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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge


POSTING DATE: September 24, 2019

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Professional Development Associate
Job Code: A111-701
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 19.5 hours per week Flexible schedule and availability before, during and after professional development events (event hrs: 9 a.m.-1p.m., 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)


Agenda for Children Out-of-School Time Initiative (AFCOST) seeks a part-time, 19.5 hours per week Professional Development Associate to assist the logistical coordination and administrative support of our professional development and communications systems.

The mission of the AFCOST Initiative is to organize, catalyze and support the youth serving community in Cambridge for the shared purpose of increasing equity, access and innovation and sustaining the highest quality out of school time opportunities and experiences for all children, youth and families.

We seek a dynamic individual with strong organizational and time management skills who will:

  • Coordinate professional development system logistics:
    • securing training/event locations
    • purchasing and delivering food
    • setting up and/or breaking down events/trainings
    • feedback survey collection/inputting
    • facilitator support: taking attendance, printing and delivering materials, AV set up and troubleshooting, note taking
  • Support data collection for TRACK, OST practitioner participation tracking system
  • Support records collection for OST Quality Improvement System
  • Support facilitator/coach contract payables and oversee food budget 
  • Support scheduling of annual contracting meetings with OST organizations
  • Support maintenance of 500-person distribution list
  • Support communications team as needed
  • Additional administrative tasks as needed


  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (word, excel), Google Suite, Social Media and audio/visual systems
  • Ability to learn new technologies and systems
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to take responsibility for a project and get it done
  • Demonstrated cultural proficiency
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to solve problems or access resources as needed
  • A valid driver's license and reliable access to a vehicle


Work will be performed at multiple locations across Cambridge, including but not limited to: 51 Inman Street, 344 Broadway, Lesley University and OST program sites.  Standard office environment at 51 Inman, which includes fluorescent lighting, carpeting and air conditioning.  Shared office space can be busy and moderately loud.


Ability to travel back & forth between multiple sites and locations. Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to answer phones, maintain multiple files and lift a minimum of at least 15 pounds. Employees are frequently required to engage with training facilitators and Out of School Time Staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

RATE: $22.00 per hour


Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to:  or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Review of resumes will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.

The City of Cambridge is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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