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Human Resources Generalist
Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks a Human Resources Generalist with professional human resources expertise to contribute to the development of a full-service Human Resources division. In this newly created role, the HR Generalist will be responsible for providing both transactional and strategic human resources services to support MAPC's core values and business objectives. Reporting to the Manager of Human Resources (HR Manager) and through collaborating with MAPC leadership and staff, the HR team is responsible for advancing employee engagement, promoting diversity and inclusion in HR practices, and fostering a supportive individual and family friendly workplace.

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 in Metro Boston.


Working closely with the HR Manager, the HR Generalist plays a critical role in the day-to-day administration of benefits and leave plans and in the delivery of human resources services (i.e. employee relations, recruitment, training) and people-focused HR initiatives.

Benefits Administration, New Hire Onboarding and Exit Process:
- Coordinate and conduct new hire onboarding and off-boarding. Administer leave programs for MAPC and CTPS employees and interns, including annual open enrollment.
- Work closely with the Payroll Specialist (PS) to ensure timely and accurate benefits sign-ups and maintenance. Review applications for hand-off to payroll. Maintain current knowledge about plans, forms and processes. Work closely with PS to resolve benefits questions by phone and email.
- Serve as subject matter expert and informed resource to both agencies regarding benefits and leave programs by communicating in person and in writing. Recommend improvements to existing procedures, keeping abreast of legal requirements and best practices.
- Counsel staff on FMLA and other leave policies, including preparing forms and records.
- Serve as GIC* Coordinator, along with the Payroll Specialist, for health plans, long term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, dental/vision. Maintain effective relationships with vendors from Mass. State Retirement Board (MSRB), SMART Plan and other privately purchased plans.
- Develop and provide ongoing information sessions regarding benefits and perks. Coordinate on- site presentations by vendor partners as needed.
- Assist HR Manager in designing and delivering a comprehensive online and in-person MAPC Onboarding program.
Recruitment and Talent Acquisition:
- Assist HR Manager with devising creative staffing strategies and effective hiring plans. Review and post jobs using applicant tracking system (NEOgov).
- Increase the diversity of applicant pools and ensure a fair and equitable candidate interview process; work with the Administrative Assistant to schedule candidate interviews.
- Conduct interviews and candidate assessment training as needed; develop hiring tools for managers.
- Draft offer letters and other correspondence.
- Recommend ways to streamline recruiting and hiring process.
- Implement an intern recruitment program ensuring efficient onboarding and compliance; assist General Counsel on international student hiring; review and monitor administrative processes and requirements; draft correspondence.
Employee Engagement:
- Assist HR Manager in developing and implementing human resources policies and procedures to help improve the employee experience. Work closely with General Counsel on policy updates and communications.
- Serve as a resource to staff on employee relations, career and workplace issues.
- Assist HR Manager with updating and writing staff job descriptions.
- Serve as a liaison to CTPS on HR matters.
- Coordinate and implement HR projects as directed by the HR Manager in such areas as:
performance management, pay equity act audit, flexible work models, retention and career development.
- Bachelor's degree with at least 4 years of full-time professional experience in human resource work. Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise in all or most of the following: benefits and leave administration, HR policy and compliance, recruitment, and training.
- Hands-on experience administering benefit plans preferred. Experience working with GIC* benefits a plus.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal/written communication, coaching and presentation skills.
- Ability to perform hands-on, administrative tasks requiring accuracy and attention to detail with a mindset for continuous improvement.
- Demonstrated sound judgment, discretion, and problem-solving skills.
- Genuine curiosity and passion for the work of MAPC and the insight to design and deliver HR services that are aligned with the values of the organization.
- Ability to collect and use data to make recommendations, and to develop new approaches.
- Ability to keep up-to-date about best practices in management and innovative HR methods.
- Commitment to promoting fairness and inclusion in the conduct of HR services.
- High proficiency in Microsoft Office; knowledge of LinkedIn Recruiter and other social media tools highly desirable.
- PHR certification and graduate degree in relevant field may substitute for 2 years of work experience.
Supplemental Information Compensation and Benefits:
The starting salary ranges from $55,000-$65,000, 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.

Apply To:

Apply online at Please attach a cover letter and a resume. A review of applications will begin immediately. The position is open until filled. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA.

Posted 4/23/18

Executive Director
Massachusetts Black & Latino Legislative Caucus

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.

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 charged 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 charged 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.

Reports to: Caucus Chairperson or his/her designee


- 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 of web page, Twitter, and Facebook.
- 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

- strong work ethic & healthy sense of humor
- self-starter with ability to work independently
- bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in political/legislative organizing
- strong understanding of the state legislative process
- 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
Preferred skill sets:
- 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
The MBLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

- Salary: High $50’s
- Two weeks paid vacation (unless candidates have already accrued additional years of state service); holiday and sick leave; 75% health, vision, and dental coverage
- Professional development opportunities, identified in partnership with Caucus executive board
To Apply: Please email with the following: cover letter, resume, writing sample (2 pages max.), and 2-3 professional references by 5pm Friday, April 20, 2018

Posted 4/23/18

Field Coordinator
Massachusetts Voter Table

Job Summary
MVT seeks a dynamic, full-time Field Coordinator to join the Massachusetts Voter Table team. The Field Coordinator will manage relationships with partner organizations and coordinate field programs. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and a strategic thinker. They will also have a background in managing field programs, demonstrated coalition and campaign skills, and the ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. This position reports to the MVT Director.
Essential Job Functions
- Manage the implementation of MVT partners' field programs, ensuring benchmarks and goals are met;
- Connect partners organizations' field plans and integrated voter engagement goals to develop deeper coordination and collaboration;
- Support partner organizations through the development of field plans, providing technical assistance, messaging guidance, and responding to program requests;
- Serve as the organizer and driver of coordinated table projects/programs;
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with partner organizations;
- Assist in the development and implementation of all statewide, strategic plans;
- Create tracking systems to synthesize organizational plans and produce reports on gaps in the overall strategy;
- Work closely with the Data & Targeting Manager to provide partners with appropriate analysis, technical assistance, and guidance in their work;
- Provide strategic programmatic assistance, guidance and support to the Table's work including the development of shared metrics and evaluations, innovative new approaches, long- and short-term organizing strategies and engagement of new allies and potential partners;
- Assist organizational partners in developing integrated voter engagement plans that encourage year-round civic engagement programs including issue education, organizing, voter registration and mobilization.

- 2 years’ minimum experience in labor, political or community organizing and political campaigns preferred. Field organizing and direct voter contact experience required;
- Strong VAN (Voter Activation Network) skills required;
- Experience working with underrepresented and/or diverse communities;
- Experience facilitating coalitions and knowledge of Massachusetts' political landscape is a plus;
- Familiarity with digital organizing tools and analytics (email, mobile messaging, social media) is a plus;
- Ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively;
- Ability to communicate effectively, work well under pressure, be detail oriented and meet deadlines;
- Ability to think independently and creatively;
- Must exercise good judgment and discretion and be able to work independently and as a member of a group;
- Ability to engender trust with table partners and confidence in the work;
- Spanish language skills are highly desired;
- Willingness to travel regularly throughout the state; a driver's license is a plus;
- Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends.

