New England VegFest Executive Director

  • New England VegFest
  • Worcester, MA, USA
  • Sep 13, 2018
Full time Management Non-Profit Strategy-Planning

Job Description

The New England VegFest Executive Director leads and manages all VegWorcester and New England VegFest programming. This individual ensures that year-round events and campaigns advocate for vegetarianism and align with the Board of Directors-established mission and strategic vision. 

Areas of Responsibility


  • Lead an organization of volunteers, ensuring their work upholds VegWorcester’s mission and vision
  • Develop and enhance year-round programming to serve the local New England community
  • Manage all aspects of the annual New England VegFest
  • Collaborate effectively with the Board of Directors and other organizers by:
    • developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization
    • attending weekly meetings with the Board of Directors and other organizers
    • keeping the Board apprised of organizational activities and of internal and external issues that may affect VegWorcester


  • Develop and share annual plans with goals and objectives that work towards the organization’s strategic vision
  • Determine staffing requirements for management and program delivery and recruit volunteers for the organizing team
  • Assess performance to assure that VegWorcester’s programming meets the organization's goals
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization, including:
    • maintaining documentation using web-based tools
    • managing institutional relationships
    • overseeing programming
    • facilitating community outreach

Financial Planning and Development

  • Develop a comprehensive annual budget for year-round programming and the New England VegFest
  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy to sustain and further grow the organization

Who should apply?

The ideal candidate is a(n):

  • Self-directed, organized, and action-oriented professional
  • Strong verbal and written communicator
  • Proven leader, coach, and relationship manager
  • Experienced event planner
  • Competent web-based tool user

The ideal candidate wants to:

  • Make a career in the animal rights and environmental movement by leveraging our professional development budget to attend conferences, take relevant classes, and grow their professional network
  • Make each New England VegFest better than the last one
  • Enjoy plant-based food and hang out with a rad group of veg*n friends each week


Competitive salary, full time


This is a year-round, full-time position. Applications are now open and the position begins in Fall 2018.