Employment and Professional Development Opportunities

NEW!!

Organization: Steps to Success

Employment Opportunity: Executive Director

JOB/OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Steps to Success Inc. (STS), a community-based non-profit that promotes educational equity in order to close the opportunity gap, is seeking a dynamic new Executive Director in Brookline, MA.  This is an ideal opportunity for a passionate, collaborative leader with a track record of working in partnerships and managing organizational excellence.

 

Through a six-year federal grant, STS began in 2001 as a partnership between the Public Schools of Brookline (PSB) and the Brookline Public Housing Authority (BHA).  In 2016, STS became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with continued support from the BHA and PSB.  As of 2021, the BHA is continuing to provide financial support. PSB is providing an in-kind contribution of office space. STS Inc. has an annual budget of $800,000 and a 16-member Board of Directors.

STS seeks a values-driven leader with a passion for the mission and the ability to inspire others. The ideal candidate for this role will embrace and embody the values and mission of STS, with a commitment to working on behalf of those who are low income.

 

This person will be a/an: 

 

Entrepreneurial self-starter with the drive to collaboratively set and achieve strategic growth for the organization.  The Executive Director must be a creative and confident risk-taker, with the ability to identify opportunities to innovate and expand STS’s impact. An adaptive leader, the Executive Director’s focus on student and family centered success is informed by lived personal and professional experiences that reflect the communities STS serves.

 

Strategic fundraiser with experience activating government, corporate, individual, and foundation support. The Executive Director will cultivate relationships to achieve STS’s mission, reflecting present needs and widening the circle for future opportunities. They will continue to build STS’s visibility and reputation as a vital community resource, forging and maintaining strong relationships with current and potential donors and funders.

 

Organizational leader with financial and business acumen with a track record in nonprofit, public sector, academic, and/or business leadership roles, demonstrating the ability to set and implement a strategic vision and achieve goals. The Executive Director will have a working knowledge of nonprofit monetary management and budgeting and demonstrate sound financial decision-making skills. In addition, the Executive Director shall utilize a creative and resourceful approach to drive the organization’s financial growth and sustainability. A track record of successfully partnering with an active and participative governing board will be essential.

Team builder with a commitment to developing and sustaining high performing collaborative teams. The Executive Director will be a relationship builder and will be skilled at guiding the team to shared success. The candidate must have a record of success as a facilitative and inclusive leader within multi-cultural settings. Guided by a deep respect for others, the Executive Director will be a grounded, flexible, and focused leader.

Champion for a positive, equitable and inclusive culture, both within STS as well as among the organization’s partners, that is grounded in a shared vision, vibrant in teamwork, and supported by a mutual respect and an unrelenting pursuit of equality. The Executive Director will use these principles to guide program development, community engagement and outreach, family and student support, and all other organizational strategic initiatives.

     

Collaborator and partner who understands the challenges and opportunities of community partnerships that include schools, other community-based organizations, students, and families. The Executive Director will bring strong listening and collaboration skills as well as an approachable and transparent style in order to engender trust in community relationships. Candidates will have demonstrated experience in structuring and growing partnerships that meet the needs of clients. They will be guided by a deep level of respect for others in working with constituents from all walks of life. This next leader will maintain and strengthen the organization’s partnerships with Brookline Public Schools and Brookline Housing Authority.

 

Advocate and communicator with an understanding of policy and advocacy efforts aligned with STS’s mission. The Executive Director will be able to effectively position STS as an educational model and represent STS at the local, regional, and state levels with school administration, government officials, and policy and advocacy partners. They should exhibit strong written and presentation skills. The Executive Director will be a sought after thought leader on issues related to educational equity, social emotional learning and/or college prep/access.

 

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university. Graduate degree/s strongly preferred.  Prior work in a community-based nonprofit serving diverse and low-income families/experience in school partnerships and out of school time desired.  Candidates with diverse backgrounds and lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Steps to Success is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates.

Please visit www.stepstosuccessbrookline.org to learn more.

To apply, please send a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3ks7DOL(click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

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NEW!!

Organization: UTEC

Employment Opportunity: Director of Policy

UTEC is looking for a committed, innovative, and creative leader to lead all policy efforts aimed at making lasting impact for young adults that we serve, as well as those most disconnected across the Commonwealth and country. Building off the strong advocacy accomplishments over the past several years, we are excited to have a leader help us further advance our collective work.

