Program Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary will be commensurate with experience.



Start Date


Application Deadline



PO Box 3000-68
Jamaica Plain
United States


About Apprentice Learning

Founded in 2012, The Apprentice Learning program is designed for eighth-grade students in Boston Public Schools to discover what it means to be a professional in an increasingly interconnected world. Students enrolled in the program advance their career aspirations and develop positive work habits.  These alternative learning experiences, led by Apprentice Learning staff, give eighth graders an opportunity to explore their strengths and build proficiency in communication and presentation. Subsequent workplace experience provides opportunities to practice critical thinking and problem solving alongside adult professionals and use essential skills that prepare students for a satisfying work life. It is never too early to realize one’s future— through Apprentice Learning’s programs, Boston’s youth are inspired to discover their futures, engage in their communities, and build necessary skills and habits for success in high school, college and beyond.

Apprentice Learning strives to have a board and staff who reflect the students we serve. To that end, staff is expected to recognize and value racial, religious, cultural, ethnic, economic, gender diversity as well as diversity of opinion and learning style. We maintain a culture where staff, students, families, school and work partners are treated with respect and dignity. We agree to motivate and encourage one another regarding the everyday practice of diversity and inclusion.

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The overall role of the Program Coordinator is to deliver a high quality Apprentice Learning program in our partner schools and to advance the goals of the organization. 

Job Description: Career Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator implements each of the Apprentice Learning’s core programs: Workplace Explorations, Apprenticeships, Launch, and City Summer Internship. Each program scaffolds skills to prepare middle school students for success in the workplace and in high school.

The Coordinator will work as a school partner and member of the middle school team to teach preparatory classes for seventh and eighth-grade students, manage student work experiences, referred to as apprenticeships, and link students and their families to enriching summer experiences, including paying jobs. Responsibilities include: overseeing student recruitment, family communication, supervision of safe travel, regular communication with employers, and data management that lead to an impactful and high-quality program experience. The Program Coordinator will be a member of the partner school professional communities, representing Apprentice Learning at school events, curriculum nights, and family conferences. 

The Program Coordinator will actively support students as they transition to summer programs, paid internships, and jobs as well as support the engagement of our program alumni. Currently, there are over 200 alumni who attend numerous public, charter, and public high schools in Boston.   

The Program Coordinator will report to, and work closely with, Apprentice Learning’s Program Director on all aspects of the program to provide administrative support and assistance in other areas as the need arises. Additionally, the Program Coordinator will contribute and support other Program Coordinators at other AL partner schools.

Specific Responsibilities:

The Program Coordinator must be willing and able to perform the following job functions:

Program Delivery

  • Plan and teach weekly preparatory classes to build communication, presentation, and other important career skills.
  • Use media creatively to support students’ awareness of career skills and options.
  • Support Apprentices during apprenticeships, including close adherence to safety and logistical guidelines.
  • Manage all related paperwork.
  • Monitor Apprentice travel, including arrivals and departures in accordance with safety protocols.

Communication and Relationship Development

  • Become a trusted member of our partner schools’ community.
  • Work collaboratively as a team member to support Apprentice Learning’s aggressive growth plan
  • Build positive relationships with families with shared goals for success. 
  • Communicate regularly with Apprentice Learning Worksite Partners to ensure a high quality experience.
  • Maintain and track all relevant paperwork and permissions.
  • Ensure programmatic excellence and safety with adherence to guidelines for apprenticeships.
  •  Support special and culminating events.

Organizational Growth and Development

As a startup organization, every staff person is expected to contribute to all aspects of the success of our endeavor. The Program Coordinator will be expected to: 

  • Actively contribute to the growth and development of the program with innovative program ideas. 
  • Effectively track data for our program dashboard to measure our overall effectiveness.

Essential Skills for Success

  • Superb written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong administrative, organizational and strategic skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with middle school students.
  • Commitment to all aspects of diversity and equity.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Sense of humor.


18 vacation days plus a closure week at the end of December; health and short term disability benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

The ideal candidate is bi-lingual in Spanish/English.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

  • Please send a resume, three professional references, and cover letter that describes your interest and how your skills fit the qualifications for the position.
  • Job will be posted until filled.
  • Ideal candidate will start in early September.