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Agassiz Baldwin Community (ABC) is an energetic agency supported by a dedicated and hardworking team. Our staff combine different talents —from visual art to early childhood education to years of experience bringing about positive change in the community —to create a robust fabric of personalities, passions, and skills.  ABC offers a competitive salary and benefits package to full time staff.

Our staff join us from all walks of life yet have a common interest in work that is professional, community-oriented, and part-time. We are an inclusive community and all are encouraged to apply. We strongly believe in the value of diversity and aim to build a team that represents people of many races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, and those who do not speak English as their first language.

Agassiz Baldwin Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Open Positions

Computer/Technology Advocate

Are you a tech savvy individual who enjoys people and is interested in teaching computer and technical skills to an engaging community of older persons? Does working part-time independently in a collaborative, creative, and inclusive neighborhood nonprofit sound like a fit for you?

The Living Well Network (http://agassiz.org/living-well/) of the Agassiz Baldwin Community is looking for a Computer/ Technology Advocate (CTA) to run the weekly LWN Computer Lounge, plan and teach computer and technology classes and workshops that are relevant to the LWN community (people ages 55+), and perform home visits to provide LWN members with individualized computer/technology support in their homes. The CTA must communicate well and have excellent interpersonal skills.

The CTA will become familiar with other aspects of the LWN and Agassiz Baldwin Community, create congenial relationships with all LWN participants, be sensitive to the specific needs of adults 55+ years, and enjoy working with seniors.

Responsibilities and Commitments:

  • Commit to running the weekly LWN Computer Lounge, and teaching a minimum of one technology-related class or workshop per month, during the program year of October-June (summer hours negotiable)
  • Troubleshoot and solve computer and technology problems through scheduled home visits and the drop-in weekly LWN Computer Lounge
  • Maintain a friendly, supportive, and professional manner in all interactions, showing this population respect, care, patience, and understanding
  • Foster a team of volunteers to help in the Computer Lounge and with special projects
  • Stay current on new and emerging technologies
  • Be a knowledgeable advocate for the Computer Lounge and other LWN offerings.
  • Meet monthly or as needed with the LWN Coordinator
  • Other tasks as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes, with volunteers, student interns, work-study students

Knowledge and Skills Necessary

  • Ability to teach others computer skills, new applications and technologies (experience preferred)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience and interest working with adults 55+
  • Expertise in Macintosh OS/ Microsoft Office/ Web-based applications
  • Proficient with Mac & PC hardware and software (Adobe Suite – Photoshop, InDesign a plus)
  • Working knowledge of popular websites, applications, and current and emerging technologies
  • Self-directed, independent, self-motivated, with the ability to work in a team
  • Knowledge of Cambridge community and city services
  • CPR/First Aid Certification or willing to become CPR certified
  • Ability to get to home visits in the Agassiz neighborhood or nearby area (while transportation is not provided, most home visits are accessible by foot or bike).

Position Qualifications: 2 years experience (paid or volunteer) in related job or field

Schedule: Part time, OCT-JUN on Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 PM and home visits during normal business hours with flexibility. Depending on frequency of home visits, the number of total hours will be between 12-30 per month. Summer hours are negotiable.

Pay Rate: $20/hour, non-exempt, non-benefited position

Work Location: North Hall Community Room for computer lounge; home visits around Agassiz and directly adjacent neighborhoods; meetings at 20 Sacramento Street

Program Summary: The Living Well Network is a unique program of the Agassiz Baldwin Community. It was created to apply the “Aging in Place” social movement to the Agassiz neighborhood. LWN is focused on creating and sustaining a community in which the members can remain at home safely and comfortably through their retirement years, as well as providing robust activities and programs for healthy aging.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and your resume vis email to hiring@agassiz.org

 

Outback Summer Program Teachers
We are currently hiring for our Outback Summer Program. Please read the full Outback Summer Program Teacher job description below.

We also are hiring the following positions (below) to add to our Outback Team. Click on the links to download PDF descriptions.

Outback Summer Program Teacher
Do you love working with children? Are you creative, energetic and hardworking? Are you a dance teacher and want to share your passion for dance with children? Do you want to work in a welcoming, supportive, inclusive, collaborative, committed, team-oriented environment that values your unique interests, talents, experiences and background? We want you on our team!

Agassiz Baldwin Community is a place that nurtures individual growth and creativity, builds connections, and serves as a forum for community advocacy.

We believe in:

  • Welcoming and including everyone
  • Lifelong learning
  • Fostering a culture of creativity and cooperation

Outback serves children from 4-11 years old by providing an engaging and enriching curriculum throughout the summer in Agassiz Baldwin’s big backyard! Each week, Outback offers a range of activities including arts, games, sports, ceramics, drama, and dance. Each Monday, children pick their activities for the week.  Our teaching team is creative, energetic, and collaborative. We work hard and have fun! Outback Summer Program teachers come from all backgrounds and interests and we welcome a diverse pool of applicants.

Qualifications:

  • Available for the entire 8 week summer program (July 3-August 25, 2017)
  • CPR and 1st Aid Certified or a willingness to get certified (training date is June 23)
  • Available for Staff Orientation on June 26-27)
  • Candidates must have at least two years of experience teaching or working with children (ages 5-13) and be able to engage a group size of 13 children.
  • Must have the ability to exercise good judgment and safely supervise children.
  • The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative and dynamic team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work.
  • A creative and flexible spirit that reflects an openness to learn and a willingness to problem-solve.
  • A deep, personal commitment to supporting all children to be their best and a strong sense of empathy for children’s diverse needs.
  • Must be 18 years or older and preference given to applicants with a BA or educational background in dance, education or related field.

Commitments and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare two or three hour long activities a day that will engage, challenge, and excite children.
  • Resolve behavioral concerns appropriately and complete injury reports as needed.
  • Prioritize keeping children safe and accounted for throughout their time in the summer program.
  • Support program requirements with preparation of snacks, maintenance of the space, and other duties as assigned.
  • Bring your best self to work everyday and be prepared to work hard, contribute to a team, take initiative, be creative, and be a strong, consistent and positive role model to a diverse group of students.

We have morning shifts and afternoon shifts available. Teachers work Monday-Friday.

Opportunities to join the team early or continue teaching during our school year programs are available.

Pay Rate:

$16.00/hour

Our teaching staff join us from all walks of life yet have a common interest in work that is professional, child-focused, consistent, and part-time. We are an inclusive community and artists, musicians, coaches, semi-retired individuals, parents, college and graduate students, etc. are all encouraged to apply. We strongly believe in the value of diversity and aim to build a team that represents people of many races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, and those who do not speak English as their first language. Employment is dependent on completing a background and fingerprint check.

Interested candidates should reply to this post with a cover letter and resume as a single document directed to Molly Juhlin at resumes@agassiz.org. The subject of the email should say “Outback Teacher” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.

Agassiz Baldwin Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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