Employment and Professional Development Opportunities


Organization: President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris

Employment Opportunity: Multiple Positions

Below, please find links to offer your resume/CVs if you might be interested in serving in the incoming Biden/Harris Administration, as well as pursue careers in Federal Government. 

The new administration should reflect the wonderful diversity of our country, and the best way to do that is to offer as many talented, diverse candidates as possible for the Biden/Harris team to consider.  Please note that not all resumes/applications submitted will receive offers.

* To apply for a position in the new Biden/Harris Administration CLICK HERE

* Or for career opportunities in the Federal Government (not Biden/Harris specific), APPLY HERE

~ Efforts by The Partnership:

In addition, our friends at The Partnership (led by longtime Seminar friend & presenter, Jacquetta Van Zandt) are making a major effort to ensure the incoming administration has as many qualified, diverse candidates as possible.

If you or someone you know and recommend would like to serve in a Biden/Harris Administration, collect the following information: 

  • Candidate Contact information: Name, email, phone number

  • Interested Position(s) (view positions here - from the 2016  Plum Book until 2020 is released)

  • A succinct paragraph about the candidate/ highlighting qualifications for the interested position(s) 

Please send all nomination information and any follow up questions to transition2021@thepartnershipinc.org 



Organization: Massachusetts Asian American Commission

Employment Opportunity: Executive Director

The Asian American Commission (AAC) represents the interests of Asian Americans throughout the Commonwealth and is dedicated to advocacy on behalf of Asian Americans throughout Massachusetts. 


The Commission’s goal is to recognize and highlight the vital contributions of Asian Americans to the social, cultural, economic, and political life of the Commonwealth; to identify and address the needs and challenges facing residents of Asian ancestry; and to promote the well-being of this dynamic and diverse community, thereby advancing the interests of all persons who call Massachusetts home. The 21 Commissioners of the Asian American Commission, appointed by the constitutional state officers, make up this governing body. 


The ED is a 3-year appointment, with the possibility of reappointment, reporting to the Commission and responsible for the Commission’s financial stability, programmatic goals, and overall mission. The ED will fulfill the following responsibilities in collaboration with the Commission:


Primary organizational responsibilities:

- Inspire, shape, and execute current and long-term organizational goals and objectives.

- Provide and empower Commissioners with the tools and support to implement strategic initiatives and projects; support and incorporate diverse perspectives of Commissioners; set realistic expectations and deadlines in conjunction with overall Commission priorities.

- Submit all Commissioner applications to Appointing Authorities and keep the Commission informed about the nominating process; direct an annual swearing-in ceremony for new Commissioners.

- Manage onboarding for all new staff/Commissioners.

- Manage monthly Commission meetings; solicit and develop agenda items in collaboration with the Executive Committee, and ensure that meeting minutes are captured.

- Oversee communications with Commissioners related to meeting protocol; provide timely, accurate information for the Commission to function properly and make informed decisions.

- Work closely with the entire Commission, including Executive Officers and Committee Chairs.

- Hire and supervise well-qualified staff/volunteers, in consultation with the Executive Committee and subject to Commission approval; conduct annual performance reviews; identify training opportunities for staff/volunteers.

- Serve as ex-officio of each committee; coordinate meeting times, set agendas, record notes, and report updates to the Commission.

- Maintain official documents and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations; serve as the Commission’s Public Records Officer and respond to record requests as needed. 

- Leverage technology and effectively use social media platforms and applications; offer technical support to staff with computer hardware/software.

- Maintain AAC website and email accounts; assist with technical issues as needed.

- Coordinate the creation of an annual report for the Commission.

- Other duties as approved by the Executive Committee.


Financial responsibilities:

- Maintain effective financial practices; provide monthly financial reports to the Commission.

- Explore grant opportunities from publicly available sources; write and submit applications for grants to support activities of the Commission. 

- Provide logistical support for the Commission’s fundraising activities, e.g. the annual Unity Dinner.

- Review and develop contracts for services as directed and approved by the Commission.

- Lead the annual tax filing efforts for the Commission’s nonprofit entity. 

- Manage the development and execution of the Commission’s annual state and nonprofit budgets, subject to Commission approval.

- Track and implement consistent inventory and cost accounting policies, procedures, and operational reporting/metrics.

- Review the Commission’s annual State Appropriation; report spending and requests with the Joint Ways & Means Committee; lead efforts to secure state funding for the Commission.


