Beacon Hill Friends House is hiring a Program and Engagement Manager!

Beacon Hill Friends House is hiring a Program and Engagement Manager!

An opportunity to work in community in alignment with your values. 

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Position Summary: The BHFH Program and Engagement Manager will lead our public programs and events, as well as our communications, alumni engagement, and community outreach. This role supports all aspects of our programmatic work at the intersection of cultivating community, nurturing spiritual deepening, and connecting people in collective action. This includes working directly with participants and facilitators of our programs; coordinating and administering programming, communications and development work; and more. The person holding this role is required to live onsite at BHFH. 

Our organization: Beacon Hill Friends House is a Quaker nonprofit organization and intentional community in a historic brick rowhouse in downtown Boston. We are a multi-generational, intentional residential community of about 20 adults, grounded in Quaker principles of faith, simplicity, integrity, community, and social responsibility, open to adults of all faith and non-faith traditions. We host frequent public educational programs. We also offer hospitality through the use of our public gathering spaces by outside groups and overnight stays in two guestrooms.

The Program and Engagement Manager will report directly to the Executive Director of Beacon Hill Friends House and work alongside two other full-time staff members and various part-time staff and volunteers.

Expected start date: July 2024 (or sooner as able)

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Responsibilities of the Program and Engagement Manager include:

  • Creating and managing public events: Working with the Executive Director to develop the annual program strategy; developing, coordinating, and/or convening a variety of educational and capacity-building programs of interest to Quakers, the interfaith community, social justice activists, our neighbors on Beacon Hill, and the general public.
  • Maintaining and developing organizational partnerships: Engaging with Boston-area, Quaker, and other relevant social justice organizations, interfaith groups, congregations, and more to create programmatic collaborations.
  • Leading alumni engagement activities: Planning engaging events and activities for alumni of the BHFH residency program, including project managing our alumni storytelling oral history project. 
  • Managing BHFH communications and outreach: Creating content for and managing our website, social media presence, and bi-weekly email digest — including promoting BHFH events, residency openings, and guest and facility rentals. Lead the publication of the twice-annual BHFH print newsletter. Maintain online records of contacts, partners, vendors, event content and attendance, and other relevant data.
  • Supporting development/fundraising efforts: Managing BHFH grant writing and reporting projects, including driving grant writing related to BHFH programs/events.
  • Carrying out BHFH administrative responsibilities: Supporting the general operation and administration of the Friends House, including attending weekly staff meetings; meeting periodically with other staff, committees, committee clerks, individual residents, or others as useful to carry out job responsibilities. 
  • Other BHFH engagement responsibilities: Manage and promote the facility rental of the BHFH Meeting Room and Parlor by mission-aligned outside organizations. Assist with the BHFH residency program, including enhancing opportunities for spiritual growth and deepening, as well as house engagement with Quaker process and social action. As applicable, supervise the work of any interns, fellows, or other employees or volunteers hired to support the public programs and outreach work of BHFH.

We’re looking for someone who: 

  • Has a love for creating spaces where people can explore spiritual growth and social action (and all of the work that goes into those containers! Even the unglamorous parts.)
  • Reliably takes projects from idea to action and ultimately to completion.
  • Enjoys working collaboratively and flexibly with others.
  • Communicates kindly and listens generously.

Research shows that members of marginalized groups — including women, LGBTQIA+ identified people, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) — tend to only apply to jobs if they meet every single criterion. If your interests align with this position and you’re passionate about living at Beacon Hill Friends House, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every qualification listed. We look forward to hearing from you!

It’s a plus if: 

  • You have 3+ years experience with event planning, communications, and/or project management
  • You have experience living in intentional community
  • You are familiar with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
  • You have facilitated programs/events
  • You have been an organizer (social action)
  • You are curious about people
  • You have experience coordinating and working alongside volunteers
  • You know your way around Google Drive and can learn other internet-based applications


Time expectations: This is a full-time salaried position, at 40 hours per week (although part-time employment could be a possibility for the right candidate). This role includes frequent evening and weekend work (often for programs and committee meetings) with appropriate compensatory time off. This is an onsite position, with the possibility for occasional remote work.

Compensation and benefits: The expected salary for this position is $30,000 per year. Our robust benefits package includes health insurance, 31 combined holiday and vacation days per calendar year, and employer-paid retirement contributions starting after one year of employment. This position requires residency at BHFH, which the Program and Engagement Manager will receive free of charge. We allocate a large single room for this position, which is valued at $1,091.40 per month, plus board costs of $525.03 per month ($19,397.16 per year). This includes all utilities, Wi-Fi, most basic food needs, and dinner prepared five nights per week. 

What’s our community like? Beacon Hill Friends House is as much a thing you do as a place you live. It is a place to grow and deepen, whether you attend one public event, or you live here for four years. Our full-time residents have the deepest opportunity for engagement here, and thus the deepest opportunity for growth. We all arrive at the Friends House at a different point in our lives, and we work together to build a residential community rooted in Quaker values that supports growth, discovery, and reflection. 

No one word or phrase neatly describes the people who live at the House. We are students, we are full-time working folks, we are retirees. We are introverts, we are extroverts, we are queer, we are nerdy, we are goofy, and we are serious. We come from a range of spiritual and non-spiritual traditions, from different countries, cultures, and communities. 

Among all these differences that strengthen us, we have a common commitment to living together in cooperation according to Quaker principles. Learn more about our residency program at:

Nondiscrimination Policy: Beacon Hill Friends House is an equal-opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women and non-binary individuals and from people of color including bilingual and bicultural individuals. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested? Here’s your next step: 

Fill out the short application, and upload your resume and (optional) cover letter here. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received by Monday, May 27, 2024. 

If you have any questions about the role, you can either email us at or call (617) 227-9118 – we’d love to speak with you. You can also learn more about the Beacon Hill Friends House at

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