Youth Services Specialists
Requisition Number:2022-ET/Y-008
Department:Education, Training and Youth Services
Employee Type:Regular w/ Temporary Date
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. 

Every summer, the ABCD SummerWorks program provides jobs and education programs for low-income youth of ages 14-21 from Boston’s inner-city neighborhoods. To learn more about SummerWorks, please visit Youth interested in participating in the SummerWorks program may apply online at

Duties include:

  • Supervise a group of youth participants in the SummerWorks program to guide and assist them through their work experience as it pertains to payroll, portfolio development, and career and life skills
  • Assist youth participants in the development of their Individual Service Strategy
  • Work with youth participants to address portfolio assignments and provide feedback on academic skills (reading, writing, mathematics)
  • Develop techniques for motivating participants to complete assignments
  • Conduct youth orientations and arrange weekly thematic workshops for youth participants
  • Maintain a weekly log to document youth progress
  • Be responsive to and proactive with youth participants and worksites
  • Meet with the worksite supervisors to coordinate educational, career, and life skills goals
  • Assist with weekly reports, final report, and miscellaneous youth concerns
  • Responsible for youth timecard collection and payroll distribution
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field preferred
  • Up to twelve months of experience and expertise with urban adult literacy, youth education, and employment programs required
  • Must have demonstrated ability to supervise youth participants and work with both Boston Public Schools and community organizations
  • Knowledge of assessment techniques and issues, innovative teaching, career development and counseling mechanisms required
  • Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds


  • Make an impact on the community
  • Professional development opportunities and trainings
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off

Please note: This position is temporary through August 26, 2022.