Jobs with AACA

Jobs with AACA.
Work for AACA! Explore our current job postings below

  1. Enrollment Specialist
  2. Smoking Cessation Specialist
  3. Part-time ESL teacher
  4. Retention Specialist

1) Enrollment Specialist

Position Summary:

The Enrollment Specialist works collaboratively with the Workforce team to enroll qualified students into job training programs at AACA.  The Enrollment Specialist is responsible for recruitment, assessment and enrollment of applicants and students. The Enrollment specialist is responsible for recruiting program applicants through building community partnerships, assessing and screening applicants to determine program eligibility and need for services and enrolling qualified applicants into programs.

  • Conduct community outreach to build partnerships and recruit qualified program applicants and referrals through various outreach methods such as presentations, tabling community fairs and distributing program materials
  • Conduct weekly information and testing sessions, including administering standardized tests, scoring and assessing applicants for basic program eligibility
  • Process applicants paperwork, entering and tracking data, collecting and verifying documentation and preparing and maintaining student files
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of different funding sources and assist applicants in completing application process for financial aid
  • Assess applicants needs for services and connect with resources and/or referrals to address barriers to success (i.e. transportation, housing, child care, public benefits etc.)
  • Develop and implement an individualized service plan for each student
  • Ensure client information and outcomes are recorded in AACA’s database
  • Actively participate in regular program and staff meetings and work with team for effective program implementation
  • Actively participate in agency-wide activities
  • Participate in fundraising activities for agency
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Commitment to AACA’s mission of helping limited English speaking and economically disadvantaged people gain economic self-sufficiency
  • Outgoing personality with strong ability to interface with all types of people
  • Strength in building and maintaining professional and client relationships
  • Strong knowledge of Greater Boston community based organizations, One-Stop Career Centers, and adult education providers
  • Strong familiarity with Greater Boston neighborhood, interest and willingness in going out to Boston neighborhoods and surrounding communities
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Dynamic, confident public speaking & presentation skills
  • Ability to take initiative; high energy
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Proficient in data entry and management, strong skills with MS Office required
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required or 2+ years experience in related field (human services, workforce development)

Salary: Commensurate with experience.  Full benefit package included.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources, Asian American Civic Association,87 Tyler Street, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02111


2) Position Available: Smoking Cessation Specialist
Hours: 35 weekly hours

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Smoking Cessation Specialist is responsible for conducting all smoking cessation activities related to the Mary SooHoo Park in addition to providing counseling and case management.

• Casework and case management
• Engage community leaders and business leaders to support efforts in the Park
• Engage public and private health services
• Develop volunteers for outreach activities
• Design and distribute all outreach materials for smoking cessation in the Park
• Work with Greenway regarding signage or other improvements in the Park
• Prepare reports for all partners


• Basic training in treating addictions including tobacco addiction
• Experience working with clients who have addictions
• Cultural sensitivity to Asian American community
• Trilingual in Cantonese, Mandarin and English
• Strong organizational skills and ability to form an effective plan for casework, outreach
and case management
• Bachelor’s degree in social work, mental health, case management or human services

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:

HR Department
Asian American Civic Association
87 Tyler Street, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02111


3. Position Available:  Part-Time ESOL Teacher

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Teach one 2-hour class, Tuesdays through Fridays, 8:30 – 10:30 AM, for immigrant adults.  Cycles are 12 weeks long and are offered 4 times per year.  The next cycle is April 4- June 26, 2017.
  • Attend program meetings several times per year on Monday mornings.  Help to administer the student placement test on Monday mornings.
  • This is the top level of a 5-level basic ESOL program.  After level 5, students may go on to a college transitions intermediate ESOL program.
  • Contribute to ongoing curriculum development at appropriate level.
  • Survey students’ expectation/goals at the beginning of each new cycle and develop appropriate curriculum.
  • Administer regular, ongoing in-class assessments, including (but not limited to) a mid-term exam and final exam.
  • Make teacher’s/program’s expectations clear to students at the beginning of each new cycle.
  • Communicate classroom/student issues to Program Manager in a timely manner.
  • Help students understand the agency’s educational pathway as well another services available to them at agency’s Multi-Service Center.


  • Keep daily student attendance records.
  • Maintain up-to-date student information (dropout, completion, etc.) in agency database each month.
  • Attend regular team meetings and monthly all-staff meetings.
  • Prepare certificates at the end of cycle for all students completing your class


  • Master’s degree in education, TESOL, applied linguistics or related field strongly preferred.  Recent college graduates with M.A. or B.A. encouraged to apply.
  • Teaching or tutoring experience with immigrant adult learners required.
  • Native speaker of English strongly preferred.  Fluency in Chinese is a plus, but not required.

Salary range:  $20/hour (for 8 hours teaching and 4 hours prep per week, plus up to 6 additional hours per MONTH for meetings and assessments—all paid time).

No benefits.

To apply, send resume and cover letter by March 20, 2017 to:

HR Department

Asian American Civic Association

87 Tyler Street, 5th floor

Boston, MA 02111

4. Position Available:  Retention Specialist

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Position Summary:

The Retention Specialist is responsible for providing post-job placement services to employers and graduates of AACA’s job training programs in order to increase long-term job retention. Current job training programs place graduates into the building aintenance, and banking and finance industries.


  • Lead agency’s retention program. Develop, expand, and implement services that will lead to increased long-term job retention for graduates placed into employment.
  • Develop individual career and retention plans for each client; follow program graduates for 2 years post placement and provide services that help them retain and advance in employment
  • Develop and maintain relationships with employer partners, including individual employers and industry associations, and develop understanding of employer requirements for career advancement
  • Assist placed graduates with re-employment if needed, including assistance with resume updates, interviewing practice, and job search
  • Act as a resource for supervisors at employer partners who have questions or concerns about AACA’s graduates who they employ
  • Develop and implement workshops useful for placed graduates, including developing content, arranging speakers, and leading outreach to clients
  • Work with employers to develop mentorships for placed graduates
  • Ensure client information and outcomes are recorded in AACA’s database and track and report retention outcomes compared to goals regularly
  • Participate in workforce team activities, including attendance at program meetings and providing input into program design, recruitment, selection, and program evaluation and improvement


  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Experience providing direct services to immigrant and/or low-income clients required
  • Experience building relationships with employers required
  • Keen understanding of tools needed for career advancement
  • Knowledge of career ladders in banking, automotive, and/or building maintenance occupations a plus
  • Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Commitment to AACA’s mission of helping limited English speaking and economically disadvantaged people gain economic self-sufficiency
  • Availability to work evenings/weekends when needed to meet with clients
  • Availability of transportation to reach clients at their job site

Salary is commensurate with experience. Full benefit package included.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Manager, Asian American Civic Association, 87 Tyler St., 5th floor, Boston, MA 02111.  Fax: 617-482-2316.  E-mail: Please indicate the job you are applying for.

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