Hyde Square Task Force

PO Box 301871
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Date Posted:
July 02, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Education Success Coach


Position: Education Success Coordinator, full-time, reporting to the Education Programs Manager 

Job Summary: The primary responsibility for the Education Success Coach is to support college students as a transitional coach, to ensure that they persist through college and eventually earn a degree. Through workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions, both at Hyde Square Task Force and on college campuses, the Coach will work with students to set educational goals, to balance their academic course load, and direct them to resources and supports to help them achieve their higher-education goals. Additionally, the Education Success Coach will work as an integral member of the Jóvenes en Acción (Youth in Action) team. The Coach will work directly with students in grades 9-12 to ensure that they receive the necessary educational support to graduate from high school. Additionally, the Education Success Coach will work alongside the Education Programs Manager to cultivate partnerships and future opportunities for the Jóvenes en Acción and College Success programs. 


College Success Coaching (70%) 
  • Recruit, support, and follow cohorts of college students to ensure that they stay on track to graduate college.
  •  Provide support for graduating high school seniorsto ensure fall college matriculation, give students early access to remedial courses, and set students on the path to post-secondary success. 
  • Provide college campus office hours for students attending UMass Boston, Bunker Hill Community College, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, and other local colleges. 
  • Actively seek out resources for students such as employment opportunities, housing, and scholarships to ensure students stay in college. 
  • Provide a minimum of two touch points a month per college student to ensure college persistence. 
  • Utilize Salesforce database in order to track student success and generate reports. 
  • Co-facilitate all workshops and activities for the College Success Program. 
  • Represent Hyde Square Task Force at external monthly coaches meetings. 
  • Maintain partnerships with local high schools and colleges/universities. 
  • Co-develop and/or update curriculum for College Success Program.
High School Success Coaching (20%) 
  • Support youth in reaching their academic goals, includes monitoring grades and providing one-on-one help as needed for assigned cohort. 
  • Help monitor small group and one-on-one mentoring sessions for assigned cohort. 
  • Ensure that outcomes/goals for each mentoring session are met. 
  • Assist in the small group and one-on-one mentoring matches. 
  • Co-develop and co-facilitate skill development and education workshops (e.g. college and career options, good study habits, resume writing). 
  • Assist JEA youth with the college admission process, financial aid, and identification of scholarship resources. 
  • Assist in the coordination of educational and career opportunities (e.g. college trips, internships, career expos). 
  • Support volunteer recruitment for mentoring and tutoring. 
  • Assist in providing ongoing professional development for volunteers. 

Other Administrative Responsibilities (10%)
  • Ensure all necessary program data is collected. ? Submit all program data and reports in a timely matter. 
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff and youth programs meetings. 
  • Support all College Success and Jóvenes en Acción program activities. 
  • Support and participate in a variety of organizational activities (events, workshops, etc.). 
The above list is not exhaustive. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required. 
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred. 
  • Two-year minimum experience in developing and implementing programs for urban youth required. 
  • Technical knowledge and experience in the areas of education, college advising, college and career readiness, the college enrollment process, and mentoring preferred. 
  • Strong project management, computer, and communication skills required. 
  • Must be able to travel around Greater Boston. 
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to facilitate small groups and workshops. 
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work and communicate effectively and respectfully with youth, students, and adults of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a goal-oriented team environment. 
  • Enthusiasm, positive sense of humor, ability to take initiative, and professionalism. 
  • Flexibility to work hours as program needs change (occasional weekends). 
  • Successfully pass CORI and SORI background checks
How To Apply:
Interested candidates must be authorized to work legally in the United States. Candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to Educationsuccesscoach@hydesquare.org . No walk-ins or phone calls please.

Hyde Square Task Force is an equal opportunity provider and employer. We value having a diverse staff who are representative of the community we serve and bring to our organization a variety of traditions, experiences, and points of view. Individuals of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Apply by:
August 27, 2019
Anticipated salary range is $35,000 to $40,000 commensurate with experience. Benefits include: medical insurance, parking, vacation time, personal days, paid holidays, 403(b) program, and more
About this Organization:
At Hyde Square Task Force, youth are at the heart of what we do. We believe youth have immense potential, yet at the same time research tells us that they face many obstacles.
When HSTF was founded in the late 1980s, a coalition of neighbors and community leaders felt a sense of urgency to address the violence and economic and social challenges facing the Hyde/Jackson Square neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Today the neighborhood is known as Boston’s Latin Quarter, and while in some ways our community has transformed, many challenges persist.

HSTF now engages over 800 youth ages 6–25 in college and career preparation, Afro-Latin arts and cultural enrichment, and community-building initiatives. In doing so, we ensure that youth have the arts and educational opportunities they need and deserve in order to be successful, and that their voices and cultures are valued and celebrated in Boston’s Latin Quarter and beyond.

Our work is guided by our mission: to amplify the power, creativity, and voices of youth, connecting them to Afro-Latin culture and heritage so they can create a diverse, vibrant Latin Quarter and build a just, equitable Boston.