The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is seeking a Managing Director to direct SBN’s daily operations and lead strategic development and growth of the organization and its core programs. The ideal candidate will be a passionate and motivated sustainability professional with experience in the following core areas: organization and program management, event planning, fundraising, and non-profit or business administration. Successful candidates will be resourceful self-starters and team players that thrive in dynamic and fast-paced work environments and enjoy taking on new challenges.

As Managing Director you will be responsible for directing the day-to-day operations and strategic development of SBN and its core programs and events including (but not limited to) the following specific responsibilities:


  • New member identification, recruitment and engagement
  • Retention of existing members
  • Development and management of member networking and learning events including monthly B2B Networking Group Meetings, SBN onTours, technical assistance workshops, and new events.


  • Grants: Identification of grant opportunities, grant writing, and
  • Sponsorships: New sponsor development & existing sponsor
  • Foundations: Research appropriate foundations and develop strategic


  • Lead planning of SBN’s annual Sustainability Leadership Summit &
  • Provide overall management and direction for the development, management of awarded grants (meeting deliverables, invoicing, reporting, etc.) management (SBN/SBLP & Special Events) relationships for foundation support
  • Provide guidance and direction for SBN’s large-scale local food events Annual Holiday Party planning, and execution of SBN’s recurring and one-time smallscale events including monthly B2B Networking Group Meetings, SBN On Tours, ALLocal Dinners, Technical Assistance Workshops, documentary film screenings and more- including the annual Boston Local Food Festival, Hyper Local Craft Brewfest, Local Craft Brewfest and Buy Local Trade Show planned in collaboration with partner organization The Williams Agency.

Staff Management:

  • Recruit, contract and manage SBN staff and interns
  • Ensure professional development of staff and interns
  • Provide day-to-day guidance & support
  • Support the Sustainable Business/Community Leader Program staff with new client development and engagement (particularly highprofile clients)


  • Invoicing and bill processing
  • Budgeting and budget management
  • Program and event accounting
  • Basic financial accounting: check/cash processing etc.

Office Management:

  • Manage office lease and tenant sub-leases
  • Act as primary liaison to landlord and sub-tenants
  • Manage office services including internet, phone, and cleaning
  • Ensure office runs smoothly


  • Manage SBN’s Facebook page
  • Write newsletter articles, blog posts, website updates and other communications in support of the Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Edit event and other outreach e-mails/communications
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at events and conferences


  • Guide the overall strategic development of the organization
  • Act as staff liaison to the Board, prepare board reports, attend board meetings and make presentations as needed
  • Represent SBN at internal and external conferences and events
  • Support special programs including the SBN Affinity Program, Worcester SBLP, and others as needed
  • Develop strategic & collaborative partnerships with businesses and organizations to grow the organization and achieve our mission


  • • College degree required, graduate degree preferred
  • • Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience in environmental sustainability or related field
  • • Prior management experience (project/programs and staff) required
  • • Fundraising experience & knowledge a must
  • • Budgeting/financial management and working knowledge of Excel Spreadsheets a must
  • • Excellent written and verbal communications skills a must
  • • Confident presenting to external clients and small and large groups
  • • Strong organizational skills, strategic thinker, innovator, self starter
  • • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities, deadlines and frequent interruptions
  • • High level of professionalism and strong attention to detail required
  • • Ability to work a flexible schedule including occasional nights and weekends
  • • Strong work ethic and a passion for SBN’s mission
  • • Comfortable using all basic Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • • Knowledge of social media platforms a plus

To apply:

Contact Taryn Johnson at with cover letter, resumé and references to apply.