Careers at the BRA & EDIC

Career and Internship Opportunities

Résumés are being accepted for the following BRA/EDIC employment opportunities. Positions remain posted on our website until they are filled. Please submit your résumé for the job that best meets your current qualifications.

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895 Community Affairs Liaison

Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor for Regulatory Reform, assist members of the Planning and Zoning Department with the coordination of all outreach efforts related to the development of a City-wide plan and planning and zoning initiatives in the neighborhoods and the Downtown. 

894 Commercial Leasing Project Manager

Under the direction of the Deputy Director for Industrial Development and Commercial Leasing, manage and coordinate leasing activities for all commercial real property owned by the BRA and EDIC from negotiations through to preparation and presentation of final proposal for Board consideration.  Perform credit analysis; analyze competing cash flow projections; make recommendations.  Maintain knowledge of Boston’s commercial real estate market to assist public and private interests in site location assistance and business attraction/retention.  In the absence of the Deputy Director for Industrial Development and Commercial Leasing, may manage project management staff.

893 Archives & Records Management Intern: Fall 2014, Winter/Spring 2015 (Unpaid)

Under the oversight of the Archives staff, evaluate submitted records in accordance with the Agency’s Records Management and Archival Policy, Agency’s Procedures and Departmental Records Management Guidelines.  Identify the records metadata and classification and process and index the material for storage and disposition. The intern will collaborate with the archive staff, gain and understanding of the Agency’s past and current projects and activities.   The intern will gain exposure to the complexities of contemporary archives and records management within municipal government. The intern shall maintain confidentiality and integrity of all information. The internship site is in the BRA’s offices at Boston City Hall.  On occasion the intern may accompany Archives staff to the Archive Facility in West Roxbury.

892 OneIn3 Boston, Digital Media & Strategic Planning Intern (Unpaid) (Winter/Spring 2015)

With more than one-third of Boston’s population between the ages of 20-34 years old, Boston is home to the highest proportion of young adults in the country.  As a result, the City of Boston launched the ONEin3 initiative.  ONEin3 is focused on creating an optimal live and work environment for 20-34 year olds. The ONEin3 Intern works directly with the ONEin3 manager, the Boston Redevelopment Authority staff, and a variety of City of Boston departments to enhance Boston for the young adult population. 

890 Research Manager

Reporting to the Director of Research, manage day-to-day division operations and administration including scheduling and coordination of internal and external communications.  Support and maintain records, systems, practices, and procedures for the Research Division. Provide technical and administrative support to the Director. Assist in the maintenance of both electronic and paper records.  Conduct research on Boston’s population and economy, for all departments of the BRA, the City of Boston and related organizations.  Work independently and collaboratively on specific research projects with other Research team members. Provide input on research methodology, data sources, and final products. May lead projects as assigned.  Maintain and track Research requests, project records, and databases.  Assist the Director of Research by serving as a contact, liaison, and scheduling manager in dealings with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) staff, professional consultants, City of Boston officials, community groups, and businesses.  Contribute to or lead projects and requests.

889 Database Administrator & Program Operations Coordinator

Reporting to the Deputy Director for Youth Options Unlimited Boston (YOU Boston), provide systems support for operational, financial, programmatic, and record keeping components of the Agency, YOU Boston.  Develop, hone, support, and manage YOU Boston database.  Ensure integrity, validity, and accuracy of data and reports for internal and external stakeholders.  Work with YOU Boston management team to innovate and uphold infrastructure and business processes.  Ensure smooth daily operations.  Manage data system, Efforts To Outcomes (ETO).  Design and produce reports for review by management and for current and future grant awards.  Collaborate with external program evaluators on data, reports and data analysis.  Work with EDIC Budget & Finance Department to monitor Transitional Employment Services (TES) stipend and staffing expenditures, ensuring appropriate funds are available to support YOU Boston programming.  Develop, recommend and implement internal financial, administrative, and operational practices and procedures for YOU Boston.  Serve as a member of the senior leadership team.

