NOTICE OF POSTING
POSTING DATE: March 8, 2023
RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS REQUESTED BY: 04/05/23 via email to e[email protected] POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.
City Manager's Office
Civil Service Position:
Non Civil Service position
Hours Per Week:
37.50 hours per week. Monday 8:30 am – 8:00 pm, Tuesday through Thursday 8:30 am–5:00 pm; Friday 8:30 am – 12:00 noon
ABOUT THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE:
Cambridge is a unique and growing urban community of 120,000 residents, making it the fourth largest city in Massachusetts. Our community is diverse, with 34% of residents identifying as people of color and 34% of residents' home language is a language other than English. The city stands out as a hub of innovation and is home to Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an increasing number of biotechs and high-tech start-ups. The biotech corridor in Kendall Square has been called "the most innovative square mile on Earth," and has led the country in everything from the invention of rubber hoses to the development of Covid-19 vaccines.
Cambridge's City government has an annual operating budget of $800M and over 1,600 full-time employees. Cambridge has access to significant resources but is confronting similar challenges as other urban centers – rising housing costs, climate change, sustainable transportation, homelessness, and persistent economic and racial inequities. The City Council and City leadership are committed to being a leader on issues of equity and sustainability and creating a city that works for everyone.
ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT:
As Cambridge's Chief Executive Officer, the City Manager supervises and manages all City Departments, recommends policies and programs to the City Council, and implements City Council legislation. The City Manager's Office collaborates with the City Council and city departments on the shared mission to serve the Cambridge community and build a better city for all.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
The Strategy Manager is a new position that will report directly to the City Manager and work closely with the Advisor for Strategic Initiatives. This position will support the organization and execution of key strategic initiatives across the city. The ideal candidate will be a curious and humble problem solver excited about working in the public sector and working towards equity, sustainability and creating a city that works for everyone. The ideal candidate can establish collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, use data to break down issues and identify solutions, and communicate effectively through any medium (e.g., PowerPoint, word, email, verbally). They will support Cambridge's commitment to a workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion and have a learning mind-set.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Coordinate key strategic initiatives across city departments and with external partners
- Conduct analyses using internal records, partner information, and external data to characterize issues and identify potential solutions.
- Create presentations on strategic initiatives for City Council and City Leadership meetings including project dashboards.
- Research best practices on relevant issues (e.g., homelessness) and synthesize insights.
- Communicate with stakeholders about the status of major milestones, potential project risk or delays, and proposed mitigation strategies and contingency plans.
- Perform related duties as required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Experience and Education
- 1.5-3 years of strategy planning or consulting experience.
- Experience in project management, PowerPoint presentations, and excel models.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to tackle complex and unstructured problems.
- Positive attitude and willingness to own all aspects of a problem.
- Deep sense of humility, curiosity, and learning-orientation.
- Clear communication skills to distill complicated issues into recommendations.
- Expert quantitative analysis and critical reasoning skills to structure and carry out analyses.
- Strong interpersonal skills to navigate competing stakeholder interests and build collaborative relationships across and outside of the City of Cambridge.
- High ethical standards and personal integrity.
- The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to access input and retrieve information from a computer.Ability to operate office equipment including copiers, printers, and scanners. Executes multiple tasks involving keyboarding, telephones, writing, bending, reaching, and lifting boxes of files (up to 10 lbs).
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office environment, which includes fluorescent lighting and air conditioning. Moderate noise level, which can elevate with phone calls and walk in members of the public. Busy office work environment characterized by multiple work demands from department staff, a great deal of customer interaction, and heavy call volume. This position may be eligible for hybrid work under the City's Telework Policy depending on operational needs.
SUMMARY OF BENEFITS:
- Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance
- Vacation and Sick leave eligible
- Sick Incentive Pay Eligible
- 3 Personal days
- 14 Paid Holidays
- Management Allowance, $2,700/year
- City employee commuter benefits (T-Pass reimbursement Bluebikes membership, EZRide Shuttle membership)
RATE: $103,801 – $122,905 annually + competitive benefits
Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: [email protected] or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 04/05/23. Position will remain open until filled.
THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES, WRITTEN MATERIALS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS, AND REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS IN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE PROVIDED TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES FREE OF CHARGE, UPON REQUEST. The City is committed to advancing a workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.