Employment and Professional Development Opportunities

NEW!!

ORGANIZATION: Get Konnected

Career Development Opportunity: Networking Event

When: Tuesday, January 28th (5:30pm-8:00pm)

Where: Omni Parker House Hotel Rooftop - 60 School St, Boston, MA 02108

Theme: The Changing Face of Power in Boston and Massachusetts Politics

Get Konnected! will kick off its 12th year with its Annual Lunar New Year 2020 Celebration. 

Partnering with the Commonwealth Seminar, the National Association of Asian- American Professionals (NAAAP), and Wells Fargo

Media Partners: Comcast and NBC Boston

The theme for Get Konnected's Lunar New Year Celebration is "The Changing Face of Power in Boston and Massachusetts Politics". The evening will feature an Interactive Forum with these elected officials of color discussing demographical change in the electorate and how will it impact future elections in Boston and across Massachusetts.

To RSVP: Click HERE

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NEW!!

ORGANIZATION: Massachusetts Asian American Commission

Career Development Opportunity: Commission Internships

The AAC’s internship program aims to provide upper-level undergraduate students with meaningful professional experience to strengthen and enhance their academic experience; to provide the Commission with talented students able to carry out a vast array of projects and tasks; and to build stronger ties between and among the communities, the Commission, and the world of academia. 

The Commission will support a student intern by providing an educationally rewarding internship where the student is doing work that is related to planning practice, research, development, communication, social services, in the environment of a small state agency working to advocate on behalf of all Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). 

 

Under the supervision of the Administrative Coordinator, the interns will undertake the following projects: 

 

Program and Research

  • Contributing to the planning and coordination of the AAC’s Annual Unity Dinner 

  • Collaborating with the legislative committee to coordinate outreach efforts for the 2020 Census 

  • Conducting research on various issues with a focus on 2020 Census and legislation that affects AAPIs 

  • Assisting with outreach to other community organizations or groups involved with issues of concern to AAPIs 

 

Communications/Publications/Web Design: 

  • Writing and distributing press releases, creating social media content, and media advisories via Canva, Adobe Photoshop, Publisher 

  • Updating our contact databases using MailChimp, creating media lists, and obtaining media coverage for Commission events 

  • Contributing to website design using WordPress 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills 

  • Strong interest in working to improve the social, health, education and economic status of AAPI communities 

  • Responsible and experience working independently and as part of a team 

  • Experience working with WordPress, Canva, Microsoft Office 

  • Flexible with a great sense of humor and should be willing to take initiatives for new assignments 

 

There is a commitment of 15 hours per week required. A stipend to help with travel will be provided upon full completion of the 12 week internship. Admission into the internship program is rolling. 

 

TO APPLY: Please submit a copy of your curriculum vitae and a cover letter stating your reasons for applying, and be sure to address any specific position(s) within the Commission that interest you, and your dates and hours of availability to Jessica Wong, Administrative Coordinator, Asian American Commission, One Ashburton Place, 12th Floor Boston, MA 02108, Tel: (617) 367-9333 Ext. 662 or email Jessica.Wong@aacommission.org 

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NEW!!

ORGANIZATION: Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing (via. The Partnership)

Career Development Opportunity: Summer Writer’s Conference

Opportunity for educators, writers, parent-writers and writers of color.  The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing has announced fellowships for its 2020 Summer Writers Conference on Martha's Vineyard in June.  

Diversity of writers at all stages of their careers are sought for fellowships available which include full tuition & lodging to the week-long summer conference.

 

MVICW is committed to providing financial support to writers through our fellowship program. Our fellowships offer educators, writers of color, parent-writers, and authors/poets with financial need the opportunity to attend our Summer Writers’ Conference every year. 

Through generous donations, the Institute is able to offer a wide range of full and partial tuition/lodging fellowships. 

Information and application instructions for all our fellowships is available at: https://www.mvicw.com/fellowships

 

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NEW!!

