Jobs at Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – COMMUNICATIONS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2025
Posted: Jan 14, 2016
Department: Public Information/Communications Department

Responsible for contributing to and promoting the growth and strategic development of the agency, bringing new ideas, innovations and energy to the department. Write and deliver timely, effective and relevant press releases and media advisories. Develop ABCD’s traditional channel and social media/digital strategy. Coordinate development and encourage proactive attention to the agency’s branding, messaging and positioning. Develop and sustain positive relationships with media contacts in order to facilitate delivery of agency news, events and position on larger political and social issues. Oversee development of social media strategies, advising on analysis and adapted outreach strategies, advising the Director on platform innovations. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

 Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Marketing, Communications, or related field, with at least five years of experience in public relations, journalism and writing required. Superb written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the agency and to working within Boston community and/or human service programs. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Demonstrated understanding of written and digital media. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR – Roxbury Head Start

Recruitment Bulletin: 2017
Posted: Sep 11, 2015
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Provide managerial support and technical assistance to the Program Director in the overall administration, leadership and strategic planning at the center, including policies and procedures, budgeting, and staff development and training. Ensure the delivery of high quality services to all families and children in accordance with federal, state, and ABCD regulations, standards, and policies. Oversee the program’s annual self-assessment, train staff and implement the performance evaluation process in a timely manner. Maintain and monitor the program’s record keeping and reporting systems. Oversee local parent involvement staff in the monitoring and implementation of parent involvement activities and records. Oversee the maintenance of the facilities and maintain ongoing communication with vendors. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Education and Care, Business Management, Public Administration, Human Services or related field required. Must have three years of demonstrated management and administrative expertise including, but not limited to, the ability to supervise staff, implement work plans, delegate tasks, and evaluate outcomes required. Must have excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to provide advocacy and relationship building for issues relevant to staff, clients and the community required. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends if needed. Prior experience with a human service agency and a solid background in general office procedures required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with children and families of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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CASE COORDINATOR – Building Pathways

Recruitment Bulletin: 2029
Posted: Dec 31, 2015
Department: Education, Training & Youth Services - Building Pathways

Coordinate case management services for each Building Pathways (BP) participant during training, job placement and follow-up, providing job retention services for up to one year post-placement. Assist BP team in the outreach, recruitment, and assessment of applicants for each program cycle. Develop an Individual Employment Plan (IEP) with each participant. Assist instructors with problems of classroom management of individual participants when necessary. Provide counseling and/or referral and follow-up to address financial, social, emotion and/or legal barriers (such as remedial math and reading, English as a Second Language, childcare, transportation, affordable housing, healthcare, financial services, legal services, drug or alcohol dependency, and positive drug tests), to a participants successful completion of the BP program or placement into and retention in an apprenticeship. Maintain written records of all communications with participants, nature and date(s) of counseling/referral services delivered. Attend BP and partner meetings. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field required. Must have three to five years of supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to inspire, educate, and lead staff. Experience in working with a diverse customer base, knowledge of Boston’s neighborhoods, and familiarity with local construction business strongly preferred. Proven experience in operating adult training programs. Excellent creative and entrepreneurial talents, along with a willingness to take risks and develop new initiatives. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as strong organizational, planning and time management skills. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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CASE COORDINATOR – Motel Services

Recruitment Bulletin: 2029
Posted: Dec 31, 2015
Department: Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department - Motel Services

Responsible for providing direct care services to families eligible for Emergency Assistance (EA) and those residing in motels, and support them as they work towards a goal of self-sufficiency. Conduct intake and assessment of families and determine the appropriate services needed. Provide overall orientation to motel/shelter including but not limited to: introductions to other families residing in the motel, location of grocery stores and medical facilities, responsibilities and daily schedule. Make appropriate referrals for on-going services (DCF, DPH for Families, DMH, DTA, etc.). Actively participate and engage families in Activities of Daily Living (ADL), including but not limited to: enrolling their children in school, assessing of physical and mental health care needs, addressing substance abuse issues, safety issues, etc. Develop a strong understanding of available community support services and link participants with these services. Maintain paper and electronic records in accordance with standard format. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with one to three years of experience in human services required. Must have knowledge of homeless families and issues of poverty, Massachusetts Tenant Law and EA Rules and Regulations. Demonstrated mediation and conflict resolution skills. Ability to regularly work outside of normal business hours. Ability to work within a fast-paced work environment and meet demands of a complex population. Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and ability to safely transport clients required. Must pass a CORI check. Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural.  Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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CLASSROOM SUPPORT TRAINEES

Recruitment Bulletin: 2023
Posted: Nov 06, 2015
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Responsible for assisting the Teacher and/or Lead Teacher with instructional activities to ensure that children with disabilities are successfully included into the regular education classroom. Provide children with a safe, nurturing, individualized environment and the varied experiences, which help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development. Facilitate peer interaction. Implements Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals and communicate in an integrated setting. Assist in planning and preparing the learning environment and implementing the daily program under the direction of the Teacher. Carry out health and safety protocols, maintain confidentiality, and serve as a resource person to the teaching and disabilities team. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED required. Interest in and experience with young children. The ability to read and write English. This is an entry level position into the child development component of the ABCD Head Start Program. Must have good interpersonal skills; willing to work cooperatively as a member of a teaching team. Must be able to lift and move preschool and infant/toddler age children, and attend to the needs of children with disabilities, including physically challenged children. Organized and flexible; good interpersonal skills and ability to follow directions. Knowledge of and sensitivity to the educational and socioeconomic needs of children and families serviced by the Head Start or Early Head Start Center. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: this position is part-time for 25 hours per week, and is temporary through May 31, 2016.  Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of additional funding.

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COOKS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2015-03
Posted: Sep 01, 2015
Department: Head Start & Children’s Services - Citywide

Responsible for the preparation, service and storage of nutritious meals and snacks at the center. Maintain established standards of sanitation, safety and food preparation. Follow menus planned by the Nutrition Component of Head Start in accordance with CCFP guidelines. Document any changes in substitutions to the menu on a daily basis. Order food and supplies from vendors according to a designated schedule. Check all incoming food orders against invoices for quantity and quality at the time of delivery. Report any problems to the Nutritionist or Health/Nutrition Coordinator. Arrange work schedules for aides and volunteers. Attend component meetings and participate in in-service training. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, and up to twelve months of relevant experience required. Must obtain a food preparation certificate within six months of hire. Demonstrated ability in preparing food in large quantity and lifting heavy objects required. Must have proof of negative TB-test results. Good interpersonal skills required. Must be able to understand and maintain records, as well as prepare simple written reports and communicate to staff. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD/MENTOR COACH

Recruitment Bulletin: 2016
Posted: Sep 04, 2015
Department: Head Start & Children's Services

Assist in the mentoring and training of education staff to support school readiness measures and program quality. Conduct classroom observations and provide feedback to teachers improving teacher-child interactions and curriculum implementation that supports positive child outcomes towards school readiness. Provide technical support and assistance to classroom teachers as assigned, including direct coaching and mentoring of education staff to improve instructional practices and classroom quality. Provide regular classroom observations using the specified evidence-based tools CLASS, ECERS-R, etc. Under the direction of the Preschool Education Coordinator, assist with the planning and monitoring of education component services. Attend workshops, conferences, and other necessary trainings to support component goals. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with at least eighteen semester hours in Early Childhood Education; at least one course in Special Education and a certificate from MA DEEC as a Preschool Lead Teacher. Class reliability certification preferred. A minimum of two years of experience teaching preschool plus two years of supervisory experience required. Previous Head Start experience preferred. Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel. Strong interpersonal skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word and Power Point required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: this is a 43-week school year position.

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EDUCATION SUPERVISORS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2029
Posted: Dec 31, 2015
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - HS & EHS

Plan, develop and manage the education services at the local Head Start center. Ensure all education component activities are in accordance with federal, state and program laws, regulations, standards and policies. Supervise and support teaching staff in providing preschool children with individualized learning experiences to help them develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in achieving social competency. Develop strategies to involve parents as the main influence in their children’s education and development. Ensure the integration of educational aspects of the various Head Start components by supervising the development of opportunities and activities for children to learn about health, safety, nutrition, dental health and families. Conduct classroom observations using appropriate tools to monitor teacher-child interactions, curriculum implementation, health and safety, mealtime routines and classroom management. Coordinate the hiring/promotion process of teaching staff reflective of the community served by the center. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, with one or more years of experience teaching preschool children required. Must be EEC Director I or II qualified (based on program’s licensed capacity). Degree in related field requires a minimum of ten courses related to early childhood education that focus on child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science or children’s literature. Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred. Must be able to engage in physical activities while attending to the needs of the center’s preschool children and/or while moving classroom equipment. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: for Early Head Start positions, education and past teaching experience must have focus on infant/toddler aged children.

