City of Boston

Economic Integration Specialist

Posted Date 4 months ago(10/5/2020 3:38 PM)
Req ID
2020-18813
Dept
Immigrant Advancement
Position
Regular Full-Time
Location
May Community Participate
Salary Min
55,676.36
Salary Max
77,397.89
Union
MYO
Openings
1
Contact Email
Mayra.Canetti@boston.gov

Overview:

The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA) works to strengthen the ability of immigrants and Boston’s diverse cultural and linguistic communities to fully participate in the economic, civic, social, and cultural life of Boston.

 

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

 

Under the direction of the Immigrant Integration Initiatives Manager, the Economic Integration Specialist will focus on researching, piloting, and evaluating key economic integration policies and programs that will strengthen the financial well-being of immigrants in Boston. These initiatives include but are not limited to devising a model for the city to promote and support worker-owned cooperatives, ensuring foreign-trained professionals can access job opportunities, helping expand financial literacy and career advancement programs, promoting entrepreneurship, and assisting immigrant-owned businesses.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Researches, pilots, and evaluates policies and programs that will strengthen the ability of immigrants to safely build assets and thrive in the challenging economic times exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Convenes and manages teams/committees of stakeholders to build and expand the economic integration ecosystem for immigrants in the City of Boston (e.g. foreign-trained professionals committee, worker-owned cooperatives advisory group, etc.)
  • Supports the coordination and facilitation of MOIA’s Advisory Board meetings, leading the Economic Integration Subcommittee.
  • Facilitates collaborations across city departments and coordinates with business and immigrant serving organizations, state and federal governmental offices, and other relevant stakeholders to support and improve the financial standing of immigrants in Boston.
  • Develops culturally relevant programming and educational materials for immigrant workers, businesses, and immigrant serving organizations.
  • Researches and maintains the most current information about COVID-related aid (i.e. grants, resources) for business owners and workers.
    Supports Request for Proposals (RFP) process when relevant.
  • Coordinates special projects as needed.
  • Attends events, meetings, resources fairs, and press conferences as needed to represent MOIA.
  • Participates in regular office responsibilities, including phone coverage and constituent services.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Applicant must have at least four (4) years full-time or equivalent part-time experience in project management, policy making, or business, economic, and workforce development.
  • Master’s degree can be substituted for 2 years of the required experience.
  • Strong project management, relationship building skills, and prior experience working with immigrant communities in the U.S. required.
  • Commitment to the department’s mission.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal skills. A writing sample will be required.
  • Experience and flexibility using digital communication platforms (Facebook, WhatsApp, Line, WeChat)
  • Ability to organize and inspire cross sectors collaborations.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of the diverse communities across Boston.
  • Fully Bilingual (Spanish or Haitian-Creole preferred).
  • Ability to work flexible hours which will include evenings and/or weekends.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and focus on details as required by the job.

BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED

 

Terms:

Union/Grade/Salary Plan: Nonunion, MO7

Hours per week: 35

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