Job Type

Full Time


Details: commensurate with experience



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115 Mill Street
United States



The School Support Coach will provide coaching to schools and youth programs in support of The PEAR Institute’s model of social-emotional development. The Coach will deliver training and technical assistance to schools and programs using PEAR’s student assessment tools, in order to help them understand assessment results and use that data to design and implement strategies to support healthy development in young people. The Coach will have a passion for improving the lives of children and addressing inequalities that affect their ability to succeed in school and life. We’re seeking candidates with personal and/or professional knowledge of the issues facing high poverty and underserved communities.

The PEAR Institute: Partnerships in Education and Resilience at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School creates and fosters evidence-based innovations in social-emotional learning (SEL) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in youth-serving organizations to help all students succeed. PEAR provides trainings and assessment tools that inform educational programs and professionals about program quality in schools and afterschool settings to help bridge the resource gap in high poverty and underserved communities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare PEAR’s clients and partners to implement the assessment tools.
  • Train clients and partners in interpretation and use of assessment results.
  • Deliver training, coaching and support (in person and remotely) to school and program staff for use of student data, as well as development of whole school/program, classroom, and individual intervention strategies and best practices.
  • Attend Student Support Team (SST) meetings at schools (and the equivalent in youth programs) to assist in reviewing assessment results and interpreting school-wide data.
  • Coordinate the logistics for each coaching session with school and program partners.
  • Provide coaching to school/program staff on an ongoing basis, at client sites (principally in the Boston area) or by phone/webinar.
  • Work with PEAR Impact team to create and develop distance learning modules.
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance to schools and programs as needed.


  • BA required, Master's degree or relevant experience (5 years in a leadership role) preferred.
  • Degree in a related field (psychology, social work, mental health or education) preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years related work experience, preferably in school or afterschool systems.
  • A commitment to value diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives.
  • Bi-lingual and/or bi-cultural a plus.
  • Commitment to social justice and passion for lifting up youth voice.
  • Love of young people and deep belief in youth leadership.
  • A commitment to culturally responsive program design and implementation.
  • Experience facilitating professional development meetings or trainings.
  • Attention to detail, ability to show initiative and flexibility, meet deadlines, work independently and manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong communication and people skills. Must balance covering core materials with responding to the needs of the participants.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please apply with resume and cover letter to job number 3059504 online via the McLean Hospital jobs database at