Employment and Professional Development Opportunities

NEW!!

Professional Development and Networking Events

Employment Opportunity: Finance Assistant

- 'GBH's Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

        (THIS THURSDAY, May 13th - MORE INFO & RSVP HERE)

- Get Konnected's C-Suite Mentoring & Networking Session (Tues., May 25th - MORE INFO & RSVP HERE)

- Inspiration Zone's Fireside Chat: "Building Trust with Communities of Color" (Wed., May 26th - MORE INFO & RSVP HERE)

- Beloved Community: Second Chance and Re-entry Week

        (Mon., May 17th - May 21st - MORE INFO & RSVP HERE)

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NEW!!

Organization: Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston

Employment Opportunity: Finance Assistant

About Michelle Wu 

 

Michelle Wu is a mom, a daughter of immigrants, and a fierce believer that we can solve our deepest challenges through building community. As a Boston City Councilor, Michelle has worked in coalition to deliver bold, systemic change and redefine what is possible through activist city leadership across our neighborhoods. 

Michelle Wu’s campaign committee is seeking a self-motivated, creative, and collaborative Finance Assistant who values grassroots participation. The ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to a more just and equitable Boston, approach problem-solving creatively, and have some experience in finance, fundraising, or organizing. This is a full-time position which may require some work on nights and weekends depending on our fundraising events schedule. 

 

Responsibilities 

●  Working with the Finance Director to develop, execute, and staff community fundraising events, with a focus on engaging the Asian American community 

●  Develop, implement, and manage Asian American donor outreach including a portion of the call time program, events, and donor prospecting and research 

●  Work collaboratively with Finance Director and Deputy Finance Director to hit all fundraising goals 

●  Manage thank you note program and donor research pipeline 

●  Provide administrative supports for the finance team as needed 

 

About You 

●  You are passionate about justice, equity, and progressive leadership 

●  Collaborative work habits, creative thinking, and attention to detail 

●  Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks at once; strong time management skills 

●  Proficiency with Google Suites, NGPVAN, ActBlue 

●  Excellence in Google Sheets/Excel is a plus 

●  Knowledge of Boston and commitment to a more just and equitable Boston 

●  Boston residence preferred, though not required 

●  Fluency in Mandarin or Cantonese strongly preferred 

This position will have some remote components, but will require some in-person staffing, observing COVID-19 safety guidelines. Applicant interviews will begin immediately

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NEW!!

Organization: The Education Trust

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Director for Engagement and Communications, Massachusetts

The Education Trust’s Massachusetts team seeks a full-time Assistant Director for Engagement and Communications. Reporting to the State Director for Massachusetts, the Assistant Director will work closely with the Director to develop and implement strategic goals and initiatives to advance education equity in the state, including by supporting the work of the Massachusetts Education Equity Partnership.  

 

 ABOUT THE EDUCATION TRUST

 The Education Trust, founded in 1996, is a non-profit organization dedicated to closing opportunity gaps by expanding excellence and equity in education for students of color, students from immigrant families, students with disabilities, justice-impacted students, and those from low-income families from early childhood through college. Through research and advocacy, the organization builds and engages diverse communities that care about education equity, increases political and public will to act on equity issues, and advances strategies that increase college access and completion for historically underserved students.

 

The agency to demand and secure equity-advancing policy and practice change lie with the communities most impacted by educational inequities, including members of the business, civil rights, social justice, disability rights, immigrant rights, and education reform communities, as well as equity-minded educators and parent leaders. With the long-term goal of building a national movement for equity in education under the leadership of former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., Ed Trust engages diverse coalitions representing these communities and supports them to demand and secure equity-advancing policy change.

Based in Boston, our Massachusetts team serves as convener and analytic backbone for the Massachusetts Education Equity Partnership (MEEP), described in more detail below. 

 

ABOUT THE MASSACHUSETTS EDUCATION EQUITY PARTNERSHIP

The Massachusetts Education Equity Partnership (MEEP) is a collective effort of more than 40 social justice, civil rights and education advocacy groups from across the Commonwealth working together to promote educational equity for historically underserved students in our state’s schools. 

