Employment and Professional Development Opportunities


EMPLOYER: MA Attorney General, Maura Healey

Multiple Job Opportunities

- Chief of Staff (See Description, Below)

- Coordinator, Anti-Trafficking Task Force 

- Intelligence Analyst, Enterprice, Major, & Cyber Crimes Division 

- IT Business Analyst 

- Senior Intelligence Analyst, Enterprise, Major, & Cybercrimes Division 

- Temp Legal Analyst, Ins. & Fin. Services Div. (Student Loan) 

- Volunteer - Elder Hotline, CARD 

For Additional Information and to Apply, please click HERE

... Chief of Staff Job Description

Attorney General Maura Healey is seeking a Chief of Staff to join her leadership team and support the office's mission-driven work on behalf of Massachusetts residents in "the People's Law Firm."

The Chief of Staff is responsible for working closely with others on the senior team to support the ongoing case-making, investigatory, and other work of the office's bureaus and divisions and assist in running the many functions of the AGO's Executive Bureau, including communications, scheduling, government affairs, community engagement, public events, and administrative management of our large and diverse public office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Chief of Staff will serve as a senior advisor to Attorney General Healey on a wide range of legal, policy, and administrative matters, advance office priorities, and provide ongoing support to attorneys and staff across the office. The position requires the highest integrity, judgment, a commitment to excellence in law and public service, and a passion for teamwork and respect in a diverse and fast-paced office.

Job Qualifications:

Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's Degree, with Juris Doctor strongly preferred; 

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in government or legal work;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;

  • Excellent organizational and editing skills;

  • Outstanding capacity for teamwork;

  • Demonstrated commitment to public service, the mission of the Attorney General's Office, and the people and communities we serve.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a connection and commitment to the people and communities we serve, and an interest in supporting a respectful and inclusive work environment.

The deadline through which you may apply to this posting is November 14, 2019. 

Apply HERE

When applying for this position, you will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume.  Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will gladly assist applicants who are in need of an accommodation. For assistance, contact the Human Resources Division at (617) 963-2041

Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to: Sandra Waters, Executive Assistant - Executive Bureau, (617) 963-2058

The Attorney General's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General's Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.



EMPLOYER: MA State Senator, Sonia Chang Diaz

Job Opportunity: Legislative Aide

The Legislative Aide (LA) is integrally involved in the three priority functions of the Senator’s office: constituent casework services; district liaising; and policy and budget matters. The LA will be responsible for constituent casework and policy work in a specific set of issue areas. The LA will also serve as a community liaison to several neighborhoods in the Senator’s district. 


·     Liaising with state, local, and federal offices to provide assistance to constituents in the delivery of state and community services

·     Maintaining knowledge of key local issues and stakeholders in assigned neighborhoods, and working with neighborhood

        organizations, groups, and residents on such issues

·     Translation of materials into Spanish; helping Spanish-speaking constituents access services

·     Coordination of district outreach events undertaken by Senate office (e.g., town hall meetings)

·     Research, tracking, and analysis of legislation and budget matters, managing constituent correspondence/casework, and

         representing the Senator at meetings/events in assigned policy areas and neighborhoods

·     Assisting work of Communications Director relative to assigned issue areas and neighborhoods

·     Building coalitions of support in and out of district and within the State House

·     Assisting Senator’s preparation for events, interviews, and hearings

·     Reports to the Chief of Staff

Required Qualifications:

·     Fluency in Spanish required, both oral and written; native speaker strongly preferred

·     Strong familiarity with Second Suffolk district, especially the neighborhoods of the South End, Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale,

        and/or Hyde Park

·     Strong work ethic & healthy sense of humor; desire to be a part of a fun, driven, loyal team

·     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

·     Superb written and oral communication skills 

·     Commitment to promotion of progressive values

·     Willingness to work long hours, including regular evening and weekend availability

·     Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and problem solve in high-pressure environments

·     Ability to work well with people of diverse economic, ethnic, and philosophical backgrounds

·     Willingness to commit to the position for at least 2-3 years

Preferred Qualifications:

·     1-3 years political, State House, or community-organizing experience

Compensation commensurate with experience. Health, dental, and vision coverage through Group Insurance Commission.

