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 for—and with—low- 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.
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
Apply online at:
Learn more about the WCC: http://bostonfed.org/workingcities
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