Employment and Professional Development Opportunities
ORGANIZATION: Massachusetts Black & Latino Legislative Caucus (MBLLC)
Employment Opportunity: Executive Director
The Massachusetts Black & Latino Legislative Caucus (MBLLC) is considering applicants for its Executive Director position. The Caucus is an organization of Black and Latino legislators serving in the Massachusetts state legislature, whose mission is to define, highlight and analyze those issues and concerns affecting people of color in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Caucus shall seek to develop a sense of political awareness among its constituents and to make the political and legislative process accountable and accessible for those who have been disenfranchised. The Caucus’s office is located in the State House.
Primary Purpose/Essential Functions:
The Executive Director of the Caucus is responsible for executing action steps identified by the Caucus and its executive board, and advancing its overall agenda. S/he acts as a liaison among the Caucus members and between the Caucus and external partners and stakeholders. S/he will be tasked with developing and maintaining relationships with counterparts in various government, community, and corporate organizations to further the efforts of the Caucus. The executive director also informs Caucus members about issues—statewide, national, and regional within Massachusetts—relevant to the Caucus’s mission. In addition, s/he may be tasked with communicating the Caucus’s positions to outside groups. The executive director is also responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising interns to assist in the work of the Caucus.
• Coordinate, execute, and promote the agenda of the Caucus
• Coordinate regular Caucus meetings, including scheduling, dissemination of meeting agendas, and directly executing and/or facilitating execution of follow-up action items
• Act as a liaison between the Caucus and organizations, advocacy groups, lobbyists, and government entities that serve the Caucus’ shared constituencies
• Draft and coordinate press releases and other communications outreach for the Caucus, including maintenance and content management for the Caucus’ website and Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook accounts.
• Assist members in developing strategic objectives to raise overall profile of the Caucus
• Participate in community activities and attend community meetings as deemed appropriate by the Caucus
• Select, train, and supervise interns
• Work with the Caucus’ Treasurer regarding management of the Caucus’ finances
• Research issues and policies and their impact on communities of color
• Compile and distribute press clips relevant to Caucus’s work
• Manage the day-to-day functions of the Caucus office
• Maintain files regarding Caucus events, meetings, and priorities
• Maintain communication with other legislative caucuses of color
• Organize various events and special projects as needed
Minimum Skill Requirements :
• strong work ethic
• self-starter with ability to work independently
• demonstrated ability to work well with people of widely diverse economic, racial/ethnic, and philosophical backgrounds
• demonstrated commitment to working on issues of particular concern to Black and Latino communities
• superb written and oral communication skills, including ability to write on-message, error-free content quickly
• ability to understand fundamentals of new subject areas quickly
• experience with website content management
• strong interpersonal skills for building relationships with Caucus members’ staffs, executive branch agencies, and the public
• willingness to work long hours, including some evening and weekend availability for public events
• attention to detail
• ability to meet deadlines and deliver on goals
• discretion, good judgment, and trustworthiness
• interest in receiving constructive feedback and coaching
• ability to manage multiple personalities and agendas
• must thrive under pressure
Required Education and Work Experience:
• bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in political/legislative organizing
• strong understanding of the state legislative process
Preferred Experience (not required):
• political/community organizing/legislative experience strongly preferred
• knowledge of MA politics
• some knowledge of the history of people of color in MA
• fluency in Spanish, Haitian and/or Cape Verdean creole
• familiarity with graphic design and photo/video editing software
To Apply: Please email email@example.com with the following: cover letter, resume, writing sample (2 pages max.), and 2-3 professional references by June 22, 2020.
Anticipated start date of July 20, 2020.
Salary: 55,000.00 - 58,000.00 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Diana Kasule - 617-722-1212
ORGANIZATION: Project Bread
Employment Opportunity: Vice President of People and Operations
Join Project Bread as the Vice President of People and Operations and combat hunger in Massachusetts with an established organization that is both tackling the urgency of food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 crisis today, and developing lasting solutions to this issue for tomorrow.
Project Bread estimates that 38% of people in Massachusetts may be food insecure, which includes 1 in 6 children, a rate that has risen exponentially since the crisis. In addition to providing immediate relief to those who are hungry today, we also work to prevent and ultimately end hunger by prioritizing programs that are proven to break the cycle of poverty and advocating for systemic solutions.
Before the crisis, Project Bread was poised to implement a bold new strategic plan that would ensure our programs, people, operations, and revenue are high performing elements that together will prevent and end hunger in Massachusetts. A new position, the Vice President of People and Operations, will partner with the President, Erin McAleer, and the Vice Presidents of Programs and Policy and Communications and Development, to ensure Project Bread can both meet the organizational challenges of addressing this crisis and take its place as a change maker for food insecure Massachusetts residents and a thought leader in the anti-hunger movement.
This position is for an extraordinarily detail-oriented leader for whom no task is too big or too small. The Vice President of People & Operations will succeed when all operational functions—IT, HR, Finance, and Office Management—work together seamlessly to support the high standards and commitment to continuing quality improvement that mark Project Bread’s program and policyefforts. With the support of a small team of both staff and outsourced functions, the Vice President of People and Operations will have the opportunity to develop strategies and systems that make Project Bread’s work more efficient and effective for people in need.
The successful candidate will bring demonstrated success with previous organizational development initiatives, as well as experience in one or more functional areas, preferably Human Relations, but an operational generalist is welcome. We seek candidates with experience in nonprofit leadership during rapid organizational growth; a calm approach with a sense of humor and humility; and a commitment to making Massachusetts a leader in addressing food insecurity.
- Serving as a thought partner to the President and senior team in developing systems and policies, navigating internal challenges, and anticipating the resources and support needed for seamless operations.
- Contributing to the development of Project Bread’s plans and programs as a strategic partner, focusing on the people and translating the organization’s goals to scale its impact and its commitmentto Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into measurable plans and practices.
- Assuming leadership for outsourced operational functions including Finance, HR, and IT; serving as the primary Project Bread liaison to each; and assessing and adjusting outsourcing to meet the growth and change currently underway and anticipated.
- Overseeing the office condominium that Project Bread owns, collaborating with the management company to ensure a safe return to the office as appropriate, and long-term re-imagining the office environment to support an increased staff and more remote work.
- As an organizational development leader, assessing Project Bread’s talent management efforts to ensure hiring strategies are strategic and timely, that staffing strategies support Project Bread’sstrategic goals, and that every element of human resources reflects and extends the organization’scommitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- As the “glue” between Project Bread’s external face and its internal workings, ensuring that everymember of the staff, including the President and the team members answering Hotline calls, has the tools they need to do their job well, whether that be a copy machine that works, reliable phone lines, or the development, from strategy to final execution, of an initiative to bring the best InformationTechnology solutions to bear on Project Bread’s critical work.
- Partnering with Project Bread’s outsourced benefits and human resources consultants to ensure theorganization continues to provide competitive benefits for its team, while making the interaction between team members and benefits providers a source of support.
- Partnering with Project Bread’s outsourced finance consultant to ensure leadership has accurate,timely, and useful reports, well-run accounting and payroll, and the resources necessary to draft budgets, make projections, and use financial data to make strategic decisions both short and long- term.
- Synthesizing the work to date and the implementation to come to make the strategic plan an effective tool for Project Bread to advance its operating model and better accomplish its mission.
- Growing a culture, in collaboration with the President, that is employee-oriented, organized around quality and continuous improvement, and reflective of the values, particularly around diversity,equity, and inclusion, that mark Project Bread’s programs and advocacy.
- Matching and exceeding the commitment of every Project Bread team member to do what needs to get done—from working the hours necessary, up to and on the day of the Walk for Hunger, for this critical event to succeed; to maintaining needed office supplies or resolving technology glitches; to respecting the fundamental human dignity of every person Project Bread serves.
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. That said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; MBA, SHRM certification, or related degree aplus.
A minimum of 7-10 years of experience, most likely in a high-performing, rapidly growing non- profit organization.
Demonstrated organizational development success in developing strategies for growth and systems for consistency and quality, perhaps as the leader of human resources or people strategy.
Comfort with and facility for reviewing balance sheets, considering charts of accounts, and implementing strategies that are financially sound and fiscally responsible.
A highly fluent consumer of technology who can lead selection and implementation of technology solutions that economically and effectively support the Project Bread team.
A successful track record in setting priorities as well as keen analytic, organizational and problem- solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
A multitasker who thrives on wearing multiple hats in a fast-paced environment, while knowing when to jump in and when to delegate.
Enduring commitment to initiatives to reshape societal inequity and make basic human rights, such as food security, available to all.
Authentic integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Project Bread, including affirmative work on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• A sense of humor goes a long way!
Compensation and Benefits
- Project Bread offers a competitive salary and terrific benefits. These include Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO and Dental, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life and Long-Term Disability, and contributions to T passes and health club membership. Unlimited Paid Time Off. All employees are currently working remotely, and will not return to the office until it is safe to do so.
- Project Bread is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Project Bread is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. Please indicate if you would like to request special accommodations during the interview process.
Carolyn O’Brien Consulting, LLC is supporting Project Bread on this search. Please email a detailed resume and thoughtful cover letter, with a link to your LinkedIn profile to: ProjectBread@carolynobrien.org.
All files should be in pdf and named (Your Last Name) Resume and (Your Last Name) Cover. All applications will be gratefully received, acknowledged, and reviewed.
More About Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger
Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger is a leading statewide organization committed to ending hunger for Massachusetts residents of all ages. In collaboration with key partners, we deploy a two-pronged approach to achieve this goal:
Provide immediate relief to those who are hungry today
Eradicate the systemic causes of hunger
Project Bread is a vibrant organization with a deep commitment to creating positive social change. We work in a fast-paced environment that values learning and an entrepreneurial approach. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Project Bread is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.
ORGANIZATION: Higher Ground - Boston
Employment Opportunity: Parent Organizer
Parent Organizer and Advocate Position Description – May 2020:
Full-time, 40 hours per week, flexible hours
Start July 2020
Works closely with Higher Ground Education Advisor
Reports to Executive Director
Primary goal of Parent Organizer and Advocate:
Support network of parents in local schools and childcare centers to become more engaged with the education of their children and the governance of the schools their children attend.
Lead Higher Ground outreach at local schools to identify families interested in participating in programs listed below and others that Higher Ground may implement by itself or with collaborators:
Family-Led Stability Pilot (FLSP) launched by Higher Ground and several collaborators in January 2018 with the goal of housing families of homeless children in the four schools by the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
Resilient Families and Surround Care School Community (“Surround Care”) Coalition launched spring 2019 with a coalition of 14 members including BPS, local schools and nine non-profit organizations to improve children’s health equity.
Summer Learning Academy planned for summer 2020 to serve 30-74 students across 4 to 8 grades.
Tech-Equity Pilot at the David A. Ellis K-5 School in collaboration with One Bead to improve remote learning capacity and technology access for families.
The draft position description will be revised following review with interested candidates to build on the strengths and experience of the successful candidate. The position will continue for the next three years and possibly longer subject to funding.
Education, Training, and Experience:
Any combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates ability to perform the duties described. Typical qualifying background would include an associate of arts or bachelor’s degree in human services, human development, child development, social work, or a related field; experience working with families in a home or school setting, or social service agency.
Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, bi-lingual English-Spanish preferred; welcome candidates bi-lingual English and Haitian or Cape Verdean Creole.
Superb dispute and conflict resolution skills.
Solid organizational and IT skills and use standard software applications to enter and retrieve data and create reports.
Experience working with culturally diverse families, communities and staff and interact and communicate effectively with children and adults from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Ability to understand, formulate and implement viable plans of action with families.
Available community resources and services.
Work independently with minimal supervision and organize and prioritize work and assignments.
Able to react with flexibility and sensitivity to changing situations and needs;
Possession of valid Massachusetts driver’s license and willingness to travel locally using own transportation, with mileage reimbursed, as needed.
Compensation and benefits:
Compensation based on experience and qualification of candidate.
Tuft Health Plan.
Submit cover letter and resume:
Mossik Hacobian, Executive Director
384 Warren Street, 3rdfloor
Roxbury, MA 02119
Or by email: Mossik@higherground-boston.org
ORGANIZATION: CHICA Project
Employment Opportunity: Multiple Positions (3 paid positions and 4 unpaid internships)
CHICA Project's mission is to close the opportunity divide for Latinas and other Women of Color by empowering them with the skills, confidence, and network necessary to thrive personally and professionally.
We believe in a future where every young Woman of Color has access to the education, experiences, and guidance required to realize her true potential through dedicated leadership development, which is fostered by a community of intergenerational mentors of color.
Here is the link to the job descriptions in case you might know of some folx that might be interested in working with us! https://chicaproject.org/careers-internships/
ORGANIZATION: Massachusetts Voter Table
Employment Opportunity: Digital Organizing & Data Associate
MA Voter Table is looking for someone to join their team this summer.
A problem solver who has experience in field organizing and digital communications.
Someone who can work in a fast-paced environment with people from diverse backgrounds.
A communicator who takes pride in conveying technical concepts to nontechnical audiences.
Employment Opportunity: Director of Engagement & Organizing
Since its founding in 2012, MASSCreative has worked to build a more vibrant, healthy, and equitable Massachusetts by advocating for the resources and policies necessary for the arts, cultural, and creative sector to thrive.
A few weeks ago, our Program Director, Tracie Konopinski, announced that after seven years at MASSCreative, she is leaving the organization on June 26 to take on the next phase of her career. Since her arrival in 2013, Tracie’s work strengthened the collective advocacy voice of the creative community through hundreds of online actions, annual #ArtsMatterDays, and dozens of regional trainings and gatherings, including three bi-annual Arts Advocacy Days at the State House. Thank you, Tracie for your leadership.
MASSCreative’s success is tied directly to passionate, hard workers, including advocates like you who’ve chosen to add your voice to something larger than yourself.
Now, we need your help in our search for our new Director of Engagement & Organizing to join the MASSCreative team and lead the organization’s community engagement and grassroots organizing efforts.
Reporting to the Executive Director, this senior level position will direct and implement the organization's grassroots communications, community organizing, and coalition building efforts. We seek an experienced, creative, and collaborative individual who shares our deep belief that arts and culture are essential to a stronger, more equitable Massachusetts.
This is an exciting moment for MASSCreative as we develop the next phase of our policy advocacy and grassroots network building towards a more inclusive and better supported creative sector. We hope this might be someone in your network.
We hope to have our new Director of Engagement & Organizing start by the end of June. Please pass this job description along to other colleagues, friends, and family who may be interested
ORGANIZATION: WGBH and World Channel
Educational Opportunity: Virtual Asian American Heritage Month Panel and Celebration
Boston's PBS affiliate WGBH and World Channel recently hosted a "virtual" version of their 12th Annual Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month celebration during which showcase the new, PBS landmark film Asian Americans.
The May 4 event is now online for all to view (click here). Please spread the word and share the panel discussion with family and friends.
Asian Americans explores so many compelling stories about immigration, prejudice as well as resilience and global unity. If you missed the PBS broadcast, you can still view the series in its entirety on Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, on WGBH’s WORLD Channel. Check your local listings for tune-in times.
In May alone, WORLD Channel will feature more than 50 films about Asian/Pacific American life. With 29 different Asian/Pacific American groups, there are so many stories and life experiences to share. Visit WORLD Channel for complete programming information.
ORGANIZATION: Community Catalyst
Employment Opportunity: Program/Policy Coordinator, Community Solutions for Health Equity
On any given day, the Program Coordinator will provide administrative and programmatic support to the Community Solutions for Health Equity team, along with grantee support to protect health care locally and to advance local health care systems change as needed. This position is responsible for providing administrative and program support for the Community Solutions for Health Equity Program. The Community Solutions for Health Equity Program is a national program that supports community-based organizations to build power to improve health care delivery and address equity. The program will pair funding resources for community organizations and a robust technical assistance program. The program equips consumer and community organizations with the resources, strategies and partnerships needed to foster respectful relationships between consumers and local health systems based on honesty and a commitment to equitable, positive care for consumers.
Supervision: The Program/Policy Coordinator, CSHE is supervised by the Project Manager, Community Solutions for Health Equity.
• Provides administrative and program support to the CSHE program leadership. This support includes, for example, drafting correspondence, scheduling extremely active calendars that include onsite/offsite meetings and calls, making travel arrangements, electronic and paper file maintenance, drafting minutes, maintain and update data entry on Salesforce, creating PowerPoint and other presentation documents.
• Assist with event planning management logistics for 2021 annual convening and smaller program events (such as travel and meal arrangements, technology support, track budget expenses, development of event materials).
• Stays informed of upcoming program commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
• Executes basic research on various health care policy and advocacy issues via on-line searches, reviewing hard-copy resources, interviewing colleagues and experts, summarizes findings and other strategies.
• Maintains confidentiality as this person has access to email and meetings that include sensitive information about organization structure, finances and personnel
• Supports meeting facilitation including technology needs for some policy and development related meetings
• Participates as a member of the Community Solutions for Health Equity team
• Perform other duties as necessary to achieve the goals of the program and organization.
• Bachelors plus 1year experience, or equivalent 3 years of relevant work experience
• Commitment to social justice and to the mission of Community Catalyst.
• Exceptionally organized with strong attention to detail.
• Able to take initiative, process information quickly and make responsible decisions.
• Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability and excitement to work independently as well as within a team.
• Excellent follow-up and follow-through skills in a deadline driven environment with conflicting priorities.
• Ability to work with people who have different work styles and anticipate needs before they arise (i.e., manage up).
• Ability and interest to quickly learn about organizational operations, program structure, and build relationships with CSHE community
• Forward-looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
• Experience with Salesforce
• Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to build relationships and relate to diverse partners
• Experience working with diverse populations
• Bilingual/bicultural background
• Experience working with community-based organizations.
BENEFITS & SALARY
• Salary Range: $40,500-$45,00
• Generous paid time-off policy
• Robust benefits package
• Convenient downtown Boston location
Applicants should submit a resume with a one-page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Program Coordinator CSHE” in the subject line.
ORGANIZATION: Community Catalyst
Employment Opportunity: Program Associate, Consumer State Advocacy Hub (The Hub)
The Program Associate will provide programmatic and administrative support to Community Catalyst’s Consumer State Advocacy Hub (the Hub) initiative, a new project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which will focus on grassroots organizing, equity, and health advocacy in approximately 25 states.
This is a full-time grant-funded position that is funded through May 2023.
The Program Associate is supervised by the Director, State and Local Advocacy.
- Provide support to program staff, including scheduling meetings with internal and external participants and providing logistical support during calls and meetings, including technology set-up and troubleshooting, notetaking and follow up, making travel arrangements, assisting with internal and external reporting, assisting with social media, and preparing and handling electronic mailings
- Contribute to the development of written materials by writing, copy-editing, fact checking, formatting and developing graphics and charts as needed
- Communicate with external partners
- Generate initial drafts of surveys, correspondence, presentations, and other program materials
- Maintain contact databases and electronic files; manage databases, electronic and paper files
- Support the planning and execution of annual convening for grant partners
- Other duties as required to achieve the goals of the Hub
- A Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience, or 2 equivalent professional work experience.
- Extremely strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to manage many tasks simultaneously
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Pro-active work style with excellent follow-up and follow-through skills
- Ability and interest to quickly learn about organizational operations and relevant policy issues · Collaborative, flexible and creative work style to solve problems
- Strong commitment to health and racial justice
- Skilled in conducting internet research on policy and organizing topics, knowledge of social media platforms (such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) to leverage research
- Working knowledge of Excel, Powerpoint/Prezi, and other presentation and database tools
- Ability to work with diverse groups of people
- Ability to travel a few times a year
- Bilingual/bicultural background
- Experience in social change activism such as: grassroots organizing or political/policy issue campaigns; community organizing; working with coalitions and stakeholders; and/or implementing communications strategies
- Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM
- Social media graphic design skills
BENEFITS AND SALARY RANGE
- Salary Range: $40,500--$45,000
- Generous paid time off policy
- Robust benefits package
Convenient downtown Boston, Massachusetts location. We would also consider candidates to be based in our Washington, D.C. or St. Louis, Missouri offices.
Applicants should submit a resume with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: email@example.com. Please put “Program Associate, Hub” in the subject line.
Community Catalyst’s (CC) mission is to organize and sustain a powerful consumer voice to ensure that all individuals and communities can influence the local, state and national decisions that affect their health. Key to fulfilling our mission, are our values of empowerment, pragmatism, diversity, collaboration and learning.
Further, we fight 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. As we strive to build a movement that is led by and responsive to the needs of diverse individuals and communities, we hold ourselves and our partners accountable to a culture of inclusive multiculturalism. As such, it is important for our staff to reflect the communities with whom we work.
Additional information about Community Catalyst can be found at www.communitycatalyst.org.
ORGANIZATION Gretchen Van Ness - Candidate for State Representative, 14th Suffolk District, Massachusetts
Employment Opportunity: Campaign Manager
The Campaign Manager oversees all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the campaign, as well as working closely with the candidate to ensure short- and long-term goals for the campaign are being met or exceeded. This person must maintain a strong strategic vision for the direction of the campaign’s success. They direct the process of managing staff and volunteer leaders, as well as coordinating with consultants and vendors.
The campaign manager will oversee all people involved with the campaign, oversee campaign operations and manage the budget effectively and efficiently. The campaign manager will be required to make fundraising asks for the campaign.
Duties and Responsibilities
● Hiring and managing all campaign staff
● Managing the campaign budget
● Building out a schedule for the candidate and the campaign team
● Directing and overseeing short-term and long-term progress of fundraising and voter
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
● Must have own reliable transportation
● Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively, positively,
respectfully, and diplomatically with people of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, and
● Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize and re-prioritize to meet
short-term and long-term goals
● Strong organizational skills, including the ability to keep multiple projects on track at
the same time
● Preference for candidates with knowledge of the district
● Preference for candidates with campaign experience during the 2019 Boston municipal
● Strong preference for candidates with Spanish and/or Haitian Creole language
Competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience.
