The City of Boston Office of Youth Employment & Opportunity is seeking a Strategic Partnerships & Engagement Manager who will be responsible for supporting the management, day-to-day engagement and partnership functions of the department's programming. This role will oversee the building and implementation of YEO engagement strategies to strengthen partnerships with stakeholders and employers, and connect youth to programs and services such as; the Mayor’s Youth Jobs Program, workforce readiness opportunities, and related programs and initiatives that provide career development and upward mobility.
The position is designed for a mid-career professional who brings experience with linking residents and constituents to services, and also holds the ability to build relationships and partnerships at the national, regional, state and local levels to expand Boston's youth workforce priorities, grow youth job opportunities across industries and sectors and increase access for youth and young adults participants. This role will elevate the employment work of nonprofits, small businesses, city agencies, and private sectors, and higher education institutions; and engage stakeholders, local organizations, youth serving networks, youth, families and other collaborators. The Manager must be a motivated individual with strong communication and organization skills, a passion for working in an inclusive environment, experience working in a fast-paced atmosphere, and a desire to work on initiatives supporting youth and young adults to accomplish the goals of the department.
The Office of Youth Employment & Opportunity exists to employ, develop, and engage Boston's youth, by; exposing youth to the workforce, and bridging opportunities for personal and professional growth. YEO envisions a future where youth are educated, equipped, and empowered to transition successfully into adulthood.
This position will report directly to the Senior Manager of Engagement & Outreach for the department. Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Work Environment & Physical Demands:
Essential functions are performed in both office and community-based settings. Position requires travel to attend meetings, conduct outreach, and coordinate events.
C.O.R.I. Check Required. S.O.R.I. Check Required
Boston Residency Required
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Nonunion/MO-6
Hours Per Week: 35