Internships and Job Listings

We have compiled the following set of internship, job, and fellowship opportunities in the areas of public policy and urban affairs. The service was established primarily for students and alumni of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, however, other students and members of the public are welcome to also look through these opportunities.

In some cases, we will leave opportunities up even if the original deadline has passed because there might still be related opportunities at that organization.

If you would like to post an internship or job opportunity here, contact sppua@neu.edu

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As of July 25, 2014

 

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City of Boston
Internships

A City of Boston Internship provides students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program a rigorous learning experience, gaining valuable skills from a City Department. Interns will have the opportunity to not only gain valuable professional experience in municipal government but to provide useful contributions that will help the City to deliver a high level of service to neighborhoods and residents. Graduate interns must be currently enrolled, or accepted in, a graduate program. Internship positions have on-going availability throughout the academic calendar and summer. Internships are managed by supervisors in individual departments; there is no central internship for on-going positions. Departments require applicants to apply to an individual posting and not all departments may offer internships. If you are interested in interning in a specific department that does not have a posting, you can email a detailed description of your interest to internships@cityofboston.gov

For more information about specific available internships go to:

http://www.cityofboston.gov/internships/studentportal/postings.aspx

Application Deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis


Liberty Square Group: The Blue Lab
Internship

About the Blue Lab:
Since 1999, the Liberty Square Group (LSG) has been providing strategic, integrated communications, public and government affairs counsel to a wide range of businesses, associations, political candidates, and non-profit organizations. LSG has developed a new campaign arm, the Blue Lab. The purpose of the Blue Lab is to be a Democratic campaign incubator, a one-stop shop for political candidates seeking campaign consulting. The Blue Lab also recruits qualified, viable candidates for office, and provides them the mentoring and skills training they need to run and to win. With a busy campaign year in Massachusetts underway, the Blue Lab is already working with candidates for Congress, Lieutenant Governor, District Attorney, and State Senate.
About the Internship:
The team of Blue Lab interns is vital to the success of the division itself. Interns collaborate directly with our seasoned campaign experts, who have experience in campaign management, strategic communications, social media, polling and fundraising. Blue Lab interns will work together to conduct research and support the rest of the Blue Lab. Over the course of the campaign season, more and more projects will arise.
Work hours and compensation:

  • Interns are required to work a minimum of 8 hours per week
  • This is an unpaid internship but it can be used for academic credit

How to Apply:

Please send an application and resume to: Kaileigh Higgins at: higgins@libertysquaregroup.com


JP Centre/South Main Streets
Internship

Time Commitment: Part-Time (14-16 hours per week, minimum)
Spring Internship: January 15 – May 1 (accepting mid-semester interns Apply by December 15)
Summer Internship: June 1 – August 15 (apply by April 15)
Fall Internship: September 8 – December 15 (apply by August 15)

To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Andrew Zarro director@centresouth.org

Opportunity: JP Centre/South Main Streets seeks a part-time, unpaid intern to provide project support for the efficient and effective operation of the Centre/South Main Street district. As our Main Street Intern, you will get the chance to learn more about Main Street revitalization while helping local communities.

Job Summary: Execute the programmatic mission by assisting with regular activities of the Main Street Program that contributes to its goals. Promote the organization through assisting with the creation and distribution of communication materials about JP Centre/South Main Streets and the Boston Main Streets Program.

Duties & Responsibilities in Areas of Accountability

Specific Internship Project Duties

  • Assist with drafting, creating and distributing flyers for training and events.
  • Assist with set-up of volunteer scheduling.
  • Assist in management of the First Thursday Art Walk program.
  • Assist in management of the Pop Up Shop Project.
  • Assist in management of weekly Farmer’s Market.
  • Assist in management of Screen on the Green Programming.
  • Assist in management of Social Media.
  • Assist in management of ongoing fundraisers.
  • Communicate with local businesses and officials.
  • Communicate with area artists, musicians, and performers.