Community responsibilities:

- Provide quality programming in collaboration with the Commission; organize and manage programming/community events.

- Be an effective voice for the Commission, aiming to strengthen and unify the diverse Asian American community in Massachusetts.

- Forge and maintain relationships with stakeholders, community organizations, and state/federal agencies.

- Identify and execute opportunities to promote the visibility of AAC throughout the State.

- Convene regular meetings with community partners and build new relationships for the Commission.


Minimum Requirements


A successful candidate will be a proven, seasoned leader and a self-starter, bringing 5-7 years of professional experience in the management of a community non-profit and/or for-profit organization, government agency, or business. A graduate degree may be considered as part of a candidate’s professional experience. Strong project leadership, and excellent writing, technology, and interpersonal skills are essential. This position requires the ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. This position may involve in-state periodic travel once the COVID-19 state of emergency is lifted. 


Preferred Qualifications


The ideal candidate should be articulate, resourceful, and enthusiastic about being an active participant in the Massachusetts Asian American community. Familiarity with accounting best practices, Open Meeting Law compliance, and conflict of interest policy is helpful. Experience with conflict resolution, mediation, and capacity building is preferred. Good working knowledge of Boston-based, regional, and statewide Asian American community organizations is optimal.


The salary range for the position is low to mid $60s with benefits and a flexible schedule. This position is a three-year appointment, with the possibility of reappointment. The ED is considered a state government employee. The position is subject to State Funding and approval of the Commission.


The Commission’s Hiring Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 10, 2021. Applications may continue to be submitted through January 30, 2021 or until the position is filled.


Approximate start date: March 1, 2021 Time commitment is Full Time (37.5 hours). The AAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the AAC Hiring Committee: jobs@aacommission.org


Please direct any questions to Commissioner Danielle Kim, who is chairing the Hiring Committee: danielle.kim@aacommission.org.


For more details about the position, please visit the Commission's website here: https://www.aacommission.org/job-opportunity-executive-director/.



Organization: "Closing the Wealth Gap" Project

Volunteer/Social Equity Opportunity: Panel Discussion


Seminar Alum, Hakim Cunningham (BSBA, MPP), is spearheading a project called " How Do We Close the Wealth Gap Project" - an Online Panel Discussion and is looking for fellow-Seminar grads who who would like to participate in this panel - either with their ideas or as panelists.

To offer your suggestions & ideas, or to participate in this unique panel, CLICK HERE

OR.. Feel free to send Hakim your resume, academic and professional background and a short bio and write up with your ideas re: how we can close the wealth gap for black and brown people

If you'd like additional information, please reach out to Hakim at: Hakim.S.Cunningham@gmail.com



Organization: Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

Employment Opportunity: Multiple Positions

- Clean Energy and Climate Specialist/Planner II


- Legal Counsel


- Regional Planner II


- Transportation Planner I


About MAPC:

MAPC is the Regional Planning Agency (RPA) serving the people who live and work in metropolitan Boston. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. We are guided by MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region, our regional policy plan for a more sustainable and equitable future, which was adopted in 2008. We are currently working on a successor regional plan, MetroCommon2050: Shaping the Region Together, which we expect to complete by 2020. MAPC’s staff includes approximately 100 full-time employees located in downtown Boston in a transit-accessible and bike-friendly office. 

We encourage all our staff to develop new ideas to make MAPC’s planning and policy work more relevant and impactful, and to adapt to changing times. We strongly support the professional development of each and every staff person, believing their growth to be consistent with the best interests of MAPC and the region. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and innovative environment with professionals who are committed to building a more sustainable and equitable future for everyone who lives and works in Greater Boston. For more information about MAPC, MetroFuture, and MetroCommon, please visit www.mapc.org. 

During the COVID emergency, almost all staff are working from home.  MAPC is deeply committed to on-boarding new staff in ways that integrate them fully into our team of professionals, and maintaining close contact among existing staff, new staff, and external stakeholders.

MAPC is an EOE/AA Employer. We take pride in the diversity of our workforce and encourage all qualified person to apply.



Organization: The Center of Hope and Healing, Inc.

