The City of Brockton seeks an individual to develop and implement economic development strategies and manage municipal planning and zoning functions. This is a new position critically important to the economic growth and development of the City of Brockton.

The Director will manage, administer, and coordinate all operations within the Economic Development and Planning Department, and oversee its fiscal affairs.  The job requires the ability to perform complex administrative and professional work in program management, planning, and regulatory oversight, while also creating and sustaining vibrant commercial and residential neighborhoods in Brockton. 

Qualifications include a thorough working knowledge of economic development, urban planning, zoning, and management.  The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker who can work collaboratively with public and private sector partners, and will have the initiative to carry out assignments independently, analyze economic conditions, and determine appropriate courses of action. 

Specifically, the Director will --

report to the Mayor regularly on objectives and programs of the Department while resolving procedural problems independently;

advise the Mayor and City Council on pertinent matters;

facilitate and maximize meaningful input to City Boards and officials from Brockton residents, civic associations, and neighborhood organizations;

coordinate planning and economic development functions with local, regional, and state plans and programs;

collaborate with other local, regional and state agencies, departments and entities, including the Brockton 21st Century Corporation;

recommend modifications and amendments to the economic development, redevelopment, and renewal policies of the City;

supervise the staff of the Planning Department and consultants hired to assist the department in accordance with any collective bargaining agreements, civil service regulations, and/or City Ordinances;

prepare the department’s annual budget;

work with the Planning Board on (1) developing land-use applications to ensure that such applications are consistent with applicable rules and regulations relating to planning; (2) implementing the Subdivision Control law performing and discharging the creation, review, and amendment of Comprehensive Plans in accordance with G.L.c.41; (3) reviewing, amending, and implementing subdivision regulations under G.L.c. 41 Sec 81Q; (4) reviewing and reporting on Urban Renewal Plans under G.L.c. 41, Sec 121A; and (5) reviewing and reporting on matters related to the Zoning By-Law.

update and amend as needed comprehensive plans for land use, transportation, parking, open space, recreation, urban renewal, telecommunications, utility services, and economic development;

assist with and monitor grant applications;

recommend modifications and amendments to the economic development, redevelopment, and renewal policies of the City;

initiate and help to implement policies and programs for the promotion and enhancement of existing business and commercial areas, subject to the approval thereof by the Mayor and the City Council;

maintain a current portfolio and list of all completed projects, projects in process, and projects awaiting implementation;

maintain contact database of City businesses, institutions, and non-profits;

represent the City on regulatory issues that affect City commercial areas;

work with commercial property owners to identify business opportunities.

help businesses, institutions, and non-profits integrate into the community by orchestrating neighborhood meetings;

assist businesses, institutions, and non-profits seeking assistance via various agencies by arranging for expert mentoring and/or seeking financial assistance as appropriate; 

prepare reports and studies related to economic development for public education, including the collection of data on issues such as localized retail needs and demographics;

answer public questions and inform the public of community events; and

 perform other duties as assigned to the Department by the Mayor or the City Council. 

Work is performed under typical office conditions and will involve operating an automobile, computer, camera, slide projector, scanner, printer, facsimile machine, copier, calculator, typewriter, and other standard office equipment.  The workload is relatively stable, but can fluctuate based on project deadlines; the employee will need to attend occasional evening meetings and weekend events.  The employee will have access to department-related confidential information. Errors could result in loss of department services and have serious legal ramifications.

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in urban studies, urban planning, business or a related field is required, with a Master’s Degree strongly preferred. Supervisory experience is required with five to ten years of progressively responsible supervisory/management experiences in planning, zoning, economic development, community development, redevelopment, housing, and permitting.

Knowledge of the regional business sector, land use regulations, policies and funding sources, is strongly preferred. Knowledge of applying for and leveraging public grants, business recruitment, conducting research, and social media applications is preferred. 

Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary or interdepartmental team or independently, conduct independent research and analyze and prepare planning studies, write reports, communicate orally, and make public presentations is required. Ability to write reports and communicate orally, conduct public meetings and presentations, analytical, and planning/organizational skills is required.

Skill in vector-based computer programs such as Adobe products, GIS, and/or CAD a plus.  Valid motor vehicle operator’s license required.

Salary $ 92,166-$102,771, 5 step position, step increases on anniversary date of hire until reach maximum step, position includes medical & other fringe benefits.

Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  AA/EEO.

Send a cover letter, resume, copy of valid MA Drivers License, & copy of driving record from MA Registry of Motor Vehicles to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, City of   Brockton, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301.  Position open until filled.

 Per City Ordinance, the Mayor will appoint the Director, whose position is subject to confirmation by the City Council and shall run for a term of five (5) years.



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Job Description - Social Worker for Outreach with Faith-based leaders

Title: Case Manager/Social Worker

Reports to: SSYI Program Coordinator

Based at: THRIVE, 90 Main Street, Brockton, MA

Mandatory Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in human services related field with at least 5 years experience. Preferred; M.S.W. or other relevant Master’s degree in addition to LCSW, LICSW or LMHC plus a minimum of 3 years experience working with “proven risk” youth and their families. Proven risk is defined as those likely to be victims or perpetrators of gun violence. Bilingual preferred in Portuguese or Cape Verdean Creole.

Job purpose:
A collaborative program between social workers and faith-based leaders, established to visit homes of youth who have been previously identified to be serviced by the SSYI grant. The purpose of these visits is to reach out to families, to include siblings, partners, spouse or children of SSYI youth to offer resources for them. The team meets with both the child and parent/guardian in the home to offer guidance, support, referrals to services, etc.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
1. Coordinate weekly with Supervisor to identify any SSYI families who may benefit from team’s intervention.
2. Prepare the list each week: identify any possible hazards that may be at the address, coordinate priority of visits, and be prepared to give synopsis of situation to rest of team.
3. Conduct home visits to families on prepared list once per week with rotating team of clergy.
4. Coordinate any services that may be needed for family (mental/physical health, therapeutic, mentoring, after school activities, etc.)
5. Continuously check-in with families and ensure successful referrals were made. If not, identify why and assist family in completing referral.
6. Coordinate and report data with supervisor to ensure grant requirements are being met.
7. At end of night team to meet and debrief to discuss night’s events and coordinate follow up plan for each family.

Important information: work is Tuesday evenings for approximately 4-5 hours a night. Vehicle is required and mileage reimbursement given.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume as an attachment to Koren Cappiello at with "Case Manager/Social Worker" in the subject line– please no phone calls


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Job Description - Assistant Job Supervisor for Brockton Summer Jobs Program

Title: Assistant Job Supervisor

Reports to: Program Coordinator, SSYI

Based at: THRIVE, 90 Main Street, Brockton, MA

Mandatory Requirements: Associate or Bachelor Degree preferred plus two years experience in the public workforce sector. Demonstrated ability in coordinating and implementing opportunities for youth; Experience working with school systems and youth organizations; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with community partners; Demonstrated individual organizational and computer skills; Demonstrated ability working with youth.

Preferred: Strong customer service orientation and management skills; Experience working with at-risk youth; ability to manage multiple projects; Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communications skills, bi-lingual, Brockton resident/knowledge of city

Job purpose:
The City of Brockton is working with youth opportunity grants to employ at-risk and proven-risk youth during the summer. The assistant job supervisor would oversee and manage a group of 10 - 20 youth who will be at various work sites this summer.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

1. Coordinate weekly with Program Coordinator and maintain consistent contact.
2. Ensure and promote optimal work ethic among the youth workers
3. Implement job skills training with youth workers
4. Complete timesheets and reporting, as required
5. other duties as assigned

Important information: This is a part-time/temporary Spring/Summer position (25 hours/week)

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume as an attachment to Koren Cappiello at with "Assistant Job Supervisor" in the subject line– please no phone calls

Main Street Coordinator
Brockton 21st Century Corporation
50 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301

The Brockton 21st Century Corporation in collaboration with the City of Brockton Mayor’s Office and Brockton Redevelopment Authority is accepting applications for a full time Main Street Coordinator position in the City of Brockton. The Main Street Coordinator will be responsible for creating and managing the City of Brockton “Main Streets Program”. Individual must be able to develop, analyze, and synthesize Main Street strategies, best practices and recommendations in consultation with the appropriate officials and advisory bodies while coordinating and implementing the strategies to achieve program goals and objectives. Responsibilities of the position include the development, execution and documentation of the Main Street Program and related public events within the boundaries of the program. The Coordinator will serve as the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all program activities locally as well as representing the community regionally and nationally as appropriate.

