impact and opportunities that RIRJ presents to BIPoC artists in the Boston community.
  • Financial Performance and Viability: Responsible for budgeting, fundraising and development, grant writing and grant reporting, fiscal management with TSNE, funder relations.
  • Organization Operations: Responsible for internal operations and infrastructure, organizational development; establishes policies and procedures for day-to-day operations; reviews, approves, and manages contracts and payments.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • At least five (5) years of full time or equivalent part-time professional experience in a non-profit, arts and culture organization, or similar enterprise.
  • A bachelor's degree strongly preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of experience. A master’s degree is preferred and may be substituted for an additional year of experience.
  • Familiarity with current issues related to arts and culture, civic design, public art, cross-sector collaboration, and grant making required.
  • Experience managing projects with an equitable and collaborative decision making approach.
  • Independent person who is flexible, adaptable and can collaborate with a diverse team of people.
  • Technology skills: strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with Adobe Suite preferred.
  • Ability to build and cultivate relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Considerable leadership, budgeting, problem-solving, and strategic planning, written and oral communication skills.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits

Location: Work will be primarily performed remotely.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $61.53.

Benefits: This position is is not eligible for benefits.

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): twelve paid holidays, three weeks of vacation, one week of personal holiday, and ability to accrue up to 487.5 hours of health leave time for benefited staff.
  • 80% Employer-paid, offering some $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim along with several low-deductible plans;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care.
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Employer-paid Pension and Employee-paid 403b plan through TIAA.
  • ...and more!

TSNE/RIRJ strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/RIRJprohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/RIRJ celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.

TSNERIRJ's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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