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Program Coordinator


826 Boston, an award-winning nonprofit youth writing center located in Roxbury, Massachusetts, seeks a dynamic educator and administrator to serve as its full-time Program Coordinator.

826 Boston is dedicated to teaching creative and expository writing to underserved students ages 6 to 18, and to helping Boston Public School teachers inspire their students to write. Our high-impact programs are based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can occur with one-on-one attention, and that writing skills are fundamental to future success. 826 Boston is part of a national network of youth writing centers, founded by the award-winning author Dave Eggers, which was voted one of the top 30 companies to work for by Good Magazine. In 2013, the 826 network garnered the prestigious American Literary Prize awarded by the Library of Congress. Since opening in 2007, 826 Boston has delivered its free youth writing and tutoring programs to over 12,000 students and has been recognized by The Boston Globe as one of the best places in the city to volunteer. 826 Boston’s youth writers have published their work in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and in numerous award-winning 826 Boston books, including A Place for Me in the World, which was hailed as a “triumph of middle school education” by The Boston Globe. 826 Boston is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a multicultural organization. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

826 Boston is searching for a candidate who:

  • Has excellent written, communication, organizational, and computer skills;
  • Possesses experience teaching writing and tutoring students ages 6 to 18 in an urban setting;
  • Is a capable project manager and manager of personnel;
  • Communicates effectively with diverse groups;
  • Has a strong academic background across all subjects;
  • Speaks Spanish and/or Haitian Creole proficiently, though this is not a requirement; and,
  • Believes enthusiastically in the mission of 826 Boston.

Position responsibilities:

  • Coordinates after-school tutoring at 826 Boston’s satellite site at Boston Public Library’s branch in Dorchester, two to three afternoons per week;
  • Implements satellite after-school program activities, including daily tutor and homework logs, independent reading, and student writing projects;
  • Oversees volunteer tutor involvement and coordinates university partnership at satellite site;
  • Coordinates Saturday Tutoring Program at the 826 Boston center;
  • Provides support at 826 Boston After-School program, two days per week and as needed;
  • Facilitates Storytelling and Bookmaking field trip, one morning per week;
  • Supports 826 Boston Summer Theater and Writing Camp;
  • Performs additional program and administrative tasks across programs, as needed.


Salary for this full-time position will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, 14 days of vacation, and the option of a 401 K plan.

Application Instructions

  1. Please send a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a one-to-two-page professional writing sample to with the subject reading “Program Coordinator.”

The deadline for submitting applications for this position is August 15th, 2014.

826 Boston will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, color, political affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other status as protected by federal, state, and local laws. 826 Boston welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations for interviews and for service upon request.

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