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Non-Profit Administrative Assistant (Boston, MA)

5 days 7 hours ago

The Financial Department of The Public Interest Network seeks an Administrative Assistant. We are looking for a committed and detail-oriented candidate to join our team to assist the Financial Department in managing the daily operations of the organi ...

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Associate, State Policy / Ceres / Boston, MA

5 days 8 hours ago

Ceres/Boston, MA

Associate, State Policy


Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world's biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

For more information about Ceres, please visit:

Description & Responsibilities

The Associate, State Policy position supports Ceres' policy work, with a focus on U.S. Midwestern state-level policy and engagement of business and investor voices in those states. This a full-time position, based in Boston, MA and part of the Policy and BICEP Network team.

This position is designed for a highly motivated, self-starter looking to be an advocate for Ceres' policy program goals. The position will report to the Manager, State Policy.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:

- Research, track and write briefs for Ceres staff and partner investors and businesses on key developments related to Midwestern state policy priorities
- Represent Ceres on state coordination calls and respond to requests from partners and advocates
- Draft sign-on letters, blogs, and tweets about state policy advocacy efforts
- Research and track state policymaker targets and identify opportunities to advance clean energy policy in priority states
- Provide administrative, logistical, and writing support to the Manager and Senior Manager in recruitment of investors and businesses to engage in state level policy advocacy opportunities
- Provide logistical support for state policy related conference calls, webinars, and events with businesses and investors
- Coordinate with other program teams (such as Investor Programs, Communications, Development, Electric Power and Transportation) as needed to accomplish organizational objectives
- Support organizing and logistical activities related to Ceres' Annual Conference
- Support special projects of Policy team, as necessary

- Bachelor degree preferred. In absence of Bachelor degree, at least 7 years of relevant work experience or 5 years of relevant work experience, plus an Associate degree
- Two to three years of professional experience demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and some project management abilities
- Knowledge of environmental and sustainability movements and current issues
- Expertise on electric and/or transportation sector issues, preferred
- Experience working in advocacy settings with private sector entities preferred
- Strong administrative and organizational skills
- Ability to organize and track multiple projects and desire to work in a fast-paced environment
- Strong oral and written communication skills as well as effective presentation style
- Able to present a professional and confident demeanor with senior level professionals
- Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, proven ability to demonstrate initiative and motivation
- Demonstrated initiative and willingness to take on projects that support the success of the team and Ceres
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team and take a collaborative approach, and to deliver independent projects
- Ability to bring a positive outlook and energetic commitment to working at Ceres on a daily basis
- Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above
- Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, social media and e-mail computer applications

How to Apply

We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.

Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

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Program Manager and/or Coordinator, Part-Time or Full-Time / Raising A Reader MA / Boston, MA

1 week 2 days ago

Raising A Reader MA/Boston, MA (Statewide)

REPORTS TO: Senior Program Manager

Organizational Overview
RAR MA is guided by a set of core values that set the stage for our work, as well as our hiring practice. We are: collaborative, evidence-based, culturally inclusive, family-focused, and committed to exceptional quality. Our mission requires that our staff have contact with and understand constituents from a broad array of backgrounds and cultures. To this end, we strive to create and support a team who also come from diverse backgrounds and traditions and who vary by their race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, religion, physical abilities, and educational backgrounds. RAR MA puts emphasis on hiring staff who are familiar with and reflect the backgrounds and experiences of the families we serve. Raising A Reader MA welcomes new ideas and encourages an effective and active exchange of views in an environment of mutual respect.
Open Program Position(s)

Raising A Reader MA currently has openings for several program roles on our Boston and Greater Boston teams. We are flexible with regards to schedule and level of responsibility, determined in accordance with the candidates' experience and availability.

The Program Coordinator(s)/Manager(s) will be based in either our Chelsea or Boston office, with frequent travel to program partner sites across Boston and Greater Boston (Chelsea, Revere, Malden, Everett, Lynn). They will work at the direction of a region-based Senior Program Manager.

Program Team Overview
Each member of the program team is assigned a caseload of partners within and/or across communities, and is responsible for ensuring that all components of our program within those partnerships are implemented with fidelity. Specific community and partnership assignments may vary from year to year, and frequent travel between program sites is required.

As part of a data-driven organization, the position will work independently and with a team to achieve the following goals:
• 25% of participating children in the region have a parent who receives Raising A Reader MA parent educational content
• Parent education sessions average at least a 25% attendance rate
• All program and site partners receive appropriate support through visits and trainings
• Families report increasing the frequency of reading interactions and use of dialogic reading strategies

Program Coordinator Responsibilities:
o Build and maintain positive relationships at a programmatic level:
• Manage relationships with partner administrators
• Train partner staff (program implementers) and attend to their ongoing development as implementers
• Organize and facilitate parent workshops
• Cultivate the engagement of Parent Ambassadors and volunteers
o Adhere to annual program calendar and ensure program goals are met by coordinating program implementation with an identified caseload of partners
o Support successful maintenance and growth of community, at the direction of the Senior Program Manager, by:
• Supporting program evaluation strategies and tracking necessary data in Salesforce software
• Collaborating with community stakeholders, including community literacy councils, libraries and other community leaders
• Managing regional social media and other outlets for deepening community integration and raising awareness
• Working closely with supervisor to monitor expenses and stay on budget throughout the year
• Coordinating parent engagement efforts with the Parent Liaison
o Contribute to the Program Team to advance the impact of Raising A Reader MA
o Perform other related tasks as assigned

Program Manager Responsibilities:
In addition to the duties of a Program Coordinator, the Program Manager will also
• Hold overall responsibility for community level outcomes
• Develop a deep understanding of the community s/he serves: agencies present, areas and resources of need, funding streams, power players, neighborhood-aligned businesses, and more
• Build and maintain long-lasting, strategic relationships in the community and effectively promote Raising A Reader MA
• Recruit new partners to expand Raising A Reader MA's reach in the community, as appropriate
• Support development staff in developing funding proposals and reporting results to funders
• Recruit and manage project-based interns and volunteers, as appropriate

• Entrepreneurial and charismatic with motivation and ability to establish Raising A Reader MA as an effective partner in the community
• Deep commitment to creating high-impact opportunities for children and families
• Familiarity with community preferred
• Bilingual in English and Spanish required
• Training and marketing abilities, leadership skills, and public speaking experience
• Creative thinking, specifically related to project implementation
• Ability to work independently
• Familiarity and comfort with technology applications; experience with Salesforce or similar data management system preferred
• Strong administrative capabilities, organizational skills and ability to multitask
• Exceptional ability to work effectively with people representing diverse cultures
• Car and valid driver's license
• Bachelor's degree (or equivalent professional/life experience) in Education, Human Services, or other related field
• Program Coordinator: 1+ years of experience in early childhood development, education or social services
• Program Manager: 3+ years of experience in early childhood development, education or social services

This position may be part time or full time, depending on need. Schedule is flexible within normal working hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), and some evenings/weekends are required. Salary range is $30,000-$42,000 annually, depending on experience and pro-rated based on hours. Raising A Reader MA offers competitive benefits (for full time employees) and paid time off, and the office is closed for the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.

To apply, please send resume and detailed cover letter to the address listed below. Please indicate preference for schedule and location, as well as where you learned about this opportunity.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Organizational Development Consultant, TSNE MissionWorks (Boston, MA)

1 week 5 days ago

TSNE MissionWorks (formerly Third Sector New England) is a management support organization that partners every year with hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, community-based groups, and others working for social change. Our mis ...

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