General Internship Project Duties

  • Meet with the JP Centre/South Executive Director at the beginning of the internship to define specific project goals;
  • Provide a brief bi-weekly report of work plan activities to your supervisor;
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and computerized back-ups of your projects including meetings, contacts made, research, and status and final reports. Ensure that this information is organized and accessible to CSMS staff during and after internship;
  • Provide timely response to requests from Executive Director and other CSMS Board/staff;
  • Attend and participate in scheduled staff meetings;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Respect the confidentiality wishes of the organization;
  • Complete a final report about internship experience to be reviewed at exit interview.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of general office operations;
  • General computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs;
  • Pleasant, reliable, tactful, detail-oriented, knowledgeable in working with stakeholders, staff, and other volunteers;
  • Familiarity with PC systems;
  • Strong writing skills including proper spelling, word choice, and correct grammar;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others through cross communication, prioritization, and timely and accurate response and delivery;
  • Ability to communicate effectively using a wide variety of media;
  • Ability to accept direction, seek guidance, work independently, demonstrate initiative, and report results for the effective completion of projects;

Credentials & Experience

  • Individual must have completed at least two years toward a Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Experience in communications, social media, English;
  • Interest in historic preservation;
  • Interest in a career in downtown revitalization and to contribute your research toward the growth of JP Centre/South Main Streets.

AARP

Internship

Are you interested in aging advocacy work?

Are you currently a student working on a degree in areas of study such as political science, public administration or gerontology? 

About the Position:
AARP is seeking a student, preferably in a graduate program, with applicable knowledge of the political system, communication and public relations to provide support for AARP Massachusetts’ office efforts around 2014 voter engagement and advocacy related to a major nationwide initiative. 

Qualifications:

  • You must have experience with basic research projects, gathering information, culling and capturing pertinent details with limited guidance.
  • You must have basic knowledge of Massachusetts news media and political landscape.
  • A commitment to the goals and priorities of AARP.
  • Good organizational and communications skills.
  • You must have experience working with Microsoft Office, Excel and Access.
  • You must be able to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a team.

This internship will begin on September 15th and end on December 5th; is located in Boston, Massachusetts; and will require a 15 hour per week commitment.

How to Apply:
Please contact Leslie Siphers, Advocacy Associate, at 617.305.0510 or lsiphers@aarp.org for more information.

Deadline for Submission:        August 15, 2014

Leslie A. Siphers | AARP Massachusetts | Advocacy Specialist
One Beacon Street, Suite 2301
Boston, MA 02108
W: 617-305-0510 | F: 617-723-4224 | C: 617-784-8705 
E: lsiphers@aarp.org


Office of State Representative James Cantwell, 4th Plymouth District, Marshfield-Scituate
Legislative Intern

Location: State House

About the Position:

  • Research Bills and Policy Issues – Summarize bills, conduct background research on legislation; research policy issues originating from constituents calls and letters; present findings and draft briefs for Representative; topics vary widely but could include: coastal issues, renewable energy and environment, fishing, public health, and crime and justice
  • Legislative Issues – Prepare for formal and informal legislative sessions and hearings, including reviewing upcoming bills, writing letters of supports, and floor speeches
  • Attend Hearings, Briefings, and District Events – Attend meetings at State House and nearby venues (possible opportunity to visit district events), take notes, and brief Representative 
  • Constituent Services – Assist constituents in working with government and private agencies; field calls regarding legislative inquires; draft policy correspondence
  • Administrative Duties – Answer phones, type, file, and prepare mailings, letter writing, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate or law students are ideal candidates; undergraduates welcome to apply
  • Interest in coastal and environmental issues is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office
  • Basic capacity to conduct internet research, and synthesize findings
  • Excellent telephone etiquette
  • Clear and cogent writing skills
  • Willingness and ability to work independently

Compensation and required hours of work:
The internship is a great opportunity to gain experience in state government and the legislature but, unfortunately, is unpaid.  The position has been determined to qualify for undergraduate college credit in the past.  This internship is for the fall semester.

