The Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development and its constituent programs seek qualified candidates who are passionate about fulfilling our mission to serve the people of Boston. Available job openings are posted below.

Data & Evaluation AmeriCorps VISTA

*This is a one-year, contract position.*

The Data and Evaluation VISTA will provide support for several key programs at OWD. City Academy is an innovative initiative to improve pathways into City of Boston jobs for local residents through recruitment and training. Boston Saves is a children’s savings account administered in partnership with the Boston Public Schools – the program supports students and their families who want to save for college beginning in kindergarten. The Tuition Free Community College initiative provides last-dollar funding so eligible Boston residents can attend one of six partner colleges free of tuition and fees. The VISTA will improve data collection practices across all three programs and have a chance to work closely with City agencies and local community partners.

Learn more and apply through the AmeriCorps program.

Outreach & Recruitment AmeriCorps VISTA

*This is a one-year, contract position.*

The Outreach & Recruitment VISTA will support the Boston Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development’s (OWD’s) special projects to increase knowledge of, and enrollment into, the office’s programs and initiatives. Tasks will be focused on building relationships, educating target residents, and developing referral networks and communication strategies. This position will support Boston Saves, Tuition Free Community College (TFCC), and the City Academy programs. OWD’s VISTA project will have the primary objectives of: 1) Developing systems for improved evaluation and recruitment; 2) Leveraging resources and relationships in the community and with partnering City agencies; and 3) Increasing resident engagement in program planning. The ultimate outcome of these efforts will be to maximize the ability of Boston Saves, TFCC, and City Academy to positively impact community members’ economic and financial stability and increase upward mobility.

Learn more and apply through the AmeriCorps program.

External Partnerships AmeriCorps VISTA

*This is a one-year, contract position.*

The External Partnerships VISTA’s tasks will include: – Acting as the primary point of contact for BPS central and Boston Public Schools (BPS) schools for all Boston Saves, TFCC, and City Academy activities. – Actively engaging and consistently updating key BPS stakeholders on OWD initiates in partnership with BPS. – Attending school-based engagement and planning events. – Facilitating student, family, and school feedback on overall program experience to improve experience for families and students. – Deepening relationships with BPS departments regarding the integration of financial education and post-secondary planning into district-wide curriculum. – Streamline process for translation of all documents into BPS district-mandated languages. – Ensuring communication about joint OWD-BPS the programs (including pages on BPS website) are relevant and up-to-date. – Assisting with communication and outreach to new TFCC students as they transition into post-secondary student status.

Learn more and apply through the AmeriCorps program.

Administration & Finance Manager – PowerCorpsBOS

The Administrative and Finance (A&F) Manager is responsible for operational administrative tasks including human resource management, finance and budgeting, and hiring/onboarding for PowerCorpsBOS, a learn-and-earn program that trains young adults for green jobs. The A&F Manager is also responsible for the coordination of staff meetings, maintaining physical office space, and assisting the Executive Director in various administrative tasks as needed.

Learn more and apply on the Careers page of our parent organization, the Boston Planning & Department Agency.

Supportive Services Manager – PowerCorpsBOS

The Support Services Manager is responsible for assisting the Support Services Director in building self-empowerment and removing barriers to self-sufficiency for members of PowerCorpsBOS, a learn-and-earn program that trains young adults for green jobs. The Supportive Services Manager reports directly to the Support Services Director.

Learn more and apply on the Careers page of our parent organization, the Boston Planning & Department Agency.

Supportive Services Director – PowerCorpsBOS

The Supportive Services Director is responsible for the development, execution, and oversight of the systems that support members and alumni of PowerCorpsBOS (a learn-and-earn program that trains young adults for green jobs) in building self-empowerment and removing barriers to self-sufficiency. The Supportive Services Director will be responsible for supervising additional support services staff members, as hired. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Learn more and apply on the Careers page of our parent organization, the Boston Planning & Department Agency.

