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.

Executive Director – Green Job Youth Corps

The Office of Workforce Development (OWD) and the Environment, Energy & Open Space Cabinet (EEOS) are partnering on a green jobs training program centering disconnected young people and returning citizens. The Executive Director is the primary point of leadership and decision making with City agencies, and organizational partners, to guarantee program goals are met or exceeded. 

This position requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred), at least 5 years of leadership experience with program development and implementation (with at least 3 years of experience in a supervisory or staff management role), and significant experience working with young adults, ages 18-26, in particular those have been involved in the justice and/or foster care system.

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

Volunteer Program Manager

The Volunteer Program Manager will be responsible for managing and overseeing volunteer recruitment for the Boston Tax Help Coalition (BTHC), which is part of the Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) and reports to Senior Program Manager, Office of Financial Empowerment. This individual will play a lead role in department communications, including preparing periodic online newsletters, using social media and assisting with the annual marketing campaign for taxes and other OFE programs. This role also functions as the liaison to BPDA’s Human Resources department, handling OFE’s internship and fellowship programs and internal staff development.

The Volunteer Program Manager should have a Bachelor’s degree with 3 to 5 years of experience or a Master’s degree and at least 1 year of experience working with volunteers, or comparable background. Necessary skills include familiarity with Word, Excel, customer databases, and basic Microsoft Office and Google Workspace. Strong writing and email ability, as well as enthusiasm for social media required. Must be well organized and able to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast paced environment. 

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, the Grants Manager will 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; and provide support to Youth Services staff in the areas of invoicing, contracting, data entry, and other assignments to facilitate the work of the department.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Business or equivalent experience and demonstrated computer literacy/skills, including familiarity with spreadsheets (Excel) and database programs. Five years of related work experience is required, including two years in job placement, employment services, education or training or a related area. Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive attitude are required. Familiarity with workforce development, career services, and various social service agencies is preferred. 

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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