YEP Career Readiness Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $48,000
Maximum: $50,000
Details: with additional compensation through employee cafeteria plan



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


For over 20 years, PYD has offered the YEP Career Readiness Program, a career-readiness program for youth with disabilities that addresses barriers to employment, graduation and academic success in meaningful and measurable ways. YEP partners with Boston Public Schools and state rehabilitation agencies to serve students through classroom learning, real-world experiences, internships, and professional mentoring.  YEP currently leads our program at four Boston Public School sites, and through a community-based program at our Somerville offices. Additionally, the YEP curriculum can be purchased by non-profits and educational institutions. YEP currently trains twelve BPS instructors each year to lead YEP in their own classroom and provides ongoing support and technical assistance. 

Key duties of the YEP Program Director, but are not limited to:

·        Oversee administration, management, development, public relations and oversight of all aspects of YEP (including school year programming, Pre-employment internship programming, and contracted summer programs)

·        Supervision of two full-time staff and three part-time staff annually, with the potential to oversee temporary staff throughout the summer months.

·        Oversees relationships with collaborators at all sites in which the program operates.

·        Conducts extensive research on federal, state, and local requests for proposals as well as relevant private corporate/foundation grant prospects.

·        Writes and develops grant and funding proposals, markets to funders through phone calls and meeting presentations, and provides required formal and informal reporting to funders.

·        Ensures completion of all program evaluation elements and program outcome reporting requirements.

·        Manages YEP Salesforce database entry and updates.

·        Oversees the further development and revision of the YEP curriculum.

·        Manages the YEP 'train the teacher' contracts, including program development, staff training, and ongoing support and technical assistance.

·        Works with National Center Director to market YEP and further develop relationships with Boston Public School staff and senior administration with the goal of future YEP expansion and funding.

·        Along with YEP staff, coordinate community/business involvement in the experiential learning elements of the program that involve job shadow hosts, guest speakers, and internships sites.

·        Assists with the planning and strategies related to PYD fundraising events, including program representation at annual fundraising event and/or other activities as necessary.

·         Represents YEP through a variety of community collaborations, including participation in multiple workgroups/committees.

·        In collaboration with the PYD Manager of Communications, oversees the publication of YEP printed materials, designs public relations materials including brochures, flyers and media tapes depicting YEP mission and programs.

·        Represents YEP at conferences, speaking and making presentations on panels and workshops when requested.

·        Teaches the YEP curriculum weekly to youth with and without disabilities at one of the participating YEP sites.

Training, Skills and Experience

·        Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree in Education or Social Work preferred.

·         4-6 years experience in an educational environment; experience in Special Education highly preferred.

·        At least 2 years' experience in a supervisory role.

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and an ability to represent YEP with diverse groups of stakeholders.

·        Experience working with diverse populations required.

·        Ability to supervise and train employees and work effectively with senior management as well as collaborators in the educational, business, and not-for-profit sectors.

·         Ability to research grants, write funding proposals and represent the program to funders and collaborators on a local, state and national level.

·        Ability to travel to teaching locations, program meetings, and conferences.


Position reports to the Director of National Initiatives

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to