Current Career Openings:

Building Impact Chief Executive Officer


Building Impact seeks a visionary leader excited to capitalize on opportunities for growth and innovation, skilled in driving organizational success and dedicated to empowering a highly committed staff. The CEO is based at the organization’s offices in Boston, MA and has overall management responsibility for a mission-driven organization with a $1.7 million annual budget and 12 employees.

Combining inspirational leadership and sophisticated management abilities, the CEO will advance the organization in terms of culture, capability, processes, and impact. They are responsible for establishing and executing Building Impact’s business development strategy, including identifying target corporate partners and refining our earned revenue model. While working closely with the organization’s leadership team, the CEO will drive towards innovation and ensure that Building Impact is continually well equipped to advance its transformative mission.

The CEO reports to Building Impact’s Board of Directors.



Organizational Ambassador + Business Development

  • Serve as a leading voice in the sector to influence how we think about volunteering, social impact, nonprofit capacity, and its effect on communities

  • Represent Building Impact at conferences, on panels, on podcasts, through regular writing or publishing of white papers, blog posts, etc.

  • Lead the design and implementation of a comprehensive business development strategy, with an emphasis on creating long-term relationships that will drive revenue

  • Oversee the management of existing and new relationships with corporate and nonprofit partners ensuring their needs are met and they are engaged on a meaningful level with our work.

Organizational Leadership + Management

  • Business strategy and planning: work with the Board and staff to define and regularly assess progress toward business goals

  • People Management: direct management of 4 leadership team members

  • Accounting and Finance: manage work and relationship with an outsourced accounting partner. Oversee and develop organizational budget, as well as monthly, quarterly and annual reporting.

  • Human Resources: in collaboration and coordination with BI team members, oversee and manage hiring, staff onboarding/offboarding, staff performance planning and bi-annual review process

  • General Operations: Oversee and manage general operating items such as insurance and risk management; create, implement and uphold organizational systems, processes and policies; vendor management; facilities/office, including IT

Board Governance

  • Maintain regular and ongoing communication to build strong relationships with the entire Board, providing leadership and support to members at all times

  • Communicate effectively with the Board by providing members with all information necessary to continually function properly and make informed decisions in a timely and accurate manner, ensuring ongoing communication of risks, issues, as well as successes

  • Attend all Board meetings and provide reports and updates on team and organization in line with strategic priorities and business needs

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. That said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a senior leadership position at a dynamic, growing organization or company. Direct experience in nonprofit, social impact, or corporate social responsibility roles is preferred.

  • Dedicated to service and social justice and can speak concretely and passionately about why our work matters

  • The ability to manage multiple projects and priorities at once while maintaining a strategic focus on the business.

  • Demonstrated experience in general operations and organizational leadership across multiple functional areas (i.e. business development, programs, and operations).

  • Demonstrated experience managing people at different stages of life and career. Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team.

  • A proven record of building relationships and growing a business with strategic purpose.

  • A passion for storytelling and using numbers and metrics to create compelling content.

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with internal and external stakeholders. Experience as a presenter/facilitator to small and large groups, and a desire to continue to be engaged with stakeholders in this way.

  • Strategic vision and agility - demonstrated ability to think strategically, foresee trends, and adapt the organizational plan in response to changing external realities

This is a full-time position based in Boston. Generous benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k eligibility with a 4% contribution, robust paid time off (12 paid federal holidays, 20 paid vacation days, 3 paid volunteer days, 5 paid sick days/year). All health benefits take effect on the first day of employment. We offer free team lunches once per week during our time together in the office. Building Impact currently requires in-person work at our Boston office or with clients at least two days per week. The compensation range for the role is $175,000-$185,000 with performance-based bonus opportunities.

To apply to this position, please submit an updated resume and a thoughtfully written cover letter to the attention of Building Impact’s Search Committee using our application portal. For confidential inquiries or assistance in completing the application, please contact Rose Costello at

We will review and respond to all applications received. While subject to change, candidates elected to advance throughout the process can expect:

  • two interviews with Positively Partners

  • an interview with a Search Committee comprised of Board members

  • A final interview day with Board members and staff followed by a robust reference check process

The expected start date is early Fall 2024. Positively Partners is committed to conducting an equitable, accessible assessment process. If you would like to request accommodation during the interview process, please email Requests for accommodation will be handled confidentially.

Building Impact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status. Building Impact is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team.

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