Associate Digital Equity Planner – Massachusetts Broadband Institute

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To support the rapid growth of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute’s (MBI) program efforts in digital equity initiatives, we are seeking an Associate Digital Equity Planner. This is a dynamic opportunity to play a key role in supporting a variety of digital equity/broadband planning and implementation efforts within the context of state and federal COVID recovery investments. This role will be active in the development and implementation of a Statewide Digital Equity Plan, deploying segments of the State’s $50M Digital Equity Fund, and supporting a Five-Year Action Plan for additional federal broadband funding deployment. MBI seeks candidates with a broad and diverse planning background and a desire to explore the emerging field of digital equity.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with MBI to expand the organization’s focus on digital access and equity issues at the statewide level, and to support the closure of the digital divide in Massachusetts.

Primary Responsibilities

· Support the design and implementation of a robust stakeholder engagement effort as part of a Statewide Digital Equity Planning process – including event design/execution/documentation, key stakeholder interviews, surveying, and other in-person and online activities. This position will also support the integration of the Statewide Digital Equity Planning process with the planning process for the Five-Year Action Plan that will primarily address broadband infrastructure deployment.

· Manage and maintain stakeholder and project tracking systems as relevant to MBI’s program initiatives.

· Support the documentation and dissemination of training materials, case studies, national best practices, and other resources to support MBI’s efforts to deploy digital equity initiatives with a range of partners.

· Support the operation of MBI’s digital equity initiatives, including the development of program tracking systems, contracting and procurement processes, and other needed internal documentation.

· Provide ongoing support for digital equity planning, strategy formation, coalition work, grassroots support, and policy advocacy.

· Work collaboratively with consultants and partners to produce accessible communications and civic engagement materials. Support coordinated messaging and management of MBI’s website, listserv, etc.

Desired Qualifications

NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered for the required qualifications.

· Minimum 3 years experience in the fields of municipal/regional planning, public administration, government, or nonprofit (Community Based Organizations, Community Development Corporations, Etc.)

· Active knowledge and experience of Massachusetts communities and the desire to become immersed in issues related to digital access and equity.

· Experience supporting data analysis, report writing, and visual communication.

· Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to work collaboratively.

· Excellent communication (written and oral) skills.

· Self-motivated, creative thinker with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

· Ability to meet deadlines and problem-solve.

· Proficiency with business tools (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint or equivalent), social media, website management tools, and online networking tools a plus.

· Beneficial if the candidate has a Masters Degree or equivalent experience in public policy, information science, communications, urban planning, or related field. Apply Here: