FRBB: Spread the word - WCC team is hiring!

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Working Cities/Communities Challenge (WCC) is a groundbreaking effort that strengthens collaborative leadership in smaller cities and communities across New England to ensure all residents benefit from and participate in the local economy. Our approach, with participating communities across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, and Maine, builds capacity, inspires action, tests new ideas, and elevates learning as community leaders work toward better outcomes forand withlow- income residents.

As the WCC continues to expand, we seek a Project Manager to support our team with key aspects of operations both within and across states. The principal focus of this position in the first year will be our WCC effort in Connecticut. You will work directly with the Working Cities Manager to support the five cities participating in the WCC, coordinate state-level systems change work led by our Steering Committee, and manage processes and timelines to ensure WCC CT objectives are met. This focus on Connecticut will give you

time to learn more about our model and processes. Over time, your role will evolve to support key functions across New England, giving you an opportunity to develop new skills and relationships while contributing to our team's ability to learn, adapt, and strengthen our approach.

Joining the WCC team at the Boston Fed represents a unique opportunity for an emerging leader to develop their skills and learn about complex community change through the perspectives of many diverse communities. You will also contribute to and benefit from a dynamic, supportive team that values working together to learn, solve problems, and help each other grow professionally. The position is based at the Boston Fed, though work is likely to begin remotely. When it is safe to do so, the project manager will be expected to do some travel (2-3 times per month) to participate in WCC gatherings and meet with teams across states.

Principal responsibilities

  • Manage key processes and timelines for the WCC in Connecticut, including grant administration, reporting, and applications for new funding

  • Support engagement of key partners and Steering Committee members in Connecticut. Partners include leaders in philanthropy, state government, non-profits and the workforce sector.

  • Help share learning and success of WCC teams (starting with CT) with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Support working across the Boston Fed WCC team, including participating in team processes and

    learning conversations, getting to know each round, and identifying opportunities to streamline functions and processes across states. Examples may include developing tools and opportunities to share learning, identifying technical assistance resources, and engaging with evaluation processes and products.

  • Coordinate learning community and other gatherings within and across WCC states

  • With WCC team, evolve and improve upon WCC model. This includes participating in and helping lead

    conversations around learning and adaptation.

Other responsibilities

  • Support efforts to more effectively communicate about our model and teams' learning and progress through our website

  • Research tools and resources to support WCC teams' strategies

  • Work with WCC Manager to strengthen internal team learning and adaptation


Not required to supervise other staff.

Knowledge and Experience

Knowledge and experience acquired through a Bachelor's degree plus at least three years of work experience, or a Master's degree and at least one year of work experience. Experience working at a local level (city, community, or neighborhood) is preferred, as is experience working on a collaborative effort. We are also looking for a candidate who:

  • Has passion and commitment for public service that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of low- and moderate-income communities

  • Values working in a team, and appreciates why collaboration matters and what it takes to do so effectively

  • Seeks to continually learn and grow in your own knowledge and skills

  • Understands and values the importance of racial equity in community change

  • Is able to engage diverse stakeholders across sectors, including community residents as well as leaders

    in nonprofits, government, philanthropy, and the private sector

  • Can manage projects effectively, and has experience managing timelines and deliverables in service of

    achieving the goals of a project

  • Communicates effectively in writing, in conversation, and in presentations, and can adapt approach

    based on audience and goals

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Learn more about the WCC:

All employees assigned to this position will be subject to FBI fingerprint/ criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or skills associated with this position or the personnel so classified. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time.

Courtesy of Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

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