 

Reporting to the CEO, this position directs the creation and execution of UTEC’s statewide and federal policy and budget efforts. Responsible for building and managing all local, state and federal relations, the Director will advance current initiatives while developing new campaigns moving forward.

 

The Director will lead visionary change through relational and strategic organizing, a relentless dedication to chipping away, helping build varied partnership and coalitions, and ensuring the integration and elevation of youth voices in our work (not only within UTEC but also through our statewide coalition, Teens Leading The Way, and other collaborations through UTEC's Training Center for Excellence). Policy and budget efforts will be focused on advancing racial, social and economic justice through the pursuit of campaigns that advance areas such as criminal justice reform and varied other areas.

Duties/Responsibilities

•    Manage UTEC’s local, state, and federal policy and budget platform;

•    Research and identify winnable administrative, legislative and/or budget campaigns for the organization, emphasizing new opportunities to lead with innovation and creativity;

•    Track and analyze key legislative bills that could represent opportunities for best advancing new policy initiatives, including regularly scanning policy innovations across the country for possible application by UTEC;

•    Cultivate and maintain strategic relationships with elected, administrative, and appointed government officials, as well as all media contacts;

•    Create and support opportunities for authentic young adult involvement in the creation and advancement of campaigns. Policy campaigns should align with the lived experiences of those young adults most impacted by the criminal justice system;

•    Turn ideas into persuasive and data-driven policy statements and proposals to help advance new initiatives around racial, social, and economic justice issues, including;

•    Manage coalitions to support UTEC’s campaigns, and actively seek out new opportunities for meaningful partnerships. Work closely with UTEC's Training Center For Excellence in leveraging the varied collaborations already in place through our role as a convenor and trainer for other community organizations.

•    With support from UTEC’s Communications Manager, prepare background materials for targeted legislative audiences, including leading legislative briefings, preparing testimony, press releases, action alerts and talking points;

•    Represent UTEC at varied external meetings and national conferences.

 

Required Skills/Abilities 

•    Commitment to UTEC core values and culture: See https://utecinc.org/who-we-are/mission/

•    Commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

•    Campaign management, and familiarity of the Massachusetts political landscape and state politics is a plus

•    Embody UTEC’s value of chipping away in creatively building partnerships/coalitions  and advancing projects

•    Ability to think strategically and relationally, including strong facilitation skills

•    Excellent management and supervisory skills

•    Excellent written and verbal communication skill (turning ideas into a policy pitch is a big strength)

•    Exemplify our commitment to follow-through (strong project management skills, ensuring systems for all key tasks to be completed on time, even in the midst of varied distractions and possible disorganization);

•    Embracing the independence of this role, willingness to work within the grey areas, and handle the varied curveballs that may come about!

•    Willingness to acknowledge mistakes is a must, and capacity to laugh at oneself is a BIG plus.

Education and Experience

•    Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred, and/or five years experience in related work

•    Advocacy, policy, or legislative experience

•    Passion and commitment for advancing equity and justice for young adults a must.

 

Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include 401K retirement plan, health and dental (heavily subsidized), 3 weeks paid vacation to start (and an additional week off during the last week of the calendar year), plus paid holidays and additional sick/personal time, opportunity for a paid sabbatical after 3 years, first-time homebuyers funding for those buying in the Merrimack Valley, free counseling for all staff, and unlimited free coffee courtesy of Cafe UTEC and more! Please see www.utecinc.org/jobs for more details.

 

To apply: All candidates should apply online at: https://secure4.entertimeonline.com/ta/6127734.careers?rnd=DMN&ShowJob=386141507

 

The application portal allows for only one document upload - in addition to applying through the portal, please send a thoughtful cover letter to hiring@utecinc.org. Please indicate where you first learned about this job opportunity. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  No application will be considered if there is not a cover letter attached. 

BACKGROUND ON UTEC, INC.: UTEC’s promise is to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disengaged youth to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. We serve young adults, ages 17-25, with serious criminal and gang involvement in the Merrimack Valley area (Lowell, Lawrence, and Haverhill). UTEC’s outcomes-focused model begins with intensive street outreach and in-reach within correctional facilities, specifically targeting proven high-risk youth “where they’re at.” UTEC engages youth in workforce development (running our own social enterprises in mattress recycling, food services, and woodworking), while also integrating educational programs (high school equivalency preparation and other core competencies). We provide intensive transitional coaching and counseling services, all within a two-generational approach (providing on-site child care, parenting and a whole family approach for our young parents and their kids). Our model prioritizes embedding social justice and civic engagement in all programming, including the opportunity for young adults to lead policy campaigns on issue areas that directly impact them (e.g. criminal justice reform). As part of UTEC’s scaling plan to provide a teaching and learning center, we were awarded funding to become the state’s first and only Training Center for Excellence (TC4E) around gun and youth violence prevention. For more info, please visit: www.utecinc.org

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NEW!!

