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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.

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
Afterschool Teaching Positions
Afterschool Kindergarten Site Coordinator
Technology Coordinator for Senior Programs

Technology Coordinator for Senior Programs

Two Cambridge organizations seek an experienced technology instructor to coordinate part-time computer training programs for adults 50+. The Coordinator will run the Living Well Network (LWN) Computer Lounge at Agassiz Baldwin Community and do home visits to provide individualized computer/technology support for a total of 15 hours per week, and will facilitate Cambridge Community Television‘s emerging Technology Resource Center for Seniors an additional 10-15 hours weekly. This is a unique opportunity to work for two, successful Cambridge non-profit organizations!

The Coordinator will become familiar with other aspects of the LWN, Agassiz Baldwin Community, and Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) and create congenial relationships with all participants. The successful applicant will be self-directed and independent, proficient with Mac & PC hardware and software, especially Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) and popular websites and applications, have excellent interpersonal skills, teaching experience, knowledge of and sensitivity to the specific needs of adults who are 50+ years old, and demonstrate an enjoyment of working with this population. Knowledge of Cambridge community and city services is a plus. This position requires travel throughout Cambridge – transportation is not provided.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning, promotion, outreach and facilitation of technology training programs for adults 50+ at both
    locations. Plan and conduct computer classes, workshops and drop ins that meet the needs, interests, and
    skill levels of the participants.
  • Meeting monthly or as needed with designated supervisors at each organization.
  • Scheduling and attending home visits to assist clients with their tech/computer needs.
  • Helping clients discover other LWN, Agassiz Baldwin Community, CCTV and Cambridge activities,
    opportunities, events, programs, services, etc.
  • Supervising interns and work study students.
  • Coordinating with program collaborators.

CPR/First Aid Certification or willingness to get certified
Must be able to pass a background check

Pay Rate: $20/hour

Locations:

  • Agassiz Baldwin Community: 20 Sacramento Street and North Hall, 1651 Mass Ave and home visits in and around the Agassiz neighborhood
  • CCTV: 438 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square

Bi-lingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Agassiz Baldwin and Cambridge Community Television are Equal Opportunity Employers. To apply, please send cover letter and resume, detailing relevant skills and experience, to resumes@agassiz.org by October 7, 2016.

Afterschool Teaching Positions

Do you love working with children? Are you creative, energetic and hardworking? Are you excited to support children and families during Out of School time? 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!

AS_2016_teachercameoAgassiz 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

Our Afterschool program serves Kindergarten and 1st-5th Grades by providing an engaging and enriching curriculum and daily activities that include organized sports and games, arts and crafts, cooking, homework assistance, and free activity time every day. Teachers are given the freedom to develop their activities based on their own talent and interest areas while considering student needs and curiosities. Each afternoon, children choose their activities from the menu of teachers’ options. Past activities and clubs have included jewelry making, philosophy, origami, gymnastics, juggling, batik, fashion design, gardening and more! The more creative your ideas, the better!

Qualifications:

  • Available and committed to teach weekday afternoons 2 pm-6 pm from September 2016-June 2017 with additional hours for meetings, trainings, professional development and events.
  • Experience working with children—teaching, tutoring, babysitting, coaching, mentoring, camp counseling, parenting, etc.
  • CPR and First Aid certified or willingness to get certification
  • Willingness to teach all types of activities–from high energy games to quieter, more focused activities
  • Two years of college experience
  • A deep, personal commitment to supporting all children to be their best and a strong sense of empathy for children’s diverse needs
  • The ability to thrive in and enjoy a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work
  • A spirit that reflects an openness to learn and a willingness to problem-solve.

Commitments and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare two 45 minute activities each afternoon that will engage, challenge, and excite children
  • Support program requirements with preparation of snacks, maintenance of the space, pick up of children from buses or classrooms, and other duties as assigned
  • Prioritize keeping children safe and accounted for throughout their time in after school
  • Commit to 20 hours of Professional Development time throughout the year (paid)
  • 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.

Benefits:

  • Paid sick time
  • Free dental insurance for employees working at least 20 hours/week
  • Opportunities to work additional hours throughout the year
  • Opportunity to receive vouchers for Lesley University classes
  • Professional Development and opportunities to access professional learning communities
  • Summer work
  • Opportunities for reduced tuition for classes in our Children’s Programs or Maud Morgan Arts Programs upon supervisor approval.

Open Positions:

  • Homework Teacher
  • Kindergarten Afterschool Teacher
  • 1st-5th Grade Afterschool Teacher

Compensation:

$16.00/hour


Afterschool Kindergarten Site Coordinator

The Kindergarten Coordinator is a key member of the leadership team at Agassiz Baldwin Community. This person will help set the tone and culture of our Kindergarten Afterschool Program. Key responsibilities include mentoring and coaching the Kindergarten teaching team, modeling best practices for Adult-Child Interactions, providing feedback on curriculum ideas and activities, maintaining licensing requirements, being an on-the-ground problem solver, communicating with the families, and partnering with Site Directors to help meet the needs of all of the Children’s Programs.

Qualifications:

  • Available and committed to work weekday afternoons 12 pm-6 pm from September 2016-June 2017 with additional hours for meetings, trainings, professional development and events. Summer hours are 8 am-3 pm.
  • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience with preschool or kindergarten aged children.
  • Have a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in Education/Teaching, Early Education or related field or are currently studying those fields
  • Experience with staff supervision or leadership experience in another setting
  • Ability to model best teaching practices, curriculum implementation, and behavior management in a Kindergarten setting
  • Experience with administrative tasks
  • CPR and First Aid certified or willingness to get certification
  • A deep, personal commitment to supporting all children to be their best and a strong sense of empathy for children’s diverse needs
  • The ability to thrive in and enjoy a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work
  • A spirit that reflects an openness to learn and a willingness to problem-solve

Commitments and Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of high quality afterschool and summer programs
  • Support and lead a wonderful team of teachers
  • Daily management of children’s attendance, behavior management, safety procedures and facility
  • Daily communication with families, teachers and program directors
  • Support program requirements with preparation of snacks, maintenance of the space, pick up of children from buses or classrooms, and other duties as assigned
  • Prioritize keeping children safe and accounted for throughout their time in after school
  • Commit to 20 hours of Professional Development time throughout the year (paid)
  • 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

Pay Rate:

$18.00/hour with benefits

Benefits:

  • Medical and dental insurance, paid sick, paid holiday, paid vacation, life insurance, and retirement matching    
  • Free dental insurance for employees working at least 20 hours/week
  • Opportunities to work additional hours throughout the year
  • Opportunity to receive vouchers for Lesley University classes
  • Professional Development and opportunities to access professional learning communities
  • Summer work
  • Opportunities for reduced tuition for classes in our Children’s Programs or Maud Morgan Arts Programs upon supervisor approval

Our Afterschool 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 resumes@agassiz.org.

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

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