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Job Summary: The Career Development Specialist is a key transition resource for high school students and young adults seeking career guidance, and for the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) Guidance Department as it expands support for young adults aged 16-25 to assist in post-secondary decision-making leading to engaging careers that enable economic mobility.

Salary: $65,000 plus benefits

Location: Work is performed on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Employer: ACE MV (Adult & Continuing Education of Martha’s Vineyard) is a 501-c-3 nonprofit providing workforce education to Vineyard residents. ACE MV is a small nonprofit providing workforce education and development opportunities to residents of all ages. Our project partner is MVRHS, the largest of two high schools on Martha’s Vineyard. Its annual student population (9th-12th grades) is approximately 700.

Nature of Work: This position will report to the MVRHS Principal and the Executive Director of ACE MV. The successful candidate will A) procure, manage and support training services for current high school counselors and staff to better enable them to guide young people to middle skill career pathways; B) perform outreach to Island employers to build a variety of innovative youth and young adult internship and career exploration options; C) coach and support individual high school students needing guidance on labor market preparation including industry certifications, associate’s degrees, and the like.

Primary Responsibilities: 1. Coordinate training programs for MVRHS counselors and teachers in delivering instruction in the following areas: a) career exploration & navigation, b) communication in the workplace and c) work ethic & professionalism. 2. Develop and implement career pathways reference materials in both paper and electronic formats; help develop visual career pathways and roadmaps applicable to a variety of Vineyard careers. 3. Develop and maintain website materials and a custom mobile application as accessible tech resources for students and young adults for career decision-making. 4. Use these resources and materials to coach and support students as they explore postsecondary options; create a bridge for the transition between HS and beyond. 5. Assist in developing a platform through which MVRHS and ACE MV can follow-up with high school graduates; collect data; work to improve understanding of Island young adults and their career steps 6. Provide resume/cover letter critiques and interview skills classes; teach and manage a Career Development class; assist with career fairs, graduate follow-ups. 7. Organize internship/job/growth opportunities for students with local employers; develop positive working relationships with Island businesses and employers; convene and coordinate events annually between students, employers 8. Research (through surveys, interviews) local data about disconnected Vineyard youth and young adults, identify gaps; identify professional development opportunities 9. Develop partnerships with institutions of higher learning to augment the resources available to students through dual credit opportunities, internship opportunities, college/career fairs, job shadow opportunities, and others. 10. Prepare reports and track key assessment data regarding results and outcomes; evaluate and track program progress; track and report on post-graduate, dropout, and disconnected youth ages 18-25 on Martha’s Vineyard.

Minimum Qualification Requirements: • Demonstrated ability to work with and coach adolescents and young adults • Demonstrated technical skills (website and app development and maintenance) • Master’s degree in Career Counseling, Career Education, or related field and two (2) years of related experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience. • Interest and willingness to develop expertise in career pathways relevant to Vineyard labor market and the immediate region • Experience organizing and managing a career education program • Well-organized, self-starter, reliable, discreet • Ability to plan, execute a plan, evaluate, and pivot based on evaluation • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to multi-task and work in a team setting Additional Preferred Qualifications • Understanding of regional Martha’s Vineyard labor market trends • Fluency in Brazilian Portuguese • Experience in a career center or student development/affairs setting which involved academic and career counseling • Ability to engage with parents, students, staff,

To apply for this position: Please email a comprehensive resume/CV with 3 professional references and a cover letter to: Application deadline:  January 5, 2021

Boys & Girls Club - Executive Director

Organization Description:

The Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club (MVBGC) is offering an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our dynamic, forward-thinking team. We rely on the dedication of caring employees to provide a safe, nurturing environment for kids to learn and grow. We take pride in our highly skilled, diverse and committed workforce. Our staff are educators, coaches, artists, mentors, community leaders and ambassadors. Are you ready to join a team of passionate individuals who are working to make a difference in the lives of our island’s kids?

Time Requirement: # of hours per day, week  Full time

Compensation ($ Hourly, Weekly, Monthly):

Contact: To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to, attn. Brad Simpkins.

