City of Boston

Youth & Career Development Coordinator

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Youth Employment & Opportunity
Regular Full-Time
YEE Office
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Under direction from the Director of Youth Employment & Opportunity, the Career Development Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the coordination and implementation of YEO youth workforce development services, programs and partnership development. The position is designed for a motivated individual with strong training, facilitation, and research skills - and a passion for youth career & skill development and program innovation. This role will be responsible for providing youth with the development necessary to build upon their skills, abilities, and qualities to be prepared for transition into post-secondary options, and career pathways.



Provides direction and guidance as it relates to youth workforce development and partnerships support. This role will report directly to the Senior Manager of Workforce & Career Readiness.

  • Creates and develops innovative and interactive workshop curriculums based on research, national trends, and feedback from youth.
  • Develop programming that directly correlates with college & career awareness/preparation, financial awareness, entrepreneurship and career pathway opportunities.
  • Work directly with SuccessLink employees, city agency sites (e.g. BCYF, city hall, Parks & Rec, BPD, BPHC, etc.), and local schools and nonprofit community based organizations.
  • Work with university and community-based partners to develop material that is digitally accessible, and language appropriate for targeted age and cultural groups.
  • Trains youth staff workers, partners, and site managers on how to deliver workshops.
  • Coach youth and young adult learners on public speaking, and professional etiquette.
  • Researches and stays abreast with current youth facilitation techniques and integrates proven methods into training curriculum to further enhance youth development and engagement.
  • Creates curriculum for new and returning partners in the employment program and coordinates training materials.
  • Coordinates youth workshops and online modules.
  • Aids in the assessment and implementation of youth development and program efficiency outcome measures; correlates data from surveys and other reporting vehicles to produce outcome measurements.
  • Works with Senior Manager and Director(s) to review and make necessary adjustments to training tools, and develop new methods as the work requires.
  • Works with the Senior Manager and Director(s) to pilot and incubate new and innovative youth development programs.
  • Perform other related duties as required. 
  • As needed,  support and participate in general youth engagement and employment activities,events and special projects
  • Perform related work as determined by the Director of Youth Employment & Opportunity and/or YEO Managers or delegate

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Three (3) years of full time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience working with youth in an administrative capacity required, one year of which must have been in a training capacity 

  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred and can be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. Training experience cannot be substituted
  • Experience building or contributing to a youth development curriculum preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) required. Proficiency with Social Media strongly preferred. 
  • Good mediation, facilitation and listening skills required. 
  • Good oral and written English skills required. 
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, while maintaining attention to detail required. 
  • Familiarity with Boston youth service providers preferred. 
  • Previous training and facilitation skills preferred. 
  • Considerable internet research skills preferred. 
  • Strong writing, editing and word processing skills preferred. 
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends required 
  • Multilingual ability preferred (ex. fluency in Spanish or Cape Verdean Creole)


Essential functions are performed in office with occasional meeting and tasks required across the City of Boston


Work hours are typically 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM with seasonal flexibility as needed.


C.O.R.I. Check Required. S.O.R.I. Check Required.




Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Nonunion position, MO-5 

Hours Per Week: 35


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