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The KSA is committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourages applications from minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


  • Position Description

    Become a leader within the community that invented the leading COVID-19 vaccines and is defining the future of science and technology – and define the way our innovation community collaborates for maximum impact. The Kendall Square Association (KSA) is a community platform that connects the people and advances the goals of the global epicenter of innovation– Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA. 

    The KSA seeks a systems-driven and collaborative individual to drive impact on the organization’s strategic initiatives and support our community affairs efforts. The ideal candidate is a detail oriented project manager who loves solving problems and is passionate about creating real world solutions to major challenges. Working as part of a small and entrepreneurial team, this person will shift easily between strategic and externally focused work like surveying key leaders in Kendall to project execution including program communications and managing meeting logistics.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Member Experience Focused Programming (70%)

    • Work closely with the VP of Strategy and Operations and Senior Manager of Programming to create and execute programming for each strategic initiative with a particular focus on our Placemaking and Transportation Initiatives:
    • Placemaking: Ground floor retail and restaurants have been deeply impacted by the pandemic. As Kendall prepares to welcome back thousands of employees in the post-vaccine era, the KSA will need to build back and increase the vibrance of our community, from open spaces to small and local businesses. Create partnerships and execute placemaking initiatives and campaigns on behalf of this effort.  
    • Transportation: In 2019, the KSA launched the Transportation ADVANCE, working with major employers to experiment with the commuting options they provide to their employees to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions and improve employee experience. In 2021 and 2022, the KSA will build on this work, further innovating to accommodate the new needs of our workforce. Support the execution and design of programming on behalf of this experimentation.
    • Bring a strong commitment to delivering an excellent user experience, analyzing member feedback and other data, and approaching all planning with a passion for experimentation and iteration. 
    • Respond to the dynamic needs of KSA members, and partner with colleagues and community members to design new programming. 
    • Manage end-to-end execution of all programming and events with attention to detail and logistical prowess. All programming and events are currently delivered online, but starting as soon as this fall will include a blend of online and in person programming.

    Government Relations, Advocacy & Research (30%)

    • Partner with VP of Strategy and Operations to design and implement government relations and community affairs campaigns targeting a wide array of community stakeholders including elected officials. 
    • Develop a deep working knowledge of Cambridge local government and officials.
    • Monitor and report on issues that impact the Kendall community from all levels of government, such as new construction, state infrastructure projects and City of Cambridge policy and programs.
    • Research and generate comments on behalf of the KSA to support KSA member positions in public forums.
    • Represent KSA in community forums such as public hearings and community meanings. 
    • Lead and complete various research projects as necessary to deepen the KSA’s understanding of complex policy or employer issues.

    Qualifications

    • 5-7 years of professional experience including program management or project management and/or community or government relations
    • Comfortable in a public facing role
    • Experience working on small, entrepreneurial teams
    • Comfortable with ambiguity and a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent writer with impeccable grammar
    • A Lara Croft, Tomb Raider/Indiana Jones style of on-the-go problem solving
    • Creative and strategic thinking
    • Strong project management skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Accountable to expectations and deadlines
    • Organized, self-motivated and able to multitask
    • Mission-driven                                                             
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, along with a sense of humor  

    WORK CULTURE

    • The KSA is committed to becoming an anti-racist, deeply inclusive organization driven by policies and practices that center diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Brown and AAPI candidates, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
    • We hire both proven and emerging leaders and invest in their growth and development to enable them to drive meaningful impact and grow to become the next generation of great civic leaders.
    • Leveraging new ways of working we discovered during the pandemic, we are experimenting with a hybrid work model with the expectation that everyone spends at least three days per week in the office.
    • We value and enable a strong work-life balance, however the Senior Manager of Programming will periodically need to be available outside of 9 to 5 office hours to be responsive to community meetings or other events.   

