Jun 14, 2022

Project Manager

  • Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education
  • Boston, MA, USA
Full-Time Administration/Operations Advocacy/Lobbying Civic Engagement

Job Description

MBAE is leading an issue advocacy campaign to build support for an ambitious proposal to greatly expand high school student access to meaningful college and career pathways. Pathways prepare students for college and the workforce, offering opportunities to earn valuable college credit and/or industry-recognized credentials, and provide career exploration and work-based learning experiences.

 Early College is one pathway that evidence shows works to improve college completion rates for students of color and students from low-income households. Innovation Pathways programs give students coursework and experience in a specific high-demand industry, such as information technology, engineering, healthcare, life sciences, and advanced manufacturing. Career vocational technical education is another pathway to good careers. Surveys show parents and voters support increased access to more career connected learning.

 MBAE is building a coalition and mobilizing business, public, and political leadership to publicly and actively support policies that will make Massachusetts a national leader in providing student access to proven models and preparing students for success in college and career. The campaign will be a two-year effort to work toward universal student access to college and career pathways.

 The Project Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and the rest of the MBAE team to coordinate all aspects of the campaign’s day to day operations and keep it on schedule and progressing with a high level of momentum that engenders a sense of excitement, optimism and confidence in achieving the campaign goal.

 Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating a multi-faceted campaign strategy, keeping all elements of the campaign on schedule, all partners informed and engaged, and internal staff up to date and on task
  • Creating an internal work management system that can be used to monitor progress on deadlines and deliverables and delegate work appropriately
  • Organize events and meetings, prepare meeting agendas, handle all logistics
  • Supervise the execution, monitoring, and measurement of social and earned media strategies
  • Serve as day to day liaison between the MBAE team, outside vendors, coalition members, MBAE member companies, and partners
  • Implementing various aspects of the campaign as needed

Hiring Organization

Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education


Required Skills

  • Must be highly organized with strong interpersonal skills, excellent writing and presentation skills, and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with various internal and external audiences
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and allocate time accordingly to achieve project outcomes and meet deadlines
  • Detail oriented and well-organized; hard-working, persistent, resilient and diligent in follow-through
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment both independently and as a member of a team
  • Proficient in the full suite of Microsoft Office and Google collaboration tools
  • Broad working knowledge of external communications tools and techniques, including content generation and analytics
  • Adaptable to changing requirements, processes, and timelines
  • Can handle some level of ambiguity

Desired Skills

  • Some experience or knowledge of legislative and regulatory affairs
  • Broad knowledge of state government functions and electoral cycles
  • Experience supervising or recruiting staff, volunteers, or coalition partners
  • Some knowledge of education policy topics and/or the policy landscape in Massachusetts

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Health and dental, 401k, paid time off

Application Instructions

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Michelle Harrington, Director of Operations


No phone calls please.

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