ORGANIZATION: KPMG

Career Development Opportunity: Future Leaders Program

2020 KPMG Future Leaders Program

KPMG Future Leaders Program will award 22 deserving female high school seniors:

1. A scholarship of $10,000 per year for 4 years of college

2. A pairing with an executive woman mentor for one-year

3. A three-day leadership development retreat held this summer at KPMG’s new state-of-the art Innovation and Learning Center in the community of Lake Nona in Orlando, FL

 

2020 KPMG Future Leaders Program Application 

SELECTION PROCESS

1. A Selection Committee independent of KPMG will review and make all decisions on applications. Please note, KPMG does not have access or a role in the selection process.

2. Completed applications must be submitted by January 31, 2020. Students selected for the KPMG Future Leaders Program will be notified by April 15, 2020.

 

TO APPLY: https://kpmgfutureleadersapplication.wufoo.com/forms/m1uc6id50igjod5/

An incomplete or late application will not be considered. Please include the following with this submission in order to complete the application process: 

1. Completed application form (Parts I –IV) with e-signature

*(Part IV: Essay Questions - Please note, essay questions must be completed and ready to upload when completing the online application.)

2. Letter of recommendation from a community organization or school

3. A copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application or Student Aid Report (SAR) as part of the Federal Pell Grant Program or University financial aid application form or a reward letter to either program.

Please email any questions to georgia@foresight-strategies.com.

 

•    KPMG Future Leaders Program - Eligibility Criteria

Applicants meeting the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

 Be enrolled as a high school senior female student (traditional or homeschool), progressing normally toward graduation or completion of high school at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, and planning to enroll in a 4-year undergraduate program at a college or university no later than the 2020 fall semester following the completion of high school.  

 Be a citizen of the United States, or be a U.S. lawful permanent resident. 

 Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher.

 Demonstrate exceptional academic and leadership ability.

 Display an interest in a business academic or a STEM track. 

 Exhibit strong community involvement.

 Letter of recommendation from a community organization or school be attached to the applicant’s application for review. This person must speak to your character and leadership ability.

 Provide a statement of financial need in the essay section of the applicant’s application (household income NOT to exceed $75,000 per year).

 Applicant will also need to provide a copy of their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application or Student Aid Report (SAR) as part of the Federal Pell Grant Program or University financial aid application form or a reward letter to either program.

 Must be available to attend the three-day KPMG Future Leaders Retreat from July 21-23, 2020 at KPMG's Lakehouse Learning and Innovation Center in Orlando, FL.

 Note: Students whose tuition fees are paid in full by any sponsoring agency, employment or government program are not eligible. Students whose tuition is paid for in full with an athletic scholarship are not eligible per NCAA rules.

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NEW!!

ORGANIZATION: Health Care for All

Job Opportunities:  

- Helpline Counselor, and 

- Children's Health Policy Manager

ABOUT HEALTH CARE FOR ALL

Health Care For All (HCFA) is a state-based consumer health advocacy organization that is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2020. HCFA’s mission is to advocate for health justice in Massachusetts by working to promote health equity and ensure coverage and access for all, and we are recognized as a national leader in this work.

HCFA focuses on expanding health care access, improving quality, and bringing down costs in Massachusetts through its leadership of and participation in numerous policy advocacy coalitions. These coalitions bring together a wide variety of organizations to work collaboratively 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 and families each year to enroll in and renew their health insurance and troubleshoot health coverage issues 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 (ACA). 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, access to health care for the people of Massachusetts is under attack as the Federal Administration attempts to decimate the ACA, Medicaid and other health benefits. HCFA is, once again, leading the campaigns and coalitions necessary to defend the progress we have made in health care access, quality and affordability, while simultaneously working to make improvements on the state level.

 

For more information, please visit www.hcfama.org.

Position - HELPLINE COUNSELOR

HCFA is seeking a HelpLine Counselor who is committed to health justice and interested in being part of a team that provides competent, quality health insurance coverage for all callers.  This work combines direct service, advocacy and public education to make the system more responsive to consumers.  The HelpLine Counselor will be a Certified Application Counselor through MassHealth and the Massachusetts Health Connector to assist consumers with enrolling into health insurance.

SUPERVISION 

The HelpLine counselor reports to the Director, Education & Enrollment Services. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

•        Provide callers with easy-to-understand state health care coverage information;

•        Provide customer service with respect and care to all callers;

•        Provide screening and direct enrollment to clients over the phone, as well as on occasion in-person assistance;

•        Provide essential services that strengthen our local and state health care system;

•        Aid other enrollment assisters to troubleshoot cases;

•        Monitor and evaluate HelpLine call activity in order to identify systemic problems that need escalation;

•        Complete extensive training to learn the intricacies of health insurance rules and regulations;

•        Attend enrollment events, as needed;

•        Maintain up-to-date knowledge on the changing health care system in Massachusetts;

•        Document call information into the HelpLine database;

•        Maintain proprietary and confidential information from outside visitors and all other persons who do not have a legitimate reason to see or use such information in accordance with the organizations WISP document;

•        Ability to identify callers’ interested in sharing their story and/or get involved with Health Care For All policy and advocacy work;

•        Other duties as required to achieve the goals of the department.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

•        Ability to write and converse proficiently in Portuguese or Spanish in addition to English is a plus, but not required;

•        Strong interpersonal communication skills;

•        Ability to learn and understand complex health insurance issues;

•        Ability to convey complex information in a clear, understandable manner;

•        Ability to work well with diverse populations;

•        Ability to quickly understand new information;

•        Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills; 

•        Ability to deal calmly in crisis situations;

•        Ability to work effectively in a team environment;

•        Ability to multitask and work independently;

•        Ability to use a web-based database;

•        Prior work as an Enrollment Assister in Massachusetts is a plus, but not required;

•        Prior knowledge of the public health insurance programs, policy, and the health care environment in Massachusetts is a plus, but not required.

 

BENEFITS

•        Generous paid time off policy

•        Robust benefits package

•        Convenient downtown Boston location

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 “HELPLINE COUNSELOR” in the subject line.

Health Care For All is an equal opportunity employer with a demonstrated commitment to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.  Persons of color, persons with multilingual abilities, women, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Position - CHILDREN'S HEALTH POLICY MANAGER

REPORTING

This position reports to the Co-Director of Policy and Government Affairs.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Children’s Health Policy Manager’s work includes coalition leadership, project management, policy analysis, research, advocacy, outreach, and event planning activities to manage HCFA’s children’s health care policy portfolio . This role focuses on the ongoing management and growth of the Children’s Health Access Coalition, which includes representation from consumer advocates, community organizations, providers, and other stakeholder constituencies. The individual will also coordinate and provide advocacy technical assistance to other organizations and provide support for HCFA’s public health insurance efforts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

•        Provide strategic and operational direction for HCFA’s children’s health advocacy work, with a focus on management of the Children’s Health Access Coalition

•        Expand, activate and convene membership of Children’s Health Access Coalition, including coordination and facilitation of coalition meetings

•        Maintain updated coalition lists and regularly communicate with coalition members

•        Collaborate with organizational management to oversee HCFA’s children’s health funding portfolio, including funder relations, grant writing and grant reporting 

•        Coordinate and provide technical assistance support to other pediatric advocacy organizations, including one-on-one coaching and trainings

•        Support advocacy and policy work on public health insurance programs, including issues related to the state’s Medicaid program and other subsidized health insurance and safety net programs

•        Monitor and track legislation and budget priorities, coordinate State House drops, draft written testimony, and prepare for public hearings 

•        Play a key role in planning events, including State House advocacy days, press conferences and other public events

•        Produce reports, fact sheets, policy analyses, action alerts, blog posts, talking points, and other written materials as needed in coordination with the policy team

•        Coordinate with HCFA’s HelpLine, organizing and outreach staff on efforts to collect and record consumer stories that can be helpful to campaigns and the media

•        Conduct and document research to support HCFA and coalition advocacy

•        Coordinate closely with the Behavioral Health Campaign and Policy Director on children’s behavioral health issues 

•        Represent HCFA at external meetings, as needed

•        Facilitate coordination and collaboration with other HCFA coalitions and departments 

•        timelines

•        Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

•        A strong commitment to health justice 

•        At least 3-5 years of related experience, with experience in a nonprofit setting a plus

•        Experience working in health care policy, advocacy, politics or a related field

•        Knowledge and command of either Massachusetts state health insurance programs and/or pediatric health care issues, preferred

