Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association

MGFOA - Executive Assistant

  • 28 Sep 2020 10:56 AM
    Message # 9269641
    MARILYN GORDON (Administrator)

    The MGFOA is seeking an Executive Assistant to energize its Board of Directors, coordinate and organize meetings, engage members using email, listserve and social media with timely topics related to all areas of Municipal Government.  The Executive Asst. Reports to the Board of Directors.  We are looking for someone with municipal government knowledge that enjoys following the changing laws and trends in municipal government.  Ideally the person will have worked in local or state government and have a degree in Public Administration.  However, we are open to other backgrounds and we have members that can help the candidate gain knowledge in relevant areas.  (For example a graduate of political science with great technology skills could be a good fit.)  Hours will vary weekly; this is a part time position but the candidate must stay engaged daily with current legislation, trends and best practices in all areas of local government finance.

    *Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, and consistent quality of communications, timelines and resources needed to achieve the Board's strategic goals.
    *Actively engage and energize MGFOA board members
    *Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio to build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing operations.
    *Maintain Membership database using Wild Apricot (excellent technology skills are required).
    *Send out Meeting and notices and assist Membership Coordinator with annual dues notices.
    *Organize and manage meetings;   i.e. Suggest Topics, recruit speakers, run zoom meetings for now and in person meetings when circumstances permit, and provide CPE credit forms.

    *Deepen and refine all aspects of communications-from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger presence.
    *Use external presence and relationships to recruit new members.
    *Maintain updated membership on the listserve.
    *Update website including posting new jobs.
    *Use Social media i.e. Facebook and Twitter and the listserve to engage members
    *Communicate national GFOA news to Members.

    *Excellence in organizational management with the ability to manage a budget
    *Willingness to do marketing and public relations with ability to cross between the different types of memberships.
    *Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
    *Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to event planning.
    *Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
    *Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

    $500 per month for 4 months.  The Executive Board will reevaluate the position after four months and the compensation will be reviewed.  This position is an independent contractor and the person will receive a 1099 at the end of the year.


    Send an email with letter of interest and resume to

    Applications Due by October 30, 2020

    Last modified: 28 Sep 2020 11:08 AM | MARILYN GORDON (Administrator)


c/o Marilyn Gordon

P.O. Box 102, Sharon, MA  02067

Phone: +1 (774)222-1391


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