888 Lead Financial Coach

Reporting to the Program Director of the (Financial Opportunity Center), the Financial Coach is responsible for assisting clients in developing a plan of action intended to help them reach their goals and achieve financial stability.  Will conduct one-on-one counseling; and facilitate workshops on topics such as budgeting, credit building, and banking products.  The Financial Coach will work with the financial capability team including the employment and income supports counselors to ensure participants obtain assistance across these three major service areas.  Use Efforts to Outcome (ETO), a client management system, to document and reflect the outcome of their clients in an accurate and timely manner.  The Financial Coach will assist to create recruitment, outreach and retention strategies for 200 participants for 18-24 months.  

884 Contract Administrator III

 Under the direction of the Deputy Director for Youth and Human Services, monitor the direct service programs provided by community based organizations (CBO's) under contract with the Jobs and Community Services division in assigned areas; monitor contract activities and transactions, prepare reports and provide technical assistance to CBO's.  This is the most senior level Contract Administrator position, requiring proficiency in the monitoring of a portfolio of contracts that is more complex, more diversified or larger than that assigned to a Contract Administrator I or II.  Incumbent generally requires supervisory assistance or intervention as needed or with precedent-setting problems.  This level may provide technical guidance to the Contract Administrator I or II.  

880 Finance Intern (Unpaid) Fall 2014

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director for Financial Services and the Senior Finance Manager, provide analytic and programmatic support to the Boston Local Development Corporation (BLDC) and the Boston Industrial Development Financing Authority (BIDFA) as well as to other Economic Development programs and projects as assigned.

875 Deputy Director for Workforce Development & Adult Learning

Under the direction of the Director of Jobs and Community Services, develops policies and programs for adult services and ESL for employment; oversee grants administration and manage subcontracted services for:  U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) funds for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) skills training and dislocated worker services; MA Targeted Assistance Grant (TAG) for refugees and immigrants; City of Boston Neighborhood Jobs Trust adult education and skills training; and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) literacy, ABE and ESOL programs.  Oversee and ensure compliance with funding source regulations, planning and program development functions, and technology enhancements for inter-departmental efficiencies.

874 Web Content Manager

Under the direction of the Chief Information Officer, you will play a significant role in the overall content strategy for the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s new website. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is Boston’s Planning and Economic Development Agency. Every day our passionate team works to build a better Boston through planning, urban design, development review, and employment and workforce development opportunities. We are committed to informing and engaging Boston residents, visitors, business leaders, and others about what’s happening, and how they can become an active participant in our city’s growth. The Web Content Manager will protect the overall consistency of the user experience and coordinate content for

863 GIS/SQL Applications Developer

 Under the direction of the Chief Information Officer, the GIS applications developer will assist the organization reach its goals and objectives by leveraging data and GIS tools.

861 Research Intern – Fall 2014 (Unpaid)

Full or Part-time internship, days and hours to be determined, (20 hours per week minimum)

856 WriteBoston Webmaster Intern (Unpaid)

The Webmaster supports WriteBoston and the Teens in Print program in efforts to update and maintain accurate and current content on and The Webmaster will update the TiP website based on the production schedule of the Teens in Print youth newspaper, develop the site's archive, and improve the site's multimedia and interactivity to increase its reach to Boston teens. The Webmaster will also maintain the organization's main webpage, and may assist in other web communications efforts.  The Webmaster will work 10 hours per week (negotiable) on site at WriteBoston's offices, located at 7 Palmer Street in Roxbury.

877 Community Economics Development Intern - Fall 2014 (Unpaid)

This Intern will report to the Deputy Director for Community Economic Development and provide

855 IT Intern (Unpaid)

The Management and Information Services Department is seeking an independent, smart, and hardworking Intern who enjoys helping others.  As part of the MIS Support Team, you will take on the responsibility of serving the Boston Redevelopment Authority staff and associated departments/divisions.  You’ll be working directly with city officials and employees and will have an opportunity to better the Agency both administratively and technically.

826 Assistant Director of Media and Public Relations

Under direction of the Director of Communications, implement and coordinate all communications functions for all major planning initiatives; directall media related activities. Manage all press inquiries and issue responses as spokesperson

783 Programs Manager, Schools

Reporting to the Deputy Director for ReadBoston/JCS, coordinate all operational aspects of school-based literacy programs and help schools create and maintain programs encouraging parents and children to read together at home. Provide assistance to schools in theimplementation of twice-yearly thirty-minute individual parent teacher conferences. Manage Project budget.