To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and two references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ORGANIZATION: Scholars Strategy Network
Employment Opportunity: Multiple Positions (click individual links for details)
Podcast Producer (PT)
The Scholars Strategy Network(SSN) is a nonprofit organization that works to increase the use of research to improve public policy and strengthen democracy. To achieve this mission, SSN brings together researchers, policymakers, journalists, and community leaders in mutually beneficial relationships and collaborations. With a national staff based in Massachusetts, SSN is made up of over 1,400 researchers across the United States. These researchers, SSN’s members, work at over 225 colleges and universities.
Too often, people in disadvantaged communities report that scholars do research on and to them, but not with nor for them. And colleges and universities can exclude important voices. To counter such tendencies, the Scholars Strategy Network aims to work with people who reflect the full diversity of the United States, including immigrants, low-income people, women, LGBTQ Americans, people with disabilities, people who live in rural and non-metropolitan areas, and people of color. SSN is committed to growing, evolving, and learning to cultivate an environment that prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion.
ORGANIZATION: Center for Economic Democracy
Employment Opportunity: Political Director
The Center for Economic Democracy is looking for a Political Director who is a trusted grassroots leader with 10+ years experience organizing with working class communities/communities of color (preferably in Greater Boston), to lead our work developing coalitions to drive grassroots policy campaigns at the municipal and state levels, and to support the development of an organizational program framework that encompasses our current and emerging place-based projects in Boston and Massachusetts.
If interested, please review the job description linked in the PDF below and follow the instructions included to apply. Application process is rolling and open until position is filled; however applications received by 5/19/20 will be treated with priority consideration. We look forward to hearing from you!
PDF link to the position can be found on our website and here: https://www.economicdemocracy.us/hiring
ORGANIZATIONS: The Center for Economic Democracy and The Center for Popular Economics
Educational Opportunity: "Economics for Emancipation:
Exploring Economics Through a Social Justice Lens"
"Economics for Emancipation" is a five-part online workshop starting Sunday, June 21, 2020.
The Center for Popular Economics and the Center for Economic Democracy are offering an introductory online workshop in economics, politics and the history of movements for economic justice in the U.S.
This five-part course will include interactive and participatory workshops with no more than 25 students. Each class will offer a different perspective on economics rooted in ecology and the struggles by Black, indigenous, people of color and women for liberation from patriarchy, imperialism and racism.
COVID is surfacing and emphasizing the many failures of our current economic system in meeting the needs of people and the planet. It has also surfaced our resiliency, connection and innovation in creating structures of support and solidarity. Come inform your vision of the next social, political and economic structures for our collective future through an introduction to Marxist political economy, history and philosophy.
You should apply if any of these sound like you!
You’re an activist looking to deepen your economic understanding.
You’ve recently joined a mutual aid and justice network because COVID has made you question our current system.
You’re a visionary creating projects with your community and want to deepen your work with history and economic understanding.
TUITION AND SCHOLARSHIP
The full cost of tuition is $300.
We have a strong commitment to providing financial assistance to help people attend this online course. We have a limited scholarship fund, and we rely heavily on the honest assessment of each participant’s financial situation. If you requested a scholarship we will be in contact with you to discuss scholarship availability on a case-by-case basis. If you can afford more than $300, we welcome any donations to our scholarship fund to support participation by qualified candidates.
If you have any questions, please contact: email@example.com
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, May 25th, 2020. Midnight.
ORGANIZATION: YW Boston
Career Development Resource: How to Join a Board/Commission in Massachuseetts
Public boards and commissions are governmental bodies designed to work with state agencies to give a voice to citizens.
These organizations allow citizens to be actively involved in their government and offer opportunities to influence decisions that affect the quality of life of Massachusetts residents. Joining a public board or commission is one way women and people of color can utilize their unique knowledge and experiences towards greater equity, while gaining new skills and connections that can help advance their careers.
In fact, board service has proved to be a valuable tool for women and women of color looking to advance their executive careers.
YW Boston has created a Toolkit to help those interested in joining a board or commission.
To learn more, click here: https://www.ywboston.org/2020/04/how-to-join-a-public-board-or-commission-in-massachusetts/