    Compensation

    Full-time salaried with fantastic benefits, which include:

    • $55-70K salary (depending on experience) with an annual bonus, based on individual and organizational performance
    • 15 vacation days (20 days after 2 years of service) 
    • 13 paid holidays
    • Comprehensive medical and dental insurance 
    • Short and long-term disability insurance
    • 401K retirement plan, with up to 6% company match
    • Monthly IT and transportation reimbursement
    • Discounted health & fitness membership
    • Discounted Blue Bike membership
    • Free kayaking on the Charles River

    In addition, there are many intangible benefits of working in our centrally located office – a three minute walk from the Kendall T stop, a Blue Bike station 20 meters away, and a two minute walking distance from the riverfront – all within a bustling community of the world’s leading researchers, engineers, and scientists.

    Submission Details

    This position reports to VP of Strategy and Operations, Alana Westwater. If interested, please email programmanager@kendallsquare.org, with one PDF document (no more than 6 pages) that includes:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Optional: Work portfolio that demonstrates relevant experience is appreciated.

    This job description was posted on June 29, 2021. The ideal start date for this position is on or before September 15, 2021.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    QUICK HISTORY OF THE KENDALL SQUARE ASSOCIATION

    One hundred years ago, Kendall Square was an industrial yard, and today it is the epicenter of global innovation. Kendall companies are solving today’s problems with the technology of tomorrow and reimagining a future that is more resilient and inclusive. Kendall Square Association (KSA) is here to help our members thrive in this reimagined future as we build it, here in the most innovative square mile on the planet. Kendall is more than a place — it is a perspective.

    Located in Cambridge, MA, Kendall Square is an internationally recognized innovation district propelled by the synergies of imagination and ingenuity. Curiosity, openness, and collaboration are revealed in every lab, office, restaurant, and public space. Kendall Square has the ability to address the most pressing challenges facing the world today.

    Kendall Square Association enables the future by connecting the people changing the world. Please visit www.kendallsquare.org to learn more.

  • Position Description

    Become a leader within the community that invented the leading COVID-19 vaccines and is defining the future of science and technology – and define the way our innovation community collaborates for maximum impact. The Kendall Square Association (KSA) is a community platform that connects the people and advances the goals of the global epicenter of innovation – Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA. 

    The KSA seeks a creative and entrepreneurial individual to drive and expand programs that accelerate the growth and development of Kendall’s most important resource – our people. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker who designs and delivers programs to anticipate future needs while being nimble enough to realize opportunities in the moment. This person will have ownership of entire learning and development programs and will guide the KSA team in executing flawless user-centric learning experiences.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Evolve Existing Learning and Development Programming (40%)

    • Develop a framework to guide current and future learning and development at the KSA to enable internal and external stakeholders to understand how this learning fosters connectivity of key constituencies; surfaces insights; builds collective capacity for cultural change; and provides thought leadership for Kendall Square.
    • Oversee ongoing delivery of current programs for the Kendall employer community including Future of (how we) Work (launched April 2020); Inclusion Drives Innovation (launched September 2020).
    • Manage excellent program quality and seek out opportunities for continuous improvement in order to drive maximum learning outcomes for participants and financial returns for the KSA.
    • Manage 1-2 junior colleagues and work successfully cross functionally with others on the team.

    Generate New Learning and Development Programming (60%)

    • Develop and deploy concurrent, highly visible learning programs that enable key segments of the Kendall Square community to connect and learn together while simultaneously driving profitability for the organization.
    • Develop a network of partners, building strong relationships: source, contract, and collaborate with internal and external subject matter and content experts, business partners, and vendors on the design of leadership development and educational initiatives.
    • Train our internal team to deliver exceptionally engaging gatherings and meetings.
    • Design and build an Inclusion Drives Innovation alumni community to maintain strong connectivity and support among alumni and to assess the ongoing impact of anti-racist practices and policies being implemented within alumni organizations.
    • As the Kendall community emerges from the pandemic, work with the KSA team to define the experience of in person, hybrid and remote programming to ensure KSA is meeting member needs. 