How to apply:
Please e-mail resume and cover letter (optional) to Benjamin.thomas@mahouse.gov


Jobs


Hyde Park Green Team, Youth Jobs and Environmental Education Program

Program Coordinator

About the Hyde Park Green Team:

The Hyde Park Green Team was founded in 2001 with the mission to: Develop and preserve housing for low-and moderate-income people; prevent displacement of neighborhood residents; strengthen the commercial base of the neighborhoods, and create vibrant and stable communities through programs that bring long-time residents and newcomers of all ages and diverse backgrounds together. The CDC has numerous initiatives to advance its mission and address the needs of the economically and racially diverse neighborhoods it serves. The currents programs Hyde Park is currently working on include: foreclosure prevention, affordable housing development, green space development, social service planning and youth jobs and environmental education

About the Hyde Park Green Team Youth Jobs and Environmental Education Program:

This program employs 21 high school-aged youth each summer and they work 25 hours per week, and 4 to 6 youth work after school for five weeks each spring and fall. These high school aged youth are supervised by 20-24 year old crew leaders. Throughout the April-November growing season, the Green Team works to clean and beautify Hyde Park’s urban wilds. Restoration work primarily consists of trail building, invasive plan removal, pruning and tree planting. Youth travel between work sites by bicycle, learning road safety skills and gaining confidence in city riding. They also participate in educational field trips including a Neponset River canoe trip to learn about river ecology, a Thompson Island work exchange to learn about harbor ecology, and a work exchange at Brookwood Farm to learn about organic gardening. Youth also receive training on topics such as proper workplace conduct, personal financial management, resume writing and interviewing.

Program Coordinator responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Working with the SWBCDC Assistant Director
  • Administer all aspects of the Green Team Program
  • Assist with hiring of Crew Leaders and Youth Crew Members
  • Orient, train and supervise 3 Crew Leaders in the summer, and 1 Crew Leader in the spring and fall
  • Communicate with collaborating organizations to develop program components
  • Meet with Boston Parks and Recreation personnel to determine the scope of work at Urban Wild sites
  • Create program schedules
  • Manage program expenses including invoices and cost tracking
  • Assist with grant-writing and preparation of reports and invoices to funders
  • Attend appropriate workshops and networking events, as determined by the Assistant Director
  • Participate in activities at Urban Wild sites and field trips as needed to observe the crew and Crew Leaders in the field as well as to photograph/document the teams work
  • Oversee annual program evaluation
  • Work with Southwest Boston CDC staff as needed and participate in staff meetings

Qualifications:

  • Experience in supervising or teaching youth
  • Interest in caring for the environment
  • Experience working in diverse communities
  • Ability to ride a bike
  • Experience with youth program development
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience in staff or intern supervision
  • Experience in landscaping or trail maintenance
  • Experience in bike safety and maintenance
  • Knowledge of environmental education
  • Experience with budget management
  • Experience in grant writing

How to Apply:

  • Send a cover letter and resume to Pat Alvarez at: palvarez@swbcdc.org
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Salary and Hours:

  • Salary will be based on your past experience
  • Year round, the Program Coordinator will work 30 hours per week (but this can be negotiated)

For more information:


Frontier Group
Policy Analyst

Frontier Group policy analysts conceptualize and write compelling reports on social problems and their solutions, participate in the development of effective public policies, and disseminate our ideas and findings to decision-makers and the public.

Frontier Group
Policy Associate

Associates split their time between policy analysis work with Frontier Group and a program of intensive training and hands-on experience in public interest advocacy and organizing conducted in partnership with the Public Interest Network.


The Boston Foundation
Program Assistant, Education

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Prepare various written materials on a timely basis, including summaries of grant proposals, analysis of education issues, draft correspondence, meeting minutes and reports, tables, charts and memoranda
  • Conduct basic research on grant applicants, non-profit issues, progress toward education strategic priorities or other matters pertinent to specific program work
  • Assist Program Director in tracking and reporting on foundation grant-making activities, including preparing quarterly updates and reports on special initiatives and funder collaboration
  • Coordinate, in conjunction with other support staff, meetings, convenings and other events (including coordinating attendee schedules, invitations, meeting preparation and set-up, meeting attendance and note taking and meeting “takedown” and clean up_
  • Work with external partners on shared project goals
  • Retrieve and compile files (historical and data-based) for proposal review and writing
  • Prepare and proofread written material for advisory boards and other convening’s
  • Maintain current calendars and schedule appointments
  • Assist with components of the proposal due diligence process
  • Contact applicants, funders and other stakeholders
  • Perform recordkeeping, photocopying, faxing and other administrative tasks as required
  • Undertake special projects in collaboration with other departments as required, such as conference/meeting support and coordination
  • Relieve the receptionist on a rotating schedule with other administrative personnel when necessary
  • Maintain regular attendance
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • College degree and up to two years related work experience
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Outstanding multitasking and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated strong written and analytical skills; excellent proofreading skills and proficient editing skill
  • Strong quantitative skills; comfort reading basic financial statements
  • Proven ability/willingness to take initiative
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to make decisions about how to manage and organize own workload and ability to work under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Participative work style; ability to receive feedback
  • Mature interpersonal style and ability to interact well with a diverse range of people
  • Knowledge of nonprofit administration is a plus

Additional Information:


BlueWave Capital

Business Development Director

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Identify and solicit customers for PPA/NMCP agreements for credits generated at on-site solar PV roof-top, parking canopy and ground-mount installations as well as 1MW-5MW Virtually Net-metered projects developed by BlueWave
  • Direct BlueWave’s response to RFP/RFQs
  • Work closely with BlueWave’s financing and EPC partners on proposals
  • Assist in developing pricing proposals and negotiating and executing PPA/NMCPAs
  • Serve as the customer’s primary point of contact up to commencement of construction
  • Coordinate with BlueWave’s project development team in site acquisition, entitlement, qualification for incentives, and other development activity
  • Become familiar with all regulatory and utility requirements and incentives
  • Develop marketing strategies and materials
  • Represent the company to external audiences including policy development working groups, industry and community leaders, investors and public officials

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years prior experience in renewable energy project development, sales and/or public policy
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant area: business, real estate, finance, law or public policy
  • Strong relations with potential customers in the municipal, higher education, non-profit and commercial sectors in Massachusetts, other New England states and New York
  • Keen interest in environmental protection, climate change, renewable energy and sustainability-related policies and practices
  • Deep knowledge of renewable energy regulations and incentives
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and experience
  • Familiarity with development and construction process, land-use regulations and zoning bylaws and project finance
  • Ability to operate independently with a fast-moving, dynamic environment

How to Apply:

Communications Analyst

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Support communications Manager in production and management of written content for company website, municipal proposals, and marketing-related tasks
  • Edit photographs and video for use in website and marketing activities
  • Assist in identifying, developing, and implementing new communication tactics for web, social media, video, etc.
  • Provide additional communications support to Senior Management as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, environmental and energy policy or a related field
  • Sincere interest in combating climate change through the development of renewable energy
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with ability to juggle multiple priorities
  • Strong work ethic with flexibility to preform in a work environment that fosters independence yet may require intense collaboration at times
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign skills a plus
  • Personable with a positive outlook

How to Apply:


UTEC
Data and Evaluation Analyst

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Serve as a strong advocate to program staff of the value and importance of high quality data (uniform, complete, and accurate) in helping them to do their jobs
  • Prepare data reports and analysis based on ETO for funder reports and in response to ongoing data requests by program managers
  • Provide ongoing training for staff on ETO, including how to enter, access and use data for both case management and performance management
  • Oversee and coordinate accurate and timely data collection and entry with program staff
  • Assist Director of Evaluation in revising, refining, and updating data collection procedures to streamline processes and reflect changes to the program model
  • Maintain and update a user guide on ETO for new staff and each department
  • Conduct regular data audits to ensure that data is high quality
  • Assist Director of Evaluation in developing and administering participant satisfaction surveys to assess how youth are experiencing the programs
  • Manage systems of making data visible in the building
  • Conduct literature reviews and research syntheses related to UTEC’s work
  • Participate in team-building activities along with other UTEC staff
  • Other duties as needed

Qualifications:

