In the 1980s, a coalition of neighbors and leaders came together to address the growing violence, and related challenges facing the Hyde/Jackson neighborhood of Jamaica Plain and founded Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF). It was founded on the belief that communities are stronger when they take care of their youth and that, by harnessing their potential, they not only help youth navigate adolescence but support them in becoming the changemakers of today and the future. HSTF is a growing creative youth development organization at the forefront of excellent service provision to the Afro-Latin youth of Boston. It envisions a city where all youth reach their full potential and are reflected in Boston’s culture and leadership.
Hyde Square Task Force seeks a dynamic, highly motivated, and entrepreneurial individual to be appointed as its next Senior Director of Development and Communications. The Senior Director will strategically lead the annual development program and communications efforts to support an annual operating budget of $2.6 million. This individual will be the chief fundraiser with a strong entrepreneurial mindset who will be the driving force for robust fundraising and effective communications across and beyond the organization.
The accomplished candidate will be well versed in strategic planning processes and experienced in capital campaign management, with the poise and gravitas to build and manage a great team to accomplish all these exciting goals. The Senior Director will provide the necessary resources that Hyde Square Task Force stakeholder and community members, youth, and their families desire and deserve. This includes the unique opportunity to gather the right Development Team members to sustain and support this vital work.