Hyde Square Task Force

PO Box 301871
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Date Posted:
March 10, 2021

Eastern Massachusetts



Living Safely in Jackson Square (LSJS) Project Manager

Position: Project Manager, Living Safely in Jackson Square (LSJS), full-time, reporting to Hyde Square Task Force, one of three backbone organizations managing the Coalition. This is a three-year grant funded position. Although the grant is expected to end at the end of 2023, additional funding may be secured which would extend the duration of the project and this position. The position will be remote to start, with a transition back to in-person operations when it is safe to do so. Position Summary: The LSJS Project Manager will manage and oversee the day-to-day work of the LSJS Coalition and is primarily responsible for managing and supporting the coalition through ensuring the implementation of its work plan, ongoing facilitation and communication among partners, evaluation efforts, and handling logistical and administrative details for the initiative to function smoothly. The Project Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of a 3-year grant, funded by Boston Children’s Hospital. The Project Manager will prepare reports for the funder and manage funder communication as needed. This initiative is co-led by three organizations in Jackson Square: Tree of Life/Arbol de Vida, Hyde Square Task Force, and Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation. The Project Manager will work under the supervision of Hyde Square Task Force. Responsibilities Include: Coordination and Facilitation ? Manage and facilitate the coordination of LSJS activities including backbone steering committee, coalition members, work groups, and community engagement activities. ? Convene backbone steering committee, coalition members, and work groups, including preparing agendas and writing and distributing minutes, to ensure ongoing, coordinated, and integrated communication. ? Provide administrative support and facilitation to work groups and backbone organizations to ensure they stay on track with annual activities and ongoing progress towards their goals. ? Manage communication across the coalition and share regular updates with the coalition regarding progress, problems, and needs for additional support. ? Coordinate development/refinement of work plans and milestones, track progress towards achieving results, and provide status reports to partners. ? Coordinate and work together with other coalition backbone organizations to ensure all partners, working groups, committees, etc. work well and effectively together, and to create a positive view of the work in the community. ? Collaborate with partners to connect families to resources and opportunities that will help them accomplish their goals. ? With support from coalition members, organize trainings/workshops for partners and resident leaders, including racial equity training. ? Develop and implement a plan to engage other key stakeholders on an ongoing basis. ? Serve as lead liaison with Boston Children’s Hospital staff/consultants and complete reporting requirements. Evaluation and Reporting ? Work with the evaluation partner to conduct focus groups and other data collection activities as needed. ? In collaboration with the three backbone organizations, complete all required funder reports. ? Maintain required documentation for the LSJS Coalition. ? Work closely with the evaluation partner to ensure timely data collection and analysis. Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) Organizational Responsibilities ? Actively contribute to the implementation of organizational strategic goals and objectives. ? Participate actively in staff meetings, committees, and organizational events. ? Actively work to connect LSJS Coalition members and Jackson Square residents to HSTF programming. The above is not an exhaustive statement of every duty and responsibility required. Other duties may be assigned.
Qualifications ? 2 years' minimum experience with teaching Afro-Latin dance to urban youth, in-school experience is a plus. ? Preferred Dance or Dance Education degree or equivalent experience in the field. ? Bilingual English/Spanish required. ? Demonstrated expertise in Afro-Latin dance preferred. ? Energetic teaching style. ? Strong classroom-management skills in person and virtually. ? Reliable and responsible. ? Demonstrated ability to successfully work and communicate effectively and respectfully with youth and adults of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. ? Successfully pass CORI and SORI background checks. ? Must be flexible, organized, collaborative, and creative. 
Pay Rate: Hourly wage of $35/hour. No benefits.
How To Apply:
Interested candidates must be authorized to work legally in the United States. Candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and a work sample (video clip of performance or class instruction, curriculum/lesson sample, etc.) to LTD_Instructor@HydeSquare.org. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. Hyde Square Task Force is an equal opportunity provider and employer. We value having a diverse staff who are representatives of the community we serve and bring to our organization a variety of traditions, experiences, and points of view. Individuals of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Apply by:
May 05, 2021
$50,000 - $70,000
About this Organization:
At Hyde Square Task Force, youth are at the heart of what we do. We believe youth have immense potential, yet at the same time research tells us that they face many obstacles.
When HSTF was founded in the late 1980s, a coalition of neighbors and community leaders felt a sense of urgency to address the violence and economic and social challenges facing the Hyde/Jackson Square neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Today the neighborhood is known as Boston’s Latin Quarter, and while in some ways our community has transformed, many challenges persist.

HSTF now engages over 800 youth ages 6–25 in college and career preparation, Afro-Latin arts and cultural enrichment, and community-building initiatives. In doing so, we ensure that youth have the arts and educational opportunities they need and deserve in order to be successful, and that their voices and cultures are valued and celebrated in Boston’s Latin Quarter and beyond.

Our work is guided by our mission: to amplify the power, creativity, and voices of youth, connecting them to Afro-Latin culture and heritage so they can create a diverse, vibrant Latin Quarter and build a just, equitable Boston.