TITLE: DEPUTY DIRECTOR, BOSTON SAVES AND READBOSTON
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: OFE/ OWD/EDIC
SUMMARY: OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Deputy Director of the Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE), with assistance from the Mayor’s Office, and in close partnership with the Boston Public Schools (BPS), the Deputy Director will be responsible for the management, operations, and administration of Boston Saves, the City’s Children’s Savings Account program and ReadBoston, the City’s early literacy program. Promote early literacy and financial literacy with BPS and all relevant City partners. Manage staff, fellows, interns and volunteers, oversee program budgets, grants, and administrative tasks, and coordinate community engagement efforts as needed. Must be able to articulate the mission, objectives, and programs of the Office of Financial Empowerment and the Office of Workforce Development.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in, but not limited to, the information listed below.
Supervises two FTE employees, one of whom will work primarily on Boston Saves and the other of whom will work primarily on ReadBoston; recruits and manages staff, volunteers, contractors, AmeriCorps VISTAs, interns/fellows, and handles relevant personnel-related administrative tasks;
Manages all day-to-day aspects of the Boston Saves and ReadBoston programs; implements and evaluates changes to improve program results, operations, and efficiencies; determines and implements policies, procedures, best practices, priorities, and performance standards;
Oversees and implements program evaluation, data collection and data management, research, and reporting;
Collaborates with the Office of Financial Empowerment, Office of Workforce Development (OWD), BPS, the Mayor’s Office, other City agencies as appropriate, and community partners to set the strategic direction for Boston Saves, developing goals and objectives and identifying the means to meet them;
Serves as the main point of contact for all key relationships for Boston Saves and ReadBoston programs including City agencies, the Boston Public Schools and Boston Public Library (BPL), financial institution partners, community groups and non-profits, evaluators, vendors, national stakeholders, and other program partners; represent both programs at community events and meetings as needed;
Manage ReadBoston school-age programs with the Boston Public Schools, including Storymobile and Read To Achieve. Oversee the programs’ management, including hiring and supervision of seasonal staff, book purchasing, and successful implementation of scheduled programming;
Write, edit, and disseminate materials promoting ReadBoston and Boston Saves programs and events.
Works with OWD, BPDA, BPS, BPL, and Mayor’s press teams to promote programming through engagement with media and community organizations.
Designs, leads, and implements all community outreach and marketing efforts in order to drive program participation and increase families’ engagement with Boston Saves and related savings rates;
Assists with development and helps implement fundraising strategies to raise funds from private, corporate, and individual philanthropy; manages funder relationships, tracks grants, and produces grant reports;
Works with OWD/OFE finance team to develop and manage program budgets, tracking invoices, grants, and all other financial aspects of the programs;
Works with the fiscal agent for the programs to oversee seed and incentive funding for the program, custodial accounts, school stipends, and other Boston Saves and ReadBoston funds managed by that fiscal agent;
Develops contracts and manages scopes of work for financial institution partners, database provider, community partners, and other vendors; and
Performs other related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Work requires completion of Bachelor's Degree (Master’s preferred) and a minimum of five years of experience in non-profit programming, community relations, and institutional advancement. Must have experience managing programs in a non-profit environment. Excellent communication skills, community relations experience, and the ability to organize and manage events are required. Computer proficiency with database management experience is required. Multilingual skills are preferred. Must be able to work independently and adapt to changing priorities in a highly flexible work environment. Must be willing to work weekends and evenings from time to time; attend events outside traditional working hours throughout the City of Boston.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Normal office environment; position is located at 7 Palmer Street, Roxbury, MA
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift boxes of books and sound equipment; frequent local travel.