The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River

441 N. Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720

Date Posted:
January 06, 2023

Eastern Massachusetts



Executive Director


Provides visionary leadership in the management of a dynamic organization. Directs and participates in fundraising, funding opportunities through grants, marketing, development of strategic vision, exhibit development, general management, financial management, and fostering volunteer/board/city relations of the Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River (CMGFR).

Job Responsibilities:

The Executive Director will perform all functions associated with the CMGFR, including but not limited to:

a. Set cultural and operational tone for the CMGFR;

b. Ensuring an exceptional patron/donor experience including protection and confidentiality of patron and/or donor-information

c. Willingness to make decisions and exhibit sound and accurate judgment as well as including appropriate individuals in the decision-making process.

d. Develop positive relationships with local and at large organizations which represent different cultural and ethnic groups

e. Develop outreach and programming that includes culturally and linguistically diverse families

f. Develop an annual budget and deliver results against Board approved budget;

g. Engage with and cultivate relationships with major individual, foundation, and corporate donors

h. Identify grant opportunities and work to develop government, non-profit, and foundation grants to support the CMGFR operations. Responsible for appropriate monitoring of grants and required reporting.

i. Manage a total staff of 3 with the potential to manage additional staff as new positions become available.

j. Ensure the organization has a diverse staff with skills appropriate to the needs of the position through people management activities including hiring, ongoing staff development, performance management, compensation, and benefits of staff.

k. Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Staff to develop the organization’s Vision Statement, Strategic Goals, Code of Ethics, and long and short-range planning;

l. Visionary leader able to work and communicate effectively with CMGFR Board of Directors, CMGFR Staff, and CMGFR volunteers/supporters;

m. Represent the CMGFR at public events, in community organizations, and with the media;

n. Manage budgetary and fiscal affairs;

o. Manage relationships with contracted accounting and/or bookkeeping firms

p. Other duties as required


a. Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred;

b. Successful completion of a criminal background check is required.

c. Minimum of 5 years of management experience with a demonstrated record of executive responsibilities and growth;

d. Minimum of 5 years of non-profit fundraising experience with a demonstrated record of executive-level growth and project management; experience with fundraising foundations preferred;

e. Experience with government officials, and community organizations, including collaborative cultural and youth-related activities;

f. Excellent writing and communication skills;

g. Experience in fundraising, writing and managing grants, capital campaigns, marketing, and public relations;

h. Proficiency in Microsoft and QuickBooks applications, office technology, and budget management;

i. Firm commitment to children’s well-being, safety, learning, and development.

 j. Strong organizational skills including planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and events for children and families 

k. Ability to deal with ambiguity and thrive in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities.

How To Apply:

All applicants should email resume, cover letter, and list of references to Hiring Committee at

Please put CMGFR Search Committee in the subject line.

In your cover letter, describe how your professional experience and passion align with the Executive Director position. Phone inquiries, mail, or in-person submissions will not be accepted.

Apply by:
March 03, 2023
$60,000 /
About this Organization:
The mission of the Children’s Museum is to provide an environment that encourages and inspires a love for the learning process while strengthening family, education, and social bonds. In its unique environment, children actively make connections among ideas, people, and cultures. Encompassing the broad themes of community, family, and creativity, the museum encourages children to define their role in and contribution to society at large while supporting every parent's effort to be the best parent they can be.