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

Employment Opportunity: Multiple Positions

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

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

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

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

~ Efforts by The Partnership:

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

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

  • Candidate Contact information: Name, email, phone number

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

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


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

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NEW!!

Organization: Rivera Consulting, Inc.

Employment Opportunity: Research Consultant Associate

  

Firm Background

We understand that the bold reimagination of our social contract only comes from understanding and leveraging the intersections that exist between people, planning and politics. The current national reckoning comes with the dual public health crises of an international pandemic and deeply embedded systemic racism. One thing is more clear than ever: with our civic infrastructure in flames across the country, now is the moment for us to invest in a deeper democracy; a public commons and society co-created and co-designed by the leadership of women, Black people, indigenous people, and all people of color. 

Research Consultant Associate: Job Announcement

Rivera Consulting seeks a Research Consultant Associate that is passionate about social change, progressive politics, and movement building organizations. As a multi-disciplinary firm, the consultant will work in a variety of fields, including organizational development, urban planning evaluation, and political research. Consultant will have the opportunity to engage with a variety of progressive and change-making organizations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: organizational, political, and urban planning research, project management, stakeholder management and interviews, group facilitation exercises, data collection and analysis, content editing and writing, and forms of qualitative and quantitative evaluation research design. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning about the intersection of people, policy and politics and implementing data-driven solutions to challenges of organizational growth and internal evaluation.

Consultants will be given the opportunity to take an active role in Rivera Consulting projects throughout all phases of client engagement, be it discovery research, project design and implementation, stakeholder facilitation, data collection, or final deliverable creation and content. It is expected that the consultant will take the lead on key aspects of these phases. Assignments and needs will vary based on the client, project need, and firm capacity.

Applicants must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Experience working with, advocating for, and supporting communities of color is critical. We are looking for someone with coalition building experience that is comfortable navigating and leading diverse groups in the progressive ecosystem. Previous experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research projects is preferred. Experience with SPSS, Nvivo, GIS, or other data analysis programs will also be considered. Applicants with graduate degrees in the realm of public policy, public administration, or research-focused degrees is a plus, but not a requirement. Previous work experience will be valued in tandem with education.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

·      Under the supervision of Senior Research Consultant, support the execution of client projects across an equity focused portfolio of intersectional data and research projects.

·       Under the supervision of Senior Research Consultant, develop evaluation and organizational assessments using mixed methods research.

·       Support systematic literature reviews, including the screening of studies for inclusion and the extraction of data.

·       Quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, including supporting research design and conducting micro-level demographic research 

·       Assist with deliverable creation; contribute to writing and copy-editing of all client deliverables (as assigned by your Supervisor or Primary Project Lead); Implement quality control checklists to ensure consistency in output; handle version control when iterating with clients.

·       Support project meetings by hosting and running meeting for internal and external meetings; attending meetings to document action items and key takeaways; copy-editing presentation material

·       Project management and visual mapping support to President and Vice President, including facilitation of small group meetings and relational 1:1s

·       Provide administrative support including coordinating project meetings; creating project folders; handling project archiving and keeping files organized; assisting with monitoring project team timelines; and tracking deliverables.

·       Work collaboratively with internal firm team across key shared outcomes for clients and firm communications 

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·      A self-starter with a passion for projects involving social change, racial equity, and progressive values;

·       Experience working directly with stakeholders throughout the progressive ecosystem, either in a private, public, or nonprofit environment;

·       Experience working directly with communities of color;

·       Able to conduct high quality research;

·       Experience conducting primary and secondary research

·       Background in quantitative and qualitative research techniques; ability to process and synthesize large amounts of data

·       Background in techniques of policy and program evaluation;

·       A problem-solver that enjoys when no day is the same; 

·       Punctuality and strong time management skills;

·       Extremely strong writing skills and ability to self-edit;

·       Able to develop and deliver polished PowerPoint and other visual tool presentations; 

·       Flexibility to accommodate changes in priorities and project needs;

·       Studious note-taker with ability to identify and visualize key information;

·       Ability to adhere to structured project plans and meet deadlines;

·       Ability to organize own time and act on own initiative;

·       A commitment to Rivera Consulting transformational consultant values.

TO APPLY:

If you are interested, please email resume and cover letter to: info@riveraconsult.com

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NEW!!

Organization: Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

Employment Opportunity: Multiple Positions

About MAPC:

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

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

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

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

 

Clean Energy and Climate Specialist/Planner II

Position

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council seeks a Clean Energy and Climate Specialist/Planner II. This position will engage in comprehensive local energy and climate planning development, energy- and climate-related technical assistance, and regional energy and climate services procurements. It will design and evaluate programs, policies, strategies, toolkits, and reports on energy- and climate-related topics, developing and analyzing baselines and inventories and facilitating the drafting and adoption of supportive bylaws, ordinances, permitting procedures, and design guidelines. The position will further manage programs, procurements, budgets, and stakeholder relationships; and evaluate and recommend improvements to programs and policies to encourage clean energy, climate mitigation and resilience, smart growth, equity, and regional collaboration.

 

We seek an individual who is innovative, mission-driven, and committed to advancing climate progress and equity through just, inclusive, empowering, and informed public processes. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and innovative environment with professionals who are committed to building a more sustainable future. 

 

Examples of Duties

- Help cities and towns to develop plans, policies, and programs to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy, promote equitable climate mitigation and resilience, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the residential, commercial, and municipal sectors.

- Design and run regional clean energy and climate projects, e.g., procuring climate-smart technology or services, coordinating building decarbonization coalitions, or implementing Net Zero Action Plans or Green Communities analyses among neighboring municipalities.

- Prepare and present reports, briefs, and other materials on municipal and community energy use, GHG emissions, innovative financing, and climate actions, including strategies, data, and policies, to relevant stakeholders, including municipal boards and staff.

- Support the Clean Energy Department’s pursuit of grants and other funding sources, technical assistance, and new project development.

- Expand and maintain relationships between MAPC and municipal partners, community groups, utilities, state and federal agencies, foundations, and other relevant stakeholders.

- Coordinate energy and climate-related forums, events, and workshops. 

Occasional evening, early morning, and weekend meetings, and local travel are a responsibility for this position. 

Typical Qualifications

Candidates must have either a:

- Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of five years of professional experience working directly with energy or climate issues in a public or private sector setting.

- Master's degree in planning, public policy, engineering, or public or business administration, with training in energy systems, climate, or related disciplines and a minimum of three years of professional experience working directly with energy or climate issues in a public or private sector setting.

The successful candidate will demonstrate most or all of the following:

- Experience with federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations regarding clean energy, climate, and environmental subject matter.

- Knowledge and experience in climate, energy efficiency, and renewable energy program models, technologies, and tools, such as MassEnergyInsight, Energy Star Portfolio Manager, and GHG inventory protocols.

- Ability to convey energy and climate topics, issues, and data to a wide variety of audiences, including municipal staff, state agencies, community groups, private vendors, and elected and appointed officials.

- Strong organizational, research, writing, analysis, and public presentation skills, and ability to navigate energy and climate data and identify trends.

- Ability to work well independently as well as within a team setting.

- Competency and flexibility in public process, facilitation, and collaboration.

- Demonstrated knowledge of regional planning topics, experience with the planning and policy context of a metropolitan region, and commitment to advancing smart growth, regional collaboration, and equity in Metro Boston. 

- Fluency discussing various types of diversity (racial, ethnic, linguistic, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, immigration status, and more).

Compensation and Benefits

The starting salary ranges from $60,000 - $75,000, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family-friendly work environment and a commitment to continued professional development.

How to apply:

 

Apply online at www.mapc.org. Please attach a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample.

A review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 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.

MAPC participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is the verification of employment eligibility.

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

Feb 25, 5:11 PM

Director of Equity, Culture, and Operations

Description

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position of Director of Equity, Culture, and Operations. This is an exciting, new position with three primary responsibilities: 1) playing a vital role in the day-to-day administration of the agency by overseeing its operations and human resources divisions; 2) spearheading the agency’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work; and 3) providing change leadership through the management of critical office-wide endeavors.

 

The person in this position will help drive the agency’s internal culture by creating the capacity and environment to implement change while also preserving the core values that make MAPC unique. The Director will develop and implement office-wide projects, special initiatives, and policies/procedures that support a dynamic, inclusive, and evolving organization while also promoting employee engagement and personal growth.

