Greenovate Boston Outreach Manager

Posted Date 1 month ago(1/24/2018 7:54 AM)
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Regular Full-Time
Environment Department
Environment Department
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Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


The Greenovate Boston Outreach Manager leads the development and implementation of community engagement strategies to drive climate action in Boston in line with the City’s Climate Action Plan. They will be an important member of the teams behind the City’s top climate initiatives - Carbon Free Boston and Climate Ready Boston - and plays a leading role in the next update to the City’s Climate Action Plan in 2018. The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to shape and execute programs that contribute to the progress on Boston’s climate action goals and also make it possible for the community to lead that progress. The right candidate will play an integral role in ensuring that all Bostonians have the tools they need make Boston a greener, healthier city for everyone.

Greenovate Boston is the Mayor’s initiative to engage all Bostonians in the City’s climate action goals, while continuing to make Boston a thriving, healthy and innovative city. Our team works with the community to define and implement the City’s Climate Action Plan. Boston’s Climate Action Plan serves as our roadmap to reduce our carbon emissions and to prepare for the impacts of climate change. As a leading city on climate action, Boston is committed to reduce its carbon emissions 25 percent by 2020 and to be carbon neutral by 2050. As a coastal city, vulnerable to rising sea levels and extreme weather events, we’re also committed to building a city that is resilient to climate change.

This position is supervised by the Director of Communications and Community Engagement.


The Greenovate Boston Outreach Manager will be responsible for:


  • Developing and implementing strategies to engage the Boston community to drive climate action in line with the City’s Climate Action Plan.
  • Developing, and at times executing, the community outreach processes for Carbon Free Boston, Climate Ready Boston, and  updates to the City’s Climate Action Plan. Building and maintaining relationships with Boston’s climate action community.
  • Identifying and reducing obstacles to increased participation in climate action.
  • Supporting the planning and execution of behavior change campaigns that make Boston a leading sustainable city.
  • Assisting the development of content in line with the Greenovate team’s content strategy.
  • Working closely with the Director of Climate and Environmental Planning to track the City’s progress on its climate action goals.
  • Working closely with colleagues in the City’s Environment Department and throughout other City departments and agencies to ensure coordination and foster collaboration on shared goals.
  • Identifying new opportunities to support programs and community-led projects.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:


  • At least three (3) years of fulltime, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in community planning, development, organizing, and/or facilitating.
  • A bachelor's degree is highly preferred, and may be substituted for two (2) years of required experience.
  • Working knowlege of climate and energy planning and policy, preferably with a local lens, highly preferred. 
  • Experience in technical systems management, preferably using a CRM database.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities.
  • Demonstrate strong active listening and sharpened problem-solving skills.
  • Successful background in project management and collaboration across teams highly preferred.
  • Ability to work offsite and after hours with advance notice. Abilty to work a flexible work schedule.
  • Candidates that are bilingual (speaking, reading, writing and translation) will be highly considered.
  • Candidates with a strong knowledge of Boston’s neighborhoods will be highly considered.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

The City of Boston is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Therefore, qualified applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through [4 weeks from posting date].






Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  Nonunion/MO-6

Hours per week: 35




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