Early Childhood Education Mentor/Coaches
Requisition Number:2023-HS/C-026
Department:Head Start and Children's Services
Employee Type:Regular
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.
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!

Essential Duties:
  • Responsible for assisting in the mentoring and training of education staff to support school readiness measures and program quality.
  • Conduct classroom observations and provide feedback to teachers improving teacher-child interactions and curriculum implementation that supports positive child outcomes towards school readiness.
  • Provide technical support and assistance to classroom teachers as assigned, including direct coaching and mentoring of education staff to improve instructional practices and classroom quality.
  • Provide regular classroom observations using the specified evidence-based tools CLASS, ECERS-R, etc.
  • Under the direction of the Preschool Education Coordinator and/or Infant/Toddler Coordinator, assist with the planning and monitoring of education component services.
  • Attend workshops, conferences, and other necessary trainings to support component goals.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education, or related field, such as education, social or behavioral science that must include at least eighteen semester hours in Early Childhood Education; at least one course in special education and a certificate from MA DEEC as a Preschool Lead Teacher and/or Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher required.
  • A minimum of two years of experience teaching preschool children and /or infants/toddlers plus two years of supervisory experience required.
  • CLASS reliability certification and previous Head Start experience preferred.
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish/English preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
  • Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse, educational, socio-economic and cultural background.