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter, relevant writing sample (3 pages maximum), and contact information for three professional references to Nathanael.Shea@masenate.gov.

This is a rolling process while we seek qualified candidates to take the place of a beloved colleague who is looking for a next opportunity. There is no application deadline, but we will begin interviewing immediately. Equal opportunity employer—candidates of diverse backgrounds strongly encouraged to apply.



ORGANIZATION: Cradles To Crayons

Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Boston

The Executive Director, Boston (“ED”) will serve as the primary leader and strategist, external champion, organization builder and internal manager for C2C Boston, building on the strong track record and success the organization has achieved since its founding in 2002.  The ED will provide overall management of the market including development, programs, operations, facilities management, purchasing and budgeting for a budget of over $5.2+ million.  The ED will report to the Chief Operating Officer of C2C nationally.

As a strategic thought leader, the ED will capitalize on a strong growth trajectory and help shape how C2C reaches and impacts the Boston community. As an effective and inspirational spokesperson, the ED will cultivate corporate, foundation, individual and family funding. S/he will steward relationships with the local Board of Directors, partners and all community stakeholders, champion the C2C brand, and engage the community in new and exciting ways to increase donations in order to serve more kids. 

The ED will ensure a strong culture, inspiring and motivating staff to reach the highest standards of performance.  S/he will lead the strategic growth and development of the market as it seeks to reach its potential in the greater Boston area. S/he will collaborate with the COO to develop and implement short and long-term strategic planning for C2C Boston, ensuring that budget, staff and organizational priorities are aligned with C2C’s core mission and deliverables.   In collaboration with the COO, s/he will determine programmatic direction, carefully evaluate opportunities for new programs and ensure satisfaction with current programs.  The ED will uphold and further the “One Cradles” organizational culture, one of the key components to C2C’s success as an organization. 

S/he will collaborate with a diverse set of organizational stakeholders including the COO and the national program team to maintain and enhance the overall distribution strategy by ensuring fidelity to the program model, achieving key metrics, and aligning with national standards.  S/he will provide input in the selection and development of scalable systems to ensure operational efficiency and real-time information for effective decision-making.  S/he will ensure that accurate and consistent data collection and evaluation of program efforts is a priority throughout the organization; will use metrics to make decisions around quality control, development of new programs, partnerships and initiatives that are tied to the strategic plan and ensure financial targets are met.

The ED will be integral in developing and implementing engagement strategies with a focus on:

  • Corporate Engagement: By providing meaningful and engaging volunteer opportunities to foster teambuilding, C2C’s mission and model strongly resonates with corporations. C2C Boston will work to maintain and build holistic partnerships and draw upon resources from the corporate community including volunteer hours, product support, financial and pro-bono support.

  • Family Engagement: C2C provides tangible and meaningful opportunities for families who share a desire to embrace the value of service to help children and families in need. Anyone age 5 years and above can volunteer at the Giving Factory warehouse and have a fulfilling service experience. C2C Boston will work to cultivate, maintain and continue to build a base of family supporters to support its mission

Apply HERE



ORGANIZATION: Suffolk University Institute for Public Service

Professional Development/Networking Opportunity: Massachusetts Women Leading the Way


Come to be empowered and inspired by seven dynamic women leaders and be inspired to make a difference locally, nationally, and globally.

Join us for a panel discussion with Massachusetts women who are leading the ways in public service and business communities. Come to be empowered and inspired to make a difference locally, nationally, and globally. 

Keynote SpeakerLieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


- Sonia L. Alleyne, Nonprofit Advisor and Visiting Instructor, Institute for Public Service, Suffolk University


- The Honorable Massachusetts State Representative Liz Miranda. Representative Miranda serves the Fifth Suffolk district . She is a Cape-Verdean-American community organizer and politician.

- Tina Chery, Founder and President, The Peace Institute - Tina is an internationally recognized expert in the field of homicide response. She is the founder of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, which she founded in 1994, after the murder of her 15 year old son. 

