What we do
Since 1973, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) has been a leader in the movement to end sexual violence. BARCC empowers survivors of sexual violence to heal and provides education and advocacy for the social change needed to create cultures that prevent sexual violence. We rely on our dedicated, brilliant staff to do this important work, and our team is growing!
Our Organizational Development team is looking for a full-time projects manager.
Do you have superior project management skills with a knack for pulling complex elements into a great collaborative product? Then this may be the role for you! We have an exciting opportunity to manage BARCC’s ever-changing special projects and produce a variety of products (curricula, guidance documents, etc.) to contribute to the field of sexual violence response and prevention.
The current project is leading the MASS Collaboration. It is a collaboration between BARCC, the Boston Center for Independent Living, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, and MBTA Transit Police to improve response and services for survivors with disabilities.
Past examples of special projects include working with law enforcement and other stakeholders to develop a 40-hour, interactive, multimedia curriculum for new sexual assault investigators as well as working with a Portuguese-speaking community-based agency to develop an arts and theatre curriculum on responding to reports of sexual violence. In this role, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to further BARCC’s mission of ending sexual violence through healing and social change.
Where and when you’ll work
BARCC's staff, operations, hours, and location vary by function, type of work, and work style. You’ll primarily work from our Cambridge office, located at 99 Bishop Allen Drive with regular travel required to partner agencies.
This is a 40-hour, full-time position. You can expect to work regularly Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required. Additional hours may be required at times to meet deadlines. BARCC is open to discussing options such as flexibility in scheduling and some remote work.
What you’ll do
- Plan and oversee all aspects of identified special projects, ensuring completion of deliverables by deadline and within budget.
- Coordinate day-to-day operations of project activities, which may include meetings, trainings, events, etc.
- Write, design, and develop a wide range of products for internal and external use, such as curricula, guidance documents, policies, fact sheets, etc. in collaboration with BARCC staff and partner agencies.
- Identify and manage consultant and vendor contracts to support development of products (e.g., graphic designers, video production companies).
- Plan and facilitate inclusive meetings with external project partners that draw out the perspectives and expertise of each participant and lead to consensus decision making.
- Manage positive relationships with partner agencies balancing different perspectives and needs.
- Ensure that all grant requirements are met, including communicating with grant-assigned technical assistance providers and completing grant reports.
- 3–5 years project management and product development for social service, social justice, education, or public health benefit.
- Enthusiasm and curiosity for working on and learning about a wide range of topics.
- Highly detail oriented, organized, and able to simultaneously manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
- Project management style that is inclusive, collaborative, deadline-driven, and flexible.
- Superior writing and product development skills with demonstrated ability to create materials specific to varying audiences, including ability to convey information in plain language.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships and balance multiple perspectives/needs.
- Proficiency in Google Docs and Slides; Microsoft Word and PowerPoint; and Adobe Acrobat.
- Experience with grants, especially federal and state grant officers and programs, preferred.
- Knowledgeable about adult learning theory and universal training design preferred.
- Graphic design or other design skills a plus.
- Commitment to BARCC’s mission and philosophy.
What we offer
- The opportunity to make meaningful change and improve the lives of others through mission-driven work, at all levels of the organization.
- The most compassionate, supportive, and fun-loving colleagues around—who will shower you with warm welcomes, funny memes, and regular shout-outs for your contributions.
- An investment in your health, well-being, and professional development through competitive benefit offerings, generous time off policies, dedication to mental health and proactively managing vicarious trauma, and professional development funds and opportunities.
Starting salary range and benefits
$55,000–$65,000, depending on experience and skills. The total compensation package includes a generous benefits package, including health, dental, vacation, sick time, and other coverage options.
Hiring process and timeline
Please submit all of the following via our online application system:
- Your resume
- Cover letter stating your interest and related experience to be considered for this position
- A sample product which demonstrates your ability to write in plain language and design a product for a specific audience. Preference for curricula, but other products such as guidance documents or handbooks acceptable. You must be the primary author of the product. If the product was created collaboratively and/or hired vendors such graphic designers assisted with the product, be clear about your role, who else was involved, and how they contributed.
Applications that don’t include all of the above will not be considered. No phone calls please. We are accepting initial applications through February 8, 2019, but the opportunity will remain open until we find the best fit possible. The full hiring process will include a phone interview, first-round in-person interview, and interview with the MASS Collaboration. Reasonable accommodation provided upon request.
At BARCC, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it and are always building a more inclusive and diverse work environment.
BARCC strives to represent the communities we serve. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.
For more information about BARCC, please visit barcc.org.