  • BA required; MA preferred
  • Previous experience with research, data entry, analysis, and reporting required
  • Proficiency with databases and Excel, and general comfort with technology required
  • Previous work experience in organizations focused on youth development, workforce training, or alternative education preferred but not required
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good analytic skills including comfort with numbers and basic statistics
  • Organized, focused, and diligent
  • Ability to work with a range of staff across different programs, teams, and levels (from direct service staff to organization leadership)
  • Solid written and verbal communication
  • Flexible and adaptive in the face of shifting priorities and deadlines
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Open-minded and committed to diversity in views, cultures, and beliefs
  • Commitment to supporting UTEC’s mission and values
  • Comfortable giving and receiving feedback
  • Ability to laugh at oneself

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • 3 weeks’ vacation, paid holidays and sick/personal time
  • Health and dental benefits

How to Apply:

  • All candidates must send resume and cover letter via email to jobs@utec-lowell.org with “Data and Evaluation Analyst” in the subject line
  • Cover letter should detail relevant analytic and research experience

Massachusetts Housing Partnership Homeownership
Program Manager

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Facilitate lender and community-based support of MHP’s homeownership program to expand the reach and impact of the ONE Mortgage Program
  • Represent MHP at public meetings, forums, conferences and other discussions of homeownership policy and practice as necessary and/or requested
  • Manage the Homeownership staff to effectively meet or exceed ONE Mortgage program goals
  • Oversee pre- and post-purchase activities to ensure they are managed in accordance with MHP policies and procedures
  • Mange loan origination activities to ensure that quality requirements are met
  • Assist in the development of new policies and procedures that allow MHP to more efficiently administer the program and/or better serve low and moderate-income homebuyers a necessary and/or requested
  • Ensure that all business operations are efficient and effective in maintaining the success and growth of the ONE Mortgage Program
  • Resolve problems and complaints in a manner consistent with documented policies and procedures
  • Other responsibilities as assigned to achieve the mission of MHP

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Management experience required (two to five years program and/or team management preferred)
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong computer proficiency, including spreadsheets, word processing, Access, Crystal repots and database programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (experience with public speaking preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Five years experience in housing, affordable homeownership, community development, or other related field preferred

How to Apply:

  • Please send resume and cover letter to: HR@mhp.net
    • Or to: Human Resources, MHP, 160 Federal Street, 2nd floor

Boston, MA 02110

Salary and benefits:

  • Salary is commensurate with experience
  • Program manager will receive excellent benefits

City of Somerville
Budget Manager

About the Position:
The City of Somerville seeks an experienced, dedicated, and detail oriented Budget Manager to coordinate preparation of the $203 million annual Operating Budget and the 5 year $183 million Capital Investment Plan. Working in conjunction with, and in support of the Finance Director and Somerstat, the Budget Manager generates budget forms and the Budget Calendar; compiles and analyzes departmental budget requests; develops and disseminates presentation quality budget materials to city officials and the public; and monitors annual budgets subsequent to adoption. Other duties include: forecasting revenue and expenditures; performing cost analyses to support common government decisions such as setting fees and charges, deciding on in-house or contracted service delivery, determining the financial impact of collective bargaining proposals, and setting indirect cost rates for grant recovery. The Budget Manager serves as a key resource to all department heads and provides suggestions and solutions where applicable to improve departmental finances. The City of Somerville received the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for FY 2014. The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to work under general supervision; understand complex financial and operational issues; be proficient in the compilation, manipulation, analysis and maintenance of large amounts of financial data; and possess effective verbal and written communication skills.

Qualifications:
Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, or public administration supplemented with three (3) years experience in governmental budgeting and finance. Master’s Degree preferred. MS Office, database, and spreadsheet proficiency required. Salary range: High 60’s plus excellent benefits.

How to Apply:
Resume and cover letter to William Roche, Director of Human Resources, 93 Highland Avenue, Somerville, Ma. 02143. AA/EEO. employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov.


Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Clean Energy Manager

About the Position:

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks a Clean Energy Manager to help achieve MAPC’s local and regional clean energy and sustainability goals. Oversee all of MAPC’s clean energy work, including local energy planning, regional energy procurements, and local and state energy policy. The Manager helps to integrate clean energy practices into all aspects of MAPC’s planning work, as well as develops partnerships with municipalities, community-based organizations, policymakers to advance clean energy efforts throughout the Commonwealth. Additional responsibilities include: Manage  all aspects of regional energy procurements, including: developing project scopes, soliciting project participants, writing and issuing solicitations, organizing and guiding selection processes, and supporting municipal project execution; Oversee local energy planning activities including: meeting with municipal officials and project partners.

Qualifications: 

  • MA in planning, public policy/administration, or engineering, with training in energy systems or related disciplines and a minimum of three years of professional experience working directly to promote clean energy development at the local and regional level in a public or private sector setting or relevant bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of relevant professional experience. 

Other information:

  • Full-time position with an excellent state employee benefits package. Salary range from $64,000 to $74,000 depending on qualifications and experience. 
  • This position is exempt under the guidelines of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  Position open until filled. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. MAPC is an EOE/AA employer. 
  • MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.  

How to Apply:

  • SEE COMPLETE AD AT WEB SITE (WWW.MAPC.ORG) AND APPLY AT LINK SHOWN THERE.  Attach cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three professional references.  Posted 6-13-14.  Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Human Resources.

New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Visiting Scholar Positions

About the positions: 

The Center is an applied policy research group within the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s research department. Our mission is to promote better public policy in New England by conducting and disseminating objective, high-quality research and analysis of regional economic and policy issues. To promote this mission, we invite a small number of researchers to join us as visiting scholars each year. 

We are currently accepting applications for positions starting in 2015. Scholars are typically paid a portion of their home-institution base salary, depending on the extent of their engagement with the Center. We are open to considering both full-year and part-year visits, as well as both full-time and part-time schedules during the visit.

Qualifictions:
Priority will be given to research proposals that complement the Center’s research agenda and/or are within its two areas of expertise (state and local public finance, labor market and demographic trends). More information about the preferred research proposals and the expectations of the position are available at the following website:http://www.bostonfed.org/economic/neppc/about/vsad.htm  

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, and a 1,000-1,500 word research proposal by Friday, September 26, 2014. The letter should indicate the candidate’s interest in the position and the activities of the Center, available dates, and salary requirements. Please submit materials to: Darcy Saas, Deputy Director, New England Public Policy Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Darcy.saas@bos.frb.org / (617) 973 3177


Foundation Assessment Tools
Manager

Organization Overview:
The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) is a nonprofit organization focused on the development of comparative data to enable higher-performing funders. CEP’s mission is to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness – and, as a result, their intended impact.

CEP pursues its mission through data collection and research that fuel the creation of assessment tools, publications, and programming. Since receiving initial funding in 2001, CEP has produced widely referenced research reports on foundation performance assessment, foundation strategy, foundation governance, and foundation–grantee relationships. CEP has created new data sets relevant to foundation leaders and hosted highly regarded programming focused on key issues related to funder effectiveness.

CEP research publications are widely read by foundation CEOs and have, according to third party assessments, influenced practice at many large foundations. More than 250 foundations – including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation—have used CEP’s assessment tools. CEP has been credited in the press with “shaking up” the foundation world and is viewed as the leading institution in providing performance assessment data to foundations in the U.S. and, increasingly, internationally.

Position Overview:
CEP is currently seeking a dynamic and experienced Manager to join its team.  Reporting to the Vice President of Assessment Tools and working in CEP’s Cambridge, MA office, the Manager will work with both internal and external stakeholders to lead the development of client relationships with foundations using CEP’s assessment tools, to oversee data generation, analysis and report creation processes, and to ensure quality in CEP’s work.  CEP’s Assessment Tools Managers supervise research analysts, develop new and maintain existing relationships with Foundation leadership, and represent the organization in meetings, in client presentations of assessment tool results and periodically at conferences or speaking engagements.
The successful candidate will possess both outstanding data analysis skills and outstanding communication skills and will be adept at interacting with high-level executives in high-stakes settings. She or he must be comfortable in a work environment in which the highest standards of analysis and quality control are expected, both when producing his or her own work and when overseeing the work of others. 