Employment Opportunities: Multiple Positions

- System Advocate/Volunteer Coordinator

- Engaging Men & Boys Project - Project Manager

- FT Bilingual Child and Adolescent Counselor/ Advocate

- FT Bilingual Counselor/Advocate

APPLY HERE:  https://chhinc.org/job-opportunities/


The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc (CHH) is a non-profit organization whose mission is dedicated to the healing and empowerment of survivors of sexual violence through counseling, trauma-informed advocacy, and to the prevention of sexual violence through education and community mobilization. We are a multicultural/ multilingual social justice organization whose work is focused on ending intersecting forms of oppression and violence. 


Find us on the web Find us on social media



21 George Street, Suite 400, Lowell, MA 01852 | Tel: 978-452-7721 | Fax: 978-458-2822

TTY: 978-452-8723 | 24 hour hotline: 800-542-5212




Organization: New American Leaders

Career Development Opportunity: Ready to Lead Training Program (Feb. 19-20 and Feb. 26-27)

Join us for New American Leaders’ signature #ReadytoLead training on Feb. 19-20 and Feb. 26-27 

Ready to make a difference in your community? Know someone you think should run for office? Then check out New American Leaders’ signature #ReadytoLead program! This one-of-a-kind training is designed to help New Americans and BIPOC leaders share our stories, engage our communities, and own our political power.


This is the only national, nonpartisan training designed to help people like us share our stories, learn the ins and outs of running for office, and own our political power. You don’t want to miss this opportunity.

Check out their New England TRAINING on Feb. 19-20 and Feb. 26-27.

Apply at: https://americanleaders.smapply.io/prog/ready_to_lead/




Organization: Rosie's Place

Employment Opportunity: Payroll and Benefits Manager

Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity, and find security in their lives. 

Today, Rosie’s Place not only provides meals and shelter but also creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing, and education services. Rosie’s Place relies solely on the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations and does not accept any city, state or federal funding.

Thanks to these donations, 87 cents of every dollar raised go directly to services for poor and homeless women. 


To learn more about Rosie’s Place, please visit http://rosiesplace.org and find more information about our current projects and impact. 



Rosie’s Place is seeking a detail-oriented, experienced payroll and benefits manager with a passion for work in human services. This new position offers an exciting opportunity to add value with a high degree of independence managing the payroll function, benefits administration and compliance reporting. This individual will provide quality service to employees while maintaining courteous and professional relationships with benefits vendors that contribute to the engagement of 70+ employees at Rosie’s Place. This role is a member of the Finance and Administration team, working closely with the Chief Finance and Administrative Officer, Director of Finance and Junior Accountant.  The Payroll and Benefits Manager reports to the Director of Finance.  



Responsible for timely payroll and benefits processes in accordance with all applicable State/Federal laws and IRS regulations through the management of:

Payroll Administration

·      Production of all biweekly payroll cycles, special compensation amounts, and bonus payrolls; oversees the issuance of all out of cycle checks to ensure the appropriateness of the transaction is in accordance with the internal control environment.

·      Oversight of the payroll function of benefit transactions, miscellaneous wage garnishments and retirement deductions withheld from employee’s bi-weekly paychecks 

·      Responsible for remittance of employee retirement contributions to the retirement administrator on a consistent bi-weekly schedule

·      Collaborate with the Human Resources Manager to ensure the processing of new hires, promotions and terminations are reflected accurately and timely within Quickbooks

·      Prepare and audit payroll transactions such as, but not limited to, wage garnishments, tax withholding information, deductions, pay calculations, retroactive transactions, and reimbursements prior to processing each payroll cycle.

·      Responsible for updating employee information, maintaining personnel files, and coordinating implementation of numerous HR initiatives and programs.

Benefits & Compliance Administration

·      Manage and oversee all benefits plan designs and related processes, including medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, Life, FSAs, etc.

·      Oversee FMLA and LOA administration process

·      Primary point of contact for employees on all things benefits, 403B and LOA

·      Manage the Open Enrollment process, including plan renewals, leadership engagement, and employee communications

·      Ensure employee benefits policies and records are up-to-date and compliant with Federal and State requirements

·      Partner directly with insurance partners and benefits carriers to maximize offerings to employees

·      Benefit Compliance/ACA Reporting

·      Execute required discrimination testings for retirement and flexible spending accounts and other compliance requirements necessary for those and other employee benefits. 

·      Compensation/total rewards statements



There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work.


