Employment Opportunities at ABCD Boston

Action for Boston Community Development

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Old Colony Community Learning Center

Responsible for the on-site administration and management of the ABCD Old Colony Community Learning Center. Supervise staff and volunteers to provide high quality services to Old Colony Housing Development families and other South Boston residents to support them in achieving economic self-sufficiency. Provide high-impact interventions, especially for youth and young adults, to promote a significant change in their economic, social and civic lives. Ensure that targeted outcomes and goals for the center are met. Evaluate program effectiveness and implement mid-course changes as needed. Facilitate and build relationships with a diverse group of individuals and organizations including residents, community-based organizations and other public and private partners. Oversee the center’s budget, proposals, financial matters and record-keeping. Develop a fundraising strategy to ensure the ongoing expansion and sustainability of the center and its programs. Ensure timely submission of reports and attend meetings each month. Manage any facility issues. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services Administration, Business Administration, Public Policy or a related field required. Advanced degree preferred. Must have at least five years of experience in program planning and operations, human services administration, and/or community organizing and outreach. Successful track record in managing organizations/programs, building partnerships or developing programs in youth development, workforce development or case management required. Must be able to work independently and possess leadership abilities to create a vision, design and manage a process for program development, engage people of diverse backgrounds and facilitate community relations. Must be able to leverage resources and fundraise as needs or opportunities arise. Familiarity with Boston’s low-income communities and issues related to housing development preferred. Familiarity with South Boston strongly preferred, with a passion for making a difference in the community. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends as needed. Excellent interpersonal skills required. Bilingual skills a plus. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.


VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
ABCD Central

Develop and manage an agency-wide referral network to supplement existing service delivery program resources with appropriately placed volunteers. Develop and implement an effective outreach program which targets such potential volunteer groups as college students, seniors and service organizations as well as the general population. Oversee the preparation of periodic volunteer recruitment bulletins, process volunteer requisitions and prepare volunteer position descriptions. Maintain an up-to-date volunteer position bank. Oversee the development and maintenance of an automated volunteer skills bank. Review and evaluate potential volunteer backgrounds and make referrals to appropriate ABCD programs. Develop and implement effective orientation, training and evaluation programs for volunteers. Oversee the development of a tracking system for hours volunteered as well as a service recognition program for volunteers. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum of a degree in Human Services, Human Resources Management or a related field, with three to five years of experience in a position utilizing interviewing/job placement/counseling, volunteer program management or related skills required. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Public speaking/bilingual skills a plus. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.


HEALTH SERVICES MANAGER
Head Start and Children’s Services

Assist the Health Coordinator in planning, implementing, and evaluating high-quality, comprehensive health services according to the prioritized needs of each assigned Early Head Start, Head Start and ABCD Partners/Delegate program. Ensure health services are in compliance with health standards as determined by federal, state and agency guidelines. Participate in team meetings to identify new or recurring health needs of enrollees, monitor implementation of individual health plans, and communicate health and safety needs of enrollees and their families to program staff. Provide timely and accurate health-related advices and communication to Early Head Start/Head Start/ABCD Partners families, program staff, policy groups and communities. Delegate duties to Health Services Aides and provide written input to their annual evaluations as needed. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or related health field, or a Medical Doctor degree from a medical school listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) required. A current RN license in Massachusetts or a higher academic or licensing credential highly preferred. Must have three or more years of experience working in health services at Head Start, early childhood services or community health services. Demonstrated expertise in child and community health issues required. Competency in using computer hardware and software to effectively maintain health services records, communication and professional health presentations required. Must have good interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: this is a forty-three (43) week school year position and is temporary through March 31, 2012. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of additional funding.


OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
Elm Hill Family Service Center

Assist in the day-to-day operations of the family service center. Ensure that program activities and performance meet and exceed established goals. Supervise and coordinate office activities for staff and volunteers. Provide accurate and timely statistical and narrative reports. Assist in grant writing and the development and implementation of programs. Oversee tracking and data collection of client information. Assist in the preparation of reports for funding sources. Manage inventory, purchases and payments of office supplies and equipment. Ensure information about ABCD services is accessible to the community. Travel and represent the agency at meetings and events with other agencies and local groups. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Human Services or a related field, with at least two years of experience conducting and supervising human services required. Must have a broad knowledge of and the ability to access human services in the city. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to work without supervision required. Bilingual skills a plus. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.


COMMUNITY RESOURCE COORDINATOR
Financial Futures Initiative

Responsible for managing various asset development programs including Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Money Management Education and Financial Coaching. Coordinate the day-to-day operations of the EITC and tax assistance program. Gather program outcome and service data to prepare reports for ABCD and funding agencies. Develop outreach and publicity plans for financial literacy programs. Coordinate group calendar and meetings. Organize training sessions for participants. Teach groups of youth or adults basic money management skills. Recruit and provide case management support for IDA investors. Assess gaps and barriers in the programs. Maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times. Participate in department meetings and meetings with collaborating partners. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED, with two years of related work and supervisory experience required. Bachelor’s degree highly preferred. Knowledge of income tax preparation and tax law preferred. Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work independently, while motivating and effectively working with clients and staff. Must be able to recruit, retain, supervise and motivate asset development volunteers. Proven project management experience, with attention to detail and problem solving skills required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.


How to Apply

Email: hr@bostonabcd.org (Please indicate the job title you’re interested in the subject line! Attachments in Microsoft Word ONLY, please.)

Please direct resumes and inquiries to:
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.
Human Resources
Department 161
178 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02111 

PHONE 617-357-6000
TTY 617-423-9215
FAX 617-423-7693

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