Qualified applicants must have at a minimum an undergraduate degree or seven (7) years equivalent experience appropriate to the responsibilities with emphasis on public relations, public administration, community development and/or small business development. Experience and familiarization with the National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street model preferred. An understanding of the issues facing Brockton business community, property owners, public agencies and community organizations would be vital to the position. Not required, however fluency in speaking Spanish or Portuguese a plus.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, one (1) writing sample and three professional references to:

Robert Jenkins, Interim Executive Director
Brockton Redevelopment Authority
50 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301

No later than 4:00pm on Friday, April 18th, 2014

Brockton 21st Century Corporation and Brockton Redevelopment Authority are an EOE/AA employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.



AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Youth Development Fellow

AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellows deliver the resources young people need to be successful in life by creating, managing, and leading meaningful out-of-school time programs for youth in grades 4-12. Fellow projects focus on mentoring, social and emotional learning, college and career readiness, academic enrichment, and community service-learning. 


The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship achieves this by placing AmeriCorps Fellows with non-profit organizations and state/local government agencies that focus on fulfilling the needs of our youth by providing: a caring adult, a safe place, a healthy start, a marketable skill, and an opportunity to give back.

Service Description

The Mayor’s Office of Brockton works collaboratively with other local agencies to provide resources for youth.  It is responsible for a variety of services to the citizens that include, but are not limited to, public safety, public works, and recreation.  The Fellow serving with the Brockton Mayor's Office will work on a number of local youth development initiatives related to Brockton’s Promise, a partnership between the Mayor’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office in an effort to provide five essential promises to the young people in Brockton, including access to a caring adult, a healthy start, safe places to work and grow, an effective education, and an opportunity to help others. Projects will include recruiting and developing new local youth leaders , convening the annual Mayor’s Youth Summit, supporting the development of a youth leadership council in the B.B. Russell Alternative High School, recruiting youth for the Hillstrom Park Engagement Project and engaging the leadership council in an out of school setting.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Work with the leadership team at the B.B. Russell Alternative High School to deliver a community and civic engagement curriculum
  • Plan and implement the annual Mayor’s Youth Summit by supporting youth leadership throughout the entire planning process, coordinating recruitment efforts, facilitating event details, securing prizes, and collaborating with local agencies
  • Supervise the Brockton Youth Council
  • Support the development of a youth leadership council in the B.B. Russell Alternative High School
  • In collaboration with the Mass in Motion Coordinator, create and implement a detailed Hillstrom Park Engagement Project trail maintenance schedule for the year
  • Work with the leadership council at the Hillstrom  Park on a youth engagement project
  • Travel at least once/month for Fellowship meetings, retreats, and training throughout the Commonwealth



  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • An interest in and commitment to national and community service
  • The desire to work with diverse constituencies
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to see the big picture without losing sight of the details
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Professional and mature
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Driver’s license and access to a car
  • Flexible schedule, working a few evenings and some weekends
  • Bi-Lingual a plus
  • 17 years of age or older
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident Alien
  • Must be willing to comply with a criminal background check and FBI fingerprint check



For a one year full-time commitment and 1700 hours of AmeriCorps service Fellows receive:

A taxable living allowance of $14,000/year ¨ Excellent training opportunities ¨ FREE courses at Northeastern University in the College of Professional Studies & discounted courses upon successfully completing the service year ¨ Loan forbearance and a $5,645 educational award ¨ Monthly travel allowance ¨Career coaching and support ¨ Healthcare options*

*Healthcare coverage will be available, either by direct provider or through a reimbursement process for coverage obtained on the state exchange.  In addition to reimbursement, assistance in navigating the state exchange will be provided.  More information is available upon request.


Contact Information

Apply ASAP! Applicants are hired on a rolling basis. 

Visit to fill out a general application and send a letter of interest, resume and contact info for three references as an attachment ASAP and before May 12th, 2014 electronically to:

Koren Cappiello
City of Brockton Mayor’s Office
45 School Street, 1st Floor
Brockton, MA 02301
No Phone calls please

More Info

  • Interviews will take place during April and May of 2014
  • Hiring decisions will be made on or before June 30th, 2014
  • Program start date is August 5th, 2014
  • Visit for detailed program information