This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:

·      Enthusiastic team player in a fast-paced work environment

·      Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·      Strong organizational and project management skills

·      Previous experience leading HRIS system implementations and upgrades

·      Bachelor’s degree required with 5-7 years of relevant experience managing all aspects of payroll administration and benefits

·      Good working knowledge of Microsoft business suite with strong Excel skills

·      Experience with Intuit and electronic timesheets is strongly preferred

·      Experience with payroll compliance preferred

·      Spanish speaker preferred

Work Expectations during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Benefits and Payroll Manager is a 40 hour/week, exempt position and is expected to work onsite at Rosie’s Place at least 2-3 times/week and engage regularly with staff, guests and volunteers. All employees of Rosie’s Place are responsible for monthly COVID tests and require flu shots.  All employees will be expected to be onsite full time as soon as we can safely return to the workplace following the COVID-19 pandemic. 



The starting salary range for this position is $60,000-$65,000 with a robust benefits package.  Rosie’s Place offers medical and dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, pension contributions, paid vacation, and more. 



Rosie’s Place is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. Rosie’s Place strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities and homeless/formerly homeless people to apply.

APPLY HERE: https://careers.positivelypartners.org/jobs/1019512-payroll-and-benefits-manager



Organization: Project Bread

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Director of Research & Evaluation

Project Bread is the leading statewide organization committed to preventing and ending hunger in Massachusetts. We recognize that hunger is both a consequence and perpetuating agent of economic inequity and health disparities. We provide access to food for people who are hungry today while working to break the cycle of hunger through advocacy, education, and community action. As Assistant Director, Research & Evaluation, you’ll play a vital role in leading internal and external data analysis to measure the outcomes and impact of Project Bread’s programs across the state. 


As Assistant Director of Research & Evaluation, you will lead the collection and analysis of data from external sources that will be utilized across our teams to articulate the broader implications of food insecurity across Massachusetts. You will develop and implement an approach to monitoring and evaluating Project Bread programs that connect to organizational priorities. Through this role, you will be a thought partner for staff to create tools for effective programmatic monitoring and evaluation, including internal programs like the FoodSource Hotline and various grant-making initiatives, as well as external programs including federal nutrition programs (eg SNAP) and school and summer meals.


As a member of the Programs & Policy Team, you’ll be a key contributor in building an organizational culture that utilizes data, learning, and innovation to help deliver meaningful outcomes.  This role reports to the Vice President of Programs & Policy.



The key responsibilities of this position include:

·      Translate internal and external research findings and statistical and narrative reports for a wide variety of audiences, including staff, board members, and external partners and stakeholders

·      Create presentations, memos, talking points and other communication tools that can be used to demonstrate Project Bread’s impact/influence in the field

·      Stay abreast of the latest developments and trends in food inequity research and evaluation statewide 

·      Define how Project Bread programs should and can be tracked, measured, and analyzed

·      Generate logic models for expected impact of Project Bread’s programs, and create concrete objectives to prove Project Bread’s program value and impact

·      Create organizational structure and process for data management across programs and lead on internal quarterly reporting

·      Design formative and summative assessments to gather evidence and feedback about Project Bread’s impact and results

·      Cultivate strong relationships with Project Bread colleagues that aid in strengthening a data-driven culture 

·      Promote advocacy and action on behalf of food access and hunger relief in partnership with the Program & Policy team

·      Create and implement a research agenda that further defines Project Bread’s long-term research goals and priorities


There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work.


This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

·      Deep commitment to Project Bread’s mission to end hunger for communities across Massachusetts

·      At least 3-5 years of progressive experience working with data in a relevant field, including public health, public policy, economics, or other related field

·      Experience designing and implementing program evaluation tools tied to organizational strategic objectives

·      Demonstrated technical skills in analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, including a high proficiency in Excel and strong data visualization skills using tools like PowerBI or Tableau

·      Strong ability to synthesize complex data sets or reports into digestible highlights and headlines for teams and stakeholders to consume

·      Effective interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills; proven track record for working well across teams 

·      Enjoy doing whatever it takes to execute on complex projects and describe yourself as a self-starter

·      Experience in project management, taking ideas from conception to launch in fast moving work environments

·      Outstanding communication skills and the ability to advocate for your point of view and to influence others



The salary range for this role begins at $65,000 and is commensurate with experience. We’ll promote your professional growth and development by providing access to a benefits package, including:

·      Healthcare: medical, dental

·      Paid time off

·      Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

·      Health Reimbursement Account

·      Life insurance & disability Insurance

·      Retirement plan 403(b) and employer match 

·      Health club membership reimbursement 

·      Commuter benefits


This position is currently remote, though we are expecting all employees to return to our Boston office when we can safely return to the workplace following the COVID-19 pandemic.


