Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
The City of Boston seeks a Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) to direct implementation of Resilient Boston , the City’s resilience plan, released in 2017. The CRO will plan, coordinate, and direct resilience efforts across City departments, and will collaborate with external organizations engaged in resilience efforts, as outlined in the plan.
Under direction from the Mayor’s Chief of Policy and Planning, the CRO tracks, coordinates, develops, and manages the implementation of Resilient Boston as part of the City’s membership in 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation. The ideal candidate is an exceptional leader, listener, and executer who can energize various community and stakeholder groups to foster collaboration.
The CRO must have a broad and detailed knowledge of government functions. The CRO will be responsible for implementing a multi-faceted strategy that takes into account the many definitions of urban resilience, including: 1) social/cultural resilience (poverty reduction efforts, community capacity building, addressing and responding to the challenges of racial and socio-economic inequity); 2) economic resilience (economic diversification, business preparedness, land use/redevelopment); and 3) physical resilience (sea level rise, flooding, storm preparation, disaster planning).
The CRO will establish a compelling vision and drive the resilience conversation in the city and serve as senior advisor and expert on resilience in the city, ensuring that the city applies a resilience lens so that resources are leveraged holistically.
Examples of key duties include:
The following qualifications are strongly preferred:
BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED.
Salary RANGE: $90,000 - $100,000 per year.