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Energy Advocate for Springfield/W Springfield

TheEnergy Advocate will be a key player in Cooler Communities/ener-G-save’sparticipation in the Mass Save Community First Partnership (CFP) program. TheCFP is a community outreach program whose goal is to increase participation inenergy efficiency programs, especially among renters, landlords, moderateincome households, language isolated households, and small businesses. 


TheEnergy Advocate will foster community engagement and energy efficiency programenrollment. This is an exciting opportunity for an organized, people-orientedindividual who is passionate about expanding access to beneficial energy-savingprograms in our community and who wants to work as a part of a cross-sectorteam to have a measurable, positive impact on reducing both carbon andinequality. 


Dutiesand responsibilities


·        Build and deepen partnerships withnonprofits, businesses, neighborhoods, rental/landlord organizations,neighborhood groups, PTOs, health groups, NAACP, local nonprofits to facilitateaccess of efficiency programs to underserved communities

·        Develop strategic outreach plans andapproaches; implement innovative ways to provide information and recruitresidents for participation, including the delivery of presentations, tablingat events, etc.

·        Work with Home PerformanceContractors, partner organizations, and Community Action agencies to signpeople up for energy audits and HVAC opportunities, tracking all interestexpressed, follow-up needed, and work accomplished

·        Assist in assessing and trackingbarriers to energy efficiency in the community, and helping to find solutionswhen possible

·        Oversee creation and use of materialsincluding those in foreign languages, as well as social media outreach

·        Maintain detailed data about ourongoing outreach efforts and impact

·        Work with Cooler Communitieseducation program staff to identify opportunities to deliver presentations,attend events, and find ways to leverage the communication channels of localschool partners and public media to reach residents and small businesses 

·        Attend extensive trainings andmeetings provided for the Energy Advocate role


Theright candidate will have some background in and passion for the field ofenergy efficiency, community organizing, and equity issues. You will becomfortable speaking with people in all sectors of communities in Springfieldand West Springfield. You will be part of the Cooler Communities/ener-G-saveteam, working with lead staff members to strategize and schedule the bestmethods of accomplishing our goals of ensuring weatherization and HVACimprovements/replacements especially for those who have not yet benefited fromMass Save and Community Action programs. This position requires being a teammember, as well as being independent and self-directed.


 Theideal candidate for this position will:


·        Work energetically to meet high goalsset for energy reduction by this program 

·        Have experiencein community organizing among avariety of demographics  using a variety of methods

·        Bring your creativity and experience

·        Have excellent communication skills

·        Demonstrate responsible timemanagement skills

·        Work well with diverse audiences andstakeholders (including gender, race, sexual orientation, class, age, andeducation level) and recognize multiple perspectives and needs

·        Be digitally savvy, using Googledrive, spreadsheets, CRM, and social media with comfort

·        Have a reliable car


ThisEnergy Advocate will run through the end of 2022, with the possibility of atwo-year extension, pending success and future grants. You will work 35hours/week at $20/hour. Bonuses are possible. Some evening and weekend work isnecessary. Living in and knowing the community is a plus, as is beingbilingual.


Communities/ener-G-saveis an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and inclusiveworkplace. We welcome individuals from the environmental justice communities ofSpringfield and West Springfield to apply.


ApplicationProcess: Applications will be collecteduntil the right person is found and hired. Include a letter expressing why youare interested in this work and what experiences you have had that qualify youfor this position. A current resume with references is also required. It doesnot have to be a formal resume, but do share your education and workexperience. All documents should be sent to We recognize that any one applicant may not have everything weare listing here as requirements, so we urge you to apply if you feel thisposition ‘has your name on it.’



AboutCooler Communities/ener-G-save: Since2017, ener-G-save ( has been working in Pioneer Valley to assist residents to takeadvantage of the Mass Save programs that provide no-cost energy assessments andgenerous financial incentives for people to make their homes energy efficient,contributing to the needs of the planet, while helping their family save money.In 2019, Cooler Communities ( was added to our work in order to reach parents through theirchildren, while helping students learn about efficiency and renewables and howto reduce the carbon load of their communities.

 We seekan energetic person to join our team, someone who is both a team-player andalso independent and self-directed. The team has a lot to share with the EnergyAdvocate, and we also look forward to learn from our new teammate and welcomeyour new energy, new insight, and new ideas to our work.




Community Outreach Coordinator

Community Outreach Coordinator 

The Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County (CAC) unites public, private and community partners to promote safety, healing and justice for children exposed to violence & abuse and their families. The CAC works closely with an array of agencies to coordinate high quality investigations and assessments of alleged abuse; provide support and services to children and families, offer specialized training for a diverse range of audiences, and to prevent child abuse in our community.