- We are hoping for a June 2018 start. Salary range is $45,000 to $50,000, depending on experience. A generous benefits package is included.

Posted 4/23/18

Special Assistant to the President & CEO
The Boston Foundation:

Title: Special Assistant to the President and CEO
Department: Office of the President; Strategy and Operations
Reports To: Vice President for Strategy and Operations
Supervises: None

Position Summary: Staff the President and CEO and the Vice President for Strategy and Operations on a wide range of substantive projects to advance Foundation effectiveness and impact. Serve as the principal written communicator for the CEO and Office of the President.

Essential Functions:
For the President and CEO
- Serve as a principal writer and project manager for assembling the President’s speeches, talking points, Op-Eds, articles, case studies, and briefing materials on a wide range of programmatic, policy, and operational topics;
- Work with the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO to anticipate and manage preparation needs for all meetings and events, coordinate briefings with relevant staff, and to manage flow of information to and from the Office of the President and across departments;
- Prepare correspondence and periodically accompany the President to relevant meetings and events to provide real-time support and ensure successful outcomes;
- Manage other special projects from the President and CEO, as requested; and
- As needed, serve as an administrative back-up to the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO.

For the Vice President of Strategy and Operations
- Prepare materials for senior management team meetings, including agendas and coordinating support and information flow for effective meetings;
- Prepare materials for TBF Board of Directors and various Committee meetings on Foundation activities, performance, and impact;
- Anticipate and provide substantive writing and project management support for the Vice President and various Strategy and Operations Department initiatives, including All-Staff meetings, annual budgeting and planning, and other special projects and analyses; and
- As needed, coordinate with and serve as an administrative back-up to the Executive Assistant to the VP of Strategy and Operations.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Individuals assigned to this position may perform other duties as assigned.

Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:
Bachelor’s degree;
2-4 years of relevant professional experience;
Experience working in or with government, nonprofit and/or philanthropic organizations desired; and
Understanding of urban, regional policy preferred.

Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
Excellent writing skills and proven track record of collecting, synthesizing and structuring multiple sources of information and analysis in various formats to inform actions;
Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills;
Excellent data and computer skills, particularly with the Microsoft Windows suite of products – Word, Excel, PPT;
Detail-oriented person with excellent organizational and analytical skills;
Strong initiative and ability to anticipate, multitask and prioritize without direct supervision;
Demonstrated ability to complete tasks in a timely manner and under the pressure of tight deadlines and to work both independently and as part of a team;
Project management capability to help a group of individuals achieve an outcome on a timeline;
Ability to creatively think about and approach problems and assigned projects;
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion;
Mature interpersonal style and ability to interact well with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders; and
Commitment to the Foundation’s goals and objectives.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands:
Ability to stand for extended periods of time;
Ability to lift 25 pounds; and
Ability to work early mornings and late nights.

Posted 4/23/18

TPI Program/Marketing Associate
The Boston Foundation:

Department: Philanthropy Group, The Philanthropic Initiative
Reports To: Senior Marketing Manager

Position Summary:
The Program/Marketing Associate serves as a member of TPI’s professional staff, focusing primarily on supporting marketing, communications, and business development efforts as well as programmatic and strategic planning work for TPI clients and projects. S/he works collaboratively as a member of client teams, supporting specific TPI client engagements in designing, developing, managing, and evaluating philanthropic programs and strategic plans; supporting client relationships; and researching philanthropic issues. S/he plays an integral role as a TPI staff member, from client engagements and knowledge development to marketing and strategic planning. In addition, s/he supports key administrative needs of the office and team.

Essential Functions:

Marketing and Communications
Support the Senior Marketing Manager in the creation, production, and maintenance of marketing collateral and events, including but not limited to, publications, email campaigns, thought leadership pieces, speaking engagements, external conferences, and other events. Coordinate with outside vendors when necessary.
Significantly contribute to writing, editing, and distributing materials including print publications, email newsletters, website content, blog posts, news releases, social media, presentations, and reports.
Manage social media editorial calendar, content creation, and dissemination.
Maintain Salesforce database and internal data procedures, ensuring all information pertinent to TPI’s business development efforts is constantly and meticulously maintained.
Draft and produce all email campaigns through Constant Contact, including content creation and email design.
Support business development efforts by designing, drafting, editing, and formatting presentations and supporting materials for prospective and existing client work.
Manage TPI’s prospect research process and support staff in preparing for business development meetings and trips.
Support TPI staff in preparing for speaking engagements, including preparing background research, drafting talking points and speech outlines, preparing advance materials, and working closely with other staff to coordinate scheduling and logistics.
Support various TPI tracking, reporting, and organization system needs.
Manage logistics (scheduling, booking rooms, travel, food, etc.) for internal and external events as well as key meetings.
Serve as the first point of contact for office, by phone and in person, including managing TPI’s email inbox and TPI’s general voicemail box.; ensure timely and accurate communication on behalf of TPI, including phone calls, mail, and email.

Client and Program Support
Support TPI project teams, which may include working directly with clients on certain projects. Responsibilities include conducting due diligence on grant proposals; review of funding requests; tracking and monitoring funded projects; logistical and other support for client meetings; project management; conducting site visits with or on behalf of clients; and development of materials to support client needs.
Provide ongoing administration and support for programs and projects, including scholarship programs, college success programs, and other programs that TPI manages on behalf of clients.
Conduct research and writing, including research on social issues, best practices, and model approaches; benchmarking research; community needs assessments; identifying and presenting funding opportunities, including ideas for programmatic initiatives; and preparation of briefing papers and other materials to support client needs.
Support strategic planning and facilitation work, which may include design and implementation of surveys of key stakeholders and grant recipients; compilation of materials for strategic planning projects; and assisting with preparation for planning sessions/retreats with clients.
Manage logistics and communications around scholarship programs; provide support to facilitate scholarship review processes; organize workshops and other events for scholarship recipients.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as the point person for TPI’s physical office space, including maintaining supplies and technology.
Support various TPI organizational and logistical needs.
Individuals assigned to this position may perform other duties as assigned


Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:
Bachelor’s degree
At least 2-3 years of relevant work experience, including experience in marketing, communications, and/or social media
Experience in a consulting or client services environment a plus

Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative, accountability, and responsibility
Must be able to work independently and be flexible, setting priorities amidst multiple and sometimes competing demands
Must be detail oriented with a high standard for work quality
Experience supporting fast-paced office; good under pressure; thrives when multi-tasking
Strong interpersonal skills, in particular the ability to work collaboratively with a team with high standards in a collegial and patient fashion
Superior writing, proofreading, and copyediting skills
Creativity and a good eye for design are preferred
Excellent administrative, organizational, calendar management, and event planning skills
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint
Strong technology skills and comfort level, including experience with maintaining websites (Drupal CMS preferred), CRM platforms (Salesforce preferred), social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Hootsuite), and email marketing platforms (Constant Contact preferred)
Sense of humor key

Posted 4/23/18

Program Associate, Health and Wellness
The Boston Foundation

Position Summary:
The Program Associate works with the Director of Health and Wellness to support the development, implementation and evaluation of the Foundation's strategic priorities to improve the health outcomes for residents of Greater Boston, particularly vulnerable communities. As a key partner to the Director, this position requires an individual who is passionate about public health and advancing health equity in partnership with community. In this position the Program Associate will support the project management of strategic investments through grantmaking, research, convening, events, and handle other administrative responsibilities.

