Guidance Coordinator - UHS
Requisition Number:2023-ET/Y-037
Department:Education, Training and Youth Services
Employee Type:Regular w/ Temporary Date
Hours Per Week:35


Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) stands as Boston's largest community action agency. Since its inception, ABCD has been deeply committed to promoting self-help efforts for low-income families and individuals. We offer a wide array of programs that cover all stages of life, from infant care to elder services, and ensure that every individual, regardless of their background, has an opportunity to thrive in their community. Every year, we touch the lives of more than 100,000 Greater Boston residents, creating ripples of positive change.

Why Work Here:

  • Make a Difference: Every day, your work directly impacts the lives of thousands in the Greater Boston community, empowering them and making positive, lasting change.
  • Inclusive Environment: ABCD values the diversity of its workforce, with an inclusive culture that respects individuality and promotes collaboration.
  • Continuous Learning: We offer numerous training and development opportunities, ensuring our staff remain at the forefront of community action methodologies and strategies.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: At ABCD, we take care of our own, providing a competitive benefits package, including health coverage and retirement plans.
  • A Legacy of Impact: Join an organization that boasts a legacy spanning over half a century, consistently championing the rights and needs of our community's most vulnerable.
  • Teamwork & Camaraderie: Be a part of a passionate team, united in their mission to combat poverty, and ensure every individual can reach their fullest potential.

University High School provides creative opportunities that help students discover — or rediscover — a love of learning, catch up on coursework, and graduate from high school. Our innovative classrooms, internships, and experiences promote relevant, hands-on learning that help students prepare for college or whatever next step leads toward their goals.

Essential Duties:

  • Oversee school activities related to case management, guidance, intake, logistics and ensure that funder guidelines are met. 
  • Oversee the intake and enrollment process with the support of fellow staff.
  • Manage attendance policies, procedures and documentation.
  • Coordinate all mentors, tutors and volunteers of UHS.
  • Supervise the intake and disenrollment process for UHS.
  • Coordinate and oversee academic performance activities such Portfolio Reviews and Graduation.
  • Supervise the collection and maintenance of all statistical data, assessment data, eligibility documentation, guidance records and individual Service Strategies.
  • Lead counseling team in Case Conferencing.
  • Audit transcripts and develop individual education plans aimed at high school diploma attainment. 
  • Coordinate all testing and assessments with the support of the Special Education and Curriculum Coordinator. 
  • Coordinate and supervise the timely issuance of grade reports in accordance with the BPS academic calendar. 
  • Support the implementation and documentation of students’ social-emotional and academic accommodations in accordance with IDEA.
  • Identify supportive services needs, provide related counseling as required, and make appropriate referrals.
  • Conduct appropriate support workshops for the diverse consumer and collaterals of UHS.
  • Provide post-graduate college and career counseling and other life skills development.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s in education or counseling, with one to three years experience working with urban youth required. Master’s in education or counseling preferred. 
  • Ability and willingness to attend all staff and district meetings.
  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Strong communication, problem solving and collaboration skills with the ability to work independently.