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ERSEA SPECIALISTS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2015-04
Posted: Sep 01, 2015
Department: Head Start & Children’s Services - Citywide

Responsible for the complete and accurate collection, entry, reporting and maintenance of data, records and reports related to ERSEA (enrollment, recruitment, selection, eligibility and attendance) of children and families of an assigned Head Start center serving preschoolers or Early Head Start center serving infants/toddlers. Actively participate in creating and implementing the program’s recruitment plan. Communicate and meet with potential families and provide information regarding program eligibility requirements. Collect, copy and process all documents received from families related to eligibility. Strive to achieve 100% program enrollment for all program options, supporting a minimum of 10% enrollment of children with disabilities. Monitor, prepare and distribute report including monthly attendance analysis to ensure that attendance does not fall below 85%. Ensure on-going monitoring, tracking, follow-up and analysis of enrollment data, and produce regular reports. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED with 21 credits towards a relevant degree and one year of related working experience required. Knowledge of neighborhoods served by the program and relevant city-wide services required. Must be able to participate in community activities, training, and night meetings as needed. Frequent traveling for home visits and off-site trainings required. Must be able to regularly kneel, bend, sit on the floor, and lift and move infant to preschool age children in order to attend to their needs. Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills required. Bilingual skills and the ability to translate as necessary preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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ESOL PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Recruitment Bulletin: 2029
Posted: Dec 31, 2015
Department: North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center

Responsible for the administration and management of all ESOL program operations. Initiate and support the efforts to expand and develop new educational services.  Supervise the maintenance of academic records and reporting requirements for funding sources with using a participatory, team-based, learner-centered approach. Monitor and evaluate program performance and implement changes necessary to ensure high quality service. Supervise, support and evaluate staff, schedule and facilitate regular staff meetings, guides efforts of staff to implement professional development plans and assist with classroom management. Participate in ABCD Adult Educator’s efforts to share resources, develop program wide initiatives, evaluate performance, and create joint staff and program development initiatives. Recruit and support students, business and community leaders, staff, service providers, and public representatives in the program community to serve on the local and central Adult Education Advisory Councils. Complete and submit all required reports in a timely manner. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field required, with one to three years teaching experience with adults, preferably in ABE. ASE, or ESOL required. Master’s Degree in Teaching, Curriculum Development, or related field preferred. Demonstrated ability in program planning and evaluation, curriculum development, program management, and supervision. Knowledge of specialized literacy programs and best practices in educational programming. Knowledge of Boston neighborhoods, practitioner groups and networks and community based organizations. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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FAMILY ADVOCATES

Recruitment Bulletin: 2015-01
Posted: Sep 01, 2015
Department: Head Start & Children’s Services – Citywide

Promote family wellness and parent engagement programs at an assigned Head Start center serving preschoolers or Early Head Start center serving infants/toddlers in order to support the implementation of the family partnership process. Work as a liaison between classroom and home settings in the area of education, child development and mental health. Provide support, referrals, advocacy and up-to-date record maintenance for assigned families. Ensure families are full partners in their own and their children’s development and learning by helping families develop and reach realistic and achievable long and short term goals. Provide support in parent engagement and planning activities. Provide information relative to Head Start health and nutrition requirements, supports families in completing vaccination, physical, dental and nutrition screenings and document in database system. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high School diploma/GED, a Human Services Certificate or 21 credits in Human Services or related field, as well as one year of relevant experience required. Must have keyboarding and computer skills in various applications such as database, word processing, e-mail and internet. Knowledge of neighborhoods served by the program and relevant city-wide services required. Must be able to participate in community activities, training, and night meetings as needed. Frequent traveling for home visits and off-site trainings required. Must be able to regularly kneel, bend, sit on the floor, and lift and move infant to preschool age children in order to attend to their needs. Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills required. Bilingual skills and the ability to translate as necessary preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: There are 52 week and School Year positions available.