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Cultivate and build strong existing and new client relationships based on trust, communication, and a commitment to service excellence
  • Oversee the development of high quality assessment tools engagements by appropriately scoping projects, managing and interpreting data collection and analysis; effectively managing project-based teams; making choices about what paths of analysis to pursue; and deciding how best to communicate results through CEP’s online reporting system and presentations for clients
  • Help clients understand assessment results, demonstrating patience, empathy, and an appreciation for organizational dynamics and the psychological barriers to change and improvement
  • Contribute to new business development by reaching out to potential clients, following up on inquiries and leads as well as exploring new business opportunities with existing clients
  • Participate on the managers’ team, addressing the strategy, content, and continuous improvement of CEP’s assessment tools and identifying opportunities to provide advisory services
  • Supervise research analysts through coaching, mentoring and training to foster their development and ensure that CEP’s work is of consistently high quality 
  • Attend conferences and generate interest in CEP’s work through public speaking and generating word-of-mouth buzz about the accomplishments and goals of CEP 
  • Contribute positively to the organization’s culture by demonstrating a commitment to the organization’s mission and its belief in the power of good data to improve decision-making

 
Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years of experience with management/strategy consulting experience highly desired 
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s (BA, BS) degree is required; advanced degree in business, public policy, public health, or public administration strongly preferred  
  • Experience developing and managing client relationships with responsibility for deliverables and presentations
  • Comfort interacting with high-level senior executives in high-pressure, high-stakes settings
  • Passionate commitment to the work of the nonprofit sector and the effectiveness of philanthropy
  • Experience managing teams as well as mentoring and training junior staff members
  • Outstanding analytical ability, including facility with basic statistical analyses (i.e., T-tests, ANOVA, regressions)
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and Power Point skills 
  • Excellent writing and communication skills 
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Highest level of personal integrity and commitment to excellence
  • Travel of approximately 40% will be required of this position 

To Apply:
Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, to Kevin Bolduc at http://commongoodcareers.force.com/careers/ts2__Register?jobId=a0KG000000YsPFu&tSource=. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

CEP offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. 
CEP is an equal opportunity employer.

About Commongood Careers:
CEP has partnered with Commongood Careers to conduct the search for a Manager, Foundation Assessment Tools.  Commongood Careers is a mission-driven search firm for the nonprofit sector.  With robust networks, deep search expertise, and a range of service offerings, Commongood Careers is provides a smarter way for the nation’s leading nonprofits to make high-impact hires. Since its founding in 2005, Commongood Careers has led over 700 searches for 250 organizations in 33 states, making us one of the most experienced nonprofit search firms in the country.  Click here to learn more about nonprofit jobs at Commongood Careers.


Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Local Services
Project Manager

About the Position:
The Division of Local Services’ Technical Assistance Section (Boston, MA) seeks an experienced, innovative professional to provide consultant services to cities and towns on municipal operations, government structure, and financial management. Working in conjunction with other Division team members, the incumbent interviews local officials, analyzes complex financial and operational issues, and writes in-depth reports that provide guidance on government financial management-related functions, policies, and conditions. The successful candidate must demonstrate a working knowledge of local government operations and laws governing municipal finance; be detail oriented and well organized; and possess strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred qualifications:
Master’s degree in public administration, policy, finance or related field; at least two years’ experience working directly with local government officials; and proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel and OneNote. Occasional night and weekend work and a valid driver’s license required. Salary range: $60,367 – $87,077, plus excellent state benefits.

How to Apply:
Resume and cover letter to Zack Blake, Director of Technical Assistance Services, Division of Local Services, P.O. Box 9569, Boston, MA. 02114-9569. E-mail: blakez@dor.state.ma.us. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2014.
This position is posted as an Accountant IV on the State’s Commonwealth Employment Opportunities website. For further details and minimum qualifications, see posting #J42648 by clicking here.

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