The Partnership seeks to:

  • Draw attention to educational inequities in Massachusetts;

  • Advocate for policies and practices that improve opportunity and outcomes for students of color, linguistically diverse students, students from economically disadvantaged families, and students with disabilities; and

  • Work alongside students, families, and communities to build urgency and collective will for educational equity and justice.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

The Assistant Director for Engagement and Communications will report to and support the State director in developing and implementing the organization’s strategic goals, work plan, policy positions, and key initiatives, including strategies for communication and advocacy. Major responsibilities include

  1. Together with the State Director, develop and sustain constructive relationships with key partners, including statewide and local civil rights, education, parent, faith, business, and advocacy groups; legislators; practitioners; and the public. Examples of day-to-day responsibilities include: 

  2. Strategically identifying and reaching out to prospective partners across the state

  3. Maintaining and, as necessary, developing new systems for operation and engagement that distribute leadership across the Massachusetts Education Equity Partnership and facilitate collaboration and relationships across partner organizations.

  4. Regularly and proactively reaching out to current partners to understand how MEEP can help support their advocacy and organizational needs, and responding to partner questions and requests. 

  5. Assisting with planning and facilitation of MEEP meetings. 

  6. Supporting day-to-day Partnership operations, including weekly newsletters, Partnership calendars and other communication platforms 

  7. Develop and implement integrated, sophisticated short- and long-term communications (including digital) and messaging strategies to drive advocacy efforts; build and nurture relationships with journalists, opinion leaders, and diverse education stakeholders and broaden the organization’s relationship base to help advance the mission and efforts of the organization. Day-to-day responsibilities include: 

  8. Securing key media placements that advance organizations' goals.

    1. Producing and implement earned media strategies, including: 

      • Researching and developing media lists and targeted pitches. 

      • Producing press releases and media advisories.  

      • Conducting outreach 

      • Preparing media backgrounders for ET-MA and MEEP partners and assisting with interview preparation.  

      • Identifying story opportunities as they arise in the news cycle and acting on them quickly. 

      • Monitoring and understanding the news and education media landscape.  

      • Maintaining and leveraging existing relationships with reporters. 

    2. Crafting official statements, opinion pieces, social media and paid media/digital advertising, and blog posts for the Ed Trust in Massachusetts and its partners; 

  9. Strategically lead the organization’s social media efforts and online presence; manage website and social media content for all activities related to Ed Trust in Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Education Equity Partnership; work with graphic designer and other staff to develop website and social media collateral;

  10. Together with State Director, create and manage innovative advocacy campaigns and events; and

  11. Manage internal communications including writing quarterly board reports; and provide development support, writing, and input for grant proposals and reports. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

 We are looking for the right combination of the following qualifications and experience:

  • 5+ years of relevant professional work experience in advocacy; organizing and campaigning for justice and equity initiatives; or leading communications.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to clearly communicate complex messages and data analysis results to a wide range of audiences;

  • Public relations and marketing experience - - including drafting press releases, talking points, fact sheets, and other marketing materials; interfacing with reporters; and utilizing social media. 

  • A strong collaborator with demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives who enjoys working regularly and deeply across teams, both internally and externally, demonstrates flexibility and engenders trust.

  • Knowledge of the Massachusetts political; education; and policy landscape and key stakeholders in the education and community organizing space; 

  • Strong networking, organizational, project management, and multitasking skills; comfort working in a fast-paced environment with shifting timelines, priorities, and contexts; exceptional follow-through and attention to detail.

  • Master’s degree, or equivalent, in education or related field, preferred (e.g., public policy, communications, education, etc.)

 

Personal Characteristics  

  • Commitment to and sense of urgency around advancing equity for students of color, economically disadvantaged students, English learners and students with disabilities

  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence.  

  • A team player dedicated to the team’s collective success.  

  • Goal-oriented, project-oriented, and achievement-oriented.  

  • Strong sense of honor and integrity.  

  • A warm, personal style with a good sense of humor.  

 

Compensation 

  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The Education Trust offers a comprehensive benefits package. 

  Application Process 

Please provide a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position. You must combine your cover letter and resume into one document and upload that document. Our application system will not allow you to upload more than one file. To begin the application process, click  here.

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NEW!!

