SkillWorks Launches Search for Next Executive Director

The SkillWorks workforce funder collaborative is searching for its next executive director. After the departure of Marybeth Campbell in June of 2019, SkillWorks, the Boston Foundation and our funders have been engaged in due diligence across key stakeholders, to help us chart the course for this search and the future of SkillWorks.

This is an exciting time for SkillWorks. Through its skilled and committed Funders Group, SkillWorks is focusing on expanding its reach, building on over a decade of success to achieve lasting systems change in workforce development. The next Executive Director will share the passion and commitment to helping low-income individuals attain family-supporting employment and to helping businesses in the greater Boston region through accessing a skilled talent pipeline. The Executive Director will embrace innovation, collaboration and partnership in building ownership and voice among funders, partners, service providers, industry and government in designing and executing next generation workforce development models and strategies.  

In this current iteration of SkillWorks, the funders are balancing our commitment to what has proven valuable over the past 15 years with using what we have learned to enhance and shift our strategies to create broader impact and systems change. SkillWorks and the Boston Foundation launched Project Catapult to take advantage of the generational opportunity of a tight labor market to develop, pilot and evaluate next generation workforce strategies in partnership with funders, providers and employers.


Author: SkillWorks

SkillWorks is a nationally recognized workforce funder collaborative, launched by the Boston Foundation in 2003 to improve workforce development in Boston and across Massachusetts. SkillWorks brings together philanthropy, government, community organizations and employers to address the twin goals of: 1) Helping low-skill, low-income individuals attain family-supporting jobs; and 2) Helping employers find and retain skilled employees.

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