- Philly Laptiste, Executive Director, Bowdoin Street Health Center - A driven leader, Philly was born and raised on Bowdoin Street. She has committed her time to numerous community building and neighborhood improvement events and is passionate about improving the well-being of the neighborhood and the people within it. She was recently appointed by Mayor Walsh to the Boston Public Health Commission.

- Gabrielle King Morse, CEO, Center for Women and Enterprise - Gaby is a visionary leader of both non-profit and for-profit organizations. The Center for Women and Enterprise is a nationally known nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses. 

- Colette Phillips, President and CEO, Colette Phillips Communications - Named to the Boston Business Journal's Power 50 and listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Boston by Boston Magazine, Colette is an icon in the Boston's business community and has been called a visionary, connector, multicultural marketing maven and game-changer.

- Amy Spurling, Co-founder and CEO, Compt - Named by the Boston Business Journal as CFO of the Year in 2016, Amy is an experienced leader at venture backed companies. Over her career she has closed over 10 round of financing totaling more than $200 million dollars. Compt designs employee perks so they actually work. 



ORGANIZATION: Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

Multiple Job Opportunities:


  - Director of Operations

  - General Counsel

  - Municipal Services Specialist

  - Grants Management Intern

  - Assistant Director of Finance

  - Clean Energy Specialist/Planner

For Additional Information and to Apply, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mapc

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.


MAPC encourages all of 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.  For more information about MAPC, MetroFuture, and MetroCommon, please visit www.mapc.org.



ORGANIZATION: Warren For President

Job OpportunitiesVarious Positions & locations

  (Click on individual job listing for details and to apply)



Grassroots Mobilization




Editing, Engineering, and Research


To Apply, please visit: https://boards.greenhouse.io/elizabethwarren



ORGANIZATION: Women With Purpose

Professional Development Opportunity: Seminar - "Build Your Professional Tribe"

Women with Purpose is an organization that empowers, educates and advances women of color through professional development seminars, empowerment workshops and networking events. WWP creates a safe, inclusive and inspiring tribe of diverse women who lead authentically, strive to become a better version of themselves and empower one another. WWP's mission is to offer unparalleled skill-building opportunities and resources to equip women with the essential tools to advance personally and professionally in an effort to advance Boston women professionally, economically and close the gender wage gap.

Build your Professional Tribe: How to Spot your Mentor, Coach and Sponsor!

- Where: Suffolk University School of Law, 120 Tremont Street - Boston, Massachusetts 02108

- When: November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

- RSVP/Ticketshttps://womenwpurpose.com/event/build-your-professional-tribe-how-to-spot-your-mentor-coach-and-sponsor/

WWN's November Seminar will focus on the importance of mentorship and the ability to identify key relationships needed to excel as a leader, with a plan to connect, utilize, develop and nurture your connections. 


One of the biggest challenges women face is a lack of role models and mentors. Getting the right guidance is essential to helping make detrimental decisions in business or in your career pertaining to financial, risk taking, diversification, etc. 

This workshop will equip YOU with the tools, strategies, and knowledge to build your Professional Tribe! Whether you are a new business owner, aspiring entrepreneur or looking to move up in your current place of employment, mentorship and cultivating relationships is ESSENTIAL to your professional growth and success. 

Come network, learn and be empowered by some of Boston’s leading and most established Women of Color as they share their personal and professional experiences, advice and tactics for getting to where they are now.

To Purchase Tickets, visithttps://womenwpurpose.com/event/build-your-professional-tribe-how-to-spot-your-mentor-coach-and-sponsor/

*Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.



ORGANIZATION: Scholars Strategy Network (SSN)

Job OpportunitiesPolicy Associate

The Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) is looking for a Policy Associate. The Policy Associate’s primary job is to  connect scholars and their research to civic organizations and policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels across the US. As a strategist, matchmaker, organizer, and coach, the Policy Associate will mentor and help scholars become powerful policy players to increase the likelihood that research is used to inform policy. Along with others on the SSN staff, the Policy Associate will facilitate SSN trainings, especially the Training Researchers to Improve Policy  (TRIP) workshop, a one-day workshop that gives scholars a hands-on introduction to effective strategies for policy engagement. 


Approximately half of the Policy Associate’s time will be spent as a policy generalist, working on a wide variety of issue areas including healthcare, immigration, and taxes. The Policy Associate will field requests from policymakers and civic organizations for connections to certain scholars or research, proactively identify policy opportunities and activate scholars around policy opportunities, and help individual scholars seeking advice on how to engage with their research. 


The other half of the Policy Associate’s time will be spent mentoring a cohort of 21 scholars whose research focuses on reducing inequality to improve the lives of young people. The Policy Associate will provide individual coaching through in-person visits, calls, and email. The Policy Associate will also track policy debates in these scholars’ issue areas and communicate directly with policymakers and civic organizations to identify opportunities for scholars to engage. 


The Policy Associate is a full-time position with a starting annual salary between $51,000-$59,000, based on qualifications and experience. SSN’s competitive benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance; 403b retirement plan with employer match, generous paid time off, and opportunities for professional development. This position reports to SSN’s Acting Director of Policy, Elizabeth (Lizzy) Ghedi-Ehrlich. The ideal candidate would begin by early November. 

SSN’s offices are in Inman Square, at 1035 Cambridge St., Suite 14B, Cambridge, MA 02141. 



As a relatively small organization, SSN has a lean, productive staff supporting and creating opportunities for our members.  SSN staff members are flexible team players willing to take on new responsibilities as needed. Among other tasks the Policy Associate will: 

  • Track relevant federal and state legislation, regulation changes, and policy debates to identify opportunities for scholars to engage.

  • Mobilize scholars around key issues, such as health and healthcare, education, and immigration. 

  • Support and coach scholars on how to engage in the policy process, including how to reach out to policymakers and civic organizations to create meaningful relationships. 

  • Give feedback on oral and written testimony. 

  • Edit written documents like public comments, policy briefs, and memos responding to a question or request posed by a policymaker or civic organizations. 

  • Respond to requests from policymakers and civic organizations for connections to scholars and research. 

  • Build relationships and communicate directly with policymakers and civic organizations to identify opportunities for scholars to engage and inform policy with research.

  • Support researchers as they conduct in-person meetings with decision makers and civic organizations to inform policy with research evidence and learn skills for the long-term.

  • After appropriate training, co-facilitate in-person and webinar-based trainings for SSN members and chapters across the country, especially SSN’s Training Researchers to Inform Policy (TRIP) workshop. 

  • Travel across the U.S., especially to Washington DC and the locations where SSN regional chapters are based, to lead trainings and facilitate other policy team work. 

  • Mentor a cohort of 21 scholars whose research focuses on reducing inequality and improving the lives of young people.

  • Potentially oversee the creation of a second cohort in early 2020 of scholars focusing on reducing inequality to improve the lives of young people.



The ideal candidate for this position would be:

  • An individual with at least 3 years of experience in a policymaking office (e.g., state or federal legislative office, state or federal agency, mayoral or other local office, etc.); or at least 1 year of experience and a relevant advanced degree.  

  • Someone with a solid understanding of policymaking processes (e.g., legislative processes, administrative/agency processes, implementation and evaluation, etc).

  • Comfortable -- and ideally have some experience -- working with policymakers on both sides of the political aisle. 

  • Experienced in how to do basic research, especially legislative and policy research.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Dropbox, virtual meeting channels like Zoom, and content databases.

  • Able to prioritize a variety of short- and long-term responsibilities, and manage follow-up. 

  • An excellent writer and proofreader, capable of translating complex concepts into easy-to-understand language. 

  • A good facilitator and excited to teach others new skills and information. 

  • Comfortable with occasional travel (approx. 10-12 times a year, for 1-3 days each trip). 

  • Organized, detail-oriented, and willing to ask questions.

  • Excited to work as part of a diverse and energetic team. 

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently. 

  • Committed to SSN’s mission and fully understand how to make use of SSN’s structure as a voluntary, federated network of member researchers.


How to Apply

Email a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and names and contact information of two references to Lizzy Ghedi-Ehrlich at  jobs@scholars.org with subject line “SSN Policy Associate - [Your Name].” Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

SSN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. People of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates who fill some, but not all of the qualifications above are still encouraged to apply.

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