In 2021, alone, the CAC’s Outreach and Training Program reached over 2500 individuals to help strengthen our community's capacity to prevent, recognize, and respond to child abuse and exploitation. Working with the CAC Training Manager, the Community Outreach Coordinator will engage the community, facilitate community education workshops, and develop training materials as the program expands its reach.


• Conduct outreach with youth-serving organizations, schools, and community-based

programs about CAC training and workshop opportunities;

• Schedule and coordinate training and workshop logistics (such as meeting space or Zoom

virtual set up, equipment needs, etc.);

• Deliver CAC training curricula on topics such as online safety and recognizing and

responding to child abuse;

• Develop new training content and materials;

• Monitor CAC referral and other trends to identify training needs and impact;

• Attend community-based meetings with county-wide collaboratives and school parent

councils and represent the CAC at community events;

• Administer training evaluations and distribute results to staff;

• Be willing and able to work occasional evenings and weekends;

• Other duties, as required.


• Engaging public speaker with ability to communicate with diverse audiences;

• Demonstrated success in developing and presenting materials for varied learning styles;

• Comfortable talking about sensitive topics and facilitating inclusive conversations;

• Proven ability to conduct outreach and engage new audiences;

• Passion for building an empowered community where all children and families have

equitable access to safety, healing, and justice;

• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills;

• Ability to organize multiple tasks simultaneously and work collaboratively and effectively on a team;

• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


• Fluency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, Portuguese, or Cape Verdean Creole

• Experience delivering trainings and/or workshops

• Familiarity with the dynamics and impacts of abuse and interpersonal violence

• Resident of Suffolk County or connections to Suffolk County neighborhoods

• Familiarity with Suffolk County social service, medical, mental health, and civil legal systems

• Graphic design skills, a plus

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County strives to build an organization and a community where people can bring their whole selves to work and are inspired to do their best work every day. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe that diverse teams make the strongest teams, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Full Time

Excellent benefits

Interested Applicants Who Possess the Minimum Requirements Should Submit:

A letter of interest and resume by email at

If emailing, please include subject line: Community Outreach Coordinator Position.

Applications will be reviewed and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.



COO Needed for Growing Healthcare Leader

Central Massachusetts-based leading and growing multi-specialty and multi-site outpatient healthcare provider is actively recruiting for a mission-driven, consensus-building, and equity-driven Chief Operations Officer (COO).

The COO will:
1. Have experience managing and working within a growing diverse workforce.

2. Have knowledge and experience of/with accreditation agency reviews, visits and requirements.

3. Have over 7 years of progressive operational departmental and programmatic management and leadership experience in a health care facility or other non-profit organization.

4. Have experience solving complex organizational challenges with out-of-the-box, innovative, and creative approaches and strategies.

Know someone who would be a great fit?

📌 AMAZING opportunity for a mission-driven, innovative and experienced healthcare leader. Diverse and underrepresented professionals strongly encouraged to apply to help drive operational and programmatic excellence while ensuring that staff at all levels reflect the multicultural communities they serve. 📌



Key Responsibilities: Assist Executive Director:

  • Support the Executive Director with administrative tasks including donor database management.
  • Manage and track calendar deadlines for donor reports.
  • Work with the Executive Director to input, organize and update changes to existing data figures in digital databases.
  • Verify outdated data and make any necessary changes to records.

Interested candidates should submit a professional resume with a cover letter preferred. All applications are due by Friday, April 8, 2022. For more information, please contact: Sophan Smith, Executive Director - - (857) 452-1371. 

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Western Regional Director - Massachusetts Small Busi...

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center

Western Regional Director

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA

Full time, Monday – Friday


AboutUMass Amherst

UMassAmherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked publicresearch university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate andprofessional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenicPioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environmentin a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the Universityis part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College,Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectualenergy of the region.


Under the directionof the State Director of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center,the regional director will provide leadership and oversight for thedevelopment, implementation, and operations of the Western Regional Office ofSmall Business Development Center located in Springfield, MA. The SBDCis a full service center designed to meet the needs of the Western MA countiesclients interested in starting or growing a small or emerging business. TheSBDC provides business advising, entrepreneurial training, assistance withbusiness financing, as well as networking opportunities for regionalbusinesses. The MSBDC program at UMass Amherst is funded by the U.S. SmallBusiness Administration and the Massachusetts Office of Business Development,and is administered by UMass/Amherst Isenberg School of Management. Theregional director leads growth and development of a quality SBDC program. Theposition is responsible for all programmatic reports and databases relative tothe center’s operations; supervision and evaluation of SBDC staff asappropriate to deliver services and support to the network in order to meetSBDC objectives and the statewide MSBDC strategic plan.