    Qualifications

    • 10-15 years of professional experience, including building and scaling leadership development programs
    • Experience leading and working on small, entrepreneurial teams
    • Comfortable with ambiguity and a fast-paced environment
    • Expert coaching and facilitation skills; experience collaborating with C-suite executives
    • Highly adaptable to change; able to easily navigate between high level strategy and roll-up-your-sleeves tactical execution
    • Excellent writer with impeccable grammar
    • A Lara Croft, Tomb Raider/Indiana Jones style of on-the-go problem solving
    • Strong project management skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Passion for learning and continuous improvement
    • Accountable to expectations and deadlines
    • Organized, self-motivated and able to multitask
    • Mission-driven                                                             
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, along with a sense of humor  

    WORK CULTURE

    • The KSA is committed to becoming an anti-racist, deeply inclusive organization driven by policies and practices that center diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Brown and AAPI candidates, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
    • We hire both proven and emerging leaders and invest in their growth and development to enable them to drive meaningful impact and grow to become the next generation of great civic leaders.
    • Leveraging new ways of working we discovered during the pandemic, we are experimenting with a hybrid work model with the expectation that everyone spends at least three days per week in the office.
    • We value and enable a strong work-life balance, however the Senior Manager of Programming will periodically need to be available outside of 9 to 5 office hours to be responsive to community meetings or other events.   

                             

    Compensation

    Full-time salaried with fantastic benefits, which include:

    • Competitive salary $100-115K (depending on experience) with an annual bonus up to 10% of salary, based on individual and organizational performance
    • 15 vacation days (20 days after 2 years of service) 
    • 13 paid holidays
    • Comprehensive medical and dental insurance 
    • Short and long-term disability insurance
    • 401K retirement plan, with up to 6% company match
    • Monthly IT and transportation reimbursement
    • Discounted health & fitness membership
    • Discounted Blue Bike membership
    • Free kayaking on the Charles River

    In addition, there are many intangible benefits of working in our centrally located office – a three minute walk from the Kendall T stop, a Blue Bike station 20 meters away, and a two minute walking distance from the riverfront – all within a bustling community of the world’s leading researchers, engineers, and scientists.

    Submission Details

    This position reports to the KSA President C.A. Webb. If interested, please email vplearning@kendallsquare.org, with one PDF document (no more than 6 pages) that includes:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Optional: Work portfolio that demonstrates relevant experience is appreciated.

    This job description was posted on June 29, 2021. The ideal start date for this position is on or before September 15, 2021.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    QUICK HISTORY OF THE KENDALL SQUARE ASSOCIATION

    One hundred years ago, Kendall Square was an industrial yard, and today it is the epicenter of global innovation. Kendall companies are solving today’s problems with the technology of tomorrow and reimagining a future that is more resilient and inclusive. Kendall Square Association (KSA) is here to help our members thrive in this reimagined future as we build it, here in the most innovative square mile on the planet. Kendall is more than a place — it is a perspective.

    Located in Cambridge, MA, Kendall Square is an internationally recognized innovation district propelled by the synergies of imagination and ingenuity. Curiosity, openness, and collaboration are revealed in every lab, office, restaurant, and public space. Kendall Square has the ability to address the most pressing challenges facing the world today.

    Kendall Square Association enables the future by connecting the people changing the world. Please visit www.kendallsquare.org to learn more.

  • Position Description

    Become a leader within the community that invented the leading COVID-19 vaccines and is defining the future of science and technology – and define the way our innovation community collaborates for maximum impact. The Kendall Square Association (KSA) is a community platform that connects the people and advances the goals of the global epicenter of innovation – Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA. 

    As we emerge from the pandemic, the KSA is positioned to tell the story of what our innovation community has achieved, and set the goal posts for where we will go next. We are hiring our first-ever Vice President of Marketing and Communications – a strategic, creative and analytical leader who can effortlessly toggle between the forest and the trees while scaling Kendall’s influence and impact.

    The VP of Marketing and Communications will be an entrepreneurial, results oriented leader charged with creating and implementing the strategy that shapes the public view of Kendall Square and the day-to-day experience of our members and stakeholders. The position reports to the President of the KSA, includes at least one direct report and requires strong collaboration with every member of the team and a variety of external stakeholders. Responsibilities include brand marketing, program marketing and member engagement, external communications and government affairs. 

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Define a brand marketing strategy to deliver smart content and thought leadership that promotes Kendall Square’s creativity and local and global impact
    • Use research and firsthand experience to enhance the public facing identity and dramatically improve the accessibility of Kendall Square to key audiences
    • Amplify the successes and positive contributions of our member organizations to generate awareness using our website, weekly community newsletter, social media channels and other tools and outlets 
    • Create systems that measure the effectiveness of communication and marketing strategies and optimize all activities on an ongoing basis
    • Enhance email marketing and social media footprint by growing followership, influence and engagement 
    • Build thought leadership strategy and public influence on key priorities such as transportation reform and innovation, future of work, future of cities, and scientific, technological and social innovations coming out of Kendall
    • Drive sales and conversion for our learning and development programs such as Inclusion Drives Innovation and Future of (how we) Work task force
    • Manage Communications Director and freelancers to deliver smart content that reflects Kendall Square’s creativity and local and global impact
    • Utilize Scrum methodology (training provided) to manage cross-functional teams to deliver successful campaigns and projects
    • Work closely with the KSA President in preparation for public facing events, media appearances, interviews and other such events

    Qualifications

    • 10-15 years of entrepreneurial experience in marketing and communications with responsibility for and/or exposure to brand marketing, storytelling, and digital marketing
    • Proven ability to understand target audiences and drive conversion
    • Experience leading and working on small, entrepreneurial teams
    • Strong manager of people with a proven ability to empower direct reports
    • Proven digital presence with followership whether via Twitter, LinkedIn, a podcast or another format
    • Excellent storyteller with exceptional presentation skills
    • Comfortable engaging with media
    • Comfortable with ambiguity and a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent editor and writer with impeccable grammar
    • Strong project management skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Accountable to expectations and deadlines
    • Organized, self-motivated and able to multitask
    • Motivated by mission and impact                                                            
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a sense of humor 

    WORK CULTURE

    • The KSA is committed to becoming an anti-racist, deeply inclusive organization driven by policies and practices that center diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Brown and AAPI candidates, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
    • We hire both proven and emerging leaders and invest in their growth and development to enable them to drive meaningful impact and grow to become the next generation of great civic leaders.
    • Leveraging new ways of working we discovered during the pandemic, we are experimenting with a hybrid work model with the expectation that everyone spends at least three days per week in the office.
    • We value and enable a strong work-life balance, however the Senior Manager of Programming will periodically need to be available outside of 9 to 5 office hours to be responsive to community meetings or other events.   

    Compensation

    Full-time salaried with fantastic benefits, which include:

    • Competitive salary $100-115K (depending on experience) with an annual bonus up to 10% of salary, based on individual and organizational performance
    • 15 vacation days (20 days after 2 years of service) 
    • 13 paid holidays
    • Comprehensive medical and dental insurance 
    • Short and long-term disability insurance
    • 401K retirement plan, with up to 6% company match
    • Monthly IT and transportation reimbursement
    • Discounted health and  fitness membership
    • Discounted Blue Bike membership
    • Free kayaking on the Charles River

    In addition, there are many intangible benefits of working in our centrally located office –  a three minute walk from the Kendall T stop, a Blue Bike station 20 meters away, and a two minute walking distance from the riverfront –all within a bustling community of the world’s leading researchers, engineers, and scientists.

    Submission Details

    This position reports to KSA President C.A. Webb. If interested, please email vpcomms@kendallsquare.org, with one PDF document (no more than 6 pages) that includes:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Optional: Work portfolio that demonstrates relevant experience is appreciated.

    This job description was posted on June 29, 2021. The ideal start date for this position is on or before September 15, 2021.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    QUICK HISTORY OF THE KENDALL SQUARE ASSOCIATION

    One hundred years ago, Kendall Square was an industrial yard, and today it is the epicenter of global innovation. Kendall companies are solving today’s problems with the technology of tomorrow and reimagining a future that is more resilient and inclusive. Kendall Square Association (KSA) is here to help our members thrive in this reimagined future as we build it, here in the most innovative square mile on the planet. Kendall is more than a place — it is a perspective.

    Located in Cambridge, MA, Kendall Square is an internationally recognized innovation district propelled by the synergies of imagination and ingenuity. Curiosity, openness, and collaboration are revealed in every lab, office, restaurant, and public space. Kendall Square has the ability to address the most pressing challenges facing the world today. Kendall Square Association enables the future by connecting the people changing the world. Please visit www.kendallsquare.org to learn more.