Job posting date: 10/13/20

Job Description: 

Guide, support and serve the Board of Directors in establishing goals and developing policies, procedures, budgets and programs that fulfill the mission of the Boys & Girls Club. • Monitor and approve the organization's program services and assure achievement of its mission and goals. • Provide leadership to Club staff by developing administrative and operational standards by which goals will be met. • Assure management and attainment of resources necessary to ensure the financial operations of the agency are conducted in accordance with applicable laws. • Assure that the organization is in compliance with membership and other requirements or standards of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and other affiliated and regulatory agencies. • Oversee staffing activities of the organization, including recruiting, training, and evaluation of both paid and volunteer staff. • Promote Boys & Girls Club services to individuals, other service organizations, and the local community. • Direct and participate in public relations and fundraising activities. • Provide professional leadership to the Board of Directors to assure development of an effective and motivated board, including identification, recruitment, training and involvement of members in meeting the goals of the organization. • May be assigned special projects periodically by the Board of Directors. • Report to the Board of Directors.

Education & Experience:

 Bachelor’s degree required. • Minimum 5 to 10 years of experience in directing programs, developing and implementing strategic and tactical plans, and building/managing a professional staff, preferably in human services and/or youth development. • Experience managing/maintaining a facility and developing community support of club operations and programs. • Experience in working with community constituencies and diverse populations preferred. • MS Office Suite and internet/computer competency required. • Flexibility to work a variable schedule as dictated by programming, fundraising, and meeting schedules. • Demonstrated competency and ability in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, community groups, and other related agencies. • Ability to handle crisis and to resolve conflicts, disputes or concerns in the club among staff, club members, volunteers or parents. • Demonstrated ability to organize, direct, plan and coordinate operations in a multi-unit organization. • Leadership skills, including negotiation, problem solving, decision making, delegation. • Strong communication skills, both oral and written; ability to speak effectively and persuasively to groups and individuals. • Demonstrated ability to supervise professionals and other staff/volunteers. • Advanced knowledge and expertise in asset management including financial resources and property. • Demonstrated skills and competency in the following areas preferred: the mission, objectives, policies, programs and procedures of Boys & Girls Clubs; of the principles and practices of nonprofit organizations and of management; and resource development activities and sources of funding.

Island Food Pantry Outreach Coordinator

Job Description: The Outreach Coordinator works closely with the Executive Director to plan and implement initiatives with an eye toward serving all of our clients with dignity and respect. This role is responsible for assisting with the planning and execution of relevant programming, volunteer recruitment, and other strategies to continue fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive space for all who come to the Island Food Pantry.

Duties ● Supports Food Pantry outreach to underserved communities on the Island ● Oversees client-facing check-in operations during Pantry distribution days. ● Ensures that Island Food Pantry is providing a welcoming and supportive environment to all Pantry visitors ● Performs outreach into the diverse communities on our Island, including churches and other support organizations ● Assists in translating Food Pantry documents ● Coordinates volunteer translators at the Food Pantry

Qualifications ● Deep understanding of and connections with diverse communities on Martha’s Vineyard ● Fluent in Portuguese and English ● Organized ● Outgoing ● Communicates issues in a timely manner to appropriate parties ● Working knowledge of Island Food Pantry Guidelines and Procedures

Time Commitment ● 20 hrs/week ● Year-round

Contact Kayte Morris at

Island Food Pantry - Operations Manager

Job Descriptions: The role of the Island Food Pantry Operations Manager is responsible for all aspects of the Pantry's procurement and distribution of food, including pickup, receipt, storage, and distribution of food to community members in need. This position trains and manages Pantry volunteers to ensure that needs of our clients are met, and embraces the organization's core values of providing reliable food with dignity and respect. Duties ● Volunteer Oversight ○ Coordinates Pantry volunteer leaders (Volunteer Coordinator, Ordering Lead, Shift Supervisors and others) to ensure that the Pantry is properly staffed ○ Trains volunteers, identifies new volunteer roles and opportunities● Manage all aspects of food inventory procurement, controls, and distribution ○ Coordinates with GBFB and other vendors, the Steamship Authority and volunteers to ensure that food is reliably delivered to the Pantry ○ Coordinates Truck Team and Stocking team to ensure safe storage of Pantry items ○ Coordinates food delivery program, including but not limited to matching volunteers with clients who request delivery, phoning clients to secure their food order, and scheduling volunteers to pick-up and deliver orders. ○ Organize and oversee the food distribution process with help of other staff and volunteers. ● Facilities Management ○ Ensures that Island Food Pantry’s Facility meets GBFB and local health department standards of organization and cleanliness; ensures all required certification and inspections for the pantry are completed on schedule. ○ Ensures all equipment – truck, refrigerators, freezers, ect. – and facilities stay in good working order; schedule maintenance/repairs as needed. ○ Identifies and problems and implements or facilitates solutions for issues that come up in the Island Food Pantry’s space. ●Works with Executive Director to implement new projects and extend the Island Food Pantry’s support of the community

