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Professional Development Specialist

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Boston, MA
Published 27 days ago

The Professional Development (“PD”) Specialist is responsible for training, coaching, and other professional development activities undertaken by the organization. The PD Specialist will deliver high-quality coaching services in accordance with MAP’s strategic goals and as outlined in contracts with partner organizations and state departments.

Job Duties

Coaching and technical assistance

  • Provide coaching, training, mentoring and technical assistance in a variety of settings to afterschool and out-of-school educators and program leaders
  • Research new topics based on the needs of the field and design new trainings
  • Draft application Continuing Education Units (“CEU”) and submit for approval to an accredited institution
  • Issue CEU certificates to training participants
  • Engage in open and frequent communication with participants and respond to inquiries in a timely manner   
  • Maintain coaching procedures and practices as required in contracts, including participating in a cycle of program assessment, goal setting and implementation, constructive feedback, and reflection    
  • Adapt coaching practices and strategies to meet program needs and provide constructive feedback to create a culture of continuous learning
  • Ensure that coaching services are culturally and linguistically responsive to leaders’/providers’ needs, and develop action plans to enhance equity and access

Partnerships and technical skills 

  • Coordinate with MAP staff and partners to deliver high-quality training services
  • Maintain and update training materials on all required technology platforms
  • Use qualitative and quantitative data to identify and meet field’s training needs
  • Develop and maintain processes to ensure accurate and timely collection and management of training data
  • Complete all reporting documents in a timely manner
  • Disseminate information about training services and opportunities as part of a regional and state network
  • Identify appropriate grant opportunities for trainings
  • Participate in team meetings and present at Board meetings as needed
  • Recruit additional coaches, facilitators, and interns for trainings

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree
  • 3-5 years of experience working with out-of-school time and/or early education and care programs; experience in leadership position preferred
  • Ability to write clearly and compose concise, coherent reports
  • Demonstrate content knowledge and/or experience with FCC, GCC, OST, public school programs or other settings being served
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Experience working directly with individuals from diverse racial/ethnic, cultural, linguistic, gender, sexual orientation, and other types of backgrounds
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and experience in delivering content in online learning platforms
  • Experience with data collection and reporting to state and federal departments
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree Preferred
  • Bilingual
  • Expertise in content areas related to social-emotional learning and/or diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Experience delivering trainings in a variety of settings, including virtually, in-person, or hybrid settings
  • Salary commensurate with experience.

Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information and/or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. Individuals from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Please email Chloe Anne McElligott, Director of Outreach and Engagement at with a resume and cover letter.

The Professional Development (“PD”) Specialist is responsible for training, coaching, and other professional development activities undertaken by the organization. The PD Specialist will deliver high-quality coaching services in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
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  • Start Date
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    September 1, 2022
  • Education
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    2-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
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Commensurate with experience.


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Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
6 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

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