Tag Archives: community development

CDBG Project Manager – Brockton Redevelopment Authority (Brockton, MA)

The successful candidate will possess some community development and program management experience and graduation from an accredited college or university. An advanced degree in Planning or Community Development is preferred, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the essential knowledge, skills and abilities.   Experience with state and/or federal grant programs, grant writing, public procurement laws, and contracts are desirable. Starting salary is $40,000 – $45,000 depending on qualifications and experience. In addition to competitive compensation, the BRA offers a great work environment in an exciting community.

Please submit your cover letter and resume on or before 4:00 p.m. July 15, 2013 to: Marc Resnick, Director of Community Development, Brockton Redevelopment Authority, 50 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301, Or Via e-mail: mresnick@brocktonredevelopmentauthority.com

Internship – Kalu Yala (Panama)

Kalu Yala is a sustainable community that will be built in the mountains about 45 minutes outside Panama City, Panama. The Kalu Yala Internship Program is an exciting opportunity for students and young professionals who are looking to gain work experience and broaden their cultural outlook. Our interns create projects that are tailored to their individual interest, yet are fundamentally involved in the shaping of the Kalu Yala community.  We are currently offering internships in the following programs:

  • Business Development in Panama City
  • Digital Development in Panama City
  • Community Outreach in San Miguel
  • English as a Second Language in San Miguel
  • Outdoor Recreation in the Valley
  • Living Systems (Agriculture, Animal Science, and Biology) in the Valley

Kalu Yala is looking for passionate, self-starting individuals who wish to help inspire and continue the progress of our work. We are seeking individuals from all backgrounds who will be able to flourish in a whole-systems, entrepreneurial research environment. Upcoming semester dates: Spring Internship: January 14th- April 12th, Summer Internship: May 20th- August 2nd.

Students can apply online by filling in the application form here or email internships@kaluyala.com for more information.

Consulting & Executive Transitions Intern – Third Sector New England (Boston, MA)

TSNE, which provides management and leadership resources to help nonprofits support healthy, just communities, is accepting applications for their spring internship program. Interns will gain first-hand knowledge of the internal management of a nonprofit consulting practice, shadow consultants in the field, delve deeply into the theoretical underpinnings of organizational transition consulting, and learn about process evaluation for nonprofit capacity building efforts.

Internship projects include:

  • Shadowing consultants in the field, taking notes at meetings and drafting reports for clients
  • Evaluating internal systems and processes, providing recommendations for improvement
  • Analyzing evaluation data and developing reports
  • Researching organizational transitions and developing materials for use by consultants
  • Researching and evaluating businesses used by TSNE for strategic contracting decisions

For more information or to apply, click here.

Miami-Dade Project Recruiting Manager – ioby (Miami, FL)

ioby (eye-OH-be) stands for in our backyards and the belief that environmental knowledge, action and service begin and thrive at the local level. Founded in 2008, ioby is a young, dynamic startup and the only online micro-philanthropic initiative that encourages local civic environmental action among neighbors. ioby is expanding and looking for a talented, motivated individual to lead their efforts in project outreach, support and capacity building for their Miami pilot.  Requirements: demonstrated contextual knowledge of environmental work and community development, and an intimate knowledge of Miami-Dade neighborhoods and their socio-economic-environmental landscape, and 3-6 years of professional experience in a related field, such as urban ecology, grassroots fundraising and/or community organizing. For a complete description and application instructions, click here.

Executive Assistant – Parks & Recreation (Boston, MA)

Under direction from the Director of Design and Construction and the Chief Landscape Architect, serves as Outreach Coordinator and as administrative aide to a division or department head.  Performs a wide variety of important public outreach and administrative tasks and procedures.  Represents the department as the liaison to diverse neighborhood and community groups, civic associations and non-profit agencies.  Other duties as assigned.

- Coordinate, host and organize Parks Department neighborhood meetings, park opening events, and park groundbreaking events; acting as a liaison with diverse community groups, managing outreach efforts to churches, civic associations, elected officials, funding agencies, and non-profits.
- Responsible for management and expansion of the Park Partners program through stewardship, web-based presence, training and education.  Generate new and innovative fundraising opportunities and expansion of existing programs.  Perform outreach and constituency building, building and increasing awareness and public participation in departmental campaigns and goals.
- Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

At least five (5) years of experience in a public administration capacity is required, of which at least two (2) years should involve community outreach experience.  Work experience with non-profit organizations is helpful but not required.

To apply, click here and search for job ID 343902.

Sustainability Planner – Cambridge Community Development Department (Cambridge, MA)

The City of Cambridge has an exciting opportunity for a Sustainability Planner to be part of the city’s climate change mitigation and adaptation program.  The Sustainability Planner will focus on developing and implementing policies and programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and engaging residents and businesses in adopting more sustainable practices. Specific responsibilities include development and management of policies, projects or programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions; climate outreach and education at events, meetings and lectures; serving as liaison to local environmental non-profits; supporting the activities of resident and business climate change advisory committee including preparing for meetings, organizing and chairing subcommittee meetings; developing written materials for publications and social and other media; best practice research; and administrative duties including responding to telephone inquiries, update/distribute city publications, organizing awards events, benchmark reporting, budget tracking and report and grant writing.

Applicants should apply by October 9. For more information and to apply, click here.

Special Events Intern – Fenway Community Development Corporation (Boston)

Fenway CDC seeks an intern to help plan and implement special events. Intern will be provided with direct supervision from experienced staff as s/he contributes her/his energy and skills to our work. Interest in issues pertaining to seniors and low-and moderate-income residents. Interest and/or experience in special events planning and/or community outreach . Can commit 10 to 20 hours per week for at least 6 weeks. . Can volunteer at least one of the following days and time frames: Tue, Wed, &/or Thu 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.  For more information visit: http://www.fenwaycdc.org/volunteer.html

Senior Community Development Analyst (Boston Fed)

The senior community development analyst is responsible for coordinating outreach activities that support the Boston Fed community development unit’s focal areas, including efforts to strengthen the prospects of New England’s lower-income populations by promoting revitalization in post-industrial cities. The person works with organizations engaged in community development, including nonprofits, municipalities, financial institutions, and foundations to identify needs in lower-income communities and with other staff to develop strategies that effectively utilize partnerships to address these needs. This person engages in a variety of relationship-building activities, including hosting meetings, conferences, and trainings, and must be adept at engaging senior leadership across the region to build strong cross-sector coalitions. For more information about the Boston Fed’s community development unit, click here.To apply, click here.