Qualifications: 2+ years of operational experience preferably in food service, grocery management or other relevant field ● Experience supervising a dynamic and diverse team ● Communicates issues in a timely manner to appropriate parties ● Commitment to the island food pantry mission and social justice issues

Time Commitment: 40 hrs/week

Contact: Kayte Morris at

Harbor Homes

Job Description:  Homeless Prevention Caseworker - responsible to oversee operation of the winter shelter for unhoused individuals. 

Qualifications: Minimum college degree in human service or related field. 

Time Commitment: 20 hours/week.

Job Description: Shelter Program Coordinator

Qualifications: Degree/certification in human service or related field. Administrative experience and experience with clients with substance abuse and/or mental health issues required. 

Time Commitment: Temporary position from November – April 2021. Up to 20 hours/week. 

Job Description: Shelter Provider:

Qualifications: Experience providing services to clients with substance abuse and/or mental health issues. Minimum high school diploma or equivalent required, degree or certification in human services field preferred.

Time Commitment: Temporary position from November – April 2021. Overnight and daytime shifts are available.

Compensation: $17/hour.  Call 978-273-0533 or email for an application. 

MV Community Services - Major Gifts Capital Campaign Officer 

Organization: Every day we commit our unique experience, expertise and compassion to help our entire community be as vibrant, strong and healthy as it can be. MV Community Services (MVCS) responds to the ever-changing needs of our community. We have an impact on infants, children, teens, families, seniors and all who call the Island home. We are here for our neighbors when they need us, regardless of ability pay. For more than 50 years, MVCS has offered affordable childcare, accessible mental health care, disability support services, domestic and sexual violence support and so much more. As the Island’s social services safety net, we partner with various organizations to create a healthier Martha’s Vineyard.

Job Description: Martha’s Vineyard Community Services is seeking a full-time Major Gifts/Capital Campaign Officer. Reporting to the Director of Development and Communications and working closely with the CEO and board members, the Major Gifts/Capital Campaign officer is responsible for the overall management of the major gifts program at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS), which is charged with managing relationships and securing support from donors who are capable of making gifts of $2,500 and above, either to the general fund or to the capital campaign.

  • Qualifies and cultivates prospective donors
  • Develops and proposes strategies for solicitation of major/capital campaign gifts, including: determining ongoing relationships with prospect/donor; recommending specific purpose and level of gift; identifying those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitation; assuring that solicitations are carried out.
  • Develops and implements processes for process documentation and improvement, and progress tracking. Works closely with other staff to insure effective coordination of effort with their programs and to continuously cultivate prospects and steward donors.
  • Participates, as required, in team efforts including solicitation strategy teams for key prospects and internal planning efforts.
  • Keeps current on MVCS programs and initiatives; networks with MVCS program directors
  • Co-ordinates an effective program for recognition, involvement and stewardship of major/capital campaign donors in coordination with the Director of Development and Communications.
  • Participates in all aspects of the gift cycle: 
    • Initiates contacts with potential major/capital campaign donors
    • Develops appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers
    • Moves potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure
    • Makes solicitations when appropriate
    • Maintains stewardship contacts with donors
  • Acts as main staff support to the MVCS Capital Campaign Committee, and attends MVCS Board of Directors meetings to report on Capital Campaign
  • Sits on the MVCS Development Committee, Stakeholders Committee, and Building Committee


  • 3-5 years of individual major gift and/or capital campaign fundraising experience
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of major donors in order to develop relationships between them and MVCS
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside MVCS
  • High energy and passion for MVCS’s mission is essential
  • Ability to see and understand the objectives of the development and communications team, and to integrate the major gifts program with those objectives
  • Ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and alter strategic cultivation and stewardship plans
  • Ability to articulate the case for support so that individuals “buy into” the vision/mission/goals of MVCS and understand with sufficient effectiveness to secure gifts and pledges of $2,500 or more
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, analytical and organization skills required.
  • Willingness to comply with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Donor Bill of Rights and Code of Ethical Principles and Standards
  • Available to work occasionally outside regular business hours
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of training and experience

Contact Information: Interested and qualified candidates may apply online at:

Or by sending resume and cover letter to: Barbara Bellissimo Director of Development and Communications

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