Organization: Boston Public Health Commission

Employment Opportunity: Director of Policy and Health Equity

Job Description

DUTIES: The Director of Policy and Health Equity will work closely with the Department Director in the design, implementation and oversight of several new initiatives within the department, including 1) health equity, 2) community engagement, 3) policy and leadership, and 4) special projects. As a senior member of the Department, the Director of Policy and Health Equity will report directly to the Department Director.

For Additional Information and to apply, please click HERE

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NEW!!

Organization: Hyde Square Task Force

Employment Opportunity: Project Manager

The Living Safely in Jackson Square Coalition is a cross-sector partnership in the Jackson Square area of Jamaica Plain that is focused on reducing the causes of childhood trauma that too often lead to adverse health impacts and can create obstacles to growth and achievement. This place-based coalition includes local nonprofits, schools, child welfare, law enforcement, property owners and managers, residents, and other stakeholders, who will work together to develop a collective impact approach that addresses Children’s Health, with a focus on Family Stability, Youth Engagement, and Improved Safety. The Jackson Square community is vibrant, home to a diverse population, and is filled with numerous assets. This community is also grappling with some of the most significant challenges facing low-income populations, especially families, children, and youth. In close partnership with residents, the Coalition will leverage the wealth of assets in the neighborhood to create significant and long-lasting positive change in Jackson Square.

 

Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is an award-winning youth development organization based in the Hyde–Jackson Square area of Jamaica Plain/Roxbury, known as Boston’s Latin Quarter. Founded 30 years ago, HSTF now engages more than 700 youth ages 6–25 in college and career preparation, Afro-Latin arts and cultural enrichment, and community-building initiatives. In doing so, we ensure that youth have the arts and educational opportunities they need and deserve in order to be successful, and that their voices and cultures are valued and celebrated in Boston’s Latin Quarter and beyond. Our work is guided by our mission: to amplify the power, creativity, and voices of youth, connecting them to Afro-Latin culture and heritage so they can create a diverse, vibrant Latin Quarter and build a just, equitable Boston.

 

Position:

Project Manager, Living Safely in Jackson Square (LSJS), full-time, reporting to Hyde Square Task Force, one of three backbone organizations managing the Coalition. This is a three-year grant funded position. Although the grant is expected to end at the end of 2023, additional funding may be secured which would extend the duration of the project and this position. The position will be remote to start, with a transition back to in-person operations when it is safe to do so.

 

Position Summary:

The LSJS Project Manager will manage and oversee the day-to-day work of the LSJS Coalition and is

primarily responsible for managing and supporting the coalition through ensuring the implementation of its work plan, relationship-building with coalition members/organizations, ongoing facilitation and

communication among partners, evaluation efforts, and handling logistical and administrative details for the initiative to function smoothly. The Project Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of a 3-year grant, funded by Boston Children’s Hospital. The Project Manager will prepare reports for the funder and manage funder communication as needed.

 

This initiative is co-led by three organizations in Jackson Square: Tree of Life/Arbol de Vida, Hyde Square Task Force, and Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation. The Project Manager will work under the supervision of Hyde Square Task Force.

 

Responsibilities Include:

Coordination and Facilitation

● Manage and facilitate the coordination of LSJS activities including backbone steering committee,

coalition members, work groups, and community engagement activities.

● Build relationships with stakeholders, including coalition members, working group members,

consultants, resident leaders, and others in order to move the coalition’s work forward.

● Convene backbone steering committee, coalition members, and work groups, including

preparing agendas and writing and distributing minutes, to ensure ongoing, coordinated, and

integrated communication.

● Provide administrative support and facilitation to work groups and backbone organizations to

ensure they stay on track with annual activities and ongoing progress towards their goals.

● Manage communication across the coalition and share regular updates with the coalition

regarding progress, problems, and needs for additional support.

● Coordinate development/refinement of work plans and milestones, track progress towards

achieving results, and provide status reports to partners.

● Coordinate and work together with other coalition backbone organizations to ensure all

partners, working groups, committees, etc. work well and effectively together, and to create a

positive view of the work in the community.

● Collaborate with partners to connect families to resources and opportunities that will help them

accomplish their goals.

