boston planning & development agency
TITLE: RESEARCH MANAGER
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Director of Research, manage day-to-day division administration including scheduling and coordination of internal and external communications. Support and maintain records, systems, practices, and procedures for the Research Division. Provide technical and administrative support to the Director. Assist in the maintenance of both electronic and paper records.
Conduct research on Boston’s population and economy for all departments of the BPDA, the City of Boston, and related organizations. Work independently and collaboratively on specific research projects with other Research team members. Provide input on research requests. May lead projects as assigned. Maintain and track Research requests, project records, and databases.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below.
The Research Manager will assist the Director of Research by serving as a contact, liaison, and scheduling manager in dealings with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) staff, professional consultants, City of Boston officials, community groups, and businesses. The Research Manager will also contribute or lead projects and requests, as requested by the Director of Research.
Responsibilities and Technical Skills
Work requires completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in economics, statistics, urban planning, sociology, public policy or equivalent field. Two plus years of related experience required. Must have superior project management and client relation skills; capacity to work independently and within a team on specific projects; may act as a project leader as assigned. Must be experienced and comfortable in leading interactions with senior management. Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Normal office environment.
Little or no exertion.
**BOSTON RESIDENCY IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT**