City of Boston

Black Male Advancement Communications Fellow

Posted Date 1 month ago(2/22/2023 3:58 PM)
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Black Male Ad
Regular Full-Time
Boston City Hall
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The Mayor’s Office for Black Male Advancement (BMA) is seeking a Communications Fellow. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about how to support Black Male communities through various communication campaigns and channels. In addition to maintaining the office’s social media and website, the fellow will work with BMA’s Community Engagement Manager on various projects and learn about communications work within city government. The duration of the fellowship will be 6 months.


This role lives in the Equity and Inclusion Cabinet. Please read below to understand our larger vision.


Equity & Inclusion Cabinet Mission 

The mission of the Equity and Inclusion Cabinet is to ensure that every resident has fair access to City resources and opportunities. We achieve this by embedding equity and inclusion into our current City practices, building our collective capacity on issues of racial and social justice, and fostering a more welcoming and accessible city.


The departments in the Equity and Inclusion Cabinet take an anti-poverty approach to their work, focusing on the following areas:


  1. Improving outcomes for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) communities, in particular immigrants, women, and LGBTQ+ residents. 
  2. Increasing access for people with disabilities and those who speak a language other than English.
  3. Eliminating barriers to fair housing and human rights. 


We are looking for folks that share our core values of people-first leadership, intentional strategy, and justice.


  • Create posts for social media
  • Assist in updating and maintaining BMA’s website
  • Design promotional materials, posters, flyers, website, social media posts, and other marketing materials as needed
  • Support communications with Black male-serving media outlets in Boston
  • Work closely with the Executive Director of Black Male Advancement, as well as the Director of Community Engagement and Communications for the Equity and Inclusion Cabinet, to support communications strategy for BMA’s initiatives
  • This role may work with staff from the Equity and Inclusion Cabinet and Communications Cabinet to support the communication needs of Black Male Advancement.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Minimum education requirement of a high school diploma.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills (a writing sample will be required).
  • Experience with photo and graphic editing applications such as Canva and Photoshop.
  • Highly organized and self-motivated, with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • standard computer knowledge of MS Office and Google Suite.
  • Bilingual preferred (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese or Vietnamese).


Boston Residency Required.


Union/SalaryPlan/Grade: Non Union
Hours per week: 20


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