● With support from coalition members, organize trainings/workshops for partners and resident

leaders, including racial equity training.

● Develop and implement a plan to engage other key stakeholders on an ongoing basis.

● Serve as lead liaison with Boston Children’s Hospital and complete reporting requirements.

Evaluation and Reporting

● Work with the evaluation partner to conduct focus groups and other data collection activities as

needed.

● In collaboration with the three backbone organizations, complete all required funder reports.

● Maintain required documentation for the LSJS Coalition.

● Work closely with the evaluation partner to ensure timely data collection and analysis.

Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) Organizational Responsibilities

● Actively contribute to the implementation of organizational strategic goals and objectives.

● Participate actively in staff meetings, committees, and organizational events.

● Actively work to connect LSJS Coalition members and Jackson Square residents to HSTF

programming.

 

The above is not an exhaustive statement of every duty and responsibility required. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

● 3-5 years of relevant experience in one of the following areas: community/economic

development, community health, macro social work, or education.

● Fluency in written and verbal Spanish.

● Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree and/or certification in project

management or relevant field preferred.

● Experience in bridge-building with different groups and stakeholders.

● Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and ability to work in a complex

environment requiring significant collaboration.

● Strong planning, facilitation, and organizational skills, with the ability to think strategically in the

planning and implementation of project work plans.

● Demonstrated effectiveness in written and oral communication; ability to communicate

complex issues to a variety of audiences.

● Familiarity with the Jackson Square neighborhood and understanding of the local community

preferred.

● Exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills.

 

Annual Salary

$50,000 - $70,000, commensurate with work experience. Benefits include: medical insurance, free parking, 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, 16 paid holidays, 12 days of sick time, 403(b) plan, and a supportive work environment.

 

How to apply: Interested candidates must be authorized to work legally in the United States. Candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to projectmanager@hydesquare.org by June 11, 2021. No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 

Hyde Square Task Force is an equal opportunity provider and employer. We value having a diverse staff who are representative of the community we serve and bring to our organization a variety of traditions, experiences, and points of view. Individuals of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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NEW!!

Organization: Greater Boston Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Employment Opportunity: Advertising Sales and Membership Development Manager

This is a temporarily hybrid (in office at employee discretion and at home) position during COVID. GBCVB is committed to flexible work arrangements (flexible work hours and some work from home) once we resume to an in person work environment. The compensation of this position is a base of $50,000 - $60,000 plus earned commission.  To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume.

 

This is an exciting dual role supporting and advancing the needs of our membership.  The individual will work under the leadership of the Executive Vice President and the Director of Membership to support member retention, identify new prospects and develop strategic digital, print and web based advertising sales opportunities for the membership.   The individual must have the ability to create strong business rapport, understand the unique needs of our diverse membership and create and promote advertising sales opportunities that serve their varied needs and budgets.  

 

Key Responsibilities  - Advertising Sales 

 

• Sell display advertising in official GBCVB print publications including visitors guide and meeting planner directory.

• Sell digital advertising for BostonUSA.com website and the Boston Common Visitor’s Center displays.

• Manage and coordinate submissions and approvals for ad materials.

• Maintain advertising database and contracts.

• Achieve targeted sales goals.

• Ensure ad submission deadlines are met.

 

Key Responsibilities  - Membership Development

 

• Manage the input and maintenance of all member records in CRM; run reports as needed.

• Assist with planning and execution of monthly Open House networking events, member presentations.

• Assist with identifying new member prospects.

• Consult with members to ensure utilization of full benefits.

• Update Member Extranet site with timely information and updates.

• Respond to member inquiries.

 

Requirements

Qualifications:

 

• 5+ years of successful advertising sales experience, preferably in the hospitality or tourism industry

• A thorough understanding of market / advertising pricing.

• Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

• Experience with a CRM database preferred.

• Experience with Photoshop, HTML / web content management programs desirable.

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Ability to develop sales budgets and forecasts.

• Ability to provide uncompromised customer service.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

• Must be willing to travel throughout the region 20% of the time. 

• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

• Relocation is not provided.

 

GBCVB provides excellent benefits and generous time off.  Compensation is a base salary ($50,000 - $60,000) plus commission.

 

To Apply: CLICK HERE