Requisition Number:2021-HS/C-005
Department:Head Start and Children's Services
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35

Action for Boston Community Development is a nonprofit human services organization that each year provides more than 100,000 low income residents in the Greater Boston region with the tools and resources needed to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success. 

ABCD Head Start & Children's Services is a family development program serving children from birth to age five, as well as pregnant women. Part of a highly successful national program, we provide comprehensive services to the whole family and foster a safe, creative learning environment to support children in school readiness and their social-emotional development. We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to make a meaningful impact on the communities we serve!

Duties include:
  • Responsible for the preparation, service and storage of nutritious meals and snacks for Head Start/Early Head Start Center
  • Establish and maintain standards of sanitation, safety and food preparation at all times
  • Follow menus planned by the Nutrition Component of Head Start in accordance with CACFP guidelines
  • Document any changes in substitutions to the menu on a daily basis
  • Order food and supplies from vendors or nutritionist according to a designated schedule
  • Check all incoming food orders against invoices for quantity and quality at the time of delivery
  • Maintain and prepare written reports pertaining to food services and operations
  • Participate in nutrition education activities for children, parents and staff
  • Attend component meetings and participate in in-service training
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, with up to twelve months of relevant experience required
  • Must pass a food preparation certificate class within six months of hire
  • Demonstrated ability in quantity food preparation
  • Must be able to read, maintain records and prep simple written reports
  • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds, stooping, bending, standing and reaching required
  • Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural background


  • Make an impact on the community
  • $1000 signing bonus ($500 upon hiring and $500 upon successful completion of six-month introductory period)
  • Opportunities for tuition reimbursement
  • Free professional development opportunities and trainings
  • ServSafe certification paid for by ABCD
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan with employer match and vesting after 6 months
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Observed Holidays
Please note: there are forty-three (43) week school year positions and fifty-two (52) week positions available.