 

This is a full-time role reporting to the Deputy Director and, like other Directors at MAPC, will be a key member of the agency’s management team.

 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mapc/jobs/2996167/director-of-equity-culture-and-operations?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 

Examples of Duties

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The Director will provide strategic leadership in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); oversee the MAPC Equity Team, which includes at least one staff member from each department; work closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Equity Committee, and other departments to help advance DEI values within the workplace; and remain current with DEI issues and emerging practices that may affect the agency.

Operations:

 

The Director will oversee the Operations Division, including the Operations Manager, two full-time staff members, and an intern. This team manages MAPC office space and equipment; interacts with the landlord and neighbors in the Downtown Crossing area; is responsible for office security and protocols; runs robust internal meetings; and oversees the day-to-day management of the MAPC Council, Executive Committee, and Officers.

 

Human Resources: The Director will oversee the Human Resource Manager and Generalist. This team ensures the provision of high-quality benefits to employees; manages creation and fair application of effective personnel policies, updating policies as needed; makes available management training and support for managers; and oversees appropriate annual trainings and professional development opportunities for employees. 

Special Projects: The Director will be responsible for managing office-wide projects related to the internal workings of the agency. Examples of such projects include reopening the office after an extended remote work period, creating an agency compensation structure, piloting environmentally conscious office practices, and implementing agency-wide racial equity training. 

Legal and Finance: The Director is expected to work closely and collaboratively with the agency’s General Counsel and Director of Finance to ensure compliance with relevant federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and to ensure transparent and effective management of the agency’s finances, respectively.

 

Typical Qualifications

A Master’s degree in business, public administration, non-profit management, or related field with at least five years of strong operational or human resources experience or one year in a senior management role, or a bachelor’s degree in the same with at least eight years of strong operational or human resources experience or three years in a senior management role.

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

•    Clear commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

•    Strong project management skills.

•    Experience in planning, implementation, and problem solving.

•    Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail.

•    Commitment to MAPC’s mission and values.

•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

•    Ability to work well with a diverse constituency.

•    Flexible and adaptive work style.

•    Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, mission-driven environment.

•    High level of professional effectiveness, collaboration, integrity, optimism, and energy.

 

An ideal candidate will possess one or more of the following:

•    Demonstrated experience advancing equity initiatives within a workplace.

•    Proven success developing and implementing new management infrastructure, policies, and systems.

•    Prior experience with general office management and/or human resources management.

Compensation and Benefits

The starting salary ranges from $90,000 - $110,000, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time exempt position. MAPC offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits as well as a flexible, supportive, and family-friendly work environment and a commitment to continued professional development.

How to apply

Apply online at www.mapc.org/jobs. The position is open until filled, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. If you are interviewed, you will be asked to submit 3 references plus a writing sample.

 

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. A criminal record is not an automatic bar to employment but will be reviewed in relation to the position sought.

MAPC participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is the verification of employment eligibility.

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NEW!!

Organization: Chelsea Chamber of Commerce

Employment Opportunity: Executive Director

JOB DESCRIPTION 

The Chelsea Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of  the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and its purpose is to advance the general welfare and  prosperity of the Greater Chelsea Area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be provided, and particular  attention and emphasis shall be given to the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial, and educational interests of the area. It is by Charter a non-partisan, non-sectional and non sectarian organization and it shall take no part in or lend its influence or appointment of any  candidate for national, state, county or city office. 

 

SUMMARY:

• The Executive Director acts as the administrative officer of the Chamber and oversees all the  functions of the office and organization, serving as coordinator, advisor, membership recruiter  and member advocate. 

• The Executive Director shall direct the Chamber in accordance with the policies, procedures, and  by-laws of the Chamber. 

• The Executive Director will manage all resources (including staff and volunteers), of the  Chamber to match efforts of the strategic business plan and mission statement, as set forth by  the Board of Directors, as well as advancing the growth and prosperity of all business members. 

• The Executive Director is responsible for a full range of activities, including, but not limited to, create and coordinate programs that will generate growth and maintenance of membership. • The Executive Director will engage community members, city government, volunteers, business  owners and philanthropists in the mission of the Chamber. 

• The Executive Director will demonstrate a high level of professional behavior in all interactions  with organizational stakeholders, including, but not limited to, potential new and existing  • Chamber members, community members, governmental representatives, volunteers, and all  other constituents. 

