boston planning & development agency


Posted Date 06/23/2020
Job ID
Office of Workforce Development
# of Hours
Salary Range
$30-40/hour - 20 hours per week



Tuition Free Community College Program

TITLE: Policy and Research Associate

15-20 Hours per week


  • Act as a liaison between state and city to ensure all parties are operating to achieve the same outcomes under the Boston Bridge, providing strategic direction for collaboration, including development of a comprehensive work plan to streamline work between the two entities
  • Convene key stakeholders from government, non-profit partners, schools, philanthropy, key constituents, and key partners to advance the purpose and objectives of post-secondary enrollment and completion
  • Establish, cultivate, and maintain effective working relationships with city and state
  • Develop new partnerships to improve priorities including post-secondary enrollment, 2 to-4-year transfer pathways, and others as assigned. 
  • Maintain current and develop any needed new data sharing agreements in order to access relevant data from the state and post- secondary institutions necessary for future analyses
  • Provide data analysis, monitoring semester-by-semester progress for students, and develop and implement a plan of action in partnership with Success Boston coaches, OWD, participating colleges, and state to ensure students stay on track to finish
  • Maintain and improve current data tracking system
  • Prepare regular reports and memos
  • Work with key state and city departments to identify appropriate back-end payment and tracking systems that are already in place to ensure timely tracking and disbursements of funds
  • Identify process improvement needs and test and recommend policies and procedures to improve programs’ operations, including consolidating some administrative functions
  • Other duties as assigned


20 Hours Per week with target salary of $30-40 per hour 

Eligible for remote work 

This is a grant-funded position for two years. 



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