•        Experience working collaboratively with a broad coalition of stakeholders and driving consensus toward a common mission and vision

•        Excellent oral and written communication skills

•        Highly organized and strategic with the ability to manage multiple priorities with poise and professionalism in demanding environments

•        Excellent attention to details and accuracy

•        Ability to work independently and as part of a team, as well as be self-motivated

•        Proven time management and multi-tasking capabilities

•        Sound political judgment and experience making strategic decisions

•        Ability to grasp and analyze substantive and often complex health policy information

•        Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint)

•        Commitment to health care access and social justice

•        Ability to write and converse proficiently in Spanish/Portuguese/Haitian Creole in addition to English is a plus, but not required;

•        A sense of humor

BENEFITS

•        Generous paid time off policy

•        Robust benefits package

•        Convenient downtown Boston location

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 “Children’s Health Policy Manager” in the subject line.

Health Care For All is an equal opportunity employer with a demonstrated commitment to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.  Persons of color, persons with multilingual abilities, women, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 www.hcfama.org

 

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NEW!!

ORGANIZATION: Community Catalyst

Job Opportunity:  Associate Director, Advocacy Strategies to Address Addiction

The Position

The Associate Director Substance Use Advocacy is a newly created position to help the Director catalyze advocacy across the nation to help prevent and treat problematic use of drugs and alcohol. The program’s overall goal is to help people lead healthier lives by improving health services and community supports that address substance use disorders, and by increasing access to those services. The position is based in Boston and is not a clinical or direct service position.

The successful candidate will be a versatile leader and team player with proven strength in advocacy, management, administration, collaboration and communication. The new Associate Director will join a team that prioritizes health justice and racial equity.

 

Supervision

The Associate Director will be supervised by the Program Director for Substance Use Disorders and Justice-Involved Populations.

 

Responsibilities

 Work closely with Director to manage day-to-day operations of the program and to develop plans and strategies to meet short- and long-term program goals

 Participate in fundraising for the program, including targeted prospecting and grant writing

 Help oversee multiple incoming grants and contracts and outgoing subgranting and subcontracting to ensure fulfillment of deliverables, outcomes and reporting requirements

 Ensure excellence in the program’s delivery of technical assistance and coaching to state and local organizations

 Provide direct technical assistance and coaching to state and local partners as needed

 Help oversee timely and efficient writing, editing and publication of advocacy reports, policy briefs, fact sheets, blogs, website content and other materials

 Write advocacy materials, reports and other content as needed

 Help the program keep health equity and racial equity in the forefront of its work

 Build and maintain strategic relationships with national organizations

 Represent the program in organizational and cross-program teams, discussions and meetings

 Supervise program staff as determined by the Director

 Provide training for new staff and others in the organization on the program’s work

 Perform other duties needed to achieve the program goals or organization goals

 Travel as needed to represent the program

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

 Demonstrated program management and oversight

 Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of advocacy experience, or Master’s degree plus 2 years of advocacy experience

 Proven skills in leadership, relationship development and team building

 Policy, program or treatment knowledge of substance use disorders and/or mental illness and/or adolescent well-being

 Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills

 Strong organizational skills including the ability to manage several projects at once, respond to tight timelines, pay attention to detail and operate effectively and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment

 Experience providing or supervising technical assistance, coaching or training

 Experience innovating and successfully implementing policies/practices to improve program functioning

 Demonstrated commitment to social justice and health equity

 Experience in social change activism such as legislative advocacy or political/policy issue campaigns, community organizing, working with diverse coalitions and stakeholders, and/or implementing communications strategies

 Experience fundraising from foundations and securing government or private sector contracts

 Experience working in a multicultural environment

 

Preferred

 Policy expertise in substance use disorders

 Work with schools or education stakeholders

 Experience bridging the health, education and social service systems

 Experience conducting health policy research or analysis

 Knowledge of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, private insurance, prevention initiatives and/or addressing social determinants of health

 Lived experience with substance use disorders

 Bilingual/bicultural background highly desirable

 

Location

Community Catalyst is based in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Pittsburgh, PA; Atlanta, GA; Washington DC; St. Louis, MO; Lansing, MI; and New York City. We expect the Associate Director to be based in our Boston office.

