We are seeking a highly motivated, talented, and dynamic individual to serve as the Executive Director. This position will report to the Chair of the Board of Directors and will work with the local state board. The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: fundraising and development, program promotion and implementation, class recruitment, board management, and support for program members and alumnae.
It has been a big year for Emerge Massachusetts, but we are most proud of our 17 alumnae running for office this November. It is the reason we do this work - to flood ballots across Massachusetts with Democratic women.
We are thrilled to announce an expansion of our training program, starting in 2014!
For our candidates, this means more options and a greater level of support. It means women can rely on Emerge to be there throughout different points in their careers. It means that when we discover a talented female candidate, we invest in her and stick with her until she gets over that finish line.
Emerge Massachusetts seeks a motivated intern who is passionate about increasing the number of women in elected office. The position is for the 2013-2014 academic year; it is available for the fall or spring semesters, or for the full year.
Comradery. Trust. Support. Strength. Compassion. These are the words that come to mind when I think of my Emerge sisterhood, a diverse group of creative women who have come together to learn how to run for office, and to grow in that process together.
Today we celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which recognizes women’s right to vote. Both my grandmothers were born before women had the right to vote, and I think of them often as I run for Massachusetts State Senate. I wear my Grandma Dolan’s perfume, Tabu, on the campaign trail to keep her with me, and it feels wonderful to know how proud both she and Memar would be of their granddaughter. We’ve come a very long way.
We are halfway through our Emerge training here in Massachusetts and I have to confess, it’s what is not taught in the curriculum that has impacted me most.
I don’t remember any of our trainers directly speaking to this issue. Nowhere is it clearly defined on the website, and I am absolutely positive we don’t have any handouts on how it works. But I am beginning to get it.