Transitions at MassPACE

The MassPACE Board of Directors is seeking applications for a new Executive Director of the Association, effective immediately. The Board recently announced that the current director, Candace Kuebel, will be retiring by year-end, and is actively recruiting for this position. Interested applicants should send an email to:, and include a cover memo and resume.  CLICK HERE to view the Job Description.

Organization: MassPACE Association, Inc.
Position Title: Executive Director
Reports to: Board Chair, MassPACE Association

To Apply:

  • Email: (1) your resume and (2) cover letter (not to exceed two pages) to with (3) a subject line of “Last Name ED Application 2023” (g., Smith ED Application 2023”)
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected. Preference will be given to candidates who apply within the first fourteen (14) days.

Who We Are: MassPACE Association, Inc. (MassPACE)

MassPACE is a 501(c)(6) corporation that works to advance the efforts of PACE (Program of All Inclusive are for the Elderly), and its membership, which comprises the eight PACE
organizations in the state. An affiliate of the National PACE Association (, the mission of MassPACE is: Through advocacy, education, and policy research, to provide leadership and support for growth, access, quality, and success of PACE in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Vision of MassPACE is: PACE will be accessible to every eligible consumer in the Commonwealth of MA and recognized as an extraordinarily innovative, accessible, valuable and effective model of care for individuals with significant health care needs.

Our primary goals are:

  • Advocate for Public Policies That Support PACE
  • Promote the Value of PACE and Support Responsible Growth
  • Preserve the Integrity of the PACE Model of Care Through Member Support and Empowerment
  • Support the Development and Retention of a Diverse Workforce

Position Description:

MassPACE is looking for an Executive Director to lead the Association. Working with one staff member and contracted consultants, the Executive Director has primary responsibility for the association’s consistent achievement of strategic, fiscal, and programmatic goals. The Executive Director will be responsible for managing all programming, data analytics, operations (financial and legal), marketing, community outreach, and maintaining organizational accountability, to deliver results. The Executive Director will develop deep knowledge of the PACE model to best support the Directors managing each program. As a very small organization, this is a hands-on position, requiring the ability to perform many administrative tasks as well as strategic priorities.

MassPACE has experienced significant impact over its first 5 years, and the new Executive Director is expected to lead the association through continued growth, sustainability, and emerging issues that may impact the future direction of PACE and the Association. As the executive leader of MassPACE, the Executive Director will foster a positive and collaborative work environment, engaging the staff, consultants, and stakeholders to work together towards fulfilling the organization’s mission.

Supervision Received:

The Executive reports to the President of the Board of Directors, and also works closely with the Board to develop goals and strategic objectives. The position maintains latitude for independent action.

Supervision Exercised:

Actively manages and administers, directly or through staff and contractors, all the affairs and activities of MassPACE.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Serve as the face of the organization when communicating with stakeholders, including government entities, partners, general public, and others. Serve as the organization’s primary spokesperson in support of and in collaboration with the Administration.
  • Develop and execute deliverables and programs that are consistent with the organization’s strategic plan, balancing current priorities and long-range goals of the Board, staff, and members.
  • Provide thought leadership and participation in collaboration with the Executive Office of Health & Human Services, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and affiliated stakeholders.
  • Build trust across PACE organizations with a special focus on a collaborative culture between programs.
  • Lead and uphold MassPACE’s mission and vision, both internally and externally.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to travel throughout the state of Massachusetts as needed.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a senior leadership role
  • Executive leadership experience in developing and managing organizational budgets, reviewing financing, and financial reporting
  • Strong organizational ability and analytic skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter, ability to work well alone and proven skills in convening members and stakeholders to solve problems, and develop future opportunities while maintaining positive and productive relationships
  • Detail-oriented; excellent time management skills, ability to multi-task Preferred Qualifications:
  • Association experience in a management role
  • Experience working in PACE, passionate about serving the needs of older adults and individuals with significant health care needs
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Knowledge of state government at the administrative and legislative levels

Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion

MassPACE and its member organizations are committed to having Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion embedded into the programs and services we offer, reflected in the people we impact
and our workplace culture.

We strive to:

  • Identify and dismantle historical and existing barriers within systems, policies, and practices to create long term economic opportunity and access for all.
  • Increase our impact and productivity by fostering a workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives and experiences.
  • Learn from the mistakes we are aware of, and to foster an environment that encourages our partners, stakeholders, and employees to hold us accountable.

This position is 100% contracted through the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, which is a 501(c)(3) organization offering a generous and very
competitive benefits package including:

  • Remote workplace
  • Health insurance
  • HRA (Health Reimbursement Account)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • 7% SEP contribution after one year of service
  • Short-Term, Long-Term and AD&D Insurance
  • Life Insurance up to $250,000
  • Voluntary employee retirement plan options
  • Health Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Assistance Program

MassPACE is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal Employment Opportunity: MassPACE is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.

Research suggests that qualified women and Black & Indigenous POC may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive at MassPACE to apply for this role.

Please note: the recommended candidate must successfully complete pre-employment screening.

If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an accommodation, please email

Job type: Full Time, Fully remote, ability to travel required

Salary range: $97,000 – $137,000

Location: Massachusetts

Email: (1) your resume and (2) cover letter (not to exceed two pages) to with (3) a subject line of “Last Name ED Application 2023” (g., Smith ED Application 2023”)

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected. Preference will be given to candidates who apply within the first fourteen (14) days.