 

AUTHORITY:

• The Executive Director is authorized to ensure the functions of the Chamber are administered in  accordance with its By-Laws.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

• Oversee the operations of a clean, and well-maintained office. Maintain a professional and  welcoming work environment. 

• Establish and implement an annual business plan consistent with achieving strategic goals. • Prepare, in partnership with the Board Treasurer, an annual budget and present to the Board for approval. Manage, oversee, and maintain all budget related operations of the Chamber, in  

accordance with all fiscal and internal control policies. 

• Act as the lead public relations spokesperson of the Chamber.  

• Assure appropriate documentation and records of all Chamber business are maintained for  review by Board officials, along with appropriate archiving. 

• Coordinate and manage all membership recruitment and retention strategies. 

• Create, direct, and participate in all Chamber related events. 

• Establish and cultivate positive relationships with City, State, and Federal governmental agencies  and representatives along with business community leaders. Represent the Chamber at public  meetings as required.  

• Plan, create, implement, and promote a variety of small and large Chamber events and  fundraisers. 

• Collaborate with Board committee members to accomplish goals and objectives. 

• Participate in all Chamber activities and events to promote the success of such events and  enhance the image of the Chamber, and the relationship with the membership and other  

community groups.  

• Recruit, train, develop, support, and retain staff. 

• Negotiate contracts on behalf of the Chamber in consultation with the President and/or their  designee. 

• Prepares documentation for all Chamber and City contracts. 

• Performs and completes other duties and assignments as may be requested by the President  and/or Board. 

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: 

• The Executive Director holds a high- profile position requiring experience in communications  and marketing. 

• Strong knowledge of Chamber of Commerce industry including business principals, program  administration, budget management, strategic planning, and volunteer recruitment. 

• Proven and strong leadership skills, as well as strong communication and Project leadership  skills. 

• Results-oriented leader whose key objective is to build consensus and create beneficial and  positive partnerships in multiple scenarios. 

• Ability to think critically, problem solve, multi-task and meet deadlines.

 • Demonstrated ability to work well with and motivate a variety of diverse personalities across  multiple socioeconomic backgrounds. 

• Understanding and knowledge of economic development and political dynamics within an urban  community.  

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skill and relevant media experience. 

• Ability to solicit, fundraise and secure sponsorship dollars from public and private sectors. • Knowledge of social media and demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, QuickBooks,  website software and other Chamber IT applications as needed. 

• Proficiency in Spanish and English required. 

 

FULL-TIME POSITION: 

• This is a full-time position. Hours are flexible; however, attendance at evening and weekend  events will be required. 

 

COMPENSATION:

• Compensation is competitive, based on experience and education. 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

• BA/BS Degree, Master’s Degree preferred, or a minimum of three years related experience in a  Chamber related position.  

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  

• Driver’s License required. 

• Be able to work in an office environment. 

• Be able to commute to attend meetings, member visits and other business-related events. • Be able to work a minimum of eight (8) consistent hours per day. 

• Be able to lift objects weighing no more than 40 lbs. 

 

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CONTACTS:  

• Interface regularly with vendors, clients, and members. 

• Interface regularly with the Chelsea Chamber President, Executive Committee and Board of  Directors.

 

REPORTING STRUCTURE:  

• This position reports to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:  

• It is expected the Executive Director will adhere to the organization’s Code of Conduct and Code  of Ethics and maintain the required level of confidentiality at all times. Being both trustworthy  and sensitive to delicate and complex issues is an essential requirement.

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NEW!!

Organization: TOAST

Employment Opportunity: Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Now, more than ever, the Toast team is committed to our customers. We’re taking steps to help restaurants navigate these unprecedented times with technology, resources, and community. Our focus is on building the restaurant platform that helps restaurants adapt, take control, and get back to what they do best: building the businesses they love. And because our technology is purpose-built for restaurants, by restaurant people, restaurants can trust that we’ll deliver on their needs for today while investing in experiences that will power their restaurant of the future.  

"Bready" to make a change?  

Toast’s People Team is continuously growing and changing!  Toast is seeking a Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) who will bring thought leadership, tailored insights, and strategic perspective to our efforts to foster inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility across our organization and Toast Communities.  This role is part of the People & Organizational Development (the POD) team. The POD sits within the People Success team, and designs organizational learning and people development including manager enablement, leadership development, DEI workshops, and coaching, as well as eLearning platforms to drive personalized learning experiences. We also partner across the organization to drive initiatives that enable an inclusive and equitable culture where all of our Toast communities feel supported and able to thrive. Our work creates belonging and accelerates the rapid pace of our business.

