Neighborhood Outreach Manager, Community Preservation Act

1 week ago(1/11/2018 10:10 AM)
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Regular Full-Time
Treasury-Treasury Division
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Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


The Community Preservation Program will raise about $20 million for Boston to spend annually on affordable housing, parks and open space, and historic preservation. This new fund was made possible originally with the passage of a state law in 2000 allowing cities and towns across the Commonwealth to bring a local ballot to voters and establish the Community Preservation Act (CPA). In November 2016, Boston voters overwhelmingly passed the CPA. As a result, property owners pay a surcharge on their quarterly real estate tax bill that funds the CPA in Boston. A small match from the state adds to the City’s fund. Allocations and operation of the CPA is guided by state law and city ordinance.


Aligning with the City and its many connected agencies, departments, and planning documents, CPA funds will contribute to the goal of making Boston the most livable city in the nation by working with communities to build strong neighborhoods through the strategic investment of these new public resources. Equity, meeting the needs of underserved communities, and access will drive decision-making for CPA projects.


Reporting to the Community Preservation Director, the CPA Neighborhood Outreach Manager will work as part of a small team to implement all aspects of this new initiative.


Specific job responsibilities include:


  • Recruits and manages neighborhood and issue-based advisory groups for input on CPA projects, community needs, and goal-setting. Identifies leaders, sets up and assists with meetings and needed follow-up.
  • Provides outreach to Boston stakeholders, including neighborhood organizations, city agency staff, and individuals with interest in CPA. Builds relationships with community members, non-profit groups and coalitions, and small and large business owners.
  • Writes content and takes photos for City website, printed CPA materials, and social media.
  • Assigns work to interns and fellows as needed.
  • Ensures widespread marketing of open process for CPA project proposals through diverse communication channels (City, community, print and digital media, etc.)
  • Assists Director with legislative meetings as required.
  • Answers phone, responds to email questions, and assists with day-to-day operations of the office.
  • Assists with the semiannual processing of the CPA funding cycle and application review.
  • Participates in special projects as assigned.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:


  • At least two (2) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, outreach, social media, communications, or public relations/marketing experience preferably in work which involved outreach and community engagement.
  • B.A./B.S. in a related field preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take charge as needed.
  • Good public speaking, presentation, and meeting facilitation skills, including ability to conduct community meetings required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft applications (MS Word, Excel, and Google Drive).
  • Familiarity with Boston neighborhoods; experience working across race, community, age, and class lines.
  • Some knowledge of three issue areas: housing, parks, and historic preservation, preferred.
  • Some experience in group facilitation and organizing forums, conferences and events preferred.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and proactively with various advisory groups and levels of staff in a team environment.
  • Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply.

Must be able to work a flexible work schedule to attend meetings and events on evenings and weekends as needed in support of position’s responsibilities.






Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Non-Union/MM2-5 

Hours Per Week: 35 


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