Jobs & Career Development Opportunities
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren's Office
Regional Director - Boston or Springfield
Regional Director (Posting Number 228705)
Massachusetts Democratic Senator seeks a Regional Director who will be based in the Senator’s state office in Boston or Springfield, MA. The Regional Director is a critical member of a dynamic team and serves as the Senator’s liaison to constituents, community organizations and state and local elected officials.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Responding to constituents’ requests for help with federal agencies
- Building and managing relationships with community stakeholders
- Facilitating regional policy issues in coordination with legislative colleagues, and
- Representing the Senator at meetings and events (some of which will occur in the evenings and on weekends).
The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter and problem-solver who possesses strong organizational and communication skills, thrives independently and also as part of a highly collaborative team and maintains a positive attitude while working in a fast-paced environment.
Past experience in constituent services, issue advocacy, community organizing or government relations is preferred. The applicant must also possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable access to a car.
The Senator’s office is an equal opportunity employer. The office does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or uniformed service.
The office is committed to inclusion and encourages all individuals from all backgrounds to apply.
To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and specify Regional Director in the email subject line.
MA Attorney General, Andrea Joy Campbell
Outreach Coordinator - Community Engagement Division (3 positions - New Bedford, Springfield and Worcester)
The Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell is excited to share that the Community Engagement Division (CED) is hiring 3 new Outreach Coordinators to expand the division’s access and partnerships throughout the Commonwealth, and we want YOU to apply! These new Outreach Coordinators will be based in New Bedford, Springfield, and Worcester. Applications close on Tuesday, March 21st.
Throughout her campaign, Attorney General Campbell made clear that when elected, she would empower the Office to increase engagement opportunities with communities beyond the Greater Boston area.
Outreach Coordinators play a pivotal role in establishing the office’s presence within communities. This is accomplished by developing relationships with community leaders and organizations, providing educational opportunities and materials, and serving as a bridge for members of the public to communicate with the Attorney General’s office.
Our division is looking for applicants who have experience working with diverse communities of all backgrounds, a proven ability to organize events and meetings, a strong commitment to public service, and comfortability working both independently and in a team environment.
Apply to the regional offices HERE by Tuesday, March 21st.
Please share this update with members of your network that you think would be a good fit for our office!
Boston's Higher Ground
Director of Advancement (Fundraising/Development & Marketing)
Please apply if:
· You love both fundraising/development and marketing work where you are connected to the everyday services and impact of the organization.
· Are an Associate or Assistant Director of Development or Advancement looking for the next challenge of your career surrounded by a team of experienced fundraising mentors.
· Are a Director of Development or Advancement that is interested in being part of an organization that is embarking on a bold plan and transformational growth in the coming years to address inequity in Boston. You are also interested in building/hiring your advancement team of direct reports.
Role of the Director of Advancement
The Director of Advancement reports to the Executive Director and, as a member of the leadership team, directs the organization’s resource development, marketing and communications efforts. With a primary focus on multi-year capital campaign including individual and institutional strategy, the Director of Advancement is also responsible for the annual campaign and newly expanded marketing and communications strategies.
The Director of Advancement serves to engage current and new supporters, increase financial investment in Boston’s Higher Ground (HG), and build an increasingly strong and diverse network of stakeholders. As the lead fundraiser for HG, the Director of Advancement spends considerable time prospecting and stewarding donors and representing HG publicly as an extension of HG’s executive office to secure major and transformational gifts for our work. When strategically necessary, the Director of Advancement works with the Executive Director and the Deputy Director to cultivate and request major contributions and support from foundations and individuals.
The Director of Advancement supports the Executive Director and the Deputy Director in positioning the Board to cultivate and solicit major gifts and conduct the annual campaign and other targeted, strategic campaigns. With the Executive Director and the Deputy Director, the Director of Advancement solicits grants from individuals, corporations, foundations, government agencies and others; oversees special events and solicits major event sponsors; establishes and maintains external relationships and is responsible for providing leadership and direction to program staff, interns, and volunteers in their role of supporting or executing the resource development efforts.
Development, Stewardship, and Communications:
· Develops and oversees implementation of Development Plan, responsible for fundraising operations activities, management of capital campaign, and identifies new potential sources and rationale for support in consultation with leadership and Board of Directors.
· Manages a portfolio of donors and prospective major donors by leading in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; maintains current documentation of activity.
· Develops and strengthens relationships with individuals, corporations, government agencies, and foundations and develops individual and institutional donor strategy.
· Spends a significant amount of time developing relationships and cultivating donors through written, phone, and in-person communication.
· Oversees creation of donor-related materials including print and electronic appeals, stewardship communication, meeting packets, and annual report.
· Collaborates with HG leadership team to coordinate baseline annual fundraising targets with organizational strategic objectives and budget.
· Prepares or delegates preparation of written and verbal proposals, concept and informational materials, endowment and planned giving agreements, and other materials needed to secure major gifts in collaboration with colleagues, as appropriate.
· Coordinates the necessary pace of qualified solicitations for major individual and foundation gifts annually—in collaboration with leadership when necessary—while growing a pipeline of new opportunities to future major gifts.
· Represents organization publicly to strategically grow community of stakeholders, working with other staff to coordinate strategic meetings and small-scale events as needed.
· In coordination with Executive Director and Deputy Director, creates opportunities to increase the visibility of HG locally, regionally, and nationally through strategic partnerships, events, and special initiatives as schedule and budget permit.
· Participates actively in weekly staff meetings to strategize and position the organization for the future.
· Coaches, supervises, and evaluates advancement team of 1 – 3 direct reports, including full time, part time, interns and volunteers; and ensures direct reports have the tools and training needed to accomplish their jobs.
· Provides guidance to direct reports and tracks performance against the development plan.
· Manage contracts and relationships with vendors related to development and marketing services.
· Manage collaborative fundraising efforts with partner organizations for collective impact initiatives.
· Communicates regularly with leadership to strategize about status of stewardship, prospecting, proposals, and appeals; evaluates areas needing focus and growth.
Leadership Team and Board:
· Meets regularly with Board members to cultivate and solicit for major gifts for organization work and to grow our network of new funders.
· Attend and provides reports and presentations at Board and relevant Board committee meetings, including Development Committee.
· Assist in the development of the annual organization budget.
· Develop and oversee department budget including events.
· Oversight of Higher Ground’s donor management software, website, giving platforms, and marketing and communications technology.
· Strong demonstrated commitment to equity, community empowerment and capacity building required.
· 2 to 5 years of experience in resource development, fundraising, marketing and communications required. Associate Directors of Development encouraged to apply.
· Demonstrated ability to raise funds and serve as co-solicitor required.
· Strong, demonstrated commitment to the concept of place-based community initiatives and, in general to Higher Ground’s vision required.
· Resident of Higher Ground’s impact area (Roxbury, Dorchester, or Mattapan) and/or candidate who reflect the diversity of Higher Ground’s impact area preferred.
· Strong collaboration skills, track record of relationship and trust building with funders, partners, staff, and community members required.
· Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, Zoom, Google Suite, and Salesforce (or similar CRM such as Blackbaud, etc.) required.
· Sense of urgency, adaptiveness, and resourcefulness in project completion required.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree OR demonstrated relevant equivalent experience.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to write and edit reports, correspondence, and presentations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, and the public verbally and in writing. Meeting facilitation and public speaking skills needed. Fluency in Spanish or Haitian Creole language skills preferred.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
This position can be either full time in-person at our Roxbury offices, or a hybrid of in-person and remote. In-person attendance is required at donor meetings, events, and staff gatherings.
CORI and SORI check required.
$90,000 - $100,000 gross including benefits package (health, dental, short and long-term disability).
TO APPLY: Click the link to the job posting here.
Please provide resume and cover letter. Please note, only applications under consideration will receive communication in reply.
About Higher Ground
Boston’s Higher Ground, Inc. (“Higher Ground”) is a nonprofit organization that works with residents and partners to achieve excellent outcomes in education and promote health and well-being of children and families in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan. We offer a different approach – a collaborative, “collective impact” model focused on mobilizing community voices to advance equity in the areas of housing, education, health and community capacity. Higher Ground recently completed its 12th year of operation and has served more than 1,300 students in its partner public schools, has helped place families of 425 homeless students into homes, collaborated with more than 65 partners to increase impacts on the well-being of children and families; and has organized parents into an increasingly strong coalition to shift power and disrupt chronic social issues rooted in unresolved inequity.
Essex County Community Organization (ECCO)
Racial Justice Organizer
We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For
ECCO is looking for inspired people who want to participate in a prophetic undertaking – the creation of a just world right here, right now. We believe in taking responsibility for creating a world guided by our faith, our shared sense of values, and our common vision. We are the ones that we have been waiting for. It’s time to act. Will you join us?
ECCO is a multifaith network of 59 congregations and the North Shore Labor Council that works to create a world where everyone belongs, where we all can thrive, and where we all have a say in the decisions that shape our lives. Building relationships across race and class, we exercise solidarity and power to organize for justice - right now fighting for housing justice, police reform, and immigrant rights. ECCO is a member of MA Communities Action Network and Faith in Action National Network, the largest faith-based organizing network in the U.S. Learn more at www.eccoaction.org .
ECCO’s work environment strives to reflect the loving and just world we are trying to build. We support our staff not only to learn and grow, but also to take time for restoration and self-care.
Part-Time and Full-Time Racial Justice Organizers - ECCO seeks two dynamic, faith/values-driven organizers to help us build our powerful faith-led social justice efforts and lead our racial justice organizing work in African-American and Latinx immigrant communities.
1. Organize congregations on the North Shore especially in Lynn, focusing on Black churches, Latinx immigrant churches, and/or other congregations and communities of color. This entails developing, training, and coaching regional and issue teams of ECCO leaders, as well as working with clergy and recruiting more BIPOC congregations and leaders to join ECCO.
2. Support ECCO’s justice efforts through campaign strategy, capacity-building, and development of prophetic narrative.
3. Participate in ECCO’s fundraising efforts, staff development and administrative activities as required.
4. Participate in campaigns and trainings with our state and national networks.
Preferred Skills and Traits
● 3-5 years professional experience in community organizing and/or community-building.
● Experience in African-American and/or Latinx immigrant communities required. If your experience is with the Latinx community, Spanish language fluency is also required.
● Strong relational skills; ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds.
● Ability to identify, train and develop directly-affected leaders
● Ability to work with people in crisis and engage them in community building.
● Commitment to grassroots leadership and bottom-up organizing.
● Strong oral and written communications skills.
● Responsible, able to work independently as well as part of a strong staff team.
● Strong political, cultural and racial justice analysis
● Capacity to think strategically.
● Solid understanding of one's own journey around faith/religion/values.
Position entails considerable evening and occasional weekend work. A car is highly encouraged.
Salary is based on $50,000-60,000/year for full time, or full-time equivalency if part-time, and is based on experience. Benefits include health insurance for full-time employees, and 15 weeks paid time off for all employees’ personal rest and restoration: one week per month, plus one month off in the summer.
To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to Rabbi Margie Klein Ronkin at email@example.com.
You are welcome to submit a writing sample, like an article, sermon, or training outline.
ECCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women and people of color to apply.
Massachusetts Teachers Association
Education Research and Policy (ERP) Specialist
The Education Research and Policy (ERP) Specialist strengthens the union’s ability to build power and improve state and local education policies and practices by engaging in rigorous research and analysis that helps our members, leaders, and staff to prevail in legislative initiatives, state policy debates, collective bargaining, and other advocacy contexts. The ERP specialist works with educators, students, and other experts to identify obstacles to success for students and educators that are rooted in structural racism, economic inequality, and other forms of oppression and to develop solutions that dismantle those barriers.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Conducts quantitative and qualitative policy and data analysis and research to prepare policy statements, briefs and reports articulating MTA positions on educational policies and practices.
• Informs, educates, and improves the understanding of education issues by ensuring that MTA leaders, local leaders, and members have the knowledge to make critical decisions about the development and implementation of education policy at the local, state and federal levels.
• Produces technical reports and visualizations using Excel or other data visualization tools.
• Produces data and policy analysis to support Government Relations team’s work to advance equitable policies that reflect the values and expertise of educators and the best interests of students and that improve and protect the quality of public education from preK through college, including by ensuring that the working conditions of educators allow them to create learning conditions that help all students to thrive
• Influences educational policy by ensuring that the educator voice is included in education policy decisions:
• Develops mechanisms that allow professionals to define equitable standards of entry and holistic standards for teaching and learning.
• Improves practice by establishing MTA as the voice of quality education through the development of programs that meet the professional needs of individual educators throughout their careers, individual school communities, and school districts.
• Works with Executive Office of Education, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Department of Higher Education staff and representatives of other educational associations on regulations and guidelines to present and advocate for MTA positions to improve the working conditions of educators and the learning conditions of students.
• Keeps current with education research and policy issues.
• Provides expertise to advance MTA’s leadership on PreK-12 policy issues, such as licensure/re-licensure, assessment policy, meeting the needs of all students including emergent bilingual students and students receiving special education services, school and district accountability, finance policies that allow districts to meet the needs of all students, and others issues important to students and educators.
• Provides expertise to advance MTA’s leadership on higher education policy issues such as affordability for students, state funding for targeted supports for students, and wages and working conditions for faculty and staff that will allow them to meet the needs of all students.
• Prepares and presents informational workshops and webinars explaining the impact of state policy, statutory and regulatory language on educator practice and school and district performance.
• Provides technical assistance related to education policy, including school improvement, education evaluation, licensure and re-licensure and accountability to local associations, members and MTA staff.
• Prepares material in collaboration with the Communications team for MTA Today, the MTA Web site, and other information outlets to explain educational issues and policies to MTA members and staff.
• Provides staff assistance to various MTA committees.
• Performs other duties as may be required.
• Commitment to the mission and strategic goals of the MTA and the organized public education professions.
• Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills, including familiarity with participatory action research.
• Familiarity with data and resources through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Early Education and Care, as well as U.S. Department of Education, census, and other research sites.
• Proven ability to undertake advanced data analysis projects and demonstrated advanced Excel skills such as being able to perform multi-step calculations with multiple linked spreadsheets.
• Five years of experience as an education policy researcher, or in a related area.
• Demonstrated ability to create persuasive, research-based, reports articles, fact sheets and presentations.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with individuals and groups.
• Strong technology skills, adept at using such programs as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; ability to learn new presentation and research applications; ability to use social media.
• Understanding of key concepts and commitment to dismantling systems of oppression that create inequity by race, class, and gender.
• Evidence of successful experience in working with diverse groups, committees and constituencies.
• Successful experience in public speaking before small and large groups.
• Strong writing skills: writing sample required.
• Willingness to travel and work nights and weekends and long hours when needed.
• Ability to work as a member of a collaborative, collegial team and to work well under a tight deadline and in a team environment
• Automobile and license or other personal transportation required.
• The level of expertise and knowledge that would be associated with a master’s degree or higher, whether achieved through experience as an advanced researcher and policy analyst or through academic training.
Foe immediate consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest and qualifications when you apply via ADP.
*MTA reserves the right to waive any qualifications at its discretion*
The MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all staff.
Island Housing Trust
Director of Real Estate
IHT is the leading non-profit developer of year-round, affordable housing on the island of Martha’s Vineyard (MA). They are an active and growing Community Development Corporation (CDC) and a Community Land Trust (CLT), supporting a diverse and vital community. Their mission is to help eliminate housing insecurity in the Martha’s Vineyard community by creating an additional 150 year-round ownership and rental homes, together with their partners and supporters, by the end of 2025.
IHT currently has a staff of 10 part-time and full-time employees, an active board of 13 directors, an annual operating budget of $1.6 million and assets of over $30 million.
The Director of Real Estate will have primary responsibility for leading and supporting the implementation of IHT’s dynamic and growing real estate activities, including direct supervision of the Project Director and oversight of the project and program development and asset management efforts of the department. They will report to the CEO and will collaborate closely with the CEO and CFO.
See https://annlsilverman.com/iht-real-estate-director/ for application information and a full position description.
Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA)
MAHA was established in 1985 and is dedicated to increasing resources for affordable housing, breaking down barriers for first-time and first-generation homebuyers, and closing the racial homeownership gap in Massachusetts.
Through MAHA’s extensive leadership development, community organizing, and voter mobilization campaigns, our homeownership class graduates get to the negotiating table with mayors, governors, legislative leaders, and financial services executives. Together we hammer out homeownership and community reinvestment agreements that directly impact our community. MAHA’s unique model integrates community organizing, voter education and mobilization directly into all of our homeownership class curricula. Our leadership training and professional organizing support enable our graduates to collectively win policies and resources that make affordable, sustainable homeownership possible.
We are currently looking for a highly motivated, creative, and collaborative community organizer to join our dedicated team. We are seeking applicants who have experience working with databases and digital organizing.
The community organizer will implement online actions to amplify our organizing and participate in all other aspects of building power and supporting our campaigns for homeownership justice.
Our office is located in Dorchester. This is a hybrid position that will require some work in the office.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Make 30-minute presentations in MAHA’s homeownership classes using a slide deck that is continuously updated.
Conduct evening phone outreach to class participants who have indicated an interest in our community organizing efforts.
Meet with class graduates 1:1 to build relationships and identify new leaders.
Attend occasional community events, speaking engagements at different neighborhood organizations, parent groups, churches, etc.
Campaign Planning & Leadership Development:
Work with organizers and leaders to evaluate possible issues, determine strategies and tactics, and support membership actions.
Create well organized meeting agendas that make efficient use of members’ time. Ensure key questions are discussed and meetings lead to action.
Work 1:1 and with small groups to prepare members to engage with elected officials, developers, and financial services executives in pursuit of MAHA’s goals.
Work as part of a team to advance our campaigns and build power through large community actions.
Database Management & Digital Organizing:
Maximize phone bank contact rates and effectively target outreach within city council and legislative districts by keeping our database up to date.
Pull targeted phone and email lists for organizing actions and events using MAHA’s database (civiCRM).
Grow online engagement and amplify in person organizing impact using tools such as petition drives, email campaigns, Instagram & Tiktok content, tweet storms, and MAHA website.
Track, understand and apply analytics and metrics to measure effectiveness of tools and strategies.
Train and advise organizing staff and members on digital organizing strategy and social media best practices.
Participate in evaluation of digital content and campaign metrics to guide and inform future content and strategies as part of a culture of continuous, data driven learning and evaluation.
Stay up to date on developments in the field. Propose tools and strategies with track record of success.
Work with other staff to organize all MAHA grassroots fundraising efforts and events.
Positive, proactive and personable team player.
Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
Strong interest in building power among low- and moderate-income people of color to fight for social, economic and racial justice.
Excellent organizational and time management skills. Must be able to manage diverse projects simultaneously.
Ability to produce high quality work in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent facilitation skills. Must be able to balance interests and concerns among stakeholders.
Previous union and/or community organizing experience (3-5+ years) preferred.
Technologically advanced and highly proficient with CRM systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability and willingness to work regular evening and occasional weekend hours.
Comfortable using various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)
Persons of color and bilingual persons are strongly encouraged to apply
Salary and Benefits:
Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Employer pays 90% of health care and 50% dental
3 weeks paid vacation per year PLUS an additional week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Excellent organizing training and professional development opportunities.
Please send your resume and cover letter to Hillary Pizer, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, email Hillary Pizer at email@example.com.
Boston Public Health Commission
Policy & Strategy Specialist
Reports to the Director of Intergovernmental Relations. Provides support to activities in the Executive Office, collaborating with staff throughout the bureaus and programs.
As a core member of the Intergovernmental Relations Office, the Policy Analyst will:
Complete timely short and long-term research and analysis of legislation, budgets, health policies and services, and is responsible for drafting and disseminating communications and presentations to policymakers, programs, and partners.
Conduct short and long-term research projects on health policies. Assist with production of health reports, briefings, letters, and talking points for presentations. Participate in development of policy campaigns and other projects.
Draft communications and presentations to policymakers, programs and partners. Draft internal and external communications, including regular legislative updates, policy reports, fact sheets, issue briefings and legislative testimony.
Work with partners in other City departments on policy-related matters. Assist in communications, data management, and other support related to policy.
Foster relationships with and maintains effective communication with elected officials and their staff, program staff, and partners/coalitions. Work with local and state organizations and coalitions to advance policy priorities. Liaise with internal programs and external partners to identify policy concerns and training needs.
Educate and mobilize BPHC programs and clients around BPHC policy priorities. Assist in co-facilitation and coordination of advocacy skills and leadership trainings for BPHC staff, clients and community partners. Assist and coach staff and clients in legislative advocacy, including preparing testimony and participating in legislative visits.
Participates in development of policy campaigns and other project work planning. Assists in development of policy priorities at state and local levels.
Work in a confidential capacity with senior staff. Meet regularly with Director regarding all aspects of program operations, including but not limited to matters pertaining to program staff and other confidential matters. Operates independently. Uses independent judgment and discretion to make decisions affecting the program and staff as it relates to program operations/services and BPHC policy.
Working to help BPHC become an antiracist organization by meeting or exceeding the standards set by the BPHC Anti-Racism Policy.
Perform other duties as required.
BA/BS required, in Political Science, Public Policy, Social Science, History, or other related field. Significant work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
3-5 years' experience working within public health, health care, municipal or state government, or political or advocacy campaigns. An advanced degree may substitute for up to 2 years of the required experience.
Training and experience in research, analysis, writing policy reports, and preparing presentations.
Experience with the state or federal legislative process and an understanding of healthcare financing a plus.
Knowledge of and commitment to the principles of public health and racial and health equity. Knowledge of Boston neighborhoods helpful.
Must be able to operate independently and under tight deadlines.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong facilitation and public speaking skills.
Ability to work with a wide range of people, including community-based organizations, residents, front-line service staff, program and executive directors, and public officials.
Must be detail-oriented with excellent time management skills.
Experience and comfort in using Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Commitment to health equity and racial/social justice issues.
Knowledge of or willingness to learn about the role of public health in addressing racism, the social determinants of health, and inequities in health outcomes as well as strategies to advance racial justice and health equity.