Essential Functions

  • Directs, manages and markets the SBDC to geographically dispersed clients, service providers and business organizations in Western Massachusetts.
  • Plans, organizes, supervises and evaluates the work of assigned advising, training and administrative staff who deliver direct services to potential or current small business owners
  • Responsible for managing and motivating a staff of professional advisors and ensuring they maintain and improve skill levels necessary to support current and future client needs
  • Analyzes need, develops and oversees the design, organization and delivery of seminars geared to the small business client
  • Develops private, public and non-profit sector relationships to create a network of professional contacts, and financial sources, for SBDC clients
  • Implement and develop best practices while maintaining full compliance with Small Business Administration/OSBDC policies and requirements
  • Prepare the regional center for annual MSBDC site reviews, SBA program reviews as well as national ASBDC accreditation reviews
  • Uses MSBDC state office metrics to evaluate and improve the impact of the SBDC’s business programs and internal operations in accordance with SBA and MSBDC guidelines and monthly goals
  • Raises and secure funding in support of the Center’s training and programmatic goals from private foundations, corporate sponsorships and other appropriate partners
  • Provides business advisory services and assistance in raising capital for emerging and small business owners 50% time
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to students, faculty, staff and the business community - of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability and socioeconomic backgrounds

Other Functions

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge,Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • MBA degree from an accredited management program or equivalent master’s degree in management or related discipline with a minimum of five years experience in business advising, entrepreneurial training, business financing and networking, or Bachelor’s degree in management or related discipline with a minimum of seven years of experience in business advising, entrepreneurial training, business financing, and networking.
  • Experience in recruiting, motivating, managing and evaluating highly skilled professional staff.
  • Experience operating personal computers with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience in the management of a small business
  • Previous experience in designing, organizing, and teaching seminars for small businesses
  • Experience in small business advising, finance, and/or accounting
  • Experience with networking and creating solid business relationships


Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge,Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Bilingual language skills preferred– Spanish preferred.


Additional Details

Position is located at SpringfieldTechnical Community College in Springfield, MA.


Work Schedule

8:30 am – 5:00 pm


Salary Information

Level 29

Exempt Salary Ranges

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your application, pleasesubmit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professionalreferences by March 11, 2022. 


UMass Amherst is committed to apolicy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender,gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin,ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment,admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services,and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to theUniversity.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed toa program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriersand to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualifiedminorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It isthe policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and statestatutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmativeaction.



Marketing and Events Manager

Marketing and Events Manager, Boston Women’s Workforce Council


Job Description


The Boston Women’s Workforce Council (BWWC) was formed to make the City of Boston the best place in the United States for working women by closing the gender and racial pay gap. It is a public-private partnership between the City of Boston and Boston-area employers who sign what is known as the 100% Talent Compact, pledging to seek gender equality in their firms and to provide funding for the Council’s operations.


The Marketing and Events Manager for the BWWC is a staff person charged with effectively communicating our brand and ensuring that events run smoothly and are of the highest quality. The person in this position should be a proactive, results-oriented professional who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. The Manager directs the planning and execution of all BWWC events and carries out marketing and communications efforts for our internal and external audiences through our social media presence, website, email newsletter, blog and other channels.


Marketing and Communications Management: The Manager will be responsible for implementing the marketing and communications for all programs and events as well as expand the reputation of the BWWC and engage stakeholders. The Manager will oversee the production and distribution of all marketing collateral including but not limited to an annual report, fact sheets, flyers, posters, e-vites and social media graphics. The Manager will curate content for the organization’s monthly newsletter and make sure it is sent out in a timely manner. The Manager will enhance the BWWC’s presence on multiple social media platforms including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram and manage our web site and blog content.


Events Management: Engaging our Compact Signers is at the core of what we do at the BWWC. Much of this engagement is done through live and virtual events. The manager is responsible for both the event logistics and promotion including but not limited to the BWWC quarterly briefing sessions, the Innovative Initiatives Award breakfast and the Effective Practices Conference, all Council and HR Advisory Board meetings, outside partnership events with other like-minded organizations and more.


Administrative Duties: Manage the budgets for all BWWC events, website expenses and other marketing materials, making sure all expenses are reconciled against estimates.  Contract vendors as needed including freelance graphic designers, writers, print shops, videographers, etc. Recruit and oversee interns as needed to help with events, marketing and projects.


