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Chief Executive Officer

Nurtury, an independent, nonprofit organization, provides Greater Boston’s youngest, most vulnerable children the opportunity to reach their full potential. One of the city’s largest providers of early education and care, it is a richly diverse organization, ethnically, linguistically and culturally, serving over 1,200 children and their families at its Centers and affiliated Family Child Care sites.

This is an exciting opportunity for an accomplished, business savvy leader with a strong commitment to early education and care and a strong passion for making a difference in the lives of children, families and communities. The new CEO will lead an organization that has been an industry leader and work with a dedicated and committed Board of Directors and staff that have an appetite for growth in a field that is evolving and transforming. Reporting to the Board, the CEO will have the opportunity to be innovative and entrepreneurial and bring people and resources together to maximize Nurtury’s impact and secure its future.

The ideal candidate will have proven success leading a fast-paced, multifaceted organization in a competitive and changing marketplace. They will bring the strategic thinking and pragmatic business and operations acumen needed to guide a dynamic, community-based organization with complex administrative, financial, operational and service requirements through these challenging, yet exciting, times for early education.

A collaborative team builder who is able to both inspire and delegate, the CEO will work with the Board and senior staff to strengthen Nurtury’s financial position, attract and retain talent, and continuously improve its services and enrich its offerings. The successful CEO will clearly articulate Nurtury’s value to funders and outside stakeholders and promote an environment focused on children’s healthy development and school readiness, including supporting and strengthening families whose children are under its care.

For more information about Nurtury, please visit their website:

Download a full job description, including scope of work and requirements.

To nominate a candidate, or to apply, forward resume and cover letter in confidence to: E. Catlin Donnelly & Associates at

Nurtury, formerly known as Associated Day Care, provides equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, or non-disqualifying physical or mental disability. We value diversity and are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming work environment.

The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation
Director of Communications

The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation is seeking a Director of Communications for a new philanthropic foundation. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Communications will be the first “story-teller in chief” for the Foundation. The Director will lead the development of a communications strategy that documents the start-up and ongoing programs of the Foundation, amplifies the work of its grantees, and informs the broader public about issues of critical importance through publications, web presence, and learning events.

The Foundation is still in its infancy. Because it is a startup, this is an evolving position that requires both strategic thinking and hands-on execution. The successful candidate will be creative and resourceful, a journalist at heart, with a keen interest in truth-telling and how information technology can be used to benefit humanity. S/he must be a skilled framer who can distill ideas and synthesize information from a wide range of sources. Team spirit, curiosity, an appetite for startups, and a flexible mindset are musts, as are commitment to responsible stewardship, integrity, and kindness. The position will provide a front-row seat on the design of a new grant-making foundation and the opportunity to learn a lot about philanthropy. Because the grant-making strategies are not fully defined, the Director will have a seat at the table as they are shaped and launched.

For more information about the McGovern Foundation, please visit their website:

Download a full job description including scope of work and requirements.

How to apply: Applications will be held in the strictest confidence. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To apply, please forward a resume and cover letter to E. Catlin Donnelly & Associates at

The Patrick J. McGovern foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, military status, or disability, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and grant-making.