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Wakefield, Massachusetts


Recognizing that healthy families are indispensable to the preservation of a strong and free society, Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI) is dedicated to strengthening the family and affirming the Judeo-Christian values upon which it is based. Established in 1991, MFI is a non-partisan public policy organization dedicated to strengthening families in Massachusetts. MFI engages in research and education on a wide range of public policy issues to strengthen the well-being, health, and safety of families – its individual members and the collective unit.

The President serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MFI and as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors. The President is the strategist, primary decision-maker, day-to-day operational leader to staff and volunteers, quality control for all communication messages, as well as the liaison with the Board of Directors and major donors. This leadership role is the primary public face and voice for MFI to champion a culture that advances its mission. As expected, the President exercises supervision of all the affairs of the organization and reports to the Board of Directors.


Established in 1991, Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI) is a non-partisan public policy organization dedicated to strengthening families in Massachusetts.

While many of the issues in which MFI engages are complex, they believe that the best solutions are found through a system of valuing the life and well-being of every child, woman, and man. To that end, they seek to reduce barriers that threaten family stability and to create a political and social environment where families can thrive and prosper.

MFI has been a proactive, public voice on a number of issues, including:

  • Strengthening, protecting, and preserving marriage between a man and a woman

  • Preserving life from conception to natural death

  • Protecting our “first freedoms” of religious liberty and free speech

  • Promoting parents’ rights regarding the education and welfare of their children

  • Educating children and adults on the spread of dangerous sexually transmitted diseases, and the benefits of sexual abstinence

  • Educating families and children about the dangers of unsafe internet use

  • Preventing sexual abuse of children

  • Enforcing statutory rape laws

  • Opposing expanded gambling and its destructive social costs on families

  • Opposing the promotion and legalization of recreational drugs

MFI is an independent, not-for-profit organization supported through the generosity of contributors.

Click here: A History of Massachusetts Family Institute


Massachusetts Family Institute accomplishes its mission by:

  • Researching, preparing, and disseminating materials concerning the status of the family in Massachusetts particularly the endemic problems caused by fatherlessness.

  • Educating lawmakers and media about family issues as a voice for Judeo-Christian values in the public square.

  • Providing resources for families and churches.

  • Partnering with local churches to raise the standard for marriage and families

MFI is also part of a broad national coalition and is the Family Policy Council in Massachusetts for Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, and Alliance Defending Freedom.


As Massachusetts Family Institute seeks to preserve and strengthen Massachusetts’ most valuable and vital resources—its families—all staff, volunteers, and board members are committed to a Statement of Faith which influences their decisions and behaviors in pursuit of their mission, creating a unique culture and guiding principles:

  • We believe that there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe the Bible to be the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

  • We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential for the salvation of lost and sinful mankind.

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ through the holy catholic church.


The home office of Massachusetts Family Institute headquarters is located in Wakefield, Massachusetts, surrounded by beautiful landscaping and walking paths. MFI’s current annual budget is $1 million, and the budget is healthy and increasing.



REPORTING TO: Board of Directors

STAFF: 7 full-time staff members, plus 5 part-time staff members. 50% of staff are located at the home office and have flexible, in-person hours

LOCATION: Wakefield, Massachusetts Headquarters


Massachusetts Family Institute is searching for an integral and proactive President located in the Wakefield, Massachusetts Headquarters. The right candidate will demonstrate diplomatic leadership and champion a culture that advances MFI’s mission. He or she will pursue excellence in all leadership, directing, and overseeing of every aspect to accurately and timely manage all operations with absolute integrity.


  • In conjunction with the Board of Directors, devises, secures approval from the Board of Directors, and implements a long-range strategic plan for the organization which includes the mission, vision, values, goals and objectives and metrics of the plan.

  • Develops and maintains professional excellence for the organization through the hiring, development, mentoring and retention of a superb, mission-driven team. This includes ensuring that staff members have an orthodox Christian worldview including the biblical principles on life, sexuality, gender, marriage, parental rights and religious liberty.

  • In conjunction with the Board of Directors, leads the organization’s development efforts, including the Annual Banquet, quarterly appeal letters, and special fundraising projects.

  • Develops and administers the annual operating budget and oversees all financial aspects of the organization with healthy stewardship while acting with a strong sense of fiduciary responsibility.

  • Represents MFI to its various constituencies, reaching out to the entire Massachusetts’ pro-family community, local churches, educational organizations, parent groups, public policy organizations, issue advocates, the state legislature and government agencies, the media, the academy, donors and potential donors, communicating MFI’s distinctive mission and standing.

  • Supervises and collaborates with the staff in all functional areas, including public policy research, education and advocacy, donor relations and fundraising, marketing and public relations, stakeholder networking and coalition building, human resources and administration.

  • Serves as the day-to-day manager of the organization, exercising oversight of all executive decisions related to facilities, data systems, resource procurement, and event planning. In particular, the President leads the staff and key volunteers in planning and executing the annual fundraising banquet with over 500 guests and a nationally ranked speaker.

  • Directs public relations and makes media appearances for the organization, promoting Biblical morality and family values in a culturally hostile environment with appearances in local and national media outlets.

  • Collaborates with a diverse network of churches, pastors and faith leaders, from across the denominational and ecclesiastical spectrum, including evangelicals and Catholics, as well as cross-culturally, with immigrant churches from Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia.

  • Analyzes, drafts, and advocates on proposed state legislation dealing with abortion, human sexuality, euthanasia, parental rights, religious freedom, and other complex and contentious issues.

  • Consults with churches, ministries, families and Christian schools on legal issues relating to religious liberty, free speech, LGBT non-discrimination laws and facility use policies.

  • In collaboration with the staff and outside experts, researches, drafts and edits statewide reports on issues of importance to the family, for example, the effects of fatherlessness on children, utilizing relevant social science research and detailed census data.

  • Provides Christ-centered, biblically directed spiritual leadership to all aspects of MFI’s mission.

  • Lead, attend, and/or contribute to MFI’s sponsored activities and perform other duties as the Board of Directors may assign.


  • Committed Christian – Protestant, Catholic or Orthodox

  • Spiritually mature—Uphold Judeo-Christian values

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressive leadership experience

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in political science, business, or related field, required, master’s strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated management/leadership of a nonprofit organization and team, preferred

  • Demonstrate a healthy, growing spiritual life, including a servant attitude toward leadership responsibilities

  • Ability to travel, as required


MFI team members are passionate about the family, Judeo-Christian values, bold action, and the preservation of a free and strong society. MFI strives to uphold the highest standards of behavior, which include integrity, trustworthiness, theological alignment, a healthy work-life balance, care for others, a servant spirit, competency in difficult conversations, a desire to see results, diligence, respect, and humility.

All MFI employees will maintain a firm commitment to MFI’s mission, values, Statement of Faith, and beliefs, as well as display a growing and mature faith in Jesus Christ.


  • Salary Range: Competitive, six-figure salary commensurate with experience

  • Benefits: Medical (usually procured on one’s own but can be negotiated)

  • Vacation/Time Off: Vacation is based on prior experience as well as paid sick time

  • Relocation: Negotiable

To learn more about the work of MFI, please visit their website at

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