Interested candidates are encouraged to promptly submit their application through the online portal operated by our recruitment partner Positively Partners. All applicants will receive a response to their application within two weeks of submission. 


Project Bread is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Project Bread is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership.

TO APPLY: https://careers.positivelypartners.org/jobs/1015963-assistant-director-research-evaluation



Organization: Kendall Square Association

Employment Opportunity: Senior Manager, Programming

The Kendall Square Association (KSA) is a next-generation community platform that connects, advocates for, and advances the goals of the world’s leading innovation ecosystem.


The KSA seeks a systems-driven and self-motivated individual to drive impact on the organization’s three strategic initiatives--Transportation, Placemaking and Diversity Equity & Inclusion--and other programming. The ideal candidate is a detail oriented project manager who loves solving problems and is passionate about creating real world solutions to major challenges. This person will tackle every task with enthusiasm, from surveying key leaders in Kendall to managing meeting logistics. No task is too big or small in the name of progress.


The KSA is committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourages applications from minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


Member Experience Driven Programming (80%)

- Using member feedback and approaching all planning with a passion for iteration and experimentation, develop and execute ongoing KSA programming that delivers value to KSA members including:

-- Future of (how we) Work Task Force

-- Speaker Series

-- Networking Events

- Manage end-to-end execution of all programming and events with attention to detail and logistical prowess. All programming and events are currently delivered online, but post-pandemic will include a blend of online and in person programming.

- Create and analyze feedback loops to determine success of programming and engagement and opportunities for future programming and member engagement .

- Respond to the dynamic needs of KSA members, and partner with the VP of Strategy and Operations to design new programming. 

- Support engagement of key member stakeholder groups including small business owners, property owners, and others.

- Support VP of Strategy and Operations in launching a new program focused on collaborating for impact driven corporate social responsibility.

Work closely with the VP of Strategy and Operations to create and execute programming for each strategic initiative.

-- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Manage all logistics for Inclusion Drives Innovation, a 12 week program designed to give Kendall leaders the tools they need to build anti-racist organizations.

-- Placemaking: Ground floor retail and restaurants have been decimated by the pandemic. As Kendall prepares to welcome back thousands of employees in the post-vaccine era the KSA will need to build back and increase the vibrance of our community, from open spaces to small and local businesses. Create partnerships and execute placemaking initiatives and campaigns to support this effort.  

-- Transportation: In 2019, the KSA launched the Transportation ADVANCE initiative, supporting major employers in experimenting with the commuting options they provide to their employees to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions and improve employee experience. In 2021 the KSA will build on this work, further innovating to accommodate the new needs of our workforce. Support the execution and design of programming to support this experimentation.


Advocacy & Research (20%)

- Monitor and report on things that impact the Kendall community such as new construction, state infrastructure projects and city of Cambridge policy or legislation.

- Take the lead on generating comment letters on behalf of KSA for local construction projects.

- Support the VP of Strategy and Operations in engaging KSA members in advocacy campaigns to city or state elected officials.

- Lead and complete various research projects as necessary to deepen the KSA’s understanding of complex policy or employer issues



- 5-7 years of professional experience including program management or project management

- Experience working on small, entrepreneurial teams

- Comfortable with ambiguity and a fast-paced environment

- Excellent writer with impeccable grammar

- A Lara Croft, Tomb Raider/Indiana Jones style of on-the-go problem solving

- Creative and strategic thinking

- Strong project management skills

- Attention to detail

- Accountable to expectations and deadlines

- Organized, self-motivated and able to multitask

- Mission-driven                                                                  

- Excellent interpersonal skills, along with a sense of humor



- Full-time salaried with fantastic benefits, which include:

- $55-75K salary (depending on experience) with an annual bonus, based on individual and organizational performance

- 15 vacation days (20 days after 2 years of service) 

- 11 paid holidays

- Comprehensive medical and dental insurance 

- 401K retirement plan, with up to 3% company match

- Discounted health & fitness membership

- Discounted Bluebike membership

- Free kayaking on the Charles River

In addition, there are many intangible benefits of working in our centrally located office - a 3 minute walk from the Kendall T stop, a Bluebike station 20 meters away, and a 2 minute walking distance from the riverfront - all within a bustling community of the world’s leading researchers, engineers, and scientists.


