Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
The Director of Communications is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive communications strategy for the City of Boston’s Housing Cabinet and Department of Neighborhood Development. As part of creating a communications strategy to support Mayor Walsh’s housing goals for the City of Boston, the Director of Communications will coordinate a multi-layered media strategy that is both proactive and reactive in nature, develop a content calendar that mirrors that City’s messaging and priorities and identify unique and creative opportunities for thoughtful coverage of important housing policy and milestones outside of traditional media.
Ensuring that Boston is a City where residents of all incomes of background can afford to call home is a top priority of Mayor Walsh’s Administration. Boston is a national leader in its commitment to creating affordable housing with nearly one out of every five units in Boston identified as an income restricted affordable housing units. However, as the housing market in Boston continues to change, the need for the creation of new affordable housing options continues to rise. In 2014, Mayor Walsh took on the historic housing shortage that has been driving up costs through a set of comprehensive housing policy goals outlined in Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030 and, in 2018, he committed to redoubling efforts to build housing by increasing the City’s targets for low-income homes, moderate-income homes, senior housing and overall units. Under the Direction of the Chief of Housing, the Director of Communications is responsible for comprehensively communicating the efforts and programs, including the upcoming launch of the updated housing plan, of the City of Boston to promote housing affordability and continuing to position Boston as a national leader in community development.
This includes, but is not limited to:
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Non-Union/NU-28
Hours Per Week: 35