Vacancy Learning Center Coordinator-Work Force Youth Program

Ad type: jobs
Company: Cambridge Housing Authority
City: Cambridge, MA
Workplace street: Cambridge, MA
Category: Direct Services
Posted: 20 Oct 2019
Requirements for the applicant
Education: High School Diploma Required
Work experience: Entry level
Job description

Program Description:

The Learning Center Coordinator position is an exciting opportunity to work directly with youth in 8th through 12th grades in small groups, helping them with homework and life skills after school as part of The Work Force program.

The Work Force is a five-year and long, comprehensive after-school educational support and employment training program that provides holistic support to public housing students starting in the 8th grade and continuing through their senior year in high school. The mission of the Work Force is to empower adolescents living in Cambridge public housing to create their own pathways to educational success and economic mobility.

Reporting directly to the Teacher-Counselor at one of four Work Force sites, and on occasion to the Director of the Work Force, the Learning Center Coordinator will assist in managing the daily operation of the computer and homework center.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervising daily operations of homework center and computer lab to foster constructive learning environment;
  • Mentoring and providing academic support to program participants;
  • Building strong connections with program participants and their families;
  • Maintaining attendance logs;
  • Updating student database and files on a regular basis;
  • Reviewing student documentation and curriculum material with site manager;
  • Completing and submit tutoring reports;
  • Making reminder and recruitment calls to parents and students on a regular basis;
  • Keeping track of supplies at the site and ordering materials as needed;
  • Helping with all special events and upkeep of the site;
  • Managing behavior in the homework center and helping students reach their academic goals;
  • Qualified applicants will possess some background in education and adolescent development, and have demonstrated behavioral management skills. S/he will possess a strong ability to motivate and sustain participants interest in learning, and to build strong relationships while maintaining important professional boundaries. Strong team-building skills, resourcefulness, a strong sense of professionalism and an interest in adolescent development are highly valued.


  • Ability to work effectively with a broad range of adolescents, with an interest in developing counseling and teaching skills;
  • Strong behavioral management skills, with an ability to set and maintain limits with adolescents;
  • Strong ability to motivate, inspire, and sustain participant's interest in learning;
  • Mature sense of professional accountability, with excellent follow-through;
  • Developed organizational skills, with an ability to prioritize and multi-task;
  • Strong computer skills, particularly Word and Excel;
  • Familiarity of Salesforce helpful;
  • Strong written/oral communication skills;
  • MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK TUESDAYS- FRIDAYS FROM 2:30 TO 6:30 PM and MONDAYS UNTIL 8 PM, from September through mid-June ;
  • Minimum of a high school diploma;
  • Current college students and Work Force Alumni are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a seasonal position, operating during the school year from September until mid-June.

    How to Apply


    All interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to Mr. Kambiz Maali,

    All interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to Mr. Kambiz Maali,

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    The mission of the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) is to develop and manage safe, good-quality, affordable housing for low-income individuals and families in a manner which promotes citizenship, ... read more