 

Benefits

 Competitive salary

 Generous paid time off policy

 Robust benefits package

 Convenient downtown Boston location

 

TO APPLY

Applicants should submit a resume with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: jobs@communitycatalyst.org. Please put “Associate Director, Substance Use Advocacy” in the subject line.

About Community Catalyst

Community Catalyst is a national non-profit advocacy organization working to build consumer and community leadership to transform the American health system. Our first priority is quality, affordable health care for all and to ensure that all individuals and communities sustain the power to influence local, state and national decisions that affect their health. Since 1998, we have provided leadership and support to consumer organizations, policymakers and foundations working to ensure the health care system serves everyone – especially historically marginalized communities. Community Catalyst strengthens organized consumer voices in communities, at statehouses and on Capitol Hill when advocates fight for changes that improve our health.

 

As an organization, we believe an inclusive and open environment fosters creativity, contributes to the quality of our work, and provides growth opportunities for our employees. Additional information is available at www.communitycatalyst.org.

Community Catalyst is strongly committed to building a work environment that recognizes, respects, and encourages the unique contributions of a broad spectrum of qualified employees. We strive to make employment decisions that support inclusion to maintain a work atmosphere that is diverse, equitable and promotes family-friendly practices and work-life benefits so that people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally.

 

We do not discriminate in hiring based on age, color, ethnicity, race, national origin, primary language, religion, socio-economic status, family status, mental and physical disabilities, veteran status, gender identity characteristics and/or expression, sex, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other classification that is protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

Through all of our programs, Community Catalyst works to build a better future for all individuals by advancing health equity, focusing on people of color, immigrants, as well as disability, gender, sexual identity and socio-economic status. It is important for our staff to reflect the diverse communities with which we work. People of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to apply.

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NEW!!

ORGANIZATION: The Partnership

Job Opportunities:  

- Finance and Operations Manager

- Program Associate

Position -  FINANCE AND OPERATIONS MANAGER 

The Finance and Operations Manager is responsible for the day-to-day financial and administrative operations of The Partnership. This position is responsible for managing all accounting and banking functions for the organization and works closely with the Chief Operating Officer to generate and track budgets for internal purposes. In addition, the Finance and Operations Manager performs administrative duties including events cSKIoordination and other duties as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES

FINANCE

  • Oversee the overall accounting and bookkeeping of the organization including accounts payable and receivable, banking, and payroll functions.

  • Interface with CPA firm to facilitate annual financial audit and 990 report processes.

  • Facilitate the annual budget process.

  • Provide monthly financial reporting and analysis of financial statements.

  • Provide administrative assistance, including oversight of facility vendors and contracts, and establishing and managing vendor accounts and relationships.

OPERATIONS

  • Administrative coordination of Executive Council meetings (6 times a year), C-Suite events (4-6 events a year) and other special events such as Summer Reception and Annual Meeting.

  • Responsible for office management including, but not limited to, telephone and internet services, postage and UPS services, copier and all lease equipment.

  • Coordinate healthcare, payroll, 401(k) accounts for staff.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven organizational and project management skills. Superb attention to detail.

  • A flexible, creative, entrepreneurial spirit and passion for the mission and values of The Partnership.

  • Experience with Quickbooks and Salesforce is preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.

  • Experience working with diverse constituents, teams and colleagues.

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

HOW TO APPLY

Please email a detailed cover letter highlighting your interest and your resume to Carmen Arce-Bowen at carcebowen@thepartnershipinc.org. Please include the Finance & Operations Manager position in the subject line.

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Position - LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

The Program Associate works with the AVP Leadership Development to advance The Partnership’s overall strategies to build and accelerate diverse leadership pipelines. In this position, the Program Associate engages in all aspects related to implementation of leadership development program-related operations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

- Coordinates all aspects of meeting & event operations required for conducting 32 Leadership Development sessions annually (Next Generation Executive, Fellows, Associates & BioDiversity Fellows Programs)

- Provides meeting support & coordination of 6 Executive Council convenings

- Coordinates, in conjunction with other colleagues, all aspects of special events and convenings, as required

COMMUNICATIONS WITH PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

- Prepares NGE, Fellows & Associates online Program Books

- Serves as key liaison to program participants, communicating program information (program books, calendars, pre-work materials, agendas, venue info & directions).

