City of Boston

Staff Assistant I - Dementia Friendly Boston

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/26/2021 8:48 AM)
Req ID
Age Strong
Regular Full-Time
Comm Elderly Affairs
Salary Min
Salary Max
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Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

The Staff Assistant I provides a supportive role in the implementation of the Age-Friendly Boston initiative with a specific focus on Alzheimer’s and other Dementia. Responsibilities include assisting in the outlining of policy and program initiatives, managing new partnerships with key stakeholders internally and externally, developing and coordinating outreach plans, overseeing specific projects and action items within the action plan, managing program participants and collaborators, volunteer recruitment, preparing outreach materials, and conducting presentations.


  • Support the implementation of the Age-Friendly Boston initiative, with specific focus on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, including but not limited to:
    • Managing assigned initiatives which may include: creating and managing existing and new partnerships; managing program participants; outreaching; recruiting and managing volunteers; coordinating with agencies and City Departments; maintaining statistical reports, and developing informational materials.  
    • Creating and managing effective relationships with stakeholders.
    • Researching best practice of programs, which may include: analyzing information; identifying issues and discrepancies; and formulating recommendations.
    • Assisting the Director with conducting trainings identified in the action plan. 
    • Assisting with all program special projects from start to finish.
  • Serve as point person for residents and stakeholders who need help understanding the disease and available resources.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of full, or equivalent part-time experience in support of human services programs
  • Associate’s degree may be substituted for one (1) year of required experience.  Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for the required experience.  
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.  Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong problem solving ability.
  • Ability to be highly organized.
  • Ability to work independently; to show flexibility and adapt to changing priorities; to think creatively; and to give team feedback.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Creative and deadline-driven with strong problem solving ability.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office, Social Media and Access preferred.
  • Ability to comply with document policies and procedures.
  • Experience in typical office software systems (Microsoft Office or equivalent) preferred. 
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Experience working in the aging field preferred.
  • MA driver’s license required
  • Subject to CORI check.
  • Boston residency required.


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