Program Manager – Summer Learn & Earn Program

*This is a temporary, part-time, contract position.*

Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Workforce Development, the Program Manager will provide administrative, communications, and project management support to the Summer Learn and Earn initiative. Particular attention will be provided to Boston’s ‘high need’ youth and ensuring the timely, appropriate, and professional communication and customer service to SYEP applicants and participants. The program coordinator will direct the onboarding and management of five part-time academic mentors, who will serve as the supervisors of youth within the program. 

Learn more and apply on the Careers page of our parent organization, the Boston Planning & Department Agency.

Academic Mentor

* This is a temporary, part-time, contract position.*

Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Workforce Development, the Academic Mentor will provide career readiness and academic support to participants in OWD youth and workforce development programs. The Academic Mentor will receive training in evidence-based practices in career assessment, career decision making tools and resources, and effective support and youth development models. The Academic Mentor will provide individual and group support for 20-30 program participants to successfully complete postsecondary education and career training engagements. The Academic Mentor will provide support for students to acquire job readiness skills, complete online lessons and remote assignments, and make social services referrals as needed. The Academic Mentor will empower program participants to continue to next steps after completing OWD’s programs, including employment, post-secondary education, and further career training. 

Learn more and apply on the Careers page of our parent organization, the Boston Planning & Department Agency.

Grants & Budget Assistant

Under direction of the Grants & Budget Manager for OWD, this position will prepare annual budgets for 501(c) (3) Friends of Youth Opportunity Boston (FYOB) and assist in the annual audits and tax filings, process invoices for payment by grant funding sources and cross reference budget data for accuracy. This role will approve CBO budgets and budget revisions and maintain documentation and records of all transactions. 

Learn more and apply on the Careers page of our parent organization, the Boston Planning & Department Agency.

Grants Manager

Under the direction of the Assistant Deputy Director for Grants Management, monitor the direct service programs provided by community based organizations (CBOs) under contract with the Office of Workforce Development in assigned areas; monitor contract activities and transactions, prepare reports and provide technical assistance to CBOs; provide administrative, general office, system and project support to the Grants Management department, with a particular focus on data collection and evaluation. Provide support to Youth Services staff in the areas of invoicing, contracting, data entry, and other assignments to facilitate the work of the department.

Learn more and apply on the Careers page of our parent organization, the Boston Planning & Department Agency.

Case Manager

Under the direction of the Assistant Deputy Director for Case Management, Youth Options Unlimited Boston (YOU Boston), Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD), provides intensive case management and other program services to eligible young people under multiple grant initiatives. Ensure the efficient, appropriate, and professional delivery of services to all designated youth and young adults, both in the community and in juvenile and adult facilities preparing for re-entry. The Case Manager will guide clients through the orientation and assessment process, determining short and long-term needs/goals during the development of their individual service plan (ISP).  Refer youth to appropriate services in collaboration with multiple community partners. Serve as a member of the larger service team for designated young people and collaborate with the entire YOU Boston staff to meet agency goals and mandates. YOU Boston works with youth and young adults ages 14-24, specializing in serving those from neighborhoods with the highest level of poverty and violence, and those reentering the community from incarceration. YOU Boston strives to empower participants to gain the educational, employment, and career advancement necessary to be successful in the workforce and in their lives. 

Work requires completion of a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field, and one year’s related experience. A Master’s Degree in a similar or related field is preferred. Requires previous experience working with ‘high-risk” or “proven-risk” youth populations. Requires experience in youth development, education and/or job development. Excellent communication skills are needed. Bilingual and/or Bicultural experience is preferred. Must be able to function well as part of a team. Must be willing to work on the street and in other unstructured situations and to work weekend and/or evening schedules as required. Computer literacy and typing skills are needed. *Must have a current, valid Massachusetts Driver’s License and vehicle.

Learn more and apply on the Careers page of our parent organization, the Boston Planning & Department Agency.

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