The person hired for this newly created role will help drive meaningful and impactful diversity and inclusion strategies (engagement, belonging, employee development and ally-ship just to name a few) that reflect our culture and values, and help us deliver on our business goals. In this role, you will be responsible for aligning, designing, and implementing programs and best practices that will make Toast an even better place to work and positively impact our ability to delight our customers.

About this "roll" (Responsibilities) 

  • In collaboration with stakeholders across the organization, leads the development and execution of the Toast DEI strategy and plan.

  • Collaborates and serves as a subject matter expert to ensure our products, systems, communications, marketing, policies, and processes reflect and enable our commitment to belonging, inclusion and equity 

  • Partners with Learning & Enablement teams across the company to design, coordinate, and deliver workshops, coaching and other tools that help develop inclusive behaviors and mindset

  • Leads and supports our DEI Council and Toast Communities (Employee Resource Groups) in defining and executing their strategies and initiatives.

  • Collaborates with stakeholders across Toast to more effectively recruit, enable and retain a diverse workforce, and drive an equitable and inclusive workplace

  • Defines metrics, reporting to track and measure our progress and updates initiatives, as needed to ensure continuous progress; Regularly communicates status across the organization 

  • Identifies and manages relationships with relevant external DEI partnerships, organizations and vendors; Initiates benchmarking strategies to aid in adopting best practices for DEI.

Do you have the right ingredients? (Requirements)

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business, I/O Psychology or related area

  • 10+ years of experience in the Human Resources/Talent space with a combination of experience in Human Resources and Engagement and Inclusion

  • Strong analytical skills; able to turn data into insights and a compelling narrative on impact

  • Ability to interact and influence at all levels, drive change and work on multiple initiatives simultaneously

  • Results orientation and ability to manage shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience managing multiple stakeholders while driving programs/initiatives forward

  • Ability to create strategies weaving diversity and inclusion processes and practices into existing organizational initiatives and culture

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to comfortably present to multiple audiences

  • Proven experience working with cross-functional teams in a matrixed environment

  • Experience with employment law or HRBP a plus

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NEW!!

Organization: Harvard Business School

Employment Opportunity: Director, Diversity and Inclusion, MBA & Doctoral Programs

Harvard Business School 

Director, Diversity and Inclusion, MBA & Doctoral Programs

Job Summary

The MBA & Doctoral Programs at Harvard Business School are seeking a seasoned multicultural affairs/higher education administration professional to join as Director, Diversity and Inclusion, MBA & Doctoral Programs.  This newly created role will promote an inclusive educational environment, fostering a student life ecosystem that empowers students to partner with faculty and staff to reimagine and inspire a truly inclusive campus culture.  Working with talented and passionate student leaders and committed Program staff, the Director will co-create an environment that allows all members to thrive. 

The Director, as a member of the senior leadership team, works in close collaboration and reports directly to the Executive Director of MBA and Doctoral Programs, providing expertise on diversity and inclusion issues across the entire program experience. The role also reports indirectly to the HBS Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. The Director works extensively with the Managing Director of Student & Academic Services and serves as a member of the broader support team contributing to the overall mission to help students thrive both personally and academically through program delivery and student support services.

The role is envisioned with two separate but concurrent and connected work streams – a rigorous, thorough and ongoing research and analysis program to assess current state and to create a set of goals and actions for short-, medium- and long-term objectives – and to continuously assess progress and opportunities against those goals; and the creation of a spirit and culture of shared commitment to diversity and inclusion opportunities across the MBA and Doctoral academic and personal experience.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

The person in this role will serve as a visible and dedicated resource to our students of color/under-represented minorities, possessing subject-matter expertise and demonstrated experience in successfully working with these student populations.

What you’ll do:

  • Building off the recommendations put forth by the Dean's Anti-Racism Task Force, work with faculty program chairs and program staff to help envision and implement a diversity and inclusion roadmap for the MBA and Doctoral student experience, through intensive research and conversation with key stakeholders across the program.

  • Intentionally develop relationships with students and student leaders to better understand the holistic student experience, accurately represent the student perspective to faculty and staff, and represent the School’s perspective to students.

  • Leverage relationships with students and understanding of the faculty/staff structure and dynamics to set up all sides for successful interactions.

  • In partnership with MBA and Doctoral department leads, engage in helping students navigate career and academic goals.