This position reports to VP of Strategy and Operations, Alana Westwater. If interested, please email programmanager@kendallsquare.org, with one PDF document (no more than 6 pages) that includes:

- Cover letter

- Resume

- Optional: Work portfolio that demonstrates relevant experience is appreciated.


The ideal start date for this position is on or before January 30, 2021.


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.


One hundred years ago, Kendall Square was an industrial yard, and today it is the epicenter of global innovation. Kendall companies are solving today’s problems with the technology of tomorrow and reimagining a future that is more resilient and inclusive. Kendall Square Association (KSA) is here to help our members thrive in this reimagined future as we build it, here in the most innovative square mile on the planet. Kendall is more than a place — it is a perspective.


Located in Cambridge, MA, Kendall Square is an internationally recognized innovation district propelled by the synergies of imagination and ingenuity. Curiosity, openness, and collaboration are revealed in every lab, office, restaurant, and public space. Kendall Square has the ability to address the most pressing challenges facing the world today.


Kendall Square Association enables the future by connecting the people changing the world.



Please visit https://kendallsquare.org/careers/for more information.



Organization: City of Boston - Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement

Employment Opportunity: Economic Integration Specialist


The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA) works to strengthen the ability of immigrants and Boston’s diverse cultural and linguistic communities to fully participate in the economic, civic, social, and cultural life of Boston.


Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


Under the direction of the Immigrant Integration Initiatives Manager, the Economic Integration Specialist will focus on researching, piloting, and evaluating key economic integration policies and programs that will strengthen the financial well-being of immigrants in Boston. These initiatives include but are not limited to devising a model for the city to promote and support worker-owned cooperatives, ensuring foreign-trained professionals can access job opportunities, helping expand financial literacy and career advancement programs, promoting entrepreneurship, and assisting immigrant-owned businesses.



  • Researches, pilots, and evaluates policies and programs that will strengthen the ability of immigrants to safely build assets and thrive in the challenging economic times exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Convenes and manages teams/committees of stakeholders to build and expand the economic integration ecosystem for immigrants in the City of Boston (e.g. foreign-trained professionals committee, worker-owned cooperatives advisory group, etc.)

  • Supports the coordination and facilitation of MOIA’s Advisory Board meetings, leading the Economic Integration Subcommittee. 

  • Facilitates collaborations across city departments and coordinates with business and immigrant serving organizations, state and federal governmental offices, and other relevant stakeholders to support and improve the financial standing of immigrants in Boston.

  • Develops culturally relevant programming and educational materials for immigrant workers, businesses, and immigrant serving organizations.

  • Researches and maintains the most current information about COVID-related aid (i.e. grants, resources) for business owners and workers.
    Supports Request for Proposals (RFP) process when relevant.

  • Coordinates special projects as needed.

  • Attends events, meetings, resources fairs, and press conferences as needed to represent MOIA.

  • Participates in regular office responsibilities, including phone coverage and constituent services.

  • Performs related duties as required.


Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Applicant must have at least four (4) years full-time or equivalent part-time experience in project management, policy making, or business, economic, and workforce development.

  • Master’s degree can be substituted for 2 years of the required experience. 

  • Strong project management, relationship building skills, and prior experience working with immigrant communities in the U.S. required.

  • Commitment to the department’s mission.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal skills. A writing sample will be required.

  • Experience and flexibility using digital communication platforms (Facebook, WhatsApp, Line, WeChat) 

  • Ability to organize and inspire cross sectors collaborations.

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and as part of a team.

  • Knowledge of the diverse communities across Boston.

  • Fully Bilingual (Spanish or Haitian-Creole preferred).

  • Ability to work flexible hours which will include evenings and/or weekends.

  • Ability to exercise good judgement and focus on details as required by the job.



Organization: Health Care for All

Employment Opportunity: Oral Health Project Manager


The Oral Health Integration Project is an initiative at HCFA that seeks to advance the integration of dental services into medical care delivery in Massachusetts. The project is part of a multi-year effort to improve lifelong oral health and reduce dental disease in children by building a network of stakeholders committed to shifting attitudes toward oral health. HCFA’s Oral Health Integration Project seeks to address these priorities in close collaboration with targeted stakeholders including providers, insurers, advocates, and health care consumers.


