Education Advocate (P/T)

Posted by
EVkids, Inc.
Boston, MA
Published 11 days ago

EVkids empowers underserved Boston youth with the skills and confidence needed to realize their potential. We create a community of support through 1-on-1 multi-year academic mentoring relationships, professional family engagement and school advocacy, college success advising, and a summer camp at our 9-acre site in Vermont. By building a safe space where success is expected and attainable together, EVkids helps academically underserved students get to and through college.

EVkids are low-income students, grades 4 to 12, matched 1-on-1 in multi-year tutoring and mentoring relationships with student volunteer tutors from local universities, including Boston College, Harvard, Northeastern, Tufts, and UMassBoston. 100+ Tutoring pairs meet weekly across four EVkids after-school Tutoring sites in Dorchester and Roxbury, supported through weekly contact with families, regular communication with teachers and guidance counselors, on- and off-site support to tutors, and community and campus-based events. This position will host an additional virtual site.

Based in Dorchester, EVkids is a faith-based organization that respects the various backgrounds and experiences that have brought our staff and volunteers together to work towards a more equitable and compassionate world. We are committed to a diverse workplace and do not discriminate based on race, age, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. Interested applicants can learn more at


This is a renewable 9-month part-time school-year position (September 2021 – June 2022). The part-time (20 hours/wk) Education Advocate manages a caseload of up to 10 virtual tutoring pairs, working with their families and teachers to support the work of their 1-on-1 tutors each week. Regular responsibilities include teacher meetings, family engagement, and meetings with volunteer tutors, which can mostly be conducted virtually. Special projects may include some in-person Saturday trainings, mentoring, and community events.


School Advocacy, Family Engagement, and Tutoring Support

  • Conduct teacher meetings to ascertain student needs and progress; prepare teacher conference reports;
  • Meet with tutors individually to discuss student Tutoring plans;
  • Maintain weekly contact as needed with parents and guardians to ensure continuity between Tutoring, school, and family caregivers;
  • Participate with parents in school meetings as needed for support and advocacy;
  • Research and provide families and students with information and resources regarding school options;
  • Assist with support to tutors and students during after-school virtual Tutoring sessions;
  • Participate in weekly in-person program meetings and supervision;
  • Participate in occasional weekend in-person training and mentoring events, including: tutor trainings, on-campus Tutor-Tutee Days, an annual Gala, and an annual Community Celebration;
  • Assist with program evaluation and reporting.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; in education or social work-related field preferred;
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in teaching, mentoring/tutoring, or related field (familiarity with Boston schools preferred);
  • Professional experience working with diverse populations including: school-age children, university students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and low-income, immigrant, and ethnically diverse families;
  • Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills, including Excel and Google tools.


  • Bilingual (esp. Spanish) desired; bicultural preferred.
  • Passion for the mission and core values of EVkids;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with an energized, committed, and diverse team;
  • Comfort navigating multiple work sites, home visits, meetings at schools and in the community, and managing one's own calendar day-to-day;
  • A clean CORI.


Salary is $23/hr, including paid holidays.

Submit cover letter, resume, and references to

EVkids empowers underserved Boston youth with the skills and confidence needed to realize their potential. We create a community of support through 1-on-1 multi-year academic mentoring relationships, professional family engagement…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 7, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
Boston, MA, USA

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