  • Serve as the primary staff liaison to the joint student-faculty-staff Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.  

  • Serve as a resource to Section leadership engaging around diversity and inclusion themes, including the International Representatives, Community Values Representatives, DEI Representatives, and Women’s Representatives.

  • Serve as the primary staff liaison to the joint student-faculty-staff Socioeconomic Task Force, existing under the umbrella of the HBS Student Association.  Engage and promote partnerships among all stakeholders to better understand the costs of higher education and the experience of students across the socioeconomic spectrum. 

  • Serve as a primary liaison to relevant MBA Student Clubs that are constituted around identity, cultural, religious, or international status. Leverage their energy around programming and training/education initiatives to promote a more inclusive campus environment that fosters a sense of individual belonging.

  • Encourage students of all backgrounds to invest in their ability to manage diversity well and make the most out of human differences.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 8+ years of multicultural affairs, diversity leadership/education, higher education, student activities/services, project management, or related experience.

 

Additional Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate:

  • Master’s degree or MBA enhances consideration

  • Strong candidates with less than 10 years of experience will also be considered

  • Can clearly demonstrate the ability to work across multiple groups in a collaborative and effective manner

  • Has a demonstrated track record of bringing diversity and inclusion to the workplace and/or to an organization 

  • Displays a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with building community among members of a diverse and multicultural organization

  • Is able to interact effectively with a dynamic population of internal and external partners with a high level of integrity and cultural awareness while promoting diversity and inclusion

  • Possesses exceptional research and project management skills

  • Has exceptional professional communication and advanced presentation skills


Who you are:

  • You are energized by building positive, empowering relationships and earning the trust of students and student leaders

  • You view the long road ahead as motivation to fuel the journey forward

  • You can assess new environments and know when to apply established approaches and when to develop new solutions

  • You aren’t satisfied just giving an answer; instead, you want to really understand the question in order to generate even better answers

  • You’re talented at leveraging all available resources (people, systems, technology, facilities) to enhance the student experience

  • You can thrive in an environment where transparency is strongly valued

  • You find navigating through ambiguity more exhilarating than frustrating

  • You’re committed to working on a team where we believe that we are better and smarter as a team than as individuals

  • You are passionate about diversity and inclusion and able to interact with, and respect, individuals whose views of DEI differ from yours

  • You are committed to freedom of expression in the pursuit of knowledge


Get a first-hand look into the vibrancy of the HBS community at Working at HBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BswBUxDF3CQ&feature=youtu.be

We look forward to learning more about you and considering your candidacy.

 

Additional Information

During the current period of COVID-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position with the transition to onsite at HBS campus in Boston, MA when the office reopens.

While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice.

A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS are profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture at https://www.hbs.edu/employment/

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NEW!!

Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Employment Opportunity: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer - Chemistry Department

 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION OFFICER – Chemistry Department, Chemistry and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), to act as a resource, guide, and strategic planner in leading efforts to ensure EAPSand Chemistryare inclusive communities that promote diversity and equity.  Will be a key member of the headquarters and education teams, with the goal of ensuring that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds/identities have the same opportunities to succeed.  Responsibilities include implementing strategy, best practices, programs/initiatives, and training; coordinating integration of the diversity plan throughout the departments’ DEI strategy; helping to recruit, welcome, and retain students from diverse backgrounds; promoting a cohesive and inclusive overarching culture while maintaining a sense of local identity; serving as advisor to departmental senior leadership and working with the associate department heads for DEI; providing advice on DEI-related communications/campaigns; monitoring and evaluating results of the evaluation, compensation, and staff promotion processes; attending, speaking, and/or representing the departments at conferences/meetings/programs; and other duties as directed.

 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor's degree (M.A. preferred) in business/management/organizational development/student affairs/higher education or related field or a bachelor’s or higher degree in related science and engineering field; at least five years’ DEI planning, design, and delivery experience in a complex environment, including three in a senior leadership position; knowledge of DEI best practices; proven record implementing and executing DEI initiatives; strong interpersonal skills for building relationships, driving consensus, and coordinating diversity initiatives with all personnel; excellent organizational, project management, presentation, and oral and written communication skills; attention to detail; commitment to promoting professional growth and development; discretion with confidential information/issues; and ability to offer new ideas/approaches to DEI, delegate and manage resources effectively, and work independently and within a team.  Job #19310-8

 

To Apply: Click HERE

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