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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897 Sr. Planner I

Under direction of the Deputy Director for Community Planning/Planning, manage, conduct and participate in planning initiatives for specific neighborhoods throughout the City of Boston and on citywide planning as assigned; research and prepare recommendations for the Zoning Board of Appeal; and provide input to the BRA Development Review Department on projects undergoing the Article 80 process.  Engage the community, other constituencies, and public agency departments to solicit input and feedback for recommendations on above referenced tasks.   

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.