Essential Functions:
Support Director in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies and investments in the Health program area to ensure success and community impact;
Assist Director in tracking and reporting on the Foundation’s grantmaking activities, including special initiatives and funder collaborations;
Develop and maintain familiarity with and stay up to date with local, regional, and federal health policies that impact the Greater Boston community, specifically vulnerable populations;
Conduct basic research for strategy papers and memos and assist the Director in preparing strategy documents for board meetings and other convenings;
Along with the Neighborhoods and Housing Strategy, support the Health Starts at Home initiative through project management, grant writing, budget management, grantee communications;
Support Director in operationalizing a racial equity and social justice lens throughout the development, implementation and evaluation of the health and wellness strategy with grantees;
Under guidance of the Director, track and maintain program area impact and goals;
Prepare various written materials on a timely basis, including due diligence of grant proposals, draft correspondence, meeting minutes, and strategy updates, reports and other related materials;
Serve as key liaison to internal and external partners in planning and implementing events and initiatives;
Coordinate, in conjunction with other colleagues, all aspects of meetings, convenings, and other events (including coordinating attendee schedules, invitations, meeting preparation, note taking, set-up and clean-up);
Manage current calendars and appointments for the Health team; and perform other administrative tasks as required;
Undertake special projects in collaboration with other departments as required, such as conference/meeting support and coordination and
Participate in various other Program Department activities as needed.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Individuals assigned to this position may perform other duties as assigned.


Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:
3-5 years professional work experience required, experience in the Health field is preferred;
Community organizing experience is preferred;
Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s in Public Health degree is preferred. Work experience may substitute for some education.

Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
Knowledge of Boston neighborhoods and Program area non-profits is strongly preferred;
Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects; organize and coordinate projects with multiple components;
Coordinate teamwork and work as part of a team;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing and implementing complex activities; and
Computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office products. Skill with Excel and Power Point required.
Understanding of and commitment to the Foundation’s mission
A creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills;
Ability to work under the pressure of tight deadlines;
A participative work style and the ability to receive feedback;
Resourceful and able to work independently to prioritize tasks;
Mature interpersonal style, ability to interact well with a diverse range of people; and
Sense of humor.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands:
Ability to sit and work on a computer for long periods of time;
Ability to lift and carry 5 to 10 pounds occasionally; and
Ability to set up rooms for meetings; including moving chairs and tables.

Posted 4/23/18

Grant Writer
Hyde Square Task Force

Job Location: Boston, MA

Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is an award-winning youth community development organization based in the Hyde/Jackson Square area of Jamaica Plain, known as Boston’s Latin Quarter. Founded over 25 years ago, HSTF now engages more than 1,000 youth aged 6–25 in college and career preparation and success, Afro-Latin arts and cultural enrichment, and community-building initiatives. In doing so, we ensure that youth have the arts and educational opportunities they need and deserve in order to be successful, and that their voices and cultures are valued and celebrated in Boston’s Latin Quarter and beyond. Our work is guided by our mission: to develop the skills of youth and their families so they are empowered to enhance their own lives and build a strong and vibrant community.

Job Summary: The Grant Writer oversees the entire grantwriting process from researching new institutional funding prospects to drafting and editing of letters of intent through the development of compelling proposals (ranging from $5,000–$100,000+) and donor reports, ensuring timely submissions to 80–100 foundation, corporate, and public grant makers annually.

The Grant Writer will also play an active role in supporting other key development functions, including maintaining the donor database (Bloomerang), sending donor acknowledgments, and assisting with special events. Recognizing that the Grant Writer may not bring extensive experience in all aspects of this position, HSTF can provide some training and support.

The Grant Writer joins the organization at an exciting point in its history, as we prepare to implement a robust strategic plan that will allow us to deepen and grow our work over the next 3–5 years.

Grant Writing (70% time)
- Research grant prospects and present viable options to the Director of Development and Communications for review, following up as necessary with initial contacts, letters of intent, etc.
- Solicit staff input as needed to develop compelling proposals backed up by meaningful budgets and strategic use of program data.
- Serve as the primary writer on all grant proposals—typically 90+ proposals annually to private, family, or corporate foundations, with a much smaller number to government sources.
- Track all grant reporting requirements and deadlines and serve as primary writer on all grant reports.
- Ensure that the annual grants calendar is kept up-to-date with deadlines and other pertinent details and coordinate scheduling and preparation for site visits from institutional funders.
- Maintain updated records on all grant funders in Bloomerang database, including contact information, relationships, donations, and other relevant notes.
- Work with the Director of Development and Communications to maintain systems for tracking, cultivation, and stewardship of relationships with institutional donors.
- Communicate with the Director of Development and Communications and the Communications Coordinator about interactions with and specific requirements of funders.

Other Fundraising (20% time)
- Enter all donations made to HSTF into Bloomerang development database in a timely, accurate manner and generate customized acknowledgment letters on a weekly basis.
- Maintain fundraising database by ensuring that all donation and donor records are accurate, up-to-date, organized, and easily accessible, running reports and engaging in data analysis as necessary.
- Learn HSTF’s annual fundraising goals, and ensure all fundraising activities work strategically toward these goals.
- Assist the Director of Development and Communications and the Community Development and Events Coordinator with the logistics and execution of HSTF’s fundraising events as needed.

Organizational (10% time)
- Participate in special events and organization-wide planning.
- Regularly visit and observe programs to keep knowledge current.
- Participate in department and staff meetings.

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

- Prior foundation grant writing experience required, including a track record of securing grants of $10,000+.
- Experience with donor databases; familiarity with Bloomerang development database a plus.
- Excellent business writing, editing, and verbal communication skills.
- Highly organized, productive, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize.
- Ability to work on multiple projects, adjust quickly to shifting priorities, meet deadlines, exercise good judgment, and handle high-pressure situations.
- Ability to take initiative and anticipate potential project complications or needs before they arise.
- Strong team player who is also a self-starter.
- Able to work with confidential information.
- Proven track record of efficiency, resourcefulness, and reliability.
- A passionate commitment to HSTF’s mission and values.
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Spoken/written fluency in Spanish preferred.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is dependent on experience. Benefits include: 80% coverage on health and dental insurance; free off-street parking; paid time off including: 2 weeks vacation time to start, 3 personal days, 12 sick days, and 12 holidays; 403(b) program; flexible savings account; and a supportive work environment.

How to apply:
Submit a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to Barbara Civill, Director of Development and Communications, at No phone calls, please.

Posted 4/23/18

Executive Director
Groundwork Somerville

Position Summary
Groundwork Somerville is an action-oriented non-profit focusing on health equity and food access, youth development, building a sustainable local environment, and working for social justice in our community. Groundwork strives to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment through the development of community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

Over the last 18 years, Groundwork Somerville has created impact through a broad range of programs, including our Urban Agriculture Initiative, Green Team youth jobs corps, School Garden classrooms, the Mystic River revitalization, summer and winter Farmers Markets, and wide variety of projects that engage our community to improve equity and sustainability in our city. Groundwork Somerville is looking for a leader with the fundraising capacity, professional network, energy, and creativity to grow the impact of these programs.