- Schedules & tracks program meeting invites

- Coordinates bulk email communiques utilizing MailChimp, SurveyMonkey, etc.

- Coordinates & tracks participants’ post-program surveys- 

Manages program participants’ online class portal (Current Class page)

COMMUNICATIONS & LOGISTICS WITH HOST COMPANIES, VENUES & FACULTY

- Provides participant information & headcount to hosting organizations

- Coordinates & confirms all forum logistics with host organizations

- Confirms all A/V & material requirements from faculty

- Coordinate NGE housing requirements with hotel

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM EVENT STAFFING

- Attends leadership development programs assisting with on-site event needs, room & AV set-up, meeting support

- Supports faculty as needed during presentations

DATABASE MANAGEMENT

- Maintains & manages Partnerships Alumni database

- Maintain & manage program participant master class lists (Fellows, Associates, BioDiversity Fellows, NGE program), ensuring participant information accuracy

- Maintains program information on Current Class page

- Maintains BoardLink Program database

BOARDLINK PROGRAM SUPPORT

- Prepare monthly BoardLink eNewsletters

- Manage & disseminate monthly BoardLink eNewsletters with NGE Community

- Collect, track, maintain BoardLink program information (individuals & NPO applicant)

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: 

- Bachelor’s Degree or relevant experience

- 2-5 years professional experience

- Proficiency in database management

- Solid self-initiative & time management skills

- Strong attention to detail

- Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects

- Proven capacity to work well in a small-team environment

- Excellent written and verbal communications skills

- Computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint

- Ability to work under pressure, meeting tight deadlines

- Ability to interact well with all stakeholders (program participants, corporate & executive clients)

HOW TO APPLY

Please email a detailed cover letter highlighting your interest, salary requirements, and your resume to Karen James at kjames@thepartnershipinc.org. Please include the Leadership Development Program Associate position in the subject line

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ORGANIZATION: State Senator Julian Cyr

Job OpportunitiesCommunications Director

Position Description:

The Communications Director is expected to oversee communications functions for the office, including press/media management, social media, and drafting various types of internal and external correspondence. Other major functions include assisting the Legislative Director with legislative and policy projects, stakeholder engagement, monitoring district issues, and staffing the Senator at events and meetings. 

Start Date: February 2020, Based in: Boston, MA  

Media Management Responsibilities:

  • Manages media relations and social media for the Senator.

  • Serves as spokesperson for the office in the press.

  • Drafts press releases, advisories, FAQs, and editorial pieces.

  • Leads weekly communications meeting with Senator and Chief of Staff.

  • Executes longer term media plan to highlight the work the Senator does on behalf of his constituents and issues he has led on.

  • Responsible for weekly review of all in-district newspapers, and follow up on local news.

  • Pitch stories and media interviews to media.

  • Point person in the office for managing the Senator’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and other social media as necessary.

  • Executes monthly e-mail newsletter for the Senator.

  • Works to grow the distribution list for the Senator's e-mail newsletter.

  • Manage the office website, SenatorCyr.com.

  • Manages the Senator’s YouTube account, and maintains files of photos and graphics for the office.

  • Point for creating infographics and other creative content for use on the Senator’s social media accounts.

Other:

  • Periodic staffing and meetings in district. Represents the Senator at events and meetings.

  • Works a flexible schedule including nights and weekends.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Knowledge of the Massachusetts Legislature, policy, and legislative process.

  • Ability to work independently to solve problems and complete projects.

  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure in a demanding and fast-paced environment.

  • Willingness and ability to work some evening and weekend hours, especially during busy periods of the legislative year.

Education and Experience:

  • Any combination of education and experience that indicates strong writing and communications focused skills.

  • Knowledge of or professional experience with the Cape and Islands District that demonstrates an understanding of the region’s priorities and key issues, preferred.

