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Policy Associate

We are not actively screening new candidates for this position. Please submit your application if you would like to be considered if you like be considered in the event we re-open our search. 

Project Bread connects people and communities in Massachusetts to reliable sources of food while advocating for policies that make food more accessible—so that no one goes hungry. To assist us in meeting our mission, Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger is seeking a Policy Assocaite to join our growing team.

At Project Bread, we have a deep commitment to creating positive social change and recognize that hunger and racism are inextricably linked. We work in a fast-paced environment that values learning, innovation, and diverse perspectives. Knowing its centrality to our work, Project Bread is committed to equity and inclusion. We aspire to build a diverse team, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Supervisor: Vice President of Public Policy

Starting Salary Range: $50,000-$53,000

The Role: The Policy Associate will play an essential role in supporting Project Bread’s policy and advocacy goals by providing programmatic and administrative support on all aspects of the department’s work.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with content development as needed, including drafting fact sheets, action alerts, newsletters, etc.
  • Assist with communications with external partners.
  • Prepare and handle electronic communications.
  • Attend and represent the organization at key coalition and partner meetings.
  • Schedule appointments with internal and external participants and providing logistical support during calls and meetings, including technology set-up and troubleshooting, notetaking, and meeting follow-up.
  • Maintain contact databases and electronic files.
  • Perform other related tasks as needed.

Organizational Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in planning and evaluating the annual Walk for Hunger, including working as event staff the weekend of the Walk (first weekend in May), and attending pre-Walk events as assigned. 
  • Participate in organization-wide events and meetings. 
  • Act to promote, sustain, and grow Project Bread’s positive, productive, and inclusive working environment. 


There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. Project Bread recognizes this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate most of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

  • Experience working in diverse environments with people of different backgrounds.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with basic HTML programming is a plus.
  • Bachelors degree or 2+ years of experience.

All employees are currently working a hybrid remote and in-office model. The Policy Associate will typically need to be present in the East Boston office twice a week.  

For the safety and protection of Project Bread Staff & Constituents we do have a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy that requires all staff to be fully vaccinated per the CDC definition.  Accommodation requests will be considered through our normal request process.

Benefits include Blue Cross Blue Shield health and dental, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, life and long-term disability, contributions to commuting costs and wellness expenses, and unlimited paid time off.

Please apply here by completing our application form and uploading your resume and cover letter in MS Word or Pdf format.

Review of applications will begin on April 24th and continue until the position is filled.

Project Bread is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Please contact us at if you would like to request special accommodations during the interview process.

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