The Executive Director will focus primarily on fundraising and identifying income sources to drive the growth of Groundwork Somerville. They will also assist the organization with finalizing an administrative partnership with Groundwork Lawrence to allow a structured sharing of procurement, financial management and human resources/talent management functions.

This dynamic and entrepreneurial Executive Director will lead Groundwork Somerville into its next phase of work transforming the principles of sustainability into physical demonstrations of change in the built environment. Key areas of emphasis will include working hands-on with a growing Board of Directors and dedicated staff to increase visibility and drive our operational activities. The Executive Director will also serve a primary role as an ambassador for Groundwork, promoting the organization’s work and cultivating relationships with supporters and stakeholders from across Greater Somerville.

The diversity of projects that Groundwork Somerville tackles every year requires an Executive Director with variety of skills and a passion for approaching environmental challenges through a community-driven perspective. Groundwork Somerville believes in the power of collaboration, achieving results by building partnerships, and the imperative of approaching this work through the lens of racial justice. The incoming leader will share these goals, and benefit from the strength of our history, our dedicated and talented team, and the organization’s partners.

Fundraising, Communication, and Collaboration
- Oversee the procurement of Groundwork Somerville’s annual operating budget. Includes creation of annual budget, strategic vision for meeting budgetary goals, and execution of this strategy to ensure fiscal sustainability and growth of organization.
- Apply successful experience in proposal writing capabilities. Identify, aggressively pursue and secure all funding, including grants, gifts, fee-for-service arrangements, in-kind donations, non-traditional funding, online marketing, pro bono legal services, and business partnerships.
- Develop and implement strategies to build and invigorate an active base of volunteers and donors and attract unrestricted funds.
- Utilize relationships to increase Groundwork Somerville’s visibility across local and regional influence networks.
- Oversee and expand tactical communications and marketing strategies to ensure timely and effective organizational updates are provided to a variety of audiences. Includes oversight and delegation of periodic newsletters, website and social media strategy, and other outlets to build awareness of Groundwork and our efforts among Somerville residents and region-wide.
- Act as a strong and enthusiastic networker, tapping a broad range of relationships across the non-profit, food security, youth development, government (local, state and federal), charitable foundation, corporate partner, and educational sectors, including Groundwork USA and other Groundwork Trusts across the country, the City of Somerville, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, National Park Service and US-EPA.

Organizational Leadership
- Work with the Board of Directors, Deputy Director, and Groundwork staff to set the strategic direction for the organization, identify opportunities for partnerships and new initiatives, and secure the financial and capital resources required for a thriving program and project portfolio.
- Oversee financial oversight and reporting, budget preparation and management. With the creation of the administrative partnership with Groundwork Lawrence, work with the shared processes on billing, HR compliance, financial management, payroll, and other business needs.
- Grow the Board of Directors through the nomination, onboarding, and continued engagement of diverse candidates.
- Uphold the values and culture of the organization by fostering a positive and team-oriented environment, putting a premium on racial and social justice internally and externally.

Program Development and Staff Management
- Build organizational diversity, and institutionalize systems that ensure an inclusive work environment for all.
- Support Deputy Director and Groundwork staff to organize and implement projects within Somerville and the Mystic River region that align with overall organizational goals.
- Manage, support and advise staff, including recruitment, hiring, delegation of responsibility and oversight for programs and projects, team building and career development, evaluation, and mediation.
- Directly supervise: Deputy Director and Landscapes Project Manager.

- Demonstrated success in developing and executing fundraising strategies, with particular strength in grant proposal writing and raising funds from corporate and individual donors.
- Experience in budget development and contract management.
- Strong and diverse network of professional relationships.
- At least 5 years’ experience in leadership roles, with success in fundraising and staff management.
- Experience with collaboration across professional specialties within a range of public and private institutions.
- Familiarity with governance, statutory language, advisory boards, administrative partnerships and government agency contracts.
- High level of cultural competency and respect for all stakeholders, with experience working in multicultural settings.
- A passion for Groundwork’s mission and values around racial, social and environmental justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and an ability to align mission-driven priorities with operational strategy.
- Strong knowledge-base regarding urban agriculture, open space, land protection and urban place-making project landscape.
- Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
- Proficiency (verbal and written) in a non-English language preferred (e.g. Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole).

Commensurate with experience. Generous health benefits package, as well as flexible paid time off and vacation.

Hiring Policy: Groundwork Somerville is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation/identification, or any legally protected status. City of Somerville residents are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send: Resume, Cover letter and a Short Sample of a Proposal or Grant, to (as a single PDF file, if possible, titled “LastName_FirstName_EDApplication”).

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected.

About Groundwork Somerville

Established in 2000, Groundwork Somerville has led efforts to create jobs and career pathways for youth, and pioneer urban agriculture in New England’s most densely populated city.
Groundwork expands healthy food production and access, provides sustainability education and employment to youth, facilitates community planning efforts, builds and maintains green space and gardens, and works actively for racial justice and equity. Groundwork Somerville currently has a team of 5 dedicated and passionate staff members, and the organization has engaged in exciting partnerships with the National Park Service and US-EPA. For more information, please visit

Groundwork Somerville is part of the Groundwork USA network, the only national network of local organizations devoted to transforming the natural and built environment of low-income communities. Working at the intersection of environment, equity and civic engagement, Groundwork “Trusts” across the nation develop community partnerships which empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being. For more information, please visit

Posted 4/23/18

Immigration Attorney
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

Position Background and Description: Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI), a nationally-recognized nonprofit statewide poverty law and policy center, seeks an experienced attorney with a strong background in immigration law to address significant immigration law changes under the current federal Administration.

About MLRI: MLRI’s mission is to advance economic, racial, and social justice through legal action, advocacy, coalition building, and community outreach. MLRI is cross-substantive and specializes in large- scale legal initiatives and systemic reforms that address the root causes of poverty, remove barriers to opportunity such as immigration status and race, and create a path to economic stability and mobility for low-income individuals, families and communities. For 50 years, MLRI’s advocacy has been responsible for groundbreaking laws, policies and court decisions that have advanced the legal, economic and social rights of low-income people in Massachusetts. MLRI also serves as the statewide poverty law support center for the Massachusetts civil legal aid delivery system, providing expertise and support to local legal aid programs and also to a large number of local and statewide social service agencies, health care and human service providers, and community based organizations that serve low income people.

About the Opportunity: Since 2017, federal changes to immigration laws, policies and regulations have had and will continue to have very harmful effects on immigrant communities, particularly low income immigrants. Systemic advocacy, such as affirmative and appellate litigation and federal, state, and local policy advocacy, are critical to prevent or mitigate harmful impacts, prevent discrimination, and/or delay the effects of harmful policies until fairer ones can be attained. This project offers a unique opportunity for creative and strategic lawyering on a statewide and national basis, in partnership with diverse and dedicated immigration legal services providers and immigrant-serving community organizations, to make a lasting impact on the lives of low-income immigrants in Massachusetts.