Required Skills


Bachelor’s degree, 3+ years professional experience in events and marketing, proven ability in oral and written communication, basic graphic design ability, excellent understanding of social media management, mature judgement, proven ability to make effective use of time, plan ahead and coordinate multiple projects, highly developed organizational and computer skills including experience using all Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word and PowerPoint, with strict attention to detail, ability to update and maintain a website built in Squarespace, friendly, flexible, professional service-oriented manner, proven ability to respond positively to pressures of time and workload, ability to complete tasks both individually and as part of a team.


Estimated Pay Range


$50K - $60K


How to Apply


Please send a cover letter and resume directly to the Boston University Portal at this link.


The BWWC is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for all and does not discriminate on race, color, ethnic origin, creed or religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status or physical or mental disability. We encourage applications from all those interested and qualified.






Job Title: Food and Health Policy Program ManagerReports To: Director of Food and Health PolicyFLSA Status: ExemptDepartment: AdministrationLabor Status: Non-UnionApproval Date: 6/15/2020 Job DescriptionCommunity Servings is a non-profit food and nutrition program focused on the nutritional needs of underserved populations across the state. Over the past 32 years, we have delivered over 10 million free, scratch-made meals to individuals experiencing chronic and critical illnesses in the context of medical nutrition therapy.Location: This position allows for a hybrid work arrangement, requiring at least three days weekly onsite in our Boston office, and up to two days remote. The position will include some local and out-of-state travel depending on relevant coalition and campaign needs.Summary: Reporting to the Director of Food and Health Policy, the Food and Health Policy Program Manager provides research, advocacy, and coalition support, and overall administrative support for Community Servings’ advocacy and policy projects and campaigns. The role includes a focus on engaging a national and statewide coalition representing various constituencies, including consumers, community-based organizations, health care professionals, researchers, and insurers to promote Community Servings’ initiatives.Community Servings knows that diversity drives excellence. We are a place where everyone is welcome. We celebrate, promote, and derive strength from a diversity of lived experiences. We actively seek and encourage an inclusive workforce.Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.•Provides project management and administrative support for Food and Health Policy projects, including, without limitationoThe Food is Medicine AcceleratoroFood is Medicine Massachusetts (a multi-stakeholder coalition)oState and federal advocacy initiatives•Project management and administrative support includes, for example:oScheduling meetings with internal and external collaboratorsoDeveloping tracking systems for project budgetsoContacts and documents managementoProviding regular reports on project status to the Director of Food and Health PolicyoDrafting reports to fundersoRecruit interns and manage intern projects•Policy and advocacy support includes, for example:oConducting outreach and visits to Congressional and State legislators involved in healthcare reform and in food policyoCoordinating materials for legislative or administrative advocacy visitsoConducting research for advocacy campaigns and assisting with the production of reports, fact sheets, action alerts, blog posts, talking points, and other written materials as needed in coordination with the policy and communications teamsoEducating diverse communities about Community Servings’ campaigns and issue areasoAssisting with recruitment of advocates and speakers, including consumers, consumer advocates and health care professionals, who will assist by bringing their voices to advocacy campaigns.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential dutysatisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the experience, knowledge,skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential functions.•Demonstrated organizational, time-management, and project management skills•Ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously•Ability to work independently•Solid computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite skills with virtual meetings tools (for example Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Webex)•Ability to travel to out-of-state conferences and meetings periodically (approximately quarterly)•Ability to speak publicly (or interest in gaining competency in public speaking)•BA/BS in nutrition, policy, law or equivalent field; and 3-5years’ experience in the field of government relations, healthcare policy, or nutrition policy.Supervisory ResponsibilitiesSupervises internsBenefits:We offer a complete benefits program including: •Medical Insurance•Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance•Paid Vacation, Holidays, Sick Time, and Personal Time off•Flexible Spending account (Medical and Daycare)•Tuition reimbursement •403(b) Retirement Plan•Free Dental Insurance •Free Life Insurance•Free daily community lunch•Free mindful breathing and Yoga classes•Free parking Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employeeencounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The noise level in the office work environment is usually quiet to moderate.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentialfunctions.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilitiesrequired by this job include close vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee isregularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands tofinger, handle, or feel. The employee is routinely required to stand and walk.


Marketing & Communications Associate

The Marketing & Communications Associate assists with implementing all aspects of Sociedad Latina’s marketing and communication plan, including content writing, e-newsletters, social media, graphic design, and other tasks as assigned. They will also be responsible for overseeing a youth marketing committee, training youth on how to utilize social media to create change and supporting youth with creating and posting on social media. The Marketing & Communications Associate reports directly to the Director of Development and works closely with the Senior Development Associate and other Sociedad Latina staff.For more information please visit: