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Location: Cambridge, MA

Community Engagement Manager

Salary: $60,000-$70,000

Closing: October 17, 2021

Organization Description
LivableStreets seeks a dynamic connector of people and ideas to advance outreach for LivableStreets programs, including our Emerald Network, Great Neighborhoods, Vision Zero, and Transit advocacy initiatives.

For 16 years LivableStreets has been transforming Metro Boston’s streets by advocating for innovative and equitable transportation solutions that are safe, affordable and enjoyable – making our community more connected and livable (via transit, housing, and greenways) for everyone. LivableStreets is on a committed path to becoming an anti-racist organization, and we are seeking an individual who will uphold these values and embed anti-racism at the heart of their work.

Job Description
Reporting to the Director of Transit + Outreach, the Community Engagement Manager will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from management of our Street Ambassador program to coordinating campaigns with LivableStreets' coalition partners. The ideal candidate is organized, detail-oriented, coachable, and able to independently manage multiple complex projects. They are a good listener and able to empathize with a variety of community challenges and lived experiences. This position will begin mostly remote with some in-person work to support outreach campaigns, and will eventually transition to in-person work. The Community Engagement Manager will work outside regular 9-5 hours, including 2-3 evenings a week and/or weekend days for work-related meetings, events, and public presentations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Building and coordinating outreach campaigns that advance the goals of LivableStreets’ Transit, Emerald Network, Vision Zero, and Great Neighborhoods advocacy initiatives
  • Strengthening working relationships with community organizations, community leaders, city and agency staff, local elected officials, and decision-makers to connect with communities and further elevate LivableStreets’ work
  • Expanding engagement efforts and working directly with Boston area communities to improve transportation and housing access for all. Examples of these efforts include:
    • Managing our Street Ambassador program by creating curricula, recruiting and hiring community residents, and supporting evaluation and maturation of the program
    • Building and maintaining relationships with community based organizations and community leaders, with a special focus on housing and tenant rights organizations
    • Attending public meetings, internal and external coalition meetings

Additional Responsibilities

  • Representing LivableStreets at public events, meetings, and with the press
  • Co-managing budget and expense planning with Program Directors
  • Collaborating with the Director of Transit + Outreach to cultivate effective partnerships, including foundation, corporate, and donor support
  • Collaborating with staff to produce written and digital external communications
  • Providing support maintaining social media, websites, and other communication tools as needed

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of professional or lived experience with demonstrated leadership managing groups of people and/or initiatives/programs
  • Experience in the fields of housing, land use, transportation, community organizing, sociology, public health, environmentalism, or government a plus, but the position does not require work experience in these sectors – we will consider candidates who are committed to the LivableStreets mission
  • Language proficiency speaking and writing in a second language (e.g. Spanish, Creole)
  • Enjoys taking initiative, thinking across disciplines, and creatively resolving problems
  • Ability to execute a number of diverse projects simultaneously
  • Strong written, visual, and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable with Google Suite, Microsoft Suite, Canva is a plus
  • Fundraising and/or previous non-profit campaign management experience a plus

*The ideal candidate will have at least five of the listed qualifications

How to Apply
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@livablestreets.info by October 17, 2021. Early applications are encouraged.