Key Responsibilities: The Immigration Attorney will partner with MLRI’s Senior Immigration Attorney Iris Gomez to develop and support systemic advocacy, including impact litigation and administrative advocacy, aimed at mitigating and/or challenging adverse policies at the federal, state, and/or local level that harm low-income immigrants communities, including: Haitian and Salvadoran Temporary Protected Status beneficiaries, DACA grantees, mixed-status families facing adverse consequences because they received critical safety net benefits in the past, and immigrants at risk of removal despite significant family ties and/or other hardships if deported. The Immigration Attorney will engage in additional related legal advocacy and community lawyering activities and provide training, expertise, and support to advocates and policymakers as the need arises in this volatile new federal policy environment.

Desired Background & Qualifications:

- J.D. and licensed to practice law in Massachusetts or any other state

- Minimum 7 years post-law school immigration law experience, including litigation experience
- Experience or knowledge of issues affecting low-income immigrants in Massachusetts, particularly of color populations
- Knowledge of issues affecting the intersection of federal immigration law with other laws, policies, programs, and/or agencies affecting low income people
- Ability to strategically advocate in cross-substantive legal areas
- Ability to lead and coordinate coalitions and advocacy campaigns
- Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills
- Excellent writing and legal research skills
- Demonstrated commitment to MLRI’s mission of addressing poverty, advancing racial equity, and
ensuring access to justice
Compensation: Position is full-time, though part-time employment may be negotiable. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package.
Application Process: Qualified applicants must electronically submit the following: 1) cover letter explaining interest in and qualifications for the position, 2) resume, 3) one short writing sample, 4) three professional references.
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis; interested & qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible
Electronically submit application materials to with “Immigration Attorney” in the subject line. [No telephone calls please.]

Posted 4/23/18

Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator (Boston, MA)
Interaction Institute of Social Change (IISC)

Position Summary

The Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator is a passionate and collaborative individual committed to social justice and racial equity who will work to support the smooth and efficient operations of the Interaction Institute of Social Change (IISC) Board of Directors, President and Leadership Team. In addition, they will support and coordinate key organizational meetings and assist with special projects to support IISC leadership. They will handle scheduling for the IISC President and IISC Senior Associates (currently five lead consultants and trainers) in the United States. Lastly, they will manage small or discrete client projects requiring coordination.

The Executive Assistant should have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, working with undefined and shifting priorities, and diverse people with many different backgrounds.

The role requires these competencies:
- Excellent organizational skills, including a strong attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.
- Strong relational and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
- Excellent listening and communication skills, with sensitivity to differing communication styles.
- Strong critical thinking skills necessary to analyze complex information and situations and solve problems.
- Ability to adapt to new technology quickly and contribute to improving the way IISC uses multiple modes of technology.
- Strong typing skills.
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with Salesforce is a plus.

Education and Years of Experience
- Experience supporting executive leaders is required.
- Experience with boards of directors a plus.
- Minimum of five years of related, progressively responsible work experience, including extensive scheduling and meeting management experience.
Our values are as important as the skill sets you will provide to our organization.

Values: These values will guide IISC in our work internally and externally:
- We believe that social change is possible when three key elements are attended to: shared power and equity, network building, and love as a force for social change
- We believe that transformative leadership is the kind of leadership we need in the 21st century
- We believe in people’s right to be involved in the decisions that affect them so that they have influence over the quality of their lives
- We believe in the dignity of all human beings and in taking care of our planet so that we can all live healthy lives and our communities can thrive

Posted 4/23/18

Executive Director
Transition House, Cambridge, MA

Transition House, the first organization on the East Coast and the second shelter in the United States to address domestic violence, is seeking a new executive director.

For 42 years, Transition House has realized its bold mission: to prevent and end domestic violence in our community through culturally respectful intervention and housing services, and holistic education and outreach. Transition House serves people of all ages and diverse cultural backgrounds in the Cambridge, MA and Greater Boston area.

The Ideal Candidate
Transition House seeks a strong leader with experience in nonprofit fundraising and management; social justice advocacy; relational skills with a board of directors, partners and community members; and strong communication and staff teambuilding skills.

Required qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree required; equivalent work and life experience will be considered; Master’s degree preferred
- 8-10 years of progressively responsible nonprofit leadership or management experience

The executive director will make the biggest impact in her/his/their role with the following skills and experience:
- Commitment to Social Justice
- Effective Fundraiser and Resource Manager
- Strategic Thinker
- Collaborator
- Team Builder and Developer of Staff
- Politically Astute Networker, Thought Leader and Influencer
- Strong Communicator
- Effective Administrator

Candidate Guidelines
This search is being conducted by TSNE MissionWorks’ Executive Transitions Program with Transition Consultant Nancy Jackson. All submissions are confidential. Interested candidates should submit materials online.

For the complete position profile and candidate guidelines, please visit

Salary is commensurate with experience, within the framework of the organization’s annual operating budget.

Posted 4/23/18

Executive Director
Northeast Public Power Association

Job location: Littleton, MA
Job Description
Founded in 1965, the Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA) is a private, non-profit trade association that is incorporated as a 501c(6) with a mission to represent and serve consumer-owned utilities of New England. Nationally, one customer in four is served by a public power company that is owned and operated by local or state governments or rural cooperatives. In the six New England states, over 80 public power systems serve roughly two million retail customers and sell over 13 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. These public power companies are NEPPA’s members!

For the last several years, NEPPA was very well-led by its Executive Director, who transitioned from the organization in March 2018 to pursue an opportunity with a national association. The eight-member Executive Committee of the board has assumed the responsibility of managing the search. NEPPA is at an important juncture as it approaches this leadership transition. High priorities for the Executive Director include:
- Managing the daily operations, staffing, finances and member services
- Recommending targeted, strategic investments NEPPA should make to further enhance the programs and services provided to members
- Maintaining high level of engagement with members
- Modernizing the highly successful education and training programs
- Increasing use of technology throughout the organization to better serve members and increase staff productivity

Desired Credentials/Profile of the Ideal Candidate

- Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
- A minimum of three years of senior leadership, or equivalent experience.
- Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation is an added benefit.

More information about this opportunity and details on how to apply can be found at

Posted 4/23/18

Executive Director
Farmington River Watershed Association

Job location: Simsbury, CT
Job Description
Founded in 1953 by concerned local residents to address the critical water quality problems of that era, the Farmington River Watershed Association (“FRWA”), is a 501c(3) nonprofit that works with federal, state and local governments, business and industry, and with people in the watershed’s 33 communities to protect this beautiful river and its surrounding landscape. Although led by professional staff, FRWA relies on members, volunteers, other nonprofits, government agencies and business, all of who offer expertise, funds, time, and other assistance to protect the watershed. Areas of focus for FRWA include water quality, water allocation, habitat restoration, recreation, open space, and wetland and floodplain protection.

