Administrative Assistants
Requisition Number:2023-HS/C-003
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 performing a variety of administrative and clerical tasks that include providing support to the program director as well as managers/supervisors and employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing the program’s general administrative activities
  • Oversee the center’s clerical functions and general office procedures
  • Maintain program records for miscellaneous correspondence, telephone conversations and in-house communication
  • Work closely with other agency departments through leadership directive, concerning purchasing, personnel, payroll and other administrative matters
  • Perform miscellaneous administrative tasks such as coordinating the use of office space by staff, scheduling meetings, record-keeping, filing, etc
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent with at least one year of prior experience with a human service agency and a solid background in general office practice required
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills. Bilingual skills preferred
  • Must be able to work independently without intensive supervision
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries in relationships with staff and families
  • Maintain confidentiality of child and family information at all times
  • Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic 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