City of Boston

Manager of Community Safety Initiatives

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Health & Human Servs
Regular Full-Time
BCC003 - Central Office
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The safety of our residents is a top priority for Mayor Wu, as is reimagining and grounding our community safety efforts in a public health approach. The Senior Advisor for Community Safety is tasked with convening and coordinating citywide departments and community organizations on behalf of the Mayor to advance safety, prevent violence, address trauma, and increase justice in Boston.

We are seeking an individual for the position of Manager of Community Safety Initiatives to lead the management of strategic initiatives and programs, and support the long-term development of the city’s violence reduction ecosystem. Under the direction of the Senior Advisor for Community Safety, the Manager of Community Safety Initiatives will work to build out programming and initiatives that will advance safety, prevent violence, address trauma, and increase justice in Boston.


  • Advance new initiatives with public and private partners to develop navigation centers and supportive housing in alignment with our community's aspirations.
  • Engage new and existing community stakeholders throughout the public and private sector to accomplish objectives.
  • Help to develop a sustainable, public health-oriented ecosystem for violence reduction.
  • Proactively convene community, City, State, and federal partners to align with shared strategic goals and develop a sustainable model for the future.
  • Launches and evaluates strategic initiatives and programming in coordination with community, City, and State stakeholders, including but not limited to collaborations with the Boston Police Department, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, etc.
  • Conducts programmatic and policy relevant research on Boston’s violence reduction ecosystem to inform programming and policy priorities.
  • Gather information from residents impacted by issues surrounding community safety on nuances to consider when setting policy and program priorities, and informing program design.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Must possess at least five (5) years of full-time or part-time experience in public policy and/or community development.
  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant subject area is preferred. However, this education requirement may be substituted with comparable lived and work experience.
  • Passion to serve historically marginalized communities.
  • A background or interest in community safety.
  • Strategic thinker with ability to connect existing systems and create/identify new systems and solutions.
  • Demonstrated project management and systems transformation skills, including: planning, organization, and analytical skills, to lead project work plans and manage deadlines.
  • Demonstrated strong community collaboration experience with the ability to engage a variety of audiences, including: community members, those with lived experience, businesses, local government leaders, and elected officials.
  • Strategic and tactical thinking to develop projects and processes which deliver desired outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to articulate compelling vision for system transformation and stakeholder roles within vision.
  • Strong public speaking and presentations skills.
  • Ability to recognize aspirations of various stakeholders and how those can be mobilized to service to the community.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks and to effectively organize projects and people.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and facilitation skills, and the ability to organize and direct community advisory groups.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

CORI/SORI Check Required

Boston Residency Required


nion/Salary Plan/Grade: Non-Union/MM2-Grade 08

Hours per week: 35


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