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Position Description

Beginning June 2021, Cambridge, Massachusetts and its key partners will conduct an 18-month Guaranteed Income Pilot Project, Cambridge Rise, for single caretaker households. The Pilot will provide $500 recurring monthly payments to 120 residents within the participant group to provide financial stability, and to understand the long-lasting impact of a guaranteed income to determine the feasibility of continuing the project.

Cambridge is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to serve as the full time Director for this groundbreaking initiative. Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, one of the non-profit pilot partners, the Project Director will be responsible for the overall administration and oversight of the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

Pilot Oversight

•     Work closely with the Steering Committee Coalition and sub-committees to identify research and story-telling priorities and partners, coordinate their activities, and ensure efficient and smart execution of the pilot’s priorities

•     Lead the design process by coordinating town halls and working closely with research partners to administer participant selection and determine programmatic details.

•     Manage day-to-day pilot operations

•     Identify new opportunities to improve the outcomes of the pilot

•     Support the development of grant proposals to secure additional funding; manage strategies and activities for donor cultivation and relations

•     Prioritize community relations and engagement by producing high-quality communications, including reports, and other materials

•     Coordinate, vet, and support media requests

•     Ensure that funds are being disbursed in a timely manner

•     Perform other duties as assigned

Participant Liaison and Engagement

•     Serve as the primary point of contact for potential participants and recipients to provide accurate and updated information through 1-1 relationships and produced materials

•     Coordinate interactions between potential participants, recipients, and outside organizations and interested parties

•     Coordinate the work of the Benefits Advocates to ensure that pilot recipients receive comprehensive information on the impact of funding received on a myriad of public benefits

•     Coordinate the work of the Financial Coaches to ensure that all interested pilot participants have access to financial education and coaching throughout and the pilot project

•     Ensure participant retention in a manner that responds to the participants’ needs

Requirements and qualifications

•     Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred 

·     Background/ 3+ years of professional experience related to poverty, economic policy, or social work

·     Track record of starting or building new initiatives or programs

·     Knowledge of and experience using evaluation and community-based research to inform program development and execution

·     Experience working with governing bodies, including advisory boards  

·     Record of success engaging a variety of stakeholders, including residents and community groups, and demonstrated ability to collaborate with cross-functional staff 

·     Excellent project management skills 

•     Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with ease in public presentations

•     Ability to work both independently and as part of a team 

·     Understanding the strength of diversity, and the need for solutions to support all regardless of race, religion, gender, immigration status, or ethnicity 

·     Bilingual/bicultural preferred

·     Cambridge resident preferred

Position Description

Beginning June 2021, Cambridge, Massachusetts and its key partners will conduct an 18-month Guaranteed Income Pilot Project, Cambridge Rise, for single caretaker households. The Pilot will provide $500 recurring…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 24, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 15, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$65,000 - $65,000

Benefits

90% Health Insurance; 4 weeks paid vacation; 3 weeks paid sick leave; 14 paid holidays

90% Health Insurance; 4 weeks paid vacation; 3 weeks paid sick leave; 14 paid holidays

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Preferred

Bilingual Preferred

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Cambridge, MA
Associated Location
Cambridge, MA, USA

How to Apply

Email a resume and cover letter to Tina Alu, Executive Director, Cambridge Economic Opportunity at jobs@ceoccambridge.org.

Email a resume and cover letter to Tina Alu, Executive Director, Cambridge Economic Opportunity at jobs@ceoccambridge.org.

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