Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation

Working together, building community




ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: For 40 years, Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation (ABCDC) has built a stronger, more stable community by representing and supporting the interests, engagement, and leadership of Allston Brighton’s diverse communities, institutions, individuals, and families of all incomes. Rapidly rising housing costs disproportionately affect the neighborhood’s most vulnerable residents, creating housing instability and displacement of low- and moderate-income individuals from critical community assets like public transportation, jobs, health care, their families, and more. ABCDC strives to create a vibrant neighborhood where people of many incomes, race and ethnicities, and gender identities can live and work.

Allston Brighton CDC’s Youth Development Program is a new program made possible through a state grant focused on the positive youth development of young people living at one of the Boston Housing Authority/BHA developments in Brighton (Commonwealth Apartments/Fidelis Way). This program seeks to provide summer enrichment, academic support, arts education, financial empowerment, leadership training, and civic engagement opportunities. We are looking for creative, energetic, and motivated individuals to help us develop and deliver youth programs to foster the social-emotional, intellectual, and artistic growth in young people!

JOB SUMMARY: Youth Program Coordinators will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of youth programming at Commonwealth Apartments/Fidelis Way. This new program provides an opportunity for the Youth Program Coordinators to work with the Manager of Community Action, Commonwealth Tenants Association (CTA), the Boston Housing Authority, and community partners to create and deliver a high-quality and creative youth development program that supports youth holistically by fostering a supportive community, running life skills and financial literacy workshops, while providing opportunities for civic engagement and community service. The Youth Program Coordinators will be expected to work as part of a team in shaping, managing, and promoting an effective, quality after school program. Reports to the Manager of Community Action.


Program Management and Operations
• Shape and maintain youth development program in direct collaboration with Youth Development team and the Manager of Community Action.
• Work with the Commonwealth Tenants Association (CTA) to oversee day-to-day operations of the program.
• Meet regularly with the other Youth Program Coordinator to co-plan weekly workshops, address youth needs, and manage data and assessment (with support from the Manager of Community Action and community partners).
• Coordinate special events, activities, and enrichment opportunities (such as college visits, community service opportunities, field trips, etc.)
• Coordinate regular 1:1 check in sessions with participants and document case notes for each interaction
Creative Instruction and Youth Support
• Create and maintain a safe space for teens, implementing strategies for social-emotional wellbeing
• Coordinate and support 1:1 or group academic support sessions with participants as needed
• Work with team to develop and implement program curriculum, which could include weekly art workshops, as well as life skills workshops (college and career exploration, goal setting, budgeting, healthy relationships, etc.)
• Help plan and identify neighborhood-based and citywide opportunities for youth to be civically engaged in their communities and city.

External Communication
• Foster partnerships and relationships with other youth-serving organizations and community stakeholders
• Attend trainings, forums, and other opportunities for professional growth

Data Monitoring
• In partnership with Manager of Community Action, maintain daily, bi-weekly, monthly, and annual data regarding youth participation, referrals, length of stay in program, outcomes, surveys, case notes, etc.

Other Duties
• Participate in the planning, and help support, Commonwealth Tenant Association (CTA) events such as Unity Day and other events and activities related to community building and youth/family engagement
• Carry out other duties as needed

• High School Diploma or GED
• 1-3 years of experience in youth development or other relevant field such as direct social services
• Commitment to racial equity, relationship building, and positive change for young people
• Passion for youth development, social justice, and civic engagement
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and in a team setting
• Competency in various computer software programs, such as Microsoft Office and Google Suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc.), and Internet applications
• Demonstrated project management skills, with the ability to drive projects forward, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
• Ability to multi-task and handle potential conflicts with grace.
• Able to work a flexible schedule (program hours are tentatively scheduled for 3pm – 7pm; Monday – Friday)

• Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Education, Humanities, Arts, Social Work or related field
• Three or more years of direct experience working with urban youth in a youth development context
• Experience and/or knowledge working in community-based settings in Allston Brighton
• Bilingual; Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese or Chinese is preferred

COMPENSATION: $20.00 per hour plus benefits
TIME COMMITMENT: 20 hours per week

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Rachel Regis (Deputy Director) at [email protected].

Allston Brighton CDC seeks a diverse pool of candidates. ABCDC is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or age. People of color and Allston Brighton residents are strongly encouraged to apply for this position

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