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LOCAL DISABILITIES SPECIALISTS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2028-1
Posted: Dec 28, 2015
Department: Head Start and Children’s Services - Citywide

Provide training and guidance to program staff and parents on the implementation of services to infants and toddlers with disabilities in ABCD Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Ensure that the program is in compliance with federal, state and ABCD Head Start regulations, standards and policies. Observe and assess the appropriateness of programs within and outside of Head Start and Early Head Start for possible placement or referral following the evaluation of a child. Facilitate follow-up services based upon initial screening results and decisions made through the Team I process. Collaborate with program staff, parents and resource staff from community agencies and the Boston Public Schools regarding the integration of the disabilities effort in all the programs. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, with one course in Child Growth & Development and one course in Special Education. Two years of experience providing care or teaching children with special needs or disabilities may be counted towards special education coursework. Minimum of nine months of experience providing care to or teaching children with special needs or disabilities required. Demonstrated ability to translate clinical evaluations and Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) into concrete goals and curriculum for the classroom required. Bilingual in a language spoken by the program participants preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: this is a 43 week school year position.

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MOBILE HOMELESS OUTREACH SPECIALISTS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2026
Posted: Nov 25, 2015
Department: Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department - Mystic Valley

Work collaboratively with the Housing Resource Coordinator to conduct outreach in the Mystic Valley community, focusing on those who are the most vulnerable. Outreach will occur in identified “hot spots” in the tri-neighborhoods at times when individuals are most likely to be found, including early morning and evenings. Assist the homeless with accessing resources and make referrals for additional support services, while continuing to engage with the unsheltered homeless until shelter or permanent housing is obtained. Maintain complete client records, daily activity logs, mileage logs, neighbor-related data tracking systems and other reports as directed. Establish and maintain positive, productive working relationships with mental health programs, shelter programs, police (and other local officials), and providers of services and resources to the homeless. Attend team meetings, case conferences, training workshops and community meetings as needed. Provide advocacy for homeless when they encounter barriers. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED and one to three years of social services experience required. Bachelor’s degree in social work, Human Services or related field preferred. Experience working directly with chronically homeless strongly preferred. Demonstrated basic understanding of severe mental health, physical health, and substance abuse issues and symptoms. Displays appropriate, professional, healthy boundaries and exercises mature judgment and understanding of safety concerns. Ability to listen with sensitivity to other people’s feelings, needs, and point of view, and demonstrates tact and courtesy in expressing options or ideas. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple cases effectively and efficiently and be able to adapt well to changing priorities and challenging individuals. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to work outside of normal business hours, particularly with flexible evening hours.

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PREKINDERGARTEN TEACHER ASSISTANTS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2016-06
Posted: Sep 04, 2015
Department: Head Start and Children’s Services

The Prekindergarten Program is a new initiative with classrooms supported, in part, by the Massachusetts Preschool Expansion Grant (PEG) and the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust Fund. Through this program, children ages 3 and 4 will be exposed to a variety of learning tools to further enrich their early childhood education experience. This multi-year program is set to begin in August 2015.
The Prekindergarten Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting the Teacher and Lead Teacher with the care and education of the children in the Prekindergarten Program. This position assists in the day-to-day implementation of the Education Component objectives for the Building Blocks, Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learners (CSEFEL), and Opening the World of Learning (OWL) teaching practices. The Prekindergarten Assistant Teacher develops activities and strategies to involve parents in the educational aspects of the program to increase their understanding of child development and enhance their role as the principal influence in their child’s education and development. Assists with the development and implementation of special events or projects related to the Prekindergarten Program. Record classroom activities and engage in ongoing staff development trainings. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with up to twelve months of relevant experience working with preschool children required. Must have an active preschool Child Development Associate credential or matriculated in a degree program with 15 or more college credits towards a degree in Early Childhood or related field, including Child Growth and Development. EEC preschool teacher certified preferred. Good interpersonal skills required. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and work in a professional manner. Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred. Must be able to engage in physical activities while attending to the needs of the center’s children and/or moving classroom equipment. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Recruitment Bulletin: 2012-02
Posted: Aug 14, 2015
Department: Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department

Support the daily operations of the department and its housing programs. Greet guests and direct incoming calls as appropriate. Enter client intake/assessment information into the database system. Organize contracts, budgets and files by programs. Assist with coordinating and conducting housing workshops, scheduling appointments, and following up with clients regarding incomplete documentation. Order and distribute office supplies and ensure the maintenance of office equipment. Oversee the accurate completion of employee timecards, travel forms and check disbursements. Work with volunteers, interns and temporary employees in completing tasks. Act as a liaison with the public and with staff from other departments. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with up to twelve months of experience working in an office setting required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint highly preferred. Bilingual skills a plus. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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PROGRAM DATA SPECIALIST

Recruitment Bulletin: 2013-02
Posted: Aug 21, 2015
Department: Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department

