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Deputy Director For Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Grant Program

About Us
The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs seeks to protect, preserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s environmental resources while ensuring and promoting a clean energy future for the state’s residents. Through the stewardship of open space, protection of environmental resources, and enhancement of clean energy, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs works tirelessly to make Massachusetts a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family.

Who We Serve:
Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to combine energy and environmental agencies under one Cabinet secretary. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) serves Commonwealth residents interested in outdoor recreational activities, clean energy solutions and those who work with animals and livestock. Equally, EOEEA works with energy consumers, power companies, clean energy providers and farmers to delicately balance the interaction with environmental protection laws and regulations while being a cornerstone for our economic prosperity.

The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program provides support for cities and towns in Massachusetts to begin the process of planning for climate change resiliency and implementing priority projects. The state awards communities with funding to complete vulnerability assessments and develop action-oriented resiliency plans. Communities who complete the MVP program become certified as an MVP community and are eligible for MVP Action grant funding and other opportunities.

The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) is accepting resumes and applications for the position of Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Deputy Director.

A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process and attached “as relevant” to the requisition.

The MVP Deputy Director will report to the MVP Director and aid in conducting grant administration, overseeing MVP interns, staff and consultants; implementing special MVP projects around program improvement, and coordinating communications.

In addition to serving as the MVP Deputy Director, this position will work with the Director of Climate Adaptation and Resilience to support statewide resiliency project management, coordinate between MVP and statewide initiatives, and lead visioning and build out of the resilientma.mass.gov website.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities include:
MVP Grant Management and Program Improvement:
• The Deputy will aid MVP leadership in MVP grant administration and management tasks including (but not limited to) expression of interest coordination, application review, contracting, and reimbursement.
• The Deputy will aid MVP leadership in identifying and implementing priority improvements and/or expansions to the program, like the currently ongoing project to redesign the MVP Planning Grant process (i.e., MVP Planning 2.0). The Deputy will also build out and maintain resources for the program.
• The Deputy will coordinate with EEA and other internship programs to recruit, hire, and oversee interns for the MVP program and other climate resilience initiatives. Support MVP program leadership in supervision of other MVP staff and consultants as needed.
• The Deputy will work with EEA communications on such items as fulfilling press requests and drafting press releases, tracking press coverage, and identifying and implementing pathways to increase promotion of the program throughout the state and nationally.

Resilientma.mass.gov Management:
• The Deputy will work with IT partners and EEA climate team staff to manage and build out the resilientma.mass.gov website as a resource for MVP communities and the public.

Statewide Resiliency Project Management:
• The Deputy will assist the Director of Climate Resilience and Adaptation in Resilient Massachusetts Action Team (RMAT) administration and project management. The RMAT is an inter-agency steering committee responsible for implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of the State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan.
• The Deputy will aid the Director of Climate Resilience and Adaptation in building a program to administer grants from EOEEA to state agencies to implement priority State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan (SHMCAP) actions that aligns with the MVP program, and coordinating with finance staff around this program.
• The Deputy will coordinate and facilitate connections between statewide climate resilience efforts (e.g., SHMCAP and RMAT) and local climate resilience efforts (e.g. MVP).

Other duties, as assigned.

Preferred qualifications:
Preferred experience with grant administration and/or program management.
Preferred experience in website content management.
Demonstrated ability to engage, manage, and facilitate diverse stakeholders and staff members.
Excellent meeting facilitation and writing and oral communications skills.
Strong organizational skills in terms of meeting deadlines while managing multiple work streams, circulating timely information, and capability to prioritize and evaluate goals.
Preferred familiarity with climate adaptation and resilience; climate vulnerability analysis; MA climate change data and science; local, regional and state adaptation plans, projects, and priorities; nature-based solutions; and environmental justice and equity.

Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.

I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.
IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required experience.

Comprehensive Benefits
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Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.

Official Title: Program Manager V
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street
Job: Environmental and Energy
Agency: Exec Office Of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Sep 28, 2022, 9:33:21 AM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 75,653.00 – 87,000.00 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Melixza Esenyie – 6176261282
Bargaining Unit: M99-Managers (EXE)
Confidential: No

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