  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience

  • Bachelor’s degree

Salary Range: $45k-$50k per year

 

Applicants should submit a resume, professional writing sample, one-page cover letter, and 3 references to Chief of Staff Patrick Johnson: Patrick.Johnson@masenate.gov

Application deadline is Friday, January 17th at 5pm. No calls, please. Position to start ASAP in February 2020. 

The Office of State Senator Julian Cyr is committed to providing equal access to job opportunities for all and, as such, employment decisions in our office are made without regard to gender, race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, veteran status, or genetic information. Senator Cyr and his staff are committed to creating a work environment free from discrimination

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ORGANIZATION: Deval Patrick For President

Job OpportunitiesVarious Positions & locations

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

Grassroots Mobilization

Field Organizer (IA, NH, NV, SC, MA, CA) 

Ballot Access Organizer (NY, NJ, RI, PA)

Operations

Operations Assistant

Press/Media

Press Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: Elizabeth Warren For President

Job OpportunitiesVarious Positions & locations

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

Grassroots Mobilization

Regional Mobilization Director (Boston) 

Mobilization

Digital Fundraising Associate (Boston)

Organizing

Organizer (Multiple Locations)

Community Organizing Director (Multiple Locations)

Operations

Regional IT Manager (Boston)

Social Media

Social Media Content Coordinator (Boston)

Social Media Travel Lead (Boston)

To view the full list of openings, visit: https://boards.greenhouse.io/elizabethwarren

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ORGANIZATION: Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

Job Opportunity: Grants and Contract Accountant

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks a Grants and Contract Accountant to join MAPC's Finance Department. The Grants and Contracts Accountant will report to the Director of Finance and will work closely with the Financial Operations Supervisor as well as Project Managers to ensure proper financial administration of a diverse portfolio of foundation, state, municipalities and federal grants and contracts.

About MAPC

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

•        Perform post award functions for grants and contracts

•        Perform general accounting related to grants/contracts, while ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, MAPC’s policies and procedures, funding agency requirements and Federal and State regulations

•        Prepare and review grant/contract reports with Project Managers, to identify and resolve budgetary issues

•        Work with Project Managers to ensure timely and accurate billings and payments for project work

•        Coordinate and follow-up with staff and Supervisors on timely timesheet submittals and approvals as well as charging to appropriate grants/contracts

•        Review inactivated grants/contracts to ensure proper reconciliation and closeout

•        Record weekly cash receipts to appropriate grants/contracts and research any discrepancies

•        Assist Project Managers with budget preparation and related financial information for grant applications and proposals

•        Provide back-up support to Accounts Payable

•        Work on special projects as assigned

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with at least two (2) years of accounting related experience or an Associate’s degree in Accounting with at least four (4) years of grants related experience

- Additional Qualifications

•        Experienced with the budget management of grants and contracts

•        Experienced using integrated project management and accounting systems

•        Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and proficient using Microsoft Office Suite, with strong Excel skills

•        Demonstrated ability to problem solve and maintain a great level of confidentiality

•        Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented

•        Demonstrated ability to multi-tasks and meet multiple deadlines, with a willingness to “roll up one’s sleeves” and meet unanticipated work demands beyond regular office hours, when necessary

•        Able to work independently and as part of a team responsible for cross-departmental projects

- The following are preferred:

•        Experience using Deltek Vision 

•        Knowledge of Federal grants regulations and compliance in accordance with the applicable CFRs

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range: $55,000-$65,000, depending on qualifications. Excellent state employee benefits package.

How to Apply

Apply online at www.mapc.org. The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references. 

 

Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver's license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. A Criminal Offenders Records Information (CORI) request must be completed if offered this position. However, a criminal record is not an automatic bar to employment but will be reviewed in relation to the job applied for.

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.

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ORGANIZATION: African Bridge Network (ABN)

Volunteer Opportunity: Career Advisors

ABN Career Advising Services


African Bridge Network is searching for dedicated individuals to join our team. Volunteering at ABN is about building deeper relationships and personal development while giving back to the African community. We are looking for volunteers to offer career advising services to recent skilled immigrants in Massachusetts prepare for job advancement and career development. 

Details:

  • Complete the mandatory volunteer training program

  • Offer availability to meet with clients 3x/month for 2 hour period

  • Work closely 1:1 with skilled immigrants and provide services such as resume review and writing, job search coaching, career exploration, and mock interview prep. 

  • Volunteers will be trained, no previous experience required

  • Participate in monthly briefing calls. 


Interested? Email Emmanuel Owusu at info@africanbn.org for additional information

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ORGANIZATION: WGBH Education Department

Job Opportunity: Design Squad Latinx Content Manager

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The WGBH Education Department (https://www.wgbh.org/foundation/education) researches, creates and distributes media-integrated resources to support healthy development and educational impact for children and youth. We bring together engaging, popular programming with deep insights into child development, educational content and community dynamics. True to our public mission, we strive to improve educational equity, and focus on underserved children and the adults who teach and care for them. Many of the educational materials developed at WGBH reside on PBS LearningMedia (www.pbslearningmedia.org), a free digital service that supports Pre-K–12 educators and learners with compelling, standards-aligned educational media resources. We co-lead PBS LearningMedia with PBS. We also work with WGBH brands such as Arthur, Design Squad Global, NOVA, and Frontline (among others) to develop, produce, and disseminate content for K-12 classrooms as well as out-of-school time community settings.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

WGBH Education seeks a Design Squad Latinx Content Manager for a new youth-focused engineering initiative. Under supervision from the Director of Media Engagement, the Design Squad Latinx Content Manager will be responsible for managing STEM content development activities for Design Squad Latinx, a research-based National Science Foundation- funded multi-media initiative that builds on Latinx middle school children’s existing strengths and empowers them to solve real-world problems, while understanding the impact of engineering in their communities. Duties will include contributing to program design, content development, and research, as needed.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the team in conceptualizing and development resources related to Design Squad Latinx, especially regarding design and engineering content for out-of-school-time educators and students, taking into account research findings and students’ own funds of knowledge, assets, and strengths.

  • Co-develop and deliver trainings for educators in design engineering and the overall Design Squad initiative

  • Represent the project at national, state, and local conferences

  • Coordinate with other WGBH departments to ensure appropriate promotion of Design Squad initiatives

  • Contribute to the writing of reports and maintain accurate records and materials related to the content development, and ensure that content-related project deliverables are completed by due dates

  • Support grant submission and research efforts, where needed

  • Support the Director of Media Engagement on other projects, as assigned

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Minimum Experience Required

  • Minimum 5 years program coordination/management of educational content/materials/curriculum development

  • Familiarity with youth programming in out-of-school-time settings, learning/digital technologies, and STEM education

  • Experience working in a collaborative, cross-functional team setting

  • Experience working and developing programs with diverse, underserved populations

  • Direct experience/familiarity with Latinx youth culture and communities

  • Direct experience either developing or implementing innovative educational programs either in-school or out-of-school/in communities

  • Prior experience building programs or content based on research

  • The ideal candidate would be knowledgeable about STEM education/educational content development and experienced with out-of-school time programming and youth development. S/he would be bilingual in Spanish-English and bring strong familiarity with Latinx cultural contexts and experience working among underserved Latinx communities. In addition, experience working in cross-functional teams or with a variety of stakeholders is desirable.

 

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present ideas effectively and persuasively, both in public and in writing

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Demonstrated skills developing educational curriculum or content particularly for diverse populations

  • Strong Spanish and English language/literacy skills

  • Tech-savviness and skills to create one-sheets, presentation decks, etc.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team

  • Sensitivity to a diverse range of peers and ability to troubleshoot challenges that may arise

  • Ability to work quickly and creatively under deadline

  • Detail-oriented, organized, efficient, and able to juggle multiple priorities

  • Open-minded, learning orientation -- interested in learning new things, willingness to learn from mistakes, recognizes role boundaries, but takes initiative and can lead when needed

  • In addition to experience in STEM programming and youth development, the ideal candidate will also be an easy-going collaborator across multiple functions and departments, who can nevertheless take initiative and lead as necessary, delivering the highest levels of quality.

EDUCATION
Bachelor's degree required; a concentration in a STEM field preferred.

TO APPLY VISIThttps://publicmedia.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WGBH_Careers/job/Boston/Project-Manager_R000549

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