Ensure the integrity and quality of data within the Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department using a variety of skill sets that include communication, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and staff training. Develop knowledge of the department’s data management and data reporting needs, including all contracts and funding sources. Generate narrative and statistical reports regarding data findings and its implications for program operations. Perform data entry and analyze database output information. Ensure utilization of appropriate client data collection and reporting system as new programs are developed. Coordinate with the agency’s ITS Department regarding any technical and HMIS needs, issues and outcomes. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, with one to three years professional experience required, preferably in a non-profit or governmental setting. Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Computer Science, or related field preferred. Knowledge of Efforts to Outcome database (ETO) and Housing Counseling Online (HCO). Demonstrated ability to work effectively with many people and organizations both as a leader and team player. Must have experience in report writing, and performing both qualitative and quantitative analysis of data. Knowledge of forms development, implementation and/or system flow design. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: this position is part-time for thirty (30) hours per week.

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PROGRAM SERVICES ASSISTANT

Recruitment Bulletin: 2018
Posted: Sep 18, 2015
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Central Office

Responsible for assisting the Head Start Deputy Directors in the day-to-day activities, and clerical functions of the Deputy Directors’ offices. Assist in handling specialized office support as well as manage and complete special projects as needed. Develop cooperative working relationships with other agency staff to facilitate the effective and efficient functioning of the department and the agency as a whole. Conduct research and analysis related to program activities, reports and other required documentation. Participate in design, updating and distribution of forms, policies, procedures and newsletters. Maintain and monitor a comprehensive record keeping system through documents and database systems. Maintain and document on-going contact with local programs. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in a social science or related field, with one to three years of administrative experience required. Knowledge of neighborhoods served by programs and city-wide services relevant to the programs’ population. Engage in ongoing staff development to expand professional skills. Possess bilingual ability where appropriate. Must be able to balance and prioritize work load and have strong time management skills. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR

Recruitment Bulletin: 2029
Posted: Dec 31, 2015
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Communities for Healthy Living

Serve as a key link between ABCD and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Research Team as they test a family program, Communities for Healthy Living, aiming to prevent childhood obesity in a Head Start setting. Provide administrative support and coordination for the parent program, including scheduling intervention sessions, identifying staff to provide childcare, preparing recruitment materials, documenting meeting minutes and tracking attendance. Oversee project planning and implementation, including assessing needs, setting goals and objectives. Provide training and technical assistance to Policy Council and other parents and/or staff. Conduct a needs assessment on Head Start Nutrition assessment data and submit monthly reports that include but are not limited to the progress of the Community for Healthy Living Program. Participate in project budget planning when necessary and monitor program expenses. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science or related field required, Master’s degree preferred.  Experience working in Community Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR) preferred. Knowledge of Boston’s nutrition-related resources preferred. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to keep accurate written records and documentation. Demonstrate a knowledge of and sensitivity to the educational and socioeconomic needs of the children and families served. Ability to attend all project meetings and trainings. Bilingual in either Spanish, Haitian/Cape Verde Creole or French preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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STABILIZATION SPECIALIST

Recruitment Bulletin: 2029
Posted: Dec 31, 2015
Department: Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department - Scattered Site Program

Advocate for and assist homeless and at-risk clients to obtain and/or maintain permanent housing. Provide assessment of stabilization and housing needs, and develop a plan to best meet housing and family stabilization goals. Maintain contact with housed clients through home and office visits for a year. Assist client with money management skills and applying for all potential benefits and resources. Coordinate rental assistance strategies and applications. Serve as liaison to schools, medical providers and others to ensure best level of community integration. Work with partnering agencies to ensure a comprehensive collaborative model and strategies are implemented. Contribute to the knowledge about successful outcomes through expanded/refined data collection and analysis. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with one to three years of experience in case management or related social services required. Associate’s degree in Human Services or related field preferred. Working knowledge of homeless and housing issues and housing subsidies required. Willingness to conduct home visits in different neighborhoods and accompany clients to neighborhood services based on clients’ schedules required. Must be able to work and set appropriate boundaries with clients with mental health, substance abuse, and/or domestic abuse issues. Must have a valid driver’s license. Strong problem-solving and verbal and written communication skills required. Bilingual skills in Spanish highly preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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TEACHER ASSISTANTS – HS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2025
Posted: Nov 20, 2015
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Citywide

Assist Teachers with the care and education of preschool children at the local Head Start center. Provide the children with a nurturing, safe and healthy environment and individualized learning experiences to help them develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in achieving social competency. Develop activities and strategies to involve parents in the educational aspects of the program to increase their understanding of child development and enhance their role as the principal influence in their child’s education and development. Participate in a minimum of two home visits and three parent/teacher conferences per family per year. Participate in the development and implementation of written Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) for the children with special needs. Record classroom activities and engage in ongoing staff development trainings. Provide classroom coverage as needed. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with up to twelve months of relevant experience working with preschool children required. Must have an active preschool Child Development Associate credential or matriculated in a degree program with 15 or more college credits towards a degree in Early Childhood or related field, including child growth and development required. EEC preschool teacher certified preferred. Good interpersonal skills required. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and work in a professional manner. Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred. Must be able to engage in physical activities while attending to the needs of the center’s children and/or moving classroom equipment. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: there are forty-three (43) week school year positions and fifty-two (52) week positions available.

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TEACHERS – EHS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2031
Posted: Jan 29, 2016
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Citywide

Provide infant and toddler children at the local Early Head Start center with a nurturing, safe and healthy environment and individualized learning experiences to help them develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in achieving social competency. Provide a balance of open-ended exploration, teacher directed activities, structured activities and sensory-based play activities to foster the children’s curiosity, engagement, reasoning and problem-solving. Provide care such as diapering, toileting, feeding, dressing and hygiene in a relaxed and individualized manner to foster the children’s emotional development and help them gain independence in completing these tasks. Develop activities and strategies to engage parents in the educational aspects of the program. Perform other related duties as required.

Must work cooperatively as a member of a teaching team, with program staff and with parents. Ability to maintain confidentiality and work in a professional manner required. Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred. Must be able to engage in physical activities while attending to the needs of the center’s infant and toddler children and/or while moving classroom equipment. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

  • Teacher 1 – Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with nine months of relevant experience required. Active Child Development Associate credential with an Infant/Toddler endorsement required. Must be EEC Infant/Toddler Teacher qualified. Starting salary of $14.94/hr.
  • Teacher 2 – Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education including relevant coursework in Early Childhood Development with a focus on infant and toddler development and 1+ years of relevant experience. Starting salary of $15.85/hr.
  • Teacher 3 – Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field and 1+ years of relevant experience. Must be EEC Infant/Toddler Teacher qualified. Degree in related field requires at least 6 courses related to Early Childhood Development. Starting salary of $20.67/hr.

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TEACHERS – HS

Recruitment Bulletin: 2019
Posted: Sep 25, 2015
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Citywide

Provide preschool children at the local Head Start center with a nurturing, safe and healthy environment and individualized learning experiences to help them develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in achieving social competency. Plan and implement the Education Component objectives of the Head Start Performance Standards. Provide a balance between quiet and active learning activities. Help children gain independence in eating, toileting, dressing and hygiene through age appropriate and manageable tasks. Develop activities and strategies to engage parents in the educational aspects of the program. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum of an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, with nine months of relevant experience required. Must be EEC Preschool Teacher qualified. Degree in related field requires a minimum of six courses related to early childhood education that focus on child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science or children’s literature. Good interpersonal skills required. Must be able to work cooperatively as a member of a teaching team, with program staff and with parents. Ability to maintain confidentiality and work in a professional manner required. Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred. Must be able to engage in physical activities while attending to the needs of the center’s preschool children and/or while moving classroom equipment. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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VIDEO EDITING INTERN

Recruitment Bulletin:
Posted: Oct 23, 2015
Department: Public Information

Assist in editing agency special events including but not limited to graduations, program highlights, fundraising events, and neighborhood events. Edit 3 minute videos allowing for a week turnaround time on event videos to be posted on ABCD’s website. Work with supervisor in developing creative ways to edit promotional videos for the agency. Perform other duties as needed.

Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds. Video Production, Film Production, or Media Studies major required. Minimum of two or three years of relevant experience or school experience a must. Editing proficiency with Final Cut Pro 7 required. Basic Motion, Photoshop, or After Effects graphics skills highly preferred. Must have good organizational skills with attention to detail. Must be able to take independent initiative in creating rough cuts, but also be able to incorporate supervisor’s constructive criticism and work as a team to complete videos.

Internship available from January to April 2015, for 14 to 20 hours per week, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Please note: This is an unpaid credit internship. Please send all application materials to volunteer@bostonabcd.org.

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