For the last six years, FRWA has been very well-led by its executive director who recently resigned to pursue a new professional opportunity. A four-member search committee of the board has assumed the responsibility of managing the search. High priorities for the executive director of FRWA will include:
- Managing the daily operations for a mission-driven, $400,000 nonprofit, and empowering a team of dedicated professionals committed to protecting the watershed
- Raising the annual and long-term funds needed to sustain FRWA’s operations
- Advocate fiercely and proactively for the river and its watershed throughout the 33 communities touched by the Farmington River
- Partnering with local, CT and federal agencies
- Growing and diversifying FRWA’s membership to increase funding and ensure long-term sustainability

Desired Credentials/Profile of the Ideal Candidate
- A minimum of three years of senior leadership, or equivalent experience
- Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
- Interest in and knowledge of conservation, ecology or water science preferred

More information about this opportunity and details on how to apply can be found at

Candidate Guidelines

This search is being conducted by TSNE MissionWorks’ Executive Transitions Program with Transition Consultant John Tarvin. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential. Interested candidates should submit materials to:

Posted 4/23/18

Executive Director
The Children’s Museum in Easton

The Children’s Museum in Easton (CME), a much-loved treasure in southeastern Massachusetts, has launched the search for a new executive director. With its founding executive director retiring after 25 years, the Board of Directors of the Children’s Museum in Easton seeks an executive director with a passion for children and their learning and the experience and skills to lead the organization into the next phase of its important work.

The founding executive director built a strong foundation of financial stability, a stellar reputation, a network of strong relationships in the community, and a complement of outstanding programs and exhibits that impact the growth and learning of thousands of children each year. The next leader can pick up the reins to further enhance what CME does well, while guiding the organization toward thoughtful innovation that will support and sustain its well-earned reputation for excellence. The next Executive Director of the Children’s Museum in Easton will have opportunities in:

Leadership and Outreach
Fund Development
Marketing and Messaging
Staffing and Culture Development
Curriculum Development, Enhancement, and Expansion
Board Development

The next Executive Director of the Children’s Museum in Easton will be able to lead the organization in innovative directions while holding true to its core purpose of providing creative, hands-on learning experiences to young children of all backgrounds and abilities. This position requires a leader with high emotional intelligence, a relationship-builder who can easily and genuinely connect with people and is astute at building strategic partnerships.

Minimum Credentials

Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferred.

Skills, Experience and Attributes

Passionate advocate for the mission
Experienced nonprofit or business manager
Demonstrated success in raising funds
Exceptional communication skills
A thoughtful visionary and creative entrepreneur
Astute networker and collaborator
Keen emotional intelligence
Team builder
Experience working with boards of directors
Strong social media and information technology skills

This search is being conducted by the Consulting and Executive Transitions Program at TSNE MissionWorks with Transition Consultant Catherine Bradshaw. For the complete position profile and application guidelines please visit

The Children’s Museum in Easton is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. CME is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary range
Commensurate with Experience

Email for application or questions

Application guidelines can be found at

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 617-896-9350 or

Posted 12/12/17

Program Director
The Lee Family Office


Lee Family Office seeks a full-time Program Director to lead a team of three program staff to accomplish organization-wide program objectives including strategic grant making, candidate training, and research projects. The Program Director is a key member of the senior leadership team and works closely with the Executive Director on program-related priorities, opportunities, and challenges.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director


Our ideal candidate has at least ten years’ experience in political organizations. Candidates should have exceptional research and writing skills, experience in project management, strong supervisory experience, a demonstrated interest in women’s political participation, and a passion for mission driven work.


The Lee Family Office (LFO) manages administrative functions for Barbara Lee and provides staffing for the Barbara Lee Political Office (BLPO) and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation (BLFF).

The Barbara Lee Family Foundation’s nonpartisan research on women running for executive office has been used by politicians, press, and practitioners for nearly two decades to understand the obstacles and opportunities for women running for office. Our expertise on women in politics has been featured in national press outlets from the New York Times to Glamour, Politico, and MSNBC.

The Barbara Lee Political Office is a leading resource for progressive women candidates. BLPO advances women’s equality in American politics by recruiting, electing, and supporting progressive, pro-choice women candidates and building a pipeline of Democratic women Governors and U.S. Senators.

Barbara Lee has been named one of Boston’s most influential thought leaders by Boston Magazine, and her reach is nationwide. Barbara Lee has helped elect 146 women in 32 states, including every sitting Democratic woman Governor and U.S. Senator.


1. Foundation Grant Making and Operating Projects

Manage relationships with staff of grant applicants, other foundations, and partner
Review and evaluate letters of inquiry (LOI), analyze grant proposals, and make funding
recommendations to the Executive Director and Principal
Coordinate grant reporting requirements and communicate with grantees to monitor reporting
Perform grantee evaluations and project assessments
Participate in planning, implementation, and distribution of Foundation research
Provide leadership and support on other Foundation operating projects, as directed

2. Events and Fundraising

Oversee program-related event planning, including fundraisers and other events
Manage general fundraising activities with Program team, including preparing fundraising
materials for Principal, tracking fundraising progress and donor information, maintaining fundraising database and hard files, communicating with donors and campaigns, processing incoming donations, and managing logistics of activities and events
Prepare final reports and assessments for fundraising campaigns and events
3. Political Research, Candidate Tracking, and Operating Projects

Track, research, and interview incumbents and candidates running for U.S. Senate, Governor,
Congress, elected office in Massachusetts, and others as requested
Work with Executive Director and program staff to evaluate candidate viability, analyze
contribution requests, facilitate decision making, execute contribution decisions and conduct
Research key political organizations and state political landscapes and provide intel and
recommendations to Executive Director and Principal
Review and analyze political grant proposals; assess and evaluate political grants
Collaborate on political contribution and grant making strategy
Manage relationships with key partners at political organizations
Manage candidate training program, to include candidate research and recruitment and
conference planning, with support from Program Associate and oversight from Executive Director

4. Staff Management and Administration

Supervise three full time staff members
Support Executive Director and Principal in high-level strategy development and implementation
Collaborate with senior staff team to lead strategy and build a positive working environment
Attend political conferences and fundraisers with or on behalf of Principal. Staff Principal at
political events, conferences, and other functions, as needed
Interface with outside consultants and Family Office staff to ensure smooth execution of all
business functions including scheduling, managing logistics, and coordinating special projects
Oversee foundation and political databases and manage Database Associate staff
Manage paper and electronic files on grantees, partner organizations, candidates, and other
topics as needed
Assist with Family Office administration as needed including mass mailings and phone reception


Work Experience. 10+ years of professional experience preferably at a related mission driven organization, political campaign, or government office. A comprehensive understanding of campaigns and campaign finance is strongly preferred. A track record of strategic project management and excellent research skills are essential. Strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of CRM databases preferred.
Creative, Strategic Thinking. Strong critical and strategic thinking abilities and attention to detail are required. Flexibility to juggle and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and proven ability to think on your feet.
Management Experience. Experience managing a team and ability to set and execute a strategy effectively are essential. Ability to foster and develop talent and supervise staff while managing up and being a key contributor to the senior leadership team.
Excellent Writing and Presentation Skills. In depth experience and proven ability to distill complex concepts into clear and impactful points both written and orally. A deep understanding of analyzing and assessing grants and related complex and multi-tiered projects.
People Skills. Experience working for a dynamic principal strongly preferred. Having a clear understanding of protocol, a high sense of integrity and discretion is absolute. Being a team player with a positive mindset who is a conscious collaborator and can remain calm under pressure.
Commitment to Mission-driven Work. An interest in women’s political participation and advancement is preferred. Willingness to travel and flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends for related events.
Lee Family Office is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion and candidates from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter, resume, and reference list to:
Kelly Duda
Director of Operations
Lee Family Office
131 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 3 Cambridge, MA 02138

Posted 12/12/17

Foster Care Support Manager
Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Department of Children and Families


The Department of Children and Families seeks dedicated child welfare professionals who are committed to upholding the Department’s fundamental mission of protecting children from abuse and neglect to ensure they are able to grow and thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. The Department’s vision is that all children have the right to grow up in a nurturing home, free from abuse and neglect, with access to food, shelter, clothing, health care and education. DCF works toward establishing the safety, permanency and well-being of the Commonwealth's children by: stabilizing and preserving families; providing quality temporary alternative care when necessary, safely reunifying families; and when necessary and appropriate, creating new families through kinship, guardianship or adoption. Preferred applicants will possess a demonstrated commitment to the core practice values: 1) child-driven, 2) family-centered, 3) community-focused, 4) strength-based, 5) committed to diversity/cultural competency, and, 6) committed to continuous learning.

The Foster Care Manager’s role is to ensure that the Department successfully partners with the family resource in meeting the child’s needs and working to build on the strengths of her/his family and that in all placement decision-making, the Department holds the child’s needs for safety and permanency paramount, while also considering the child’s individual needs related to her/his physical, mental, and emotional well-being and the capacity of a specific potential placement to meet those needs. Under the direction of the Director of Foster Care Support Services, provides leadership, clinical consultation and technical assistance to all levels of managers and social workers in the field.


1) Provides statewide oversight, clinical and technical assistance to Family Resource and ADLU staff, supervisors and Area Program Managers to ensure compliance with Departmental policy, procedures and protocols in the licensing/relicensing of foster and adoptive homes

2) Provide trainings and assist in the implementation of family resource policies, programs and practice development strategies.

3) Assist Regional and Area Offices in preparing for Licensing by the Department of Early Education & Care

4) Assist the Director of Foster Care Support Services and other Central Office staff on recruitment and retention issues, both statewide and at the area level.

5) Assist Regional and Area Office staff in establishing and maintaining collaboration with resources in the community.

6) Assist Regional and Area Office staff in promoting diversity by recognizing and responding to the needs of foster parents from different cultural, ethnic, and racial communities.

7) Updates and maintains family resource-related content on

8) Provide support and technical assistance on special projects as directed


1) In collaboration with Foster Care Director and Regional/Area Office Managers, conducts periodic evaluation of practice quality and efficiency and ensures that issues are promptly addressed and appropriate systemic changes/adjustments are recommended for timely resolution.

2) Develop a communication plan with Regional/Area Office Managers and Supervisors to support consistent practice and implementation of new strategies, updates and compliance oversight

3) Stay current with best-practice trends and policy in foster care to contribute ideas of enhancements within current model


- Attend and provide feedback for agenda items for the quarterly Statewide Family Resource Supervisor meetings.

- Attend regional Family Resource Leadership meetings. Provide feedback for agenda items when applicable.

- Maintain consistent contact and attend meetings with the staff of the various contracted resources at the Area level including MSPCC/Kidsnet and the Mass Alliance for Families.

- Ensure consistent distribution and utilization of data reports to support best-practice, problem-solving and accountability.


- A Master's or higher degree in social work, psychology, sociology, human services, education or other related field.

- Knowledge of DCF Regulations, policies and practices.

- Knowledge/experience with family resource activities.

- Knowledge/experience of the adoption and foster home approval process.

- Knowledge/experience in use of FamilyNet.

- Knowledge/experience in use of Doc Direct and Excel

Please ensure that you attach a resume with your application submission to this requisition.

A criminal and tax history background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit and click on "Information for Job Applicants."

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact the CYF Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #2.



Applicants must have at least (A) four (4) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.


I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

II. An Associate’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

III. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.

IV. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.

V. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for the required experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Number of Openings: 2

Salary: 35,247.68 - 95,078.02 Yearly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Diane Chang - 617-748-2104

Posted 12/12/17

Regional Planner III
Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Department of Conservation and Recreation


The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Regional Planner III – Conservation Restriction Stewardship Coordinator within the Bureau of Resource Protection. DCR has an active Land Acquisition Program that acquires land through fee purchases and also through Conservation Restrictions(CRs). Currently, DCR’s Division of State Parks holds over 300 CRs on approximately 25,000 acres of land throughout the Commonwealth. These restricted lands must be routinely monitored.

The CR Stewardship Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the CR Stewardship Program including overseeing completion of baseline documentation reports, monitoring CRs, landowner outreach, maintaining accurate paper and digital stewardship records, and ensuring sound stewardship procedures and protocols are developed and upheld. The CR Stewardship Coordinator will serve as the Program liaison with other DCR divisions, sister agencies and partner organizations on CR Stewardship issues.

Specific duties include:

- Baseline Documentation Reports -- Ensures that all CRs have baseline documentation reports by contracting out for and/or completing field work (using GPS, taking notes and photographs, and discussing property conditions with the landowner) and reports (including GIS maps, written, photographic, and GPS based documentation of current conditions, and obtaining landowner certifications).

- CR Monitoring - Ensures that CRs are monitored by contracting out for, overseeing seasonal or other DCR staff, or completing monitoring visits (using GPS and taking notes and photographs) and preparing detailed monitoring reports (including GIS maps and photographs).

- Boundary marking/Signage - Develops and coordinates with other DCR staff or contractors as needed to implement a CR boundary signage program to locate and mark the boundaries of private land subject to DCR held CRs.

- Landowner Outreach and Communication - Serves as Program point of contact and cultivates and maintains positive working relationships with CR landowners. Coordinates resolution of potential violation and enforcement issues, evaluates and responds to requests to exercise reserved rights, tracks changes in landownership and corresponds with successor landowners as necessary.

- Recordkeeping and Procedures – Oversees and maintains a detailed informational database for all CRs and CR Monitoring information and documents, including Baseline Documentation Reports, Monitoring Reports, and all other information relevant to CR stewardship, and assists in the organization and maintenance of paper records for CRs. Works with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Restriction Stewardship Group to create and revise procedures and specifications for CR stewardship as needed.

- DCR Staff Supervision and Outreach - Supervises, trains and oversees seasonal CR Stewardship Assistant; ensures information on CRs is distributed to DCR Operations and Forestry staff, including Baseline Documentation Reports.

- Land Acquisition - Assists the Land Acquisition staff with property reconnaissance and GPS mapping of proposed land acquisition features and boundaries as needed, drafting CR language, and creating CR exclusion exhibit plans.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Management, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, Forestry, or Wildlife Biology.

- Knowledge of and familiarity with Conservation Restrictions

- Knowledge of the principles and practices of assessing environmental conditions including the ability to recognize potentially harmful environmental conditions.

- Knowledge of New England habitat types, native wildlife species, and invasive terrestrial plants.

- Ability to use geographic information systems (i.e. ArcGIS and Arc GIS on line) to assess property conditions and create maps.

- Ability to utilize hand-held GPS devices and digital cameras.

- Ability to read and understand topographic maps, assessor plans, and survey plans.

- Experience reviewing, writing and producing reports that include maps, photographs and narrative, describing conditions on a property.

- Ability to read, understand, interpret, and apply legal documents, technical literature, and regulations to conditions on a property.

- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

- Strong organizational skills.

