The Cambridge Redevelopment
Authority (CRA) has recently completed a series of major planning efforts and
is seeking a motivated team member to help implement new community development
In 2014, the CRA concluded a
strategic planning process that generated a new mission, a guiding set of
operating principles, and a series of new redevelopment activities to be
undertaken within Cambridge. Building off this effort, the CRA launched the
Foundry Redevelopment Demonstration Project, amended the Kendall Square Urban
Renewal Plan (KSURP), piloted a community micro-grant program, initiated
multiple park and streetscape improvement projects, and has begun planning
other initiatives. Details on these projects may be found at www.CambridgeRedevelopment.org.
The CRA now
seeks to further expand its programs with a regenerated focus on workforce
development and community investment. The Project Manager will assist in the
planning and execution of these redevelopment programs and other duties as
required, including but not limited to:
- Designing and Managing Kendall Square workforce development initiatives connecting local communities to opportunities in the local innovation economy,
- Overseeing the operations plan for the mixed-use community programs at the Foundry building through community partnerships and tenant agreements,
- Planning new neighborhood investment strategies consistent with the Strategic Plan including potential loan and grant programs for local organizations,
- Conducting outreach to diverse stakeholder groups and strategic partners, and
- Developing communication materials geared toward a variety of audiences.
This is a full-time position, with benefits, for a 37.5-hour work-week. The Project Manager reports to the Executive Director.
Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate at least six (6) years of experience in community development programs, workforce development, or neighborhood planning. An advanced degree in Public Policy, City Planning, Non-Profit Management, Education, or related field may substitute for one year of experience. The CRA seeks candidates with demonstrated understanding of community economic development, workforce training, neighborhood engagement, small business development, and real estate finance principles.
The CRA is seeking individuals with organizational skills, project
management capacity, individual initiative, and creative problem-solving
skills. The Project Manager must be able to work well independently and
collaboratively in a small team environment.
Candidates should demonstrate professional experience working with
diverse community groups in planning processes and/or development projects.
Candidates must present excellent writing and public speaking abilities. Data
analysis, graphic design, and proficiency
with office software like Microsoft Office, Adobe, Google Docs, and relevant
industry-specific programs are essential skills.
Work Environment: Work involved is both indoors in a
professional office setting and outdoors at project sites. The position
requires attendance and participation at regular evening meetings. Travel to
local meetings and project sites is required. Accommodations will be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The CRA
provides a flexible, supportive, and family-friendly work environment.
Salary and Benefits: Compensation is commensurate with
A comprehensive benefit
package is provided to employees including but not limited to paid vacation and
sick leave, health insurance program via the Group Insurance Commission, dental
insurance, transit and mobile phone subsidies, deferred compensation savings
plan (457), and membership in the Cambridge Retirement System’s pension plan.
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
no later than July 1, 2018.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
The CRA is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the
LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged