Executive Director

Massachusetts Restaurants United
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 1, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Annual Fund, Grant Seeking, Membership, Special Events, Programs, Government Relations and Advocacy, Program Administration and Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Executive Director is the key management leader of Massachusetts Restaurants United (MRU). The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Massachusetts Restaurants United (MRU) is a coalition of independent restaurant professionals created to advocate for our industry and to plan solutions to survive, repair and rebuild in the time of COVID-19 and beyond.


1)  Board Governance:  Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.

  •  Responsible for leading MRU in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • 2)   Financial Performance and Viability:   Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support Massachusetts Restaurants United’s mission and operations.
  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of MRU, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • 3)   Organization Mission and Strategy:  Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.

  • Responsible for implementation of MRU’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
  • Responsible for strategic planning identifying growth opportunities to ensure that MRU can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of MRU’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
  • 4)   Organization Operations:  Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization effective

  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified contractors such as Social Media Agency
  • Responsible for effective administration of Media Communications operations.
  • Responsible for running board meetings.
  • Responsible for growing Membership Outreach
  • Responsible for Policy/ Advocacy Outreach
  • Public Policy/Advocacy Outreach

    • Working with the Board of Directors and Stakeholders, plan and execute federal and state policy priorities
    • Testify regularly before state legislative committees to support policies that enhance business growth and development
    • Ensure that MRU is represented on relevant statewide task forces, workgroups, committees and coalitions.

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