Co-team Leader, Community Engagement Team

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Full Time



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795 Massachusetts Avenue
United States


The Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) seeks a Co-team Leader with the vision and experience to lead the Community Engagement Team (CET) in outreach and engagement of underserved families in Cambridge. The CET Co-team Leader has the overall responsibility for overseeing the CET's multi-agency collaborative, and a part-time staff of up to 10. Working with CET staff and other City and community programs, the Co-team Leader is responsible for helping to plan, implement, and oversee outreach efforts to connect underserved Cambridge families with young children to community events and resources, to encourage community leadership development, and support agencies in welcoming and engaging all residents. This position is based at the Community Learning Center, a school for adult learners that annually serve more than 800 adult immigrants and other residents of Cambridge who need educational support in a variety of areas.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Facilitate and coordinate the completion of CET programming:
  • Chair 4-6 CET working groups and teams
  • Organize three networking events per year for 60-100 providers each time 
  • Collect and review performance data with CET staff and CET membership
  • Participate in the CET Executive Committee
  • Oversee evaluation of CET programming
  • Communicate regularly with the CET Co-team Leader
  • Develop and fulfill terms of MOU with Cambridge Public Schools
  • Oversee work of 8-10 part-time CET outreach workers:
  • Plan and co-facilitate weekly outreach worker meetings including guest speakers and professional development
  • Plan, coordinate, schedule and follow up on the work of the outreach workers
  • Provide monthly one-to-one supervision sessions for 4-6 outreach workers
  • Respond to agencies’/schools’ requests for services of outreach workers
  • Provide supervision to part-time Making Connections training coordinator and day-to-day support to full-time CET Outreach Worker/Program Assistant
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the CET's strategic plan
  • Oversee the CET’s Technical Assistance to agencies
  • Participate in City committees and task forces, develop collaborative relationships with agencies to support their outreach to underserved Cambridge families
  • Develop, manage and report on the CET budget
  • Play an integral role at the Community Learning Center (Parent Agency):
  • Coordinate the CLC’s Outreach Team
  • Assist advisors, as needed, in selecting appropriate support services for student referral
  • With advisors, facilitate opportunities for support service organizations to have contact with students as needed (e.g., staffing a table, vision screening, etc.)
  • Respond to advisors’ requests for CET outreach worker help for CLC students in need of outreach worker support
  • Attend staff and advisors’ meetings
  • Participate in staff development
  • Participate in hiring processes


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Bachelor's degree or related experience in education or human services. Five years of management experience, including supervisory experience. Three years of experience in: program development and administration of community-based programs/initiatives; conducting outreach to immigrant families and American-born Black families; communicating effectively with non-native speakers; working on issues concerning racial equity. Knowledge of and experience working with Cambridge programs and services strongly preferred. Commitment to participatory and collaborative decision-making.

RATE:    $29.81 per hour + excellent benefits (rate effective 7/1/18); this is an 11-month appointment paid out on an annualized basis

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on 05/03/18 via email to: or to Personnel Dept., Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. We are an AA/EEO Employer.



excellent benefits

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Submit both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on 05/03/18 via email to: or to Personnel Dept., Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. We are an AA/EEO Employer.