boston planning & development agency
TITLE: DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR WORKFORCE AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT
DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: OWD/WORKFORCE & POLICY DEVELOPMENT
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under direction of the Director of Workforce Development, 1) oversee agency-wide program development and policy analysis; 2) oversee agency-wide research and evaluation agenda; 3) manage and coordinate annual planning process, including development of Requests for Proposal (RFP’s), performance standards and evaluation methods; 4) lead resource and grant development and 5) manage department staff.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below.
Program Development and Policy Analysis
- Conceive and develop new programs and policies; identify resources; provide policy analysis in youth workforce development, education, adult education, employment training, and human services.
- Oversee the execution of strategic initiatives, including Neighborhood Jobs Trust, Tuition Free Community College Initiative, and City Academy; drive results on strategy initiatives, special projects, and events that reinforce OWD’s vision
- Prepare presentation on OWD’s strategic initiatives and present to a wide range of audience including City and OWD staff, funders, and other partners
- Lead and participate in the preparation of programs, policies and special reports. Conduct research and prepare briefings and memo on relevant issue for OWD and the City as appropriate.
- Act as an adviser to the Director, assisting her/him in facilitating effective decision-making on programs and policies
- Establish, cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with other City, State and Federal government agencies and community based organizations.
Research and Evaluation
- Work with the Director to identify research and evaluation agenda for the agency
- Cultivate relationships with research and higher education institutions and form partnerships with them to conduct joint research study
- Oversee the development of research and evaluation reports, including writing, editing, and working with the marketing team to deliver the final report for publication
- Manage and coordinate development and distribution of RFPs, including establishing performance standards and evaluation methods to assess proposals.
- Lead and participate in proposal review and contractor selection. Ensure adherence to all Agency, City, State and Federal regulations and guidelines governing the procurement process.
- Establish and cultivate effective working relationships with representatives of funding sources. Maintain and update current understanding of the regulatory and legislative environment of each major funding source.
- Coordinate distribution of funding to providers, in collaboration with other OWD staff members, other City officials, and Boston’s network of community-based service providers.
- Lead and participate in research and identification of new funding resources, including federal, state, and private sources
- Lead all grant writing, including federal, foundation, and other fundraising efforts. Ensure aggressive, comprehensive investigation and application for all applicable funding resources.
- Facilitate joint initiatives between various governmental and/or private industry training and employment organizations to secure funding and serve the needs of Boston’s residents.
- Develop and coordinate all necessary marketing materials, including but not limited to Annual reports, printed materials, and website materials.
- Lead and participate in the development, preparation and production of OWD initiatives and its annual update, in collaborate with the Private Industry Council, for submission to senior City and State officials.
- Prepare and submit periodic volume, activity and status reports; meet all funding source and other regulatory reporting requirements.
- Select, train and orient department staff; provide ongoing coaching and guidance; conduct performance evaluations; recommend personnel actions.
- Attend meetings on behalf of the Director as needed
- Perform other related duties as required.
Work requires completion of a Master’s degree in Public Policy, Human Services, or related field or equivalent plus seven years of progressively responsible related experience, preferably in the public sector. Knowledge of statistical and qualitative evaluation methods and ability to use office software are required. Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across different departments with excellent relationship building, communication and influence skills. Self-starter with outstanding execution skills who are results-driven. Detail-oriented with ability to manage a wide range of tasks and duties. Strong written communication skills, including ability to distill and convey information in a compelling manner. Previous management experience required.
Normal office environment,
Little or no exertion.
Manage Planning staff: 2-5 employees
**BOSTON RESIDENCY IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT**