Boston Workers Alliance
411 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester MA 02121 (617) 606-3580, (617) 606-3582 (fax)
Boston Staffing Alliance: Director
The Director of the Boston Staffing Alliance will be an entrepreneurial manager
able to grow the new startup company into a large and competitive Alternative
Staffing Organization. The mission of the BSA is to combine traditional
temporary agency functions with strong workforce development supports to
ensure job access and retention for members of the Boston Workers Alliance and
the greater community.
Boston Staffing Alliance is Massachusetts’ only not-for-profit staffing company
that delivers competitive staffing services to local employers by offering
motivated and well-supported workers from Boston’s urban communities of color.
BSA provides its workers with pre- and post-employment supports to promote
their success on-the-job and help them advance in the local labor market.
The Director must build a professional, efficient organization based on an internal
culture of participation and respect for all its employees. To succeed, the director
will need strong business skills, general problem solving skills, good judgment,
and excellent marketing and communication skills and high cultural competency.
The Director’s Responsibilities will include:
Organizational Development & Management
Administration: Administer payroll for BWA/BSA operations. Fulfill any reporting
requirements from federal, state and city departments or for vendor/insurance
claims relating to BSA employees. Oversee timely responses to inquiries from
the general public. Ensure office functioning and maintenance.
Capacity Building: Oversee acquisition, training and adoption of relevant
technology for BSA operations, including industry matching software,
testing/assessment programs and payroll systems. Oversee website
development and other relevant PR tools.
Supervision: Support and supervise BSA administrative staff, provide written
annual evaluation, hold regular check in meetings, provide resources, coaching
and information for BSA administrative staff to be successful. Report
performance evaluations, salary recommendations and other personnel related
issues to executive director. Recruit and support interns and volunteers to
support operations of BSA.
Partners / Advisory: Build and maintain strong relationships with city and state
stakeholders in workforce development agencies, business community, political
officials, media and PR agents, and other non-profit organizations. Develop and
maintain an Advisory Board to help grow successful BSA operations.
Financial Development and Management
Budget and Fundraising Management: Control BSA spending to align with
approved annual program budget. Provide budgetary recommendations to
Executive Director for successful operations of BSA. Lead non-sales fundraising
efforts for BSA in coordination with Executive Director (grant prospecting and
submissions, individual and corporate sponsors, government reimbursements
etc) to meet budget requirements.
Sales Monitoring and Control: Work with Business Accounts Manager and
Executive Director to establish sales and revenue goals for BSA. Ensure
appropriate tracking of actual sales, and monitor revenue in relation to projected
income. Hold Business Accounts Manager accountable to established sales
Workforce Development: Develop, implement and oversee BSA’s internal
workforce training and development programs, including 1-on-1 counseling,
weekly seminars, and group accountability sessions. These programs are
geared to prepare BSA employees for successful placement in work
assignments. BSA Director is also responsible for resolving conflicts between
BSA temp employees and/or staff.
Large Contracts / Group Staffing: Lead BSA efforts to secure and implement
large group staffing contracts, including but not limited to convention staffing and
other major event staffing.
Shared Work: Participate in and support BWA/BSA wide projects as determined
by the Executive Director. Shared work includes but may not be limited to
fundraisers, celebrations/community events and organizational systems
The ideal candidate will have management experience in both the for-profit and
not-for-profit sectors. Previous work experience in a selling environment is also a
plus. Interested candidates must have demonstrated entrepreneurial drive and
experience. In addition to backgrounds in business and sales, relevant
experiences include Human Resources, non-profit development and placement,
community organizing, business consultation, financial administration and
As a project of a grassroots social change organization, the staffing agency
Director must be driven to help Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan improve their
livelihood through an innovative development model. MBA or strong business
experience is highly desirable.