The Oral Health Project Manager is a grant-funded position that oversees the development and implementation of broad-based advocacy campaigns dedicated to the integration of dental care into medical care. This experienced health policy professional will be tasked with shaping ambitious efforts aimed at restructuring and improving oral health care delivery in Massachusetts.


The individual will conduct policy analysis, drive advocacy, and lead coalitions. This role will manage areas of work that include project management, strategy development, and serving as the public face of HCFA’s innovative oral health reform campaign. Working closely with policy, research, and communications staff, the Oral Health Project Manager works towards established goals and deliverables in collaboration with key stakeholders and policy makers.


•          Lead HCFA’s oral health portfolio and provide overall strategic and operational direction to each of the following projects: Oral Health Integration Project,

                   Improving Oral Health Access for Older Adults and the Dental Therapy Project

•          Build and manage HCFA’s Oral Health Advocacy Taskforce (OHAT). Foster member engagement and shape the direction of the state-wide coalition

•          Work closely with and guide HCFA’s Project and Policy Coordinator responsible for oral health projects

•          Lead structured and systematic engagement of stakeholders representing every sector of the oral health care system

•          Facilitate the development of a long-term vision and coalition branding and communications strategy

•          Facilitate the creation of a multi-year, legislative and regulatory advocacy plan

•          Work with HCFA’s Communications Director to plan and implement a public communications strategies for all of HCFA’s Oral Health projects

•          Manage the ongoing monitoring, evaluation, and continuous improvement of the projects’ strategy and approach

•          Lead writing of reports and relevant grants in collaboration with Development staff, as well as track progress of project deliverables and deadlines

•          Identify opportunities to share lessons learned and amplify success though existing national networks and conferences

•          Other strategic responsibilities as assigned


The Oral Health Project Manager is supervised by the Co-Director of Government Relations and Policy.



•          Bachelors’ degree plus 3 years of relevant experience in oral health practice and policy, or 5 years of relevant work experience

•          Knowledge of public health programs including Medicaid/MassHealth, as well as health care delivery system reform efforts

•          Experience managing broad coalitions of stakeholders and driving consensus around a common mission and vision

•          Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time and to respond to tight timelines and operate effectively in a fast-paced environment

•          Strong communication skills, including persuasive writing, working with the media, public speaking, and training

•          Ability to grasp and analyze complex health policy and political information, and make strategic decisions in a fast-paced environment

•          Strong organizational skills, track record of following through to achieve results and ability to manage many tasks simultaneously

•          Strong leadership, relationship development, collaborative, and team building skills

•          Commitment to organizational mission including issues relating to diversity, equity and inclusion


•          Clinical experience as a dental health professional (DMD, DDS, RDH), preferably in Massachusetts

•          Experience planning and running issue/public policy campaigns including mobilizing disparate stakeholders and grassroots organizing


•          Salary range: $60,000 – $66,000

•          Generous paid time off policy

•          Robust benefits package

Health Care For All is an equal opportunity employer. Persons of color, women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: jobs@hcfama.org. Please put “Oral Health Project Manager” in the subject line


Founded in 1985, Health Care For All (HCFA) is one of the most important state-based consumer health advocacy organizations in the country. HCFA’s mission is to promote health justice by working to reduce disparities and ensure coverage and access for all.


HCFA works to expand health care access, improve quality and control costs in Massachusetts through its sponsorship of numerous policy advocacy coalitions. These coalitions bring together a wide variety of organizations to work in concert to make health care changes. By uniting diverse constituencies, HCFA is able to magnify its policy reach on many fronts. HCFA also helps thousands of individuals enroll in and renew their health coverage each year through our consumer assistance HelpLine. We use the health care access barriers that HelpLine callers report to inform our state-level health advocacy agenda.


The organization’s achievements include leading four waves of broad Massachusetts health reform, including legislation in 2006 that was the precursor for the Affordable Care Act. The latest legislation in 2012 resulted in the nation’s first comprehensive law aimed at controlling health care cost growth through adoption of alternative payment methodologies, care coordination, and investments in technology, wellness and prevention.


Today HCFA is taking a leadership role once again in the campaigns that will be necessary to defend the progress we have made in health care access, quality and affordability. For more information, please visit www.hcfama.org.

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