- Ability to establish and maintain courteous, professional working relationships with others.

- Ability to speak and write clearly and to communicate effectively with staff and the general public.

- Ability to work outdoors, year round throughout Massachusetts under varying climatic conditions, and traverse uneven terrain.


This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time technical or professional experience in urban or regional planning, environmental planning, transportation planning or land use planning, and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a professional capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in urban or regional planning, environmental planning, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, civil, environmental, or transportation engineering or environmental sciences may be substituted for two years of the required (A) experience.

II. A Graduate degree with a major in urban or regional planning, environmental planning, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, civil, environmental, or transportation engineering or environmental studies may be substituted for three years of the required (A)experience and one year of the required (B) experience.

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of three years of the required experience. Substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary: 60,878.48 - 88,294.18 Yearly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: John J. Viola - 617-626-1607

Bargaining Unit: 09-MOSES - Engineers/Scientists

Posted 12/12/17

Assistant Director of Policy
Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality

Position Overview:

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality is seeking a qualified individual dedicated to public health, quality of life and safety to support the Bureau’s Offices and Divisions by planning, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring the implementation of key initiatives and mandates.

The Assistant Director of Policy will analyze the impact of statutes, regulations, policies and standards; assess the need to develop new regulations or to revise existing regulations and assess the probable impacts (both programmatic and fiscal) of regulatory change; and develop an implementation strategy to ensure compliance with regulations and statutes. The position also involves managing, organizing, maintaining, and updating existing policies and procedures, as well as evaluating their effectiveness on a continuous basis.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in public health administration and a thorough understanding of the Massachusetts regulatory and legislative process.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

Analyzes the impact of, and assesses the need to develop or revise, relevant statutes, regulations, policies and standards.
Plans, coordinates, and monitors the implementation of initiatives and mandates for the Bureau’s Divisions and Programs.
Supports Bureau initiatives around health planning and responses to proposed legislation.
Oversight and participation in pertinent boards and commissions. Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, open meeting law requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ideal candidate must be extremely knowledgeable in the following areas:

Public health administration.
Medical care systems and organization.
Massachusetts regulatory and legislative process.
State and federal regulations governing health care facilities.
Ideal candidate will preferably possess a Master’s Degree in health care administration, policy, economics, law, business, and/or public administration.

Candidate should have demonstrated ability to/with:

Work under specified deadlines in a dynamic environment.
Communicate clearly, concisely, logically, accurately and persuasively in written, verbal and visual formats in internal, external and public settings.
Understand, apply and interpret the laws, regulations, policies and standards in Massachusetts, as well pertinent federal laws and regulations.
Methods used in the preparation of charts, graphs and tables. Adept with various software programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Agency Mission:

The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth.

We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.

DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.

Total Compensation:

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

75% state paid medical insurance premium
Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
Low cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
Tuition Remission for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
Incentive-based Wellness Programs
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Pre-Offer Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 1-800-850-6968.



Applicants must have at least (A) four (4) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.


I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

II. An Associate’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

III. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.

IV. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.

V. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for the required experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary: 35,247.68 - 95,078.02 Yearly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Nahomi Carlisle - 617-624-5471

Bargaining Unit: M99-Managers (EXE)

Posted 12/12/17

Student Intern - Consumer Information Ambassador
Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Division of Insurance


The Division of Insurance is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ regulatory agency responsible for the oversight of the insurance marketplace—including health, property, casualty, life, auto, and most insurance business conducted in the state. Our mission is to monitor the solvency of companies in order to promote a healthy, responsive and willing marketplace for consumers who purchase insurance products.

Consumer Information Ambassadors serve an important role for the Consumer Services Unit. Our co-op students are provided with exposure to multiple areas of the insurance industry and insurance regulation. The Division’s Consumer Services Unit speaks to thousands of consumers each year through our hotline, walk-in services, and outreach events. Co-op students will have the opportunity to interact directly with consumers by serving on the front-line of our operations. Hours are from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a full time position from January 2, 2018 through June 29, 2018.

Consumer Service Ambassadors typical duties include:

Respond to consumer hotline calls and inquiries
Assist in case management duties of Insurance Examiners and Admin Assistant. Some assignments may include filing, complaint follow-up, referrals and other administrative tasks as assigned
Assist CSU Director in tracking various trends and other ad-hoc duties assigned
Skills Developed with this Opportunity:

Exposure to regulation work within the insurance industry
Awareness of emerging insurance industry changes, regulations, and concerns
Understanding of insurance marketplace products
Insight into government regulation processes and procedures
Appreciation of enhanced customer service techniques


Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate college student.

Preferred Qualifications:

Working toward a degree with a record of academic achievement
Passionately interested in public/government service and/or the insurance industry
Well developed judgment and business sense
Highly motivated with an exceptional drive for success
Ability to work independently and within a fast-paced team environment
Ability to prioritize the workload of self and others, and meet scheduled deadlines
Demonstrated strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated organizational and tracking skills with attention to detail
Our office is located in Boston’s South End, near the trendy SOWA district, and a short walk from both the Tufts Medical Center and Broadway MBTA Subway stops, offering easy commuter access from all points. We encourage you to explore the possibilities that a co-op position with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts can offer you.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary: 16.00 - 16.00 Hourly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Michael Powers - 617-521-7300

Bargaining Unit: Non

Posted 12/12/17

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Office of the Inspector General


The Office of the Inspector General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Office) is the oldest state-level inspector general’s office in the nation. The Office has a broad mandate to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse in the expenditure of public funds. In keeping with this mandate, the Office conducts studies and programmatic reviews at all levels of government to uncover fraud, waste and abuse, and to identify system-wide vulnerabilities and opportunities for improvement. The Office also performs additional functions related to preventing fraud, waste and abuse in government spending. Please see our website ( for more information.

The Office seeks a coordinator to work in its Policy and Government Division and its Bureau of Program Integrity. The Policy and Government Division identifies and analyzes opportunities to save public funds, whether state, federal or local. The Bureau of Program Integrity has oversight responsibilities for public benefits programs within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. The coordinator will assist both divisions.

The coordinator will assist with the day-to-day operations of the two divisions, managing administrative functions and assisting with review of government agencies and programs. The Coordinator will:

Manage administrative functions for both divisions, including file and database management.
Maintain and track information in the Office’s case management system.
Assist with reviewing state agencies and programs.
Assist with preparing written reports, memos, letters, presentations, analyses and other work products using word-processing, spreadsheet, database or presentation software.
Work closely with staff to plan reviews, organize materials and perform research by using database tools.
Coordinate and plan interviews and meetings pertaining to reviews.
Demonstrate flexibility by splitting time assisting both divisions.
Assist the Office to meet its legislative mandates.
Perform additional duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree or 3 years relevant experience.
Demonstrated attention to detail.
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Outstanding communication skills.
Excellent word-processing skills.
Excellent proofreading skills.
Experience with using Excel as an administrative and research tool.
Strong verbal and interpersonal skills.
Excellent analytical and research skill
Preferred Qualifications:

Training or experience in project management.
Experience producing large-scale reports.
Government-related work experience.

Salary: 35,000.00 - 40,000.00 Yearly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Mary Beth Farrelly - 617-722-8832

Posted 12/12/17



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