Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Requisition Number:2022-ET/Y-049
Department:Education, Training and Youth 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 offers a range of programs to help the youth of Boston stay in school, prepare for a career, and build a strong foundation for a successful future.

Duties Include:
  • Responsible for connecting Boston youth to programs within ABCD.
  • Responsible for connecting ABCD with Boston Public Schools, community organizations and any potential partner that house youth that are eligible for services.  
  • Recruit potential youth participants for all Youth Services Programs. 
  • Aid in developing relationships with Boston Public high schools and middle schools for continuous outreach possibilities. 
  • Work with managers to identify, develop and maintain outreach/recruitment calendar. 
  • Monitor activities to ensure effective implementation according to program goals and objectives: Identify schools, health/social, civic/cultural and non-traditional events for outreach and recruitment of the target populations.
  • Attend any event with potential participants and maintain recruitment lists for follow up calls and outreach activities. 
  • Support in the identification and development of collaborations/partnerships with social-service agencies and non-traditional partners to increase awareness of youth services programs.
  • Assist with the ordering program supplies for outreach/recruitment, preparation of supplies for outreach/recruitment and maintenance of inventory.
  • In collaboration with Intake Specialist ensure full completion of application for youth by implementing and tracking follow up strategies.
  • Connect participants’ guardians, school counselors, social worker or any other partner to Youth Services Case Managers. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and one to three years of experience in human services required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work or other related human services field is preferred.
  • Familiarity with greater Boston area community, social service agencies, and non-traditional partners.
  • Willingness to travel and work extensively in diverse neighborhoods.
  • Careful attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as strong organizational, planning, and time management skills.
  • Knowledge and skill using electronic database and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work with groups and individuals of diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds.


  • Make an impact on the community
  • Free professional development opportunities and trainings
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan with employer match and vesting
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Observed Holidays