ABOUT THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE:
Cambridge is a unique and growing urban community of 120,000 residents, making it the fourth largest city in Massachusetts. Our community is diverse, with 34% of residents identifying as people of color and 34% of residents’ home language is a language other than English. The city stands out as a hub of innovation and is home to Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an increasing number of biotechs and high-tech start-ups. The biotech corridor in Kendall Square has been called “the most innovative square mile on Earth,” and has led the country in everything from the invention of rubber hoses to the development of Covid-19 vaccines.
Cambridge’s City government has an annual operating budget of $800M and over 1,600 full-time employees. Cambridge has access to significant resources but is confronting similar challenges as other urban centers – rising housing costs, climate change, sustainable transportation, homelessness, and persistent economic and racial inequities. The City Council and City leadership are committed to being a leader on issues of equity and sustainability and creating a city that works for everyone.
ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT:
As Cambridge’s Chief Executive Officer, the City Manager supervises and manages all City Departments, recommends policies and programs to the City Council, and implements City Council legislation. The City Manager’s Office collaborates with the City Council and city departments on the shared mission to serve the Cambridge community and build a better city for all.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
The Chief of Strategy and Implementation is a new position that will report directly to the City Manager. This position will be responsible for the organization and execution of key strategic initiatives across the city. The ideal candidate will be a curious and humble problem solver who can establish trusted and collaborative relationships with senior leaders and stakeholders, generating productive discussion, input, and alignment. The Chief of Strategy and Implementation commands strong analytic skills, is capable of using data to break down issues and illustrate solutions, and is an effective and efficient communicator. They will have the opportunity to build a high performing public sector Project Management Office / Results Delivery Office function. The Chief of Strategy and Implementation will be a member of the senior cabinet and will be accountable for the success of the city’s strategic agenda.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Experience and Education
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to access input and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to operate office equipment including copiers, printers, and scanners. Executes multiple tasks involving keyboarding, telephones, writing, bending, reaching, and lifting boxes of files (up to 10 lbs).
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office environment, which includes fluorescent lighting and air conditioning. Moderate noise level, which can elevate with phone calls and walk in members of the public. Busy office work environment characterized by multiple work demands from department staff, a great deal of customer interaction, and heavy call volume. This position may be eligible for hybrid work under the City’s Telework Policy depending on operational needs.
ABOUT THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE:
Cambridge is a unique and growing urban community of 120,000 residents, making it the fourth largest city in Massachusetts. Our community is diverse, with 34% of residents identifying as people of color and 34% of…
Submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 08/25/22. Position will remain open until filled. We are an AA/EEO Employer.
Submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: email@example.com or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax…