Now Hiring: Executive Director

Found in Translation is seeking its next leader! We are a values-driven, data-informed, people-first organization. Our diverse team is skillful, imaginative, collaborative, and ambitious. We care deeply about our work and about each other. We create impact at the intersection of some of the world’s most pressing issues—economic mobility, health disparities, workforce development, immigrant integration—and we approach these from a racial and gender equity lens. We are seeking an Executive Director to lead us into our next chapter in a rapidly changing world. Could that be you? Lived experience is the highest form of expertise, and candidates with lived experience relevant to our mission are especially encouraged to apply.


The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, program development, strategic planning, and fundraising of the organization, and reports directly to the Board of Directors. This is a full-time, exempt position.

The position is temporarily primarily remote due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, though in-person work opportunities at our office in Dorchester are available for interested staff, and are occasionally required depending on position responsibilities.  We will continue to monitor the virus to determine when it is safe to have all staff return to the office in some capacity, but will continue to support hybrid schedules.  The work environment is a small, collaborative team that values a diversity of experience and background, and a strong commitment to racial and gender justice.

How To Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Renée Metelus at [email protected] by October 28, 2022.

Salary Range

Starting salary range is $108,160 – $110,030 depending on experience.
Full salary range is $108,160 – $126,880 depending on performance.


Competitive benefits package including generous time off (20 days per year of PTO and 20 paid holidays), 80% employer coverage of premiums on health insurance, dental & vision, 100% employer coverage of premiums on Short Term Disability & Life insurance, access to a 401(k), and more.


Leadership and Vision

  • In partnership with the Board, staff, and community members, establishing a clear vision for the organization, as well as a road map for advancing the vision strategically.
  • Steward the strategic plan and its development in collaboration with the Board. Oversee the operationalization of the plan, monitor implementation progress, and adapt mission, vision, goals and outputs as needed to account for evolving trends.
  • Maintain and advance the organization’s reputation for innovation and effectiveness in the fields of economic mobility, workforce development, language justice, interpreter services, women’s and immigrant’s issues and health equity.
  • Orient the organization to the changing social, political, and policy environments. Provide steadfast leadership that is ethical and rooted in the core values of the organization while at the same time responsive to the ecosystem in which the organization operates, taking advantage of opportunities for sustainable growth and new directions.
  • Champion and value diversity, equity, and inclusion among staff and Board of Directors.
  • Provide visionary and compassionate leadership to create a healthy organizational culture of respect, trust, inclusiveness, reflection, open communication, integrity, accountability, and strong morale, in order to attract, retain, motivate, and provide the necessary resources to a diverse and talented staff.
  • Work closely with the Deputy Director to drive effective internal team building, organizational development, strategic planning and monitoring of resources.

Fundraising and External Relations

  • In partnership with development staff and board, design and implement fundraising and communications strategies that grow the organization’s funding (including foundations, individual donors, corporate sponsors, fee-for-services, government funding, and honoraria) and visibility. 
  • Provide support and final review as needed to grant proposal and reporting processes.
  • Build relationships with diverse stakeholders instrumental to the organization’s success and sustainability, including current and prospective funders, collaborators, community leaders, corporations and government policymakers.
  • Represent the organization’s work and mission to the public and serve as media spokesperson, advocating for the organization’s mission and programs as well as the broader interests of the communities we serve.
  • Serve as the final voice on all high stakes public-facing communications by the organization, including press releases, newsletters, website content, and social media. Provide review as needed for routine external communications.

Program Development and Oversight

  • In partnership with program staff, create overarching program strategy that keeps pace with the evolving needs and growing ambitions of our program participants, and takes advantage of opportunities for growth and new directions.
  • Provide program oversight that prioritizes the interests of program participants and aligns with our mission and core values, as well as support the Deputy Director in ensuring effective project planning, budgeting, and execution.
  • Lead evaluation efforts together with senior program staff; monitor data collection and measurement of outputs, outcomes, and impact; and create an outcomes-driven culture, and support thoughtful, data-informed decision-making at all levels of the organization.
  • Monitor trends in fields related to our work, such as workforce development, medical interpreting, human services, and support program staff in implementing best practices and aligning with the highest industry standards.
  • Ensure that the organization’s program initiatives and strategy incorporate a commitment to social justice and participation by diverse constituencies in informing and carrying out its work.

Management, Administration, and Operations

  • Inspire and support high staff productivity, efficacy, and job satisfaction through mentoring and partnership to maximize staff talents and skills.
  • Oversee recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation of staff and interns in compliance with all applicable employment laws and in collaboration with key staff. Approve position descriptions and performance review guidelines.
  • Oversee contract negotiations, lease agreements, and facilities improvements as necessary, in partnership with the Deputy Director.
  • Develop organization’s annual operating budget for Board approval and provide board members with regular reports of organizational progress and financial reports.
  • Maintain a flexible and responsive management structure to foster thorough review and timely, collaborative decisions on programs and policies.
  • Oversee infrastructure development to support growth and revenue generation, completion of upgrades, and effective implementation of organizational policies and internal controls.
  • In consultation with the Board, developing and administering prudent, effective strategies for continuous quality improvement, risk management, internal evaluation, and compliance across all aspects of organizational operations, including, but not limited to, programs, finances, HR, facilities, and technology. Compliance will be monitored for alignment against local, state, and federal regulations with relevant reports provided to the Board.

Financial Oversight

  • Maintain the financial viability of the organization, working closely with the Deputy Director and Board Treasurer to develop short and long-term financial plans, make major financial decisions for the organization, and provide regular updates to the Board on financial matters.
  • Oversee financial management in collaboration with the Deputy Director, including the development of the organization’s annual budget; allocating resources for optimal effectiveness and efficiency; ensuring fulfillment of all contractual and regulatory obligations.
  • Oversee accounting functions, revenues, and expenses, in conjunction with Deputy Director and bookkeeping and accounting service providers.

Found in Translation is committed to building a culturally diverse staff to represent the populations we serve. People of color, women, immigrants, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.