City of Boston

Policy Analyst&Project Manager

Posted Date 2 months ago(1/30/2023 9:59 AM)
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Black Male Ad
Regular Full-Time
Boston City Hall
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Brief Job Description:


The Policy and Research Director is responsible for providing support in key areas, performing key tasks to move programs/initiatives forward, and contributing to reports and research to advance the mission of the Office for Black Male Advancement. The Director will support the office in performing a range of responsibilities, Including My Brother’s Keeper and Black Men and Boys Commission support, and provides logistical support to special projects and events.


The Director will support the office in performing a range of responsibilities, including:


  • Helps establish and craft policy and related talking points, informational briefs, and memos for the Office.. 
  • Provides recommendations, guidance, and ideas on Black Male Advancement policy related projects to better serve Black male residents of Boston, assisting in all aspects of the projects as necessary. 
  • Assists Black Male Advancement divisions in policy development and research, including managing the implementation of policy initiatives. 
  • Works closely with Intergovernmental Relations.
  • Serves as liaison to Policy Directors in other departments and to the Mayor’s Chief of Policy.
  • Stays abreast of all federal, state, and municipal policy developments related to Black men and boys.
  • Provides input on fact sheets, reports, memos, and all correspondence to the Mayor and others.
  • Supports all Office of Black Male Advancement initiatives and priorities through legislative and administrative tracks; prepares testimony for administrative and legislative venues, and when requested delivers said testimony.
  • Meets regularly with the Executive Director to brief, discuss, and assess projects; participates in all Black Male Advancement staff meetings as required and requested.
  • Staffs the Executive Director at meetings, providing notes and ensuring follow-up as needed.
  • Serves as a delegate for the Executive Director in meetings, bodies, and events, as requested.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results to reach the mission of the Office.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in public policy development, research and advocacy.
  • Preferred degree in Public Policy or a related field.
  • Substantive knowledge of policy area(s) addressed in Black Male Advancement.
  • Research capabilities, analysis, and utilization of data are desirable.
  • Proficiency in utilizing technology for research and communication.
  • Highly organized with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A proven ability to work collaboratively as a colleague and team builder.
  • Demonstrated capabilities to work successfully within coalitions.
  • Innovative thinking with a results-focused work ethic.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, motivation, commitment